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  • FEMZINE | London

    The Room Our latest photo zine by Faith Aylward and Jasmine Engel-Malone Subscribe to our newsletter Yes! Sign me up for updates including free content, new zines, and artist opportunities Submit ABOUT US FEM is a zine, a platform and creative network. We create and showcase radical work in the visual arts, fashion, and writing. We are an independent publisher as FEM Press, making books and zines with a focus on new and marginalised perspectives, and an events producer, hosting events in London which aim to curate accessible and exciting spaces to think, talk, watch, and expand discourse on creativity and identity. ​ We aim to support unpublished and under represented talent and to create an inclusive space to offer alternative, radical media. ​ We sell our publications via our shop - 50% off profits go directly to the creators and 50% goes into funding new projects. To support us, buy our zines! ​ ​ Mia Maxwell Director For art and photography submissions, sponsorships, and advertisement: mia@femzinelondon.com Georgia Mitchell Producer For text-based submissions, commissions or art reviews: georgia@femzinelondon.com ​ ​ ​ ​

  • FEM PRESS | FEM ZINE

    FEM Press is FEM’s independent publisher, which works to project important new artistic voices in beautiful and tactile printed publications. ​ Hover over the images to learn more about each of our publications to date. FEM's Political Pamphlet series Our new yearly release, a bundle of three political pamphlets on three special topics. Funded by our shop profits from 2020. Printed in SE London by PageMasters. © FEM PRESS 2021 Festival of Ideas zine A zine commissioned by the GLA and Mayor of London in response to the Festival of Ideas 2021, exploring how we foster stronger communities. Click for a free digital version, audio version, and information on how to own one/read one at your local library or community space. © FEM PRESS 2021 © FEM PRESS 2020 RAISE Zine We commissioned 11 transgender creatives to write about their experiences of fundraising for essential services, focussing on the Individual Giving campaigns that so many trans people in the UK depend upon. The result is 11 meditations on making the personal public, being left behind by the 'welfare state', and the importance of queer community. RAISE Zine was produced using funding from the Greater London Authority's 'Culture Seeds'. It is our first risograph-printed zine, printed by the experts at Pagemasters. In the style of 'THEY. HE. SHE. PERIOD', it places creative and op-ed style writing against black-and-white photography. Credits Contributors : Wednesday Holmes Charlie Craggs Caitlin King Ornella Ospino Olly Adebayo Chloe Filani Kai Isaiah-Jamal ​ ​ Xoey Fourr Sade Alexis Ainslie Templeton Krishna Istha Created by Mia Maxwell Edited by Georgia Mitchell Photography by Faith Aylward Makeup by Bilan Sulliman ​ ​ if i was your boyfriend if i was your boyfriend is a collection of love poetry by five queer artists who explore masculinity in their identities/work. The Bieber title and 90s pop mag-derived aesthetic plays towards the softer expressions of masculinity that is finding a new lease of life in the softboi trope. The poetry is cringy, melty, gorgeous. The zine is A6, silk finish, 34 pages. A zine by Caitlin King, featuring Rene Matic, Kai Isaiah-Jamal, Otamere Guobadia, and Harve, designed by Lu Williams and edited by Georgia Mitchell. © FEM PRESS 2020 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE © FEM PRESS 2019 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE is the first paperback published by FEM Press in 2018. The London poetry collective of the same name explores their experience as women of the South Asian diaspora in the book, in four breathtaking chapters: 'Silk', 'Saffron', 'Smoke' and 'Temples'. 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE have since performed a sell-out week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and appeared on Women's Hour and in Vogue magazine. © FEM PRESS 2019 A zine exploring the experience of periods from the perspective of trans and non-binary people who menstruate. With poems, essays, thoughts and portraits printed in black and white in A5 staple bound. Featuring Olly Adebayo, Ashton Attzs, Tanaka Fuego, Sal Morton, Bhavini Patadia, and Silver. With portraits by Mia Maxwell. Curated by Mia Maxwell. Original zine made to exhibit at Protein Studios' week long exhibition 'Ovar It' in 2018. buy fem press publications here international shipping All enquiries: georgia@femzinelondon.com

  • Festival of Ideas | FEM ZINE

    The Festival of Ideas zine This zine was commissioned by the GLA and the Mayor of London, as a round up zine in response to the Festival of Ideas 2021. The zine is a manifesto for 'Building strong Communities' in London. Designed and created by Mia Maxwell and FEM, with content from participants and organisers from the festival. ​ ​ From the GLA and Festival of Ideas: London Festival of Ideas: Your Vision for Strong Communities The London Festival of Ideas was a partnership programme organised by the Building Strong Communities Mission of the London Recovery Board. The London Festival of Ideas took place between 28th June and 23rd July and explored our individual and collective visions and plans for building strong communities in London. We invited community and faith organisations, activists, artists, businesses, individuals, networks and more to join us in organising activities, events and conversations that responded to the festival theme of Building Strong Communities. Almost 4,500 Londoners took part in 104 festival events and online activities and told us: •What strong communities look like. •Where they come together. • What’s needed for recovery from the pandemic. This zine is a creative expression and reflection of our shared understanding of what a strong community in London looks like and how we collectively build it, both as part and beyond the Building Strong Communities mission. Together we identified 7 key elements of that must exist to enable strong communities: 1. Services meet local needs 2. Opportunities to come together 3. Places and spaces for the community 4. Voice and ownership 5. Commitment to diversity and inclusion 6. Safety 7. Funding and support ​ The zine should also be seen as a call to action to us all to connect and collaborate across our work and these themes to support London’s communities. ​ You can find the full insights from the Zine and more visit us at https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/civil-society/london-festival-ideas-your-vision-strong-communities You can also get in touch with us at civilsociety@london.gov.uk . ​ Buy a physical copy for £1 You can buy the zine for £1 (plus £2.50 postage) through our shop to experience the physical thing, printed in London by PageMasters, using Risograph. Buy the zine View the digital version Read the zine here for free. For the full experience buy a zine or visit your local community space or library. Listen to the audio version Listen to the zine, dictated by the designer Mia Maxwell 00:00 / 25:40

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