Founder/EIC: Gwynn Galitzer Managing Editor: Diana Salvatore Design Director: Nicole Ruggiero Contributors: Alannah Farrell, Jordan Franklin, Joanne Petit-Frére, Lily Gist, Lucia Love, Olivia Mardwig, Claire Molek, Aviva Morris, Lucy Parks, Molly Rose Quinn, Diana Salvatore, Linda Stern, Gerry Visco, 2015 60 pages, bound
This zine is gorrrrrgeous! "Suffragette City" is an annual DIY zine and sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. The full-color zine showcases creatives from Brooklyn, NY as well as across the country, with the special mission of providing a high quality publication backing up work by emerging female or genderqueer artists. Issue 1 revolves around the loose theme of "Hair"—often the first attribute people notice to identify gender and often the first thing we choose to modify to help signify who we are or want to be. Inside, readers will find stunning photographs of braided hair sculptures, interviews, personal essays (including growing up with trichotillomania and awkward coming-of-age stories), poetry, data visualizations, comics, and a photo essay celebrating redheads. The opening essay by Lucy Parks was one of my favorite pieces in the zine—discussing Lucy's experiences with gender identity and non-normative hairstyles as a form of activism. Issue 2 (coming November 2016) will cover politics—promising a "collection of work directly and indirectly covering power struggles, such as the historic and contemporary roles of women in society, terrorism and dealing with tragedy, dictatorship and the right to vote, religion and prayer, the power of protest, patriotism, and more." I'm so looking forward to seeing what comes next!