Aging Activisms community
Interested in contributing to an Aging Activisms Community QuaranZINE?
A zine, pronounced “zeen” (like the end of the word maga'zine'), is a homemade booklet
that falls somewhere between a newsletter and a magazine. There are no rules for making zines! A zine can be about anything or anyone you’re interested in. The content and appearance of a zine is completely up to you and can be as simple or as complicated as you want - zines can include doodles, lyrics, photos, art, instructions, poems, recipes - anything!
quaranZINE will be a collaborative zine, documenting and archiving our projects, thoughts, memories, activities, and/or feelings during this time. As there's no "one" or "right" way to make a zine, I thought this format would be a welcoming way to invite all sorts of folks who might want to contribute to a group project - whether it's a poem, a drawing, a favourite recipe you've been cooking, a description of an activity you like to do or have recently picked up - all of these fit so nicely in a zine! I've had such fun trying out and getting messy while making different zines in the past - what I quite like is that zines can be shared amongst us (even if we're currently physically distant) - we'll each have our own copy of all the fabulous contributions! In a way, then, this quaranZINE can be one small tool to bring a sense of connection among us - even if we're not able to physically gather in community.
If you're interested in contributing a page or two towards an Aging Activisms community zine - please be in touch with nicole (firstname.lastname@example.org). She'll collect everyone's page(s) and can create a zine with each person's contribution - and can then mail you a copy of the community zine! If you're interested in working with the layout, we can also organize
a group Zoom chat to decide on the layout collaboratively.