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BUILDING A TRANSNATIONAL FEMINIST COMMUNITY TOWARDS A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: This is our aim! To do so, please upload your projects, interviews you have done, resources you find interesting and join the grassroots feminist community! If you have questions, please email me (Elke Zobl) at elke.zobl(at)
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Trans-feminism zine


United Kingdom

Exploring the connections between feminism and transgender


The Bent Pentacle zine


United Kingdom

I've decided to start the Bent Pentacle as an outlet for people to share information, experience and stories of queer paganism with others. I hope it will allow those who identify with queer to see how paganism and spirituality can be relevant to their views on gender and sex, and that it will be of interest to pagans who want more information about what queer could have to do with their path, as well as anyone else with an interest in the queer experience, or pagan spirituality, or both. It is completley DIY, which means noone will be making any money from it at any point and the content will be defined by what people want to contribute to it. This allows it to be a space for anyone who has something to say to contribute, including pieces that wouldn't be published in more mainstream publications.

What is queer paganism? A ridiculously brief introduction
This is a very big question and one that will hopefully be explored in the Bent Pentacle. The terms "Queer" and "pagan" have similarities, in that both of them cover a large range of people, identities and activities, and both of them have often failed concrete definitions. Queer can be used as a synonym for Gay, but there has been a growing global movement that has taken on the word as a kind of "non-identity" that centres around the deconstruction and critique of rigidly defined roles of gender and sexuality and the idea that there are many more than two genders and two (or three) sexualities. There is alot of inspiration from the work of writers such as Michael Foucault and Judith Butler.


Black Women in Europe (Blog)



The Black Women in Europe Blog is a place to celebrate women of the African Diaspora living in Europe.


histérica fanzine

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histérica is a fanzine made by brazilian girls. the first issue was out this summer, it's 26 pages xerox. we interviewed: dominatrix, seminal punk feminist brazilian band, still playing. the lead singer, elisa gargiulo makes in brazil the very known lady fest brazil.
and we also interviewed allison wolfe, from bratmobile, that inpire us and everyone else.


"How to Intervene": A conversation between Veronika E., Regina W. and Andreea, Ruxandra from the Ladyfest Collective Bucharest.

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This interview features on the Ladyfest Romania blog and appears in the book Are you talking to me? Discussion on Knowledge Production, Gender Politics and Feminist Strategies, eds H.arta/Katharina Morawek.

How to intervene? Practices of her-stories

“A grrrl from Timisoara—who is involved in the local “underground” scene there—decided to start a Romanian Ladyfest after attending the one held in Amsterdam in 2003. Impressed by the premise of a feminist festival showcasing woman artists and by her whole Ladyfest experience, she felt that it would be a good idea to also try something like that, infused with the riot grrrl spirit, at home. Finally, in late 2004, she started planning the festival together with a girlfriend of hers who is the bass player of a political punk band from Timisoara and a few other grrrls they knew; in time the two of them were able to spread the word and get more help from several Romanian girls and women living in different regions and even outside of the country. Ladyfest Timisoara 2005 was a small scale event, but it was a much needed action that brought together Romanian feminists of various ages and younger ones especially, and everyone involved felt that it should be kept going. Afterwards, the organizing collective decided to stay together to plan more events and ultimately a second Ladyfest in October 2007.” Ruxandra

Andreea and Ruxandra from the Ladyfest Collective Bucharest.
Veronika E. and Regina W.

F.I.A. (Blog) + Zina LF RO (zine, 2005 + 2007)



the F.I.A. (fete/femei/feminism in actiune/activism - women/girls/feminism in action/activism) group, formed in 2008 from the former ladyfest-ro collective, focuses on various anti-sexist initiatives in Romania. an important part of the group’s mission is collaborating and working together with other groups and people, as well as supporting other initiatives, that deal with social justice, including gender justice. our main projects are a “travelling” library of zines, books and other feminist/feminist-friendly materials, the f.i.a. site and blog, and the “gender network” list.

The ladyfest-ro collective has so far also organised two ladyfests in Bucharest (2007) and in Timisoara (2005) and published two zines (Zina lf_ro #1 & #2) to accompany the festivals which can get read on this blog


The Carnival of Feminists (Blog)


United Kingdom
51° 30' 0.5472" N, 0° 7' 34.4496" W

The Carnival of Feminists is held on two Wednesdays of each month. Hosted by a different blogger for each edition, it aims to showcase the finest feminist posts from around the blogsphere.

The Carnival aims to build the profile of feminist blogging, to direct extra traffic to all participating bloggers, but particularly newer bloggers, and to build networks among feminist bloggers around the world.


Radical & Community Printshops (Wiki)


United Kingdom

This site is devoted to building a history of London's late 20th century radical and community printing collectives; the poster collectives, the service printers and typesetters, the print resource centres. This is a history that doesn't exist except in the memories of the ex-workers, friends and clients. The idea is that people who were involved in the printshops can create and edit the pages. You need to register and get a password to do this.


Eva & Co (Magazine, 1982-1992)



Eva and Co was founded in 1981 by a group of women coming from different fields: visual arts, music, literature, and jurisprudence. By combining different disciplines, Eva and Co intended to bring about a theoretical discourse as well as active intervention into social consciousness and the art world.

The magazine contained theory, social issues as well as all forms of artistic expressions. Similar to the strategies of commercial campaigns, we tried to find a broader public for feminist contents via public relations, art competitions, and frequent presence in mainstream media.

Important aims were to promote the work of contemporary women artists and activists, as well as building up networks between women artists in local and international contexts.

The presentations of the magazine were accompanied by readings, performances, exhibitions, concerts, interventions and poster campaigns.

From 1986, each issue focussed on a different topic, e.g. “Architecture”, “Visual Arts”, “Film and Video”, “Music”, “Literature”, “Science Fiction” or on contents like “Men”, “Work”, “Power”, “Violence”, “Desire”, reflected from the viewpoints of visual artists, writers, theoreticians, activists...

From 1989 Eva and Co was member of IAWA (International Association of Women in the Arts), a European network of Women Art Associations. As a result, some of the issues were published bilingual (German/English, German/Spanish). There were connections with other feminist European Art Magazines, like “Ruimte” (Amsterdam) and “Women´s Art” (WASL, London).

By 1992, the production of physical publications seemed to become obsolete due to the upcoming of the new medium internet, and the women involved in Eva and Co decided to continue art activism and networking in many different ways – according to their manifesto: “We will infiltrate everything! We will go underground and to the sky. And be warned: in the future we will camouflage ourselves.”


The RAG (Magazine)


53° 20' 59.298" N, 6° 15' 37.116" W

The RAG is a magazine produced by a diverse group of anarcha-feminist women in Dublin. We are all feminists, united in our recognition that women's subordination exists. We are all anarchists, united in our belief for the need to create alternatives to this capitalistic, patriarchal society wherein all are dominated and exploited.

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