Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Young Women's Studies Club Magazine Drive

Hello all,

I need your help! ITS REALLY SIMPLE, PROMISE! As some of you know I am interning this semester with the Young Women's Studies Club at Hoover High. The girls in the club expressed interest in autobiographical writing, poerty, and art work so this semester I will organizing the creation of a YWSC zine, or self-published mini-magazine. YWSC members will submit stories, poetry, art work, ect to the zine, I will put it together, and at the end of the semester each will take home a collection of each other's work.

Collages are also a great contribution to zines and many of the best collages come from cutting images out of old magazines. Here is where you come in!

If any of you have any magazines/picture books that can be cut up (see list below) please please please bring them to the Women's Studies Dept's office (3rd floor Arts & Letters - A346) and place them in the box you find there.

Acceptable items:

-Any beauty/fashion glossy magazines (especially mags marketed to women of color which contain images of women of color).
-Any music magazines.
-Nature/Gardening magazines.
-Travel magazines.
-home decor magazines.
-baby magazines
-news magazines such as Time and Newsweek
-food magazines
-arts and crafts magazines including street art and performance art
-animal magazines
-history magazines
-car magazines
-sports magazines
-entertainment magazines
-health and fitness magazines
-children's magazines

ANY old magazines that you do not want will do. If you are not sure if what you want to donate is relevant, please donate and let us decide. It should go without saying, however, that nudity, drugs, alcohol, guns, knives, hunting, erotica etc are not appropriate topics (just making sure!)

Picture books are also really great for collages so please don't hesitate to donate those.

I am really counting on donations as my other option is to go out and purchase enough magazines for 25 YWSC members to hack away at. Please forward this message to anyone you think may be able to help the YWSC zine become a reality!



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