Shotgun Seamstress #2

Shotgun Seamstress #2

by Osa Atoe

Shotgun Seamstress is one helluva zine. It's punk and life through the lens of Osa, a queer woman of color living in Portland, Oregon. It's got a little bit of everything, including a piece on Go-go music in D.C, which is all wrapped up into a story called the "Black Punk Zine That Never Happened". Osa helps us to understand why we shouldn't dis RuPaul, treats us to a Northwest scene report, and lists bands past and present that feature people of color. We'll be the first to acknowledge that unfortunately, punk today attracts few people of color proportionally, but zines like Shotgun Seamstress will certainly aid a change.

 

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Shotgun Seamstress 2/2/2008

SHOTGUN SEAMSTRESS IS A ZINE BY AND FOR BLACK PUNKS, QUEERS, MISFITS, FEMINISTS, ARTISTS/MUSICIANS, WEIRDOS AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM. THE ZINE IS MEANT TO SUPPORT BLACK FOLKS WHO EXIST WITHIN PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SUBCULTURES AND ENCOURAGE THE CREATION OF OUR OWN.

IN THIS ISSUE:
ARTICLES BY Chris Sutton (Hornet Leg, the Gossip), Brontez Purnell (Gravy Train), Osa Atoe (New Bloods, ed. SS)
INTERVIEWS WITH Magic Johnson (Latino Punk Band from Portland), Andrea (Purple Rhinestone Eagle), BOOK REPORTS on RuPaul and Don Letts and more...