Get to Know Your Zinester: 2cents Zine

Who: 2cents Zine

What would you like people to know about your zines?
My zines address social issues and in general urge people to find positivity in themselves and to hopefully inspire others to put positivity out into the world. My first zine offers random acts of kindness that you can do to help make a stranger smile. Another mini zine gives you a chance to find a hero.

Zines are a snapshot of society and I think it is an important medium to preserve for others to read and learn from. It adds to our cultural identity through the representation of individuals or groups in our society, especially marginalized groups of people. My son loves to draw so he will be selling some of his (mostly Pokemon) artwork at the table too.

Tell us about a zine maker or zine that has had an impact on you.
I was visiting the Multnomah County Public Library in downtown Portland and I came across their zine collection. I randomly picked one up that had handwriting that intrigued me. It was a zine made by incarcerated women and it really struck me as an incredible medium for people to express themselves, even behind bars and to be able to share their stories from within a library setting. Zine librarianship has become an obsession of mine and now I volunteer with the Long Beach Public Library special collections of zines.

What are you looking forward to at L.A. Zine Fest 2019?
I look forward to seeing Mount Zine and This Goth Bitch again. I’m also excited to meet Stevie Wilson and SDSU Zine Club whom I have been recently following on Twitter. I went last year to LAZF as a visitor, so I’m really excited to be back with a table to showcase some of my zines and art.

Make sure to check out 2cents Zine’s table at L.A. Zine Fest 2019 on Sunday, May 26th at Helms Bakery in Culver City!

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