This is the L-M-N-O issue of the alphabet series discusses love, the ladies’ group she attends with her grandmother, the process of menstrual extraction (a process developed in 1970 for women to take control of their bodies from home before abortion was legal), stories of living with her grandparents in Arizona, and a frightening trip that brought her and a friend to the California beaches where they got water logged in their tent and had to make an emergency evacuation. The beauty of the zine is how she slips in the simplest sentence in the middle of a story that connects her reading a book as a 16 year old to cultural appropriation or talks about her grandmother using the same inflection as her deceased mother and you can smile with her or shed a single tear because you understand and you can tell that she understands you too.
Cindy Crabb is the author of the long running, autobiographical feminist zine Doris and she has written for numerous books and magazines, including We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, the Utne Reader, Experiencing Abortion: A Weaving of Women’s Words, A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World: Writing from the Girl Zine Revolution, and is featured in Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism. She is the editor of Support and Learning Good Consent and is a sexual assault survivor advocate.
NOTE: There is rust damage near the staples, but no other issues.
32 page black and white digest with color covers
Doris Press, 2006