@h@ Primary Sources: Zine, Life, Semicolons

What we record and what we do not record become part of history

Noemi's fragmented attempt at sanity, media shrinkage, and southern exposure. Noemi is a Chicana/Xicana/Puerto Rican/ Mujerista Mami with diy (edu)punk tendencies, writer and poet-studying history, writing, Mexican American studies and how to be a better angry loving person, living in deep south texas, rio grande valley, el valle. I sometimes write at hermana, resist

The U.S-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture. Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. - Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera

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    I made pancakes with cherries on top for dinner at 10:30PM cuz thats the kind of bad single mami I am. and the kids aren’t even asleep. there is no bedtime. I am thinking of how trying to fit expectations ends up making you unhappy. 

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    mattsdebate:

    I treat my body like a temple. But not like a regular temple like an ancient hedonistic temple dedicated to orgies and substance abuse

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    April 19th. Day 109. Measurement.

    quintessentialenchantment:

    I still found a way
    to measure happiness.
    Now, it depends
    on how many times
    I wish I
    (or you)
    didn’t exist.

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    thesalivationarmy:

HOW DID WE MISS THIS

    thesalivationarmy:

    HOW DID WE MISS THIS

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    Mayonnaise face-New favorite way to call white people

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    can my boobs please stop shrinking please thanks. 

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    two of my short stories were accepted into this year’s Interstice magazine. I wrote them in my memoir creative writing class, about growing up in Edcouch Elsa, la maquina! The reception is tomorrow if anyone wants to attend.
The Pecan Campus of South Texas College in the Library’s Rainbow Room (2nd Floor) DATE: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 TIME: 6-8 pm
(via Welcome)

    two of my short stories were accepted into this year’s Interstice magazine. I wrote them in my memoir creative writing class, about growing up in Edcouch Elsa, la maquina! The reception is tomorrow if anyone wants to attend.

    The Pecan Campus of South Texas College in the Library’s Rainbow Room (2nd Floor)

    DATE: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

    TIME: 6-8 pm

    (via Welcome)

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    valley living

    there is this insect that sort of croaks, other times it sounds like the sound an old internet connection makes, other times it sounds like when a fire alarm’s batteries need to be replaced-and every night this insect croaks at either side window, I have a corner room. Im tempted to go and check with a flashlight to see exactly what it is, its not a frog or a cricket but what if its this nasty looking creature and I wont be able to romanticize it anymore and I’ll want to kill it because I’ll be afraid it sneak into my room. 

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    Dear you who understand the importance of independent and mobile media projects

    zinemobile:

    Short Version for those with no time or attention spans: PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT THE TRANSITION OF THE FLY AWAY ZINE MOBILE TO NEW PEOPLE AND PROJECTS!!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

    Dear community,

    The trusty Astro Van that’s served as the Fly Away zine mobile has been handed off to the folks at SoMove, whose incredibly exciting and important tour starts N O W ! Not only will you want to keep up with them because of the critical and engaging work they’re doing, you’ll also want to keep up with them because there’s talk of transforming the van into a magical CAT VAN (!!!!)….

    SoMove’s tour ends in mid-June at the always-inspiring Allied Media Conference in Detroit, at which point Noemi Martinez, longtime zine-maker and educator, will inherit the van and transform it into a bilingual mobile library/resource revolving around zines, writing, and self-publishing based in Southern Texas. It’s all so exciting, right?!?!?!!?!

    If you’ve been moved or inspired by the Fly Away Zine Mobile’s work, or if you simply understand the importance of supporting independent and mobile media projects (especially in the face of increasing media commercialization and corporatization), WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION to support the work of these exciting new visions?  While projects like these don’t require a ton of money to operate, fuel and vehicle repair/maintenance (and eventually vehicle replacement) can add up quickly. Any amount is valued and appreciated (Can you spare $5? $20? $100? $500?…); all donations will be split evenly between the two projects. If donating money isn’t available to you, would you consider sharing this message and/or spreading the word about these projects?  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    More updates as things happen…

    Love and appreciation,

    debbie/fly away zine mobile founder & caretaker

    p.s. one more time!

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    xcedarxsmoke:

weareallmixedup:

xcedarxsmoke:

MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 
The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.
∆ ∆ ∆ Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:
** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **
——————Some ideas / prompts for submissions:”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?
♡ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! ♡
This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!xxocinder


Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.—Veronica

oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)sorry that was unclear!

    xcedarxsmoke:

    weareallmixedup:

    xcedarxsmoke:

    MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!

    Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! 
    Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 

    The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.

    ∆ ∆  Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:

    ** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **
    - Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!
    - The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content
    - No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things
    - Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)
    - compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.
    ** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **

    ——————

    Some ideas / prompts for submissions:
    ”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?


     PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! 

    This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!

    xxo
    cinder

    Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.

    —Veronica

    oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)
    sorry that was unclear!

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