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Note from shop owner Hola fam! Zines With Sol is on maternity leave until May 1st. Follow @zineswithsol on Instagram to stay connected. <3

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hola fam! Zines With Sol is on maternity leave until May 1st. Follow @zineswithsol on Instagram to stay connected. <3

Brenda Montaño

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Zines With Sol is a collection of zines by and for POC, Trans, Non Binary folks raising the seeds of tomorrow.

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The first zine I helped make was born out of a sit-in I helped organize with student activists at SF State. We took over the administration building sometime in 2010 to bring focus to the ridiculous fee hikes in tuition, on going since 2008. Folks wrote their grievances on sticky notes and hung them all around the wall. Rather then letting the custodian throw them away, a friend and I gathered them and put them into a zine, which we then delivered to the SF State president at the time. I hope he read it.

Since then, I've been making zines as alternatives to typical forms of literature/compiled written documents: school projects, short stories, interviews, historical non fiction, civil disobedience. I don't rely on someone to publish the work I choose to put out into the world. I am therefore not edited, censored or silenced by an outsider, though I greatly take into consideration the safety of the people whose voices carry over the pages.

My work focuses mostly on the Xican@ experience, living in the United States, being of Mexican/Central American descent. I tell stories of resistance to government oppression, social inequities, misogyny and capitalism. I am brown and proud, mujer y xingona.

A little update, though. I am now a mama to a 3-year-old and my work has had to shift. I am now so proud to be organizing the Zines With Sol DISTRO, a collection of zines by and for POC, Trans, Non Binary folks raising the seeds of tomorrow. The intention is to be a central hub for folks looking for resources focused on things like liberation parenting, conscious parenting, birth work, body autonomy, etc!

Check out some of the new additions in the shop!

This is a mini-hustle, I suppose, but mostly my main form of creative expression and occasionally funds a treat-yo-self gift (tacos, a movie, etc.)

Holla at me if you want to collab and are serious about it. Holla at me if you have questions or critiques. Holla if you wanna say whats up. Peace!

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  • Brenda Montaño

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    I'm Brenda Montaño. Educator, Birth Worker & Media Creator. Xicana, Califas native nestled in the trees en el Norte. My works been published in El Tecolote,Flies, Cockroaches and Poets, and Cipactli, a literary and arts publication out of SF State.

Production partners

  • Indigezine

    FL, United States

    indige•zine is a platform to showcase and explore the boundaries of indigenous art, identity, and resistance.

  • Influentza Independent Press

    Long Beach, CA

    Influentza Independent Press is a small publishing group founded by Daniel Garcia and Vanessa Rosales in 2012. Together they have published over 10 small publications. They create per zines, art zines, photo zines, and other printed matter based in Long Beach, CA.

  • Lights on Jupiter

    Oakland, CA

    Lights on Jupiter compiled and printed the White Dads Zine one and two.

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