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Different Worlds, Same Heartbeats



Ladyfests, DIY, Craft Activism

issue #1:
sort of a feminist travel zine mixed with drawings, reports documenting “the scene” and craft enthusiasm. it includes texts on DIY feminism activism and my views on Ladyfest Amsterdam, Ladyfest Brussels, Ladies’ Room, Freak Out Fest, Up The Grrrls and more.

issue #2:
articles about autonomous media and craft activism. travel reports about the mini-Ladyfests in Brussels, Ladyfest Berlin 2007, Ladyfest Amsterdam 2008, queer fests and more. DIY how-tos about Audacity, cloth pads and recycling an old pairs of trousers to an apron/toolbelt.


Not Lady-Like


50° 55' 50.484" N, 5° 19' 56.928" E

Not Lady-Like is a travel zine by Nina Nijsten about her experiences at Ladyfest Berlin 2005. It's a combination of a travel journal, a long festival review, rants about the word lady, gender and "the Hooker incident", info about Berlin, with little portraits of some of the people she met, photos, recipes, drawings, tabs, DIY ideas, a few self-defense tips, a quiz, collages, etc. Nina has founded ECHO a "low-budget DIY feminist media, music and art production" label where she is publishing her various zines, tapes, etc. Not Lady-Like can get downloaded from this website; other zines: punk feminist, flapper gathering, Radix, (Different Wolrds) Same Heartbeats, Coma to Action

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