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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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“Is Ladyfest a politics to settle down to?”: A conversation with Maaike from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Queer feminism
Race & ethnicity
Teaser Image: 

Maaike helped organize Ladyfest Amsterdam 08 and played the final night with her band Dusty Blinds. Red interviewed her on her birthday about Ladyfests, whiteness, and coming up with a Ladyfest trademark plan.

Maaike, Ladyfest Amsterdam 08 organiser and musician
Red Chidgey

Trouble X comixs (Zines, Comics, Posters etc.)


52° 31' 24.528" N, 13° 24' 41.3784" E

Trouble X produces queer-feminist zines, comics, posters, and other DIY stuff dealing with LGBTIQ issues and radical queer topics, left/queer activism, gender trouble/fun, DIY etc.


an.schläge (magazine)



Though the content of women in mainstream journalism has found acceptance and is recognized as a real perspective, feminist positions are still marginalized. This is the important fact: the vast majority of departmental leaders are males and thus the most journalistically processed information reflects male experiences and perceptions.

The project of an.schläge is a comprehensive news magazine from a feminist perspective. We are concerned with making visible women's realities and experiences in a (male-dominated media) world, to the breaking of patriarchal structures and the making of a feminist counter-public. The principle of collective editorial staff here is just as important as the openness to diverse feminist perspectives and lifestyles of women.


Erinyen Zine



Although anarchism is, in theory, inherently feminist, the reality is often quite different. Erinyen was created out of a need to bring issues of dominance, alienation, lack of control and masked hierarchy more into the anarchist sphere as well as for creating a place to share information, struggles and ideas. We hope with this platform and the magazine we contribute to more solidarity, understanding and change on all levels, regardless of gender, sex, age, ethnicity ... and so on.


Fallopian Falafel



"Fallopian Falafel – אשת חיל is a non-profit, Jerusalem-based feminist zine established in May, 2007. It deals with feminism in Israel, in all its forms of expression (third-wave, riot grrrl, religious movements, etc.), and it aims to spread awareness about the ongoing need for feminism to the Israeli public. It is worth noting that despite its secular leftist nature, the zine is neither anti-religious nor anti-Zionist." (Text from


The F-Word (E-Zine)


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

This webzine exists to help encourage a new sense of community among UK feminists, and to show the doubters that feminism still exists here, today, now - and is as relevant to the lives of the younger generation as it was to those in the 60s and 70s. The webzine was founded by, and is mainly written by younger feminists, those of us born during or after the feminism of the 60s and 70s. Although we encourage contributions from feminists of all ages, we are particularly keen to encourage and showcase the new voices of younger feminists, our peers. To this end, contributions from new writers of all ages, and young women and girls are particularly welcomed and encouraged.


Dotterbolaget Comics Collective



Dotterbolaget is a feminist comics collective which was started in Malmö in Spring 2005. Here's two of their zines: Chicks Eat Comics and Vald.


Re-public: re.imagining democracy (Journal)



Re-Public is an online journal focusing on innovative developments in contemporary political theory and practice. We aspire to participate in the process of re-imagining democracy, broadly conceived as referring to the multitude of practices that shape everyday life.


Plotki Femzine


52° 31' 24.528" N, 13° 24' 41.3784" E

"This issue is out to explore the hidden and the more obvious aspects of gender realities in our contemporary central and eastern European cultural sphere. Our common ground is large and diverse, especially the topic of gender draws attention to this."

(Editorial, 01 Nov 2006, By Isabella Willinger, Berlin, Munich)

About Plotki:
PLOTKI is a project from around the bloc. PLOTKI spreads rumours. PLOTKI investigates our cultural sphere. And PLOTKI brings together writers, photographers and graphic artists from Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

PLOTKI was founded in 2000 by a group of students from Berlin, Warszawa and Praha. In the meantime PLOTKISTY from all over Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe have joined us. Our goal is to increase and intensify the contact between former East and West, between neighboring countries and people.

[plotki magazine]

PLOTKI started out as a printed magazine about culture and society in Central and Eastern Europe. We approach this broad field by giving each issue a thematic focus such as "playgrounds" or "failed projects" - perspectives on reality.

The variety of issues corresponds with the wide range of text styles. In PLOTKI you can find interviews, journalistic reporting or essays, personal impressions and literary texts as well as crossovers of texts and images, like photo-essays and comics.

[plotki platform]

PLOTKI enlargement - next to our printed magazine we are by now a unique platform for various projects connected to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe such as the monthly online magazine "Updated Rumours" or the exhibition "click-a-cliqué" in Berlin in Ocotber 2005.

PLOTKI is a non-commercial project that relies on the financial support of public institutions. Originally it was part of the project tutorial program of the Free University Berlin, which was much to our regret cancelled in 2002.

[plotki network]

PLOTKI is organized across borders - PLOTKISTY can be found in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus, Albania, Bulgaria and Slovakia. Although Berlin has been the headquarters since the founding of PLOTKI, the project remains international in communication and organisation. Our seminars and network meetings held in a different place in Central Eastern Europe every year are the backbone of PLOTKI.

[plotki geography]

So far our seminars took place in Berlin, Warszawa, Brno, Szymbark, Praha, Budapest, Ceska Skalice, Romania (Transylvania) and Ukraine (Carpathians). These meetings are meant to unite the contributors of the PLOTKI universe.

We strongly invite anyone who would like to contribute to PLOTKI, no matter what country east of Rosenheim you come from. Please contact us, if you would like to come and join us - we don't have private jet planes yet, but we do have funding.

There is a whole bloc of possibilities!

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