This year, I am extra excited, and with very good reason... My wonderful friend Harriet Reuter Hapgood and I are hosting a MAKE YOUR OWN YALC ZINE workshop!
Harriet is one of my favourite people in the world to hang out with, and when we do, a lot of our time and chat revolves around zines. Early in our friendship, we established that we were both former makers of our own 90s lo-fi fanzines. We talked about how cool it would be to resurrect the scrappy, black-and-white photocopied labours of love from our youth. We drank some wine, ate a lot of snacks, worked on our novels and sometimes even cut up old copies of Vanity Fair for inspiration.
Then, one sunny Saturday, we spent the day in Harriet's garden with her cat Stanley and we finally put together our new fanzine I AM NOT ASHAMED! It is a lo-fi wonder, homespun and very much put together in a day, which is how a good proper fanzine should be.
Copies will be available for the first time ever at YALC (each individually decorated and numbered!) and we will also be hosting our workshop on how to make one yourself. There will be inspo, activities, ideas, snacks, music and LOTS OF GLITTER.
I can't wait. Hope to see you there... for revolution girl style now!