Last year, #SNATCHPOWER debuted our first Zine (which is an independent, D.I.Y. form of a magazine) at the L.A. Zine Fest ! The zine included art/photography from our Bangkok and Tokyo chapters, writings from Uhuru and Semi, and it was the first time anyone got to read “FIGHT IN HEELS“!
If you’re just tuning in: “Fight In Heels” is a sci-fi, fan-fiction, short story I wrote about #SNATCHPOWER, and now it’s a motion picture!
Here’s the trailer, created by Lovebox Studios.
THIS YEAR our zine included just the LITTEST of black-woman writings ranging from song lyrics to social media posts and poems…and it also boasted my first non-fiction creation as well: OH SHIT, I’M MOM…a series I unveiled at the L.A. Zine Fest both in print, and verbally at the pre-fest reading. Here’s a clip of me at that reading. (Filmed by The Uhuruverse on my iPhone)
We sold out of last year’s zines, and we printed many more this year and had lots more merch for our audience which came by in droves! We had repeat customers and some new-booties–it was very inspiring, and I can’t wait for next year’s festival! This is my absolute FAVORITE event in Los Angeles! I was also inspired to create an OH SHIT, I’M MOM zine (cover shown in video clip above). So get excited about that for this summer!
Make Love, Do Work, and SNATCH POWER,