BLOOM365 Peer Advocates
We are the Peer Advocates from BLOOM365. In our efforts to Bring Love On Others More (BLOOM) we like to promote characteristics like: empathy, kindness, respect, equality, and peace 365 days a year. We believe in forming community to create social change, and we actively work to educate, advocate, and participate in activism opportunities to bring change to the issue of teen dating violence utilizing a grassroots approach. We all contribute to a Peer Advocacy zine that works both to offer a platform for our Peer Advocates to share their experiences and uplifting art pieces as well as include helpful advocacy information so our zine itself can act as resource for the other teens like us to get help and establish community as well!
We are so excited to be tabling at the PHX Zine Fest as many of us participated in BLOOM365's AMPLIFY! Camp over the summer where we got to participate in and create "mine zines" during the zine workshop run by Charissa Lucille! We're looking forward to connecting with other teens and sharing resources to promote safe and healthy relationships for everyone.
My name is Cecilia Bradley, but most people call me Ceci! I'm sixteen and live in Tempe, Arizona. In the last year, I've immersed myself in zine culture. I find these pieces of literature so fascinating and fun! My passion is writing, and the zines I have created are both poetry zines. One is classic poetry, while the other is a lesser-known form called 'black-out poetry'.
Poetry is a beautiful form of literature that is interpreted differently by everyone who reads it. My mission and hope is to inspire others through my writing.
Last year, I'd just started getting into zine culture when I heard about the Phx Zine Fest. I came with my mother and we had an absolute blast! I'm so excited to be apart of the whole process this year, and to hopefully be an attendee, as well.
Of Color Artist Collective
My name is Marissa and I am a native of Phoenix, Arizona. I really enjoy writing poetry and this will be my first published zine. The zine that I will be featuring at the PHX Zine Fest will be a poetry zine comprised of original poems I have written myself. The zine is titled "my mother started turning white when i was nine & other reflections" and it talks about family, love, and healing as a queer person of color.
There are a few things that I would like people to know about the zin e I created but essentially, I want my zine to act as a healing space for those who identify with my experiences. And if people do not identify with my experiences, I hope that they can at least empathize with what it is like to exist as a queer person of color in a society that is plagued by systematic whiteness.
I look forward to tabling at the PHX Zine Fest because I am eager to share my work within the community I have resided in my whole life. I want more work by folks who are marginalized to be showcased in spaces like these and I want to serve as an example. I feel very passionately about Phoenix and I would be incredibly honored to have my work featured in a space that is empowering and accepting alongside other progressive writers, artists, and publishers.
We Publish the Future. Futurist Press is a small indie press whose focus is on Transitive Futurism. Our literature inspires people to act as if the future is now. It is a call to reason, the ethical use of technology, and a broad smile brought on by the wonders of what is to come.
Our Zines focus on flash fiction, art as intervention, and science fiction.