zines

Zines about queer art and activism in Ecuador, Argentina, Australia, Singapore, India, South Korea, Germany and The Netherlands. To read online, visit: http://www.queerscribe.com and to purchase a black and white copy or to buy posters of these zine covers, visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/queerscribe

Making art is a way to physically merge visual cultures together, and to call people into action. In queer communities around the world, art – whatever the form may be – film, dance, poetry, painting, is being created in large numbers in an effort to increase visibility, combat homophobia and achieve equal rights. On my 15 month trip around the world making zines, I explored the art making of queer communities in eight countries. I was curious to know why a certain media of artistic expression was chosen over another, and were these decisions enhanced or altered by the social and political environments or historical traditions of a country? As a self-published and low-budget medium, I believe zines are such a powerful way to record and share the stories and creativity of people not represented in mainstream media. My publishing “house” Queer Scribe is meant to not only represent the importance of alternative media and documentation but also the need for communities to create their own visibility.

“Life Right Now” made in August 2014. Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiyukiBaker to purchase a copy.


A zine about yoga, meditation, art, self-care and social justice.
Includes tips on ayurvedic principles, recipes, meditation prompts and more presented with colorful collages.

No, I Don’t Shave. 1 hairy vulva and story a day for 37 days! Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiyukiBaker to purchase a copy.

Pregnancy, Birthing & Chestfeeding: An Illustrated Guidebook with Gender Non-Conforming Models of Color

Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiyukiBaker to purchase a copy.

A queer and trans friendly, gender non-conforming people of color centered guide to pregnancy, birthing and chestfeeding. Adapted from a white, heteronormative and woman-centered poster for new parents.

Description

As a self-published and low-budget medium, I believe the zine is a powerful way to record and share the stories and creativity of people not represented in mainstream media. I often make zines to document the stories of queer and trans artists and activists. Visit www.queerscribe.com to read my zines online and https://www.etsy.com/shop/queerscribe to buy my zines.

Type

zine, illustration, mixed media, collage, online