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
I think one of the dangers in big box distros is that 1) it’s making zinesters and zine readers lazy 2) all your zines are being siphoned from one place. Think about it. 3) you’ve lost the potential contact with the zine writer 4) you’ve stopped supporting small scale distros.