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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
by Garon Cockrell
BLOG ZINE! We Gotcher Queeah Heeyah!
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Oct. 12, 2013 5:20 a.m.



by Kari Tervo








Hola Ziney Beasters! It's time for some zining!








If you want to know what this is all about, take a look at the FAQ!








Just one review this week, Queer & Trans Youth Visibility in Riverside, California.






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Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf





Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf




Recommended: !





It's Aiight: .





Maybe If You're Into That Sort of Thing:  ?





Queer & Trans Youth Visibility in Riverside, California



Rating: !.



Price: Not listed



Inland Empire Queer and Trans Youth Visibility Project



facebook.com/IEQTYVP



IEQTYVP@gmail.com







CLICK RAWR FOR THE REVIEW!






When I was growing up in rural Michigan in the 80s and 90s, there was only one thing ever said about gay people: that they were bad. Obviously, that's not true, but how are you going to feel if you're a gay kid hearing that message? The landscape surrounding being gay is changing, fortunately, but it's still important for gay youth to hear that they shouldn't be put down, but celebrated! This great zine does just that, highlighting voices from a number of queer young people in Riverside, California, a place known for its conservatism. Essays and interviews about discovering one's gender identity/sexuality, photos of queer kids in Riverside, and art features contribute to a thoughtful, comfortable space for gay youth to learn they're not alone. Queer or not, you'll find the insights encouraging, and some of the stories painful. 





On to the "it's aiight" portion of the review: This is a general beef I have with a lot of stuff written about queer and feminist culture: the overwrought vocabulary! One writer identifies as a "queer anarcho-feminist punk of color" and discusses harm reduction in substance use as "decolonizing our minds." Then the editors say that "our liberation is intersectional, intergenerational, queer & trans inclusive." Ugh, who talks like that? It's a real turn-off. If one's mission is to be inclusive, then why use language like that? Maybe that's how those "Safer Spaces" at zine fests work--nobody knows what the hell anyone is saying, anyway.







The Inland Empire Queer and Trans Youth Visibility Project identified its mission for this zine: "If you are young or a person of color or queer or trans-identified and reading this, we want you to know that you are not alone and that your life is SO valuable." They definitely succeeded in conveying that important message.













This is my first weekly zine review post. If you want to know what this is all about, take a look at the FAQ!





Today we're going to talk about three zines: Trinket #6, Gag Me With A. .

.#9, and Breakfast at Twilight #5! We got some poetry! We got some

essays! We got some tidbits and anecdotes! We got some bang and some

bing and some zing zang zow!





Here's my rating system:







Here’s my Rating System:



Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf





Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf




Recommended: !





It's Aiight: .





Maybe If You're Into That Sort of Thing:  ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/search/label/kari%20tervo#sthash.5szbqIZW.dpuf





This is my first weekly zine review post. If you want to know what this is all about, take a look at the FAQ!





Today we're going to talk about three zines: Trinket #6, Gag Me With A. .

.#9, and Breakfast at Twilight #5! We got some poetry! We got some

essays! We got some tidbits and anecdotes! We got some bang and some

bing and some zing zang zow!





Here's my rating system:







Here’s my Rating System:



Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf





Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf




Recommended: !





It's Aiight: .





Maybe If You're Into That Sort of Thing:  ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/search/label/kari%20tervo#sthash.5szbqIZW.dpuf






This is my first weekly zine review post. If you want to know what this is all about, take a look at the FAQ!





Today we're going to talk about three zines: Trinket #6, Gag Me With A. .

.#9, and Breakfast at Twilight #5! We got some poetry! We got some

essays! We got some tidbits and anecdotes! We got some bang and some

bing and some zing zang zow!





Here's my rating system:







Here’s my Rating System:



Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf





Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf




Recommended: !





It's Aiight: .





Maybe If You're Into That Sort of Thing:  ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/search/label/kari%20tervo#sthash.5szbqIZW.dpuf




This is my first weekly zine review post. If you want to know what this is all about, take a look at the FAQ!





Today we're going to talk about three zines: Trinket #6, Gag Me With A. .

.#9, and Breakfast at Twilight #5! We got some poetry! We got some

essays! We got some tidbits and anecdotes! We got some bang and some

bing and some zing zang zow!





Here's my rating system:







Here’s my Rating System:



Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf





Recommended: !



It’s Aiight: .



Maybe If You’re Into That Sort of Thing: ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/2013/10/blog-zine-weekly-online-zine-reviews.html#sthash.cA4OZmLZ.dpuf




Recommended: !





It's Aiight: .





Maybe If You're Into That Sort of Thing:  ? - See more at: http://www.popculturebeast.com/search/label/kari%20tervo#sthash.5szbqIZW.dpuf






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