With your help in 2021, we redesigned the Booklyn Education Manual. Then in 2022–again with your help–we translated it into Spanish. And we went even further–we created a series of video tutorials in Spanish, we did a Zine Jam workshop in Sunset Park (Brooklyn, NY), and did five workshops at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center: three with Queer Detainee Empowerment Project; two with Brooklyn Ghost Project, a black, transgender-led organization. All workshops and resources were free for participants. Woohoo!
Now, want to do more.
We are all about making bookmaking, zine-making, and self-publishing accessible to historically marginalized communities, delivered from a non-specialist approach. We are focused on supporting communities hit hard by the pandemic: young people, immigrants, and those from the LGBTQIA+ community, among others. This also provides work for teaching artists who have faced devastating financial blows during the pandemic. Our goal: to build a world of self-determined narratives, where hands-on bookmaking skills are used to build communities and understand the world around us.
Can you help us do that by buying a t-shirt today?