In the spirit of the original DIY zine rebellion and the underground artist's movements they promoted... we bring you the Be Seen Project zine, our very own craftivist creation and radical snail-mail love bomb, delivered directly to your hands!
This fun handmade mode of communication and connection is yet another way we are able to highlight the awesome work of BIPOC artists as activists and will include indie art, articles and offerings (not found in our e-news), keeping YOU our beloved supporters and advocates engaged and informed.
Each issue will be the perfect bite-sized companion featuring:
- Rad and inspiring BIPOC art (of course)
- Writings by intersectional creators of color
- Monthly "You Are Revolutionary" oracle card readings, featuring BIPOC-made decks
- Updates and announcements about the Be Seen Project
- Annual BSP Impact Report, celebration and acknowledgements
If you would like to become a supporter of the BSP, all donations above $25 will be automatically subscribed to our Zine.
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Find our Zine:
Barnard Zine Library at Columbia University, NYC
Papercut Zine Library at the Democracy Center, Cambridge MA
Love Your Rebellion Zine Library, Ft. Myers FL
Read Craft Industry Alliance's article about zines in the pandemic featuring our Zine!
Cover Art by @jtknoxrox
Photo by @practical_magical
Vol. 4 - ABLISM includes our 2021 Impact Report, Shine Theory inspiration via Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, mini activist collage cuts, revolutionary tarot card reading featuring the Pinoy Practical Magic Deck by Chinggay Labrador, art and feature about the Seeds from the East: Korean Adoptee Portrait Project, by artist AD Herzel.
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Cover Art by @madebythuanh
AAPI issue, vol. 3 DIASPORA, which features the sweet family trio behind the craftivist initiative Stitch.For, an introduction to the Refugee Artisan Initiative, info on the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021, a revolutionary oracle card reading featuring this beautiful deck by Seo Kelleher, 4 Queer Asian Activists you must meet... plus bonus origami paper in every zine!
Things to make with your origami paper: fold an easy origami heart, cover a pocket sized journal, use as collage paper or in mixed media art.
Origami resources: History of origami, all about origami paper making, modern origami artists, origami as scientific innovation.
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Cover Art by @y3ll0wrose
Vol. 2 DECONSTRUCTION Featured art and words by MC Carey on deconstructing the narrative around self-care (with the help of Audre Lorde!), and Sumaya Teli shares about the powerful craftivism of the Kashmiri pheran and threads connecting self in the resistance. Stacia Burrington's Empty Cup Oracle Deck offers up winter guidance and mojo. Our 2020 Impact Report including all donors and volunteers will be celebrated in this issue as well!
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Cover art by Sylvia Hernandez @quiltgirl61
Vol. 1 DISSENT will pay homage to history of underground zine culture, have an interview with the SHK Productions who created our hiphop inspired podcast music, share voting support and inspo by Bloody Girl Gang, feature fun illustrations by Kwohtations plus a surprise sticker giveaway, and art and tarot by Alejandra Leon via her Lioness Oracle deck.