Being a part of CAW has opened me to many things, the foremost is being part of a collective & what that looks like. This got my brain going on what this dynamic might look like for other female identified collectives or groups… enter the rabbit hole we call the internet. Upon a recent search I stumbled upon Coalition Zine and my cotton socks were knocked clean off.
Their about page reads
“The Coalition is dedicated to telling stories and making space via literature and visual work. We want to do more than introduce diversity to the world of publishing: we want to give it heart. We only accept and publish work from female and femme identifying writers and artists of color and we pride ourselves in bringing you content that is honest and passionate.”
And by god do they deliver. Published Quarterly (both online and print), the Coalition Zine is so many things, but the one, the one that sticks with me is its delivery of words. Whether it’s a short story, poem or an interview of a young artist, the writers dig deep. The entire zine feels immensely personal. Souls being bared in the same way you share thoughts on life with a close friend. Here are two reads that grabbed me, got me thinking outside of my little self imposed bubble.
There’s so much more I could say, but nothing will compare with finding out for yourself.