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This week we added zines about feminism and anger, suicide prevention, a white 100-year-old antiracist activist, mangosteens and durian, the likes and dislikes of a roller derby skating Australian librarian, a Portland OR college women's empowerment group. and a Canadian college student's loves: cooking and the CBC.

We added zines from a senior visual art thesis, activities to do in the rain, alternative back pain treatments, and reflections on the Universal Human Rights Declaration 70 years later by youth of color.

Today we added zines about WBAR and the DHC and zines donated by Bitch Media about feminism, navigating life with a facial deformity, menstruation, sex trafficking, scams, and waiting for health news.

This week we added zines about revolution, DIY radio, 1996 computer geekery, feminist health, reproductive rights, a mass kidnapping and likely murder in Mexico, and sobriety in punk/activist scenes.

This week we added zines about cooking and family lore, crafting, feminism, sex, walking while femme, riot grrrl music, library work and culture, and the New Zealand zine scene. 

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.