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Meet one of the Zine Library's new assistants!

After a restful fall break, we bring you the November 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!  

This week we added zines about DIY zine making, tech: you do want FRIES with that, punk life, thoughts on zine making ten years in, Stone Sour fandom, ants, music, an LA teenhood with boys, food and family, and the history of a radical choir including its performances at the WTO protests.

This week we added zines about an artist's stream of conscious regarding zines and work, mugs, doing a lot of yoga while living with your parents before starting grad school, and flash fiction inspired by old photographs

This week we added zines about 9/11 and its anti-Muslim aftermath, a day in the life of Edinburghers, finals weeks for a substance abuser during covid, self-perception, cat love, time in a psychiatric hospital, and sustainable fashion, along with art collages, vegan recipes, and illustrated Mountain Goats lyrics.

This week we added zines about ancestors, life in Palestine, migraines, life in Pune, life for women in Lebanon, menopausal vengeance, sneaking books into Palestine, the politics of sex work, good things, and traveling alone while female.

This week we added zines from the summer's Leadership in Action program. Students wrote about reproductive freedom, incarceration, body image,  disparities in education, and how Asian women are racialized in mainstream media.

Wrapping up the first month of classes, we bring you the October 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!  

This week we added zines about making art in hard times, court watch, Black women murdered by police, mutual food aid, and racism in Queens, police ineffectiveness and abolition, and a glossary of queer culture terms for teens.

This week we added zines about radical Barnumbia, a retired school librarian, filing for unemployment in pandemic times, an AFAB GenXer remembering expecting to grow up to be a man, translations of Ntozake Shange's poems, the program accompanying a Barnard alum's dance installation, quarantine times in Salt Lake City, frustrations with people who don't mask/vax, exercising for health rather than beauty, and coping with the long term impacts of rape.

Activists, including zine makers, took over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan in September 2011 to draw attention to economic and other injustices.

With the fall semester right around the corner, we bring you the September 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!  

This week we added zines about being sick with Covid, zine culture and community, parenting a teen in quarantine, preparing to return to work at work, political protests during lockdown and complicated ancestry.

This week we added zines critiquing capitalism, anti-Black racism, the patriarchy, hierarchy, imperialism, and time as a construct that rules our lives. The zines are pro affinity, relationship building, mutual aid, and care.

Zoë Webb-Mack (BC '21) is the 2021-2022 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Vagelos Computational Science Center