Zines are self published works circulated on a small scale, usually printed out via photocopier. Zines can be about anything you want: comics, fanzines, poetry, etc.
The People's Zine Library (TPZL) is a free tiny online library circulating over a hundred zines by BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) on topics such as: being afro-latinx and centroamericanx, on Black feminism, living with disability, parenthood, self-healing and self-care. TPZL zines are the personal collections of the founders Se'mana Thompson and Kathryn Johnston.
HOW IT WORKS:
TPZL is using the free Integrated Library System Librarika to manage the library. Patrons can sign up for a library card to check-out a maximum of three zines for up to two weeks (subject to change). TPZL takes care of packaging and postage for check-out/in of zines so patrons don't have to worry about anything. We want TPLZ to be accessible to everyone!
Kathryn Johnston, Administrator & Librarian Kat is a disabled Tejanx librarian and artist.
Se'mana Thompson, Administrator & Curator Se'mana is a queer disabled Akimel Otham artist and unschooler parent.
Donate time.In the future we will have volunteer opportunities that may include seeking out donations of zines and entering zine information into Librarika.
Donate money. The most effective way to help us build our library is by donating here.
*A BIG THANK YOU TO THE AUTISTIC PEOPLE OF COLOR FUND MICROGRANT!*
Se'mana, on behalf of The People's Zine Library, was awarded a microgrant of $250 from the Autistic People of Color Fund, which is a fund for community reparations for autistic people of color's interdependence, survival and empowerment, made possible through the American Association of People with Disabilities Hearne Leadership Award and portion of sales from the book All the Weight of Our Dreams.