Introducing Intersection, our first-ever zine. A collection of writing and art, Intersection celebrates pieces of our collective story and our vision for California’s Reproductive Justice future.
An experimental and tangible space for organizing, learning, advocating, and healing, this zine allows us to dream collectively of what is possible for reproductive justice in California. Each page uplifts the voices, progress, and resilience of our community, as we work towards a world where everyone’s bodily autonomy is affirmed and supported — from the right to choose to freely express gender, love who we love, and form our own families, however we decide.
If you’ve made it this far and you’re still wondering — what is a zine? Don’t fret. Zines (pronounced zeens) are self published, often handmade, simple, and collaborative outlets for the distribution of art, letters, ideas, and information outside of oppressive publishing systems. Historically, zines have provided “…a safe, independent platform of expression for underrepresented and marginalized voices: Black, Indigenous & People of Color, young people, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ(+) community, persecuted religious groups, and people with limited economic resources.” – The Bindery
Black-led organizations, women, gender expansive folks, and people of color have always been central to the struggle for freedom and equality. Our commitment to reproductive justice and support of Black women, BIPOC folks, and gender expansive organizers who are lighting the way forward is nothing new. Although we are finding new ways (like this zine) to joyfully collaborate, connect, and support this movement’s work.
We hope you’ll pick up a copy or two and join us in joyful activism. With every zine purchased you are funding our work to resource reproductive justice movement partners throughout California.
Created in collaboration with Irrelevant Press in Oakland and artist Critty Smitty, featuring work from community poets, grant partners, and our in-house Reproductive Justice expert Marisol Franco.