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Girl Zines in the Sophia Smith Collection

This exhibit highlights a few of the hundreds of Zines (9 linear feet) housed in the Sophia Smith Collection.  Zines are self-published small magazines.  The Girl Zines  in our collection were created primarily by young women and girls, created circa 1980s to the present.  The numerous topics include politics, "third wave" feminism, fat liberation, sexuality, relationships, art, music, and much more.

The collection is comprised primarily of individual issues, mostly dating from the 1990s, some of which were used in the book, A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World, edited by Karen Green & Tristan Taormino (NY: St. Martin's, 1997).

This exhibit provides just a taste of the riches to be found in the physical collection.  For the complete list of our zine titles, view the finding aid for the Girl Zines Collection.

Credits

Created by Joanna Johnson '12, SSC Fraenkel Intern