by Se'mana Thompson 13 pages
"Queer Indigenous Girl" is a zine by Se'mana Thompson featuring writing, poetry, art, and mixed media on topics like mental & chronic illness, disability, QTPoC & 2-Spirit, indigenous culture & identity, parenthood, and more. I purchased a digital copy and printed it out in black and white to carry around with me, but I definitely recommend printing your copy in color or reading online because Se'mana is an amazing artist (Instagram proof). The zine is mostly handwritten with accompanying drawings and collage elements. I really enjoyed the zine, particularly a selection of relaxing mantras in the health section. It was refreshing to learn about some new-to-me cultures that Se'mana is a member of (Akimel Otham/Diné/Hopi, among others) and always important to support the work of QWOC. Making her extra awesome: Se'mana edits "Black Indigenous Boy," a zine by two black O'Otham brothers (Se'mana's sons) that features art, comics, and mental health tips.
ATTN: Zine submissions for issue 2 of "Queer Indigenous Girl" are open for one more day (September 26). Se'mana will be bringing the next issue to the PHX Zine Fest on October 23. Go to mysterygirl-moongirl.tumblr.com/submit or email atMissSemee[at]gmail[dot]com.