Making Zines, Doing Feminism

Through our mini zine workshops, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity encourages making mini zines as a way of doing feminism. Zine-making allows women and other marginalized people to engage in creative self-expression and speak for themselves in a society that often silences them. They allow zine-makers to critique, question, resist, and reappropriate the patriarchal mass media and challenge capitalism by taking the means of production into their own hands. Zines are a powerful medium for advocacy and social change. They are at once personal and political. Moreover, zines promote community-building by fostering a gift economy of sharing and exchange; often, they are made collectively or in community with others. Share your ideas, experiences, and ways of knowing — learn to make mini zines!


Mini zines are tiny 8-page DIY magazines. They are self-published creations that consist of a single sheet of paper.

With your permission, the zines you make at our workshops are collected and scanned to the Emily Taylor Center’s Make Mini Zines! Archive and disseminated on campus by ETC during events. You may submit your zine to the archive anonymously or authored. After they are scanned and entered into the archive, you make pick up your original mini zines at the Emily Taylor Center (Burge 1040)


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Tuesday, February 4th, 3 pm - 5 pm

Make Mini Zines with ETC at SUA’s Tea at 3

Burge Union


Monday, February 17th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Valenzines with SURGE & ETCWGE

KU Memorial Union, The Center, Rm 400


Sunday, April 26th, 10 am - 5 pm

Paper Plains Literary Festival

PP Zine Fest

Van Go, 715 New Jersey St.

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