Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fear, Hope & Justice Zine Available

Fear, Hope & Justice

Remembering those lost, Protecting our Future

28 pages, half size

a zine created by Aaminah in memory of Oscar Grant and other youth we have lost in this world that is hostile to brown people and dangerous for our children. this zine features three poems by Aaminah, and poetry by Mai'a, Sumayyah Talibah, Noemi Martinez, CripChick, and Monchel Pridget, as well as a short essay by Brooke Benoit. interspesed thruout is art/photography and quotes from women who wrote immediately after the Oscar Grant trial verdict.

the zine is available to view/download FREE online HERE. (you can view it online but the print is smaller that way. if you prefer/need real-size print, there is a button above the image where you can download the pdf instead.)

if you would like to purchase a paper copy of the zine, the cost is $3 if purchased in conjunction with anything else from the distro, or $4 if purchased alone (to help with the postage). please make payments via Paypal to

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Self-Determination sticker available

$1.50, includes shipping in U.S.
Title: i support self-determination for ALL women & girls
Description: 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch sticker in b/w.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

outlaw midwives sticker

outlaw midwives sticker available soon through thaura zine distro

eta: click the link here to download the sticker. you can print it out on sticker paper 8 1/2 x 11. there are four to a page...

(in order to insure that they fit four to a page, download the doc and print from the download...)

link to outlaw midwives sticker
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Friday, July 16, 2010

outlaw midwives zine is here!


outlaw midwives zine is here!

it has been an honor to get read so many beautiful stories, poems, essays from mamas, midwives, doulas, students, unattached women. thank you. and i am so excited to share it with all of you...because revolutionaries are born everyday...

soon i will be posting a pdf version so that folks can print it out themselves...

and more options to enjoy the outlaw midwives zine are coming soon...

and the call for submissions for outlaw midwives volume 2 will be posted soon, so if you weren't able to submit to this zine, don't worry, you can get another chance

online you can read it here:

Open publication - Free publishing - More women

intro—mai'a williams

heartbeat—Summayah Talibah

outlaw midwives manifesta—mai'a williams

the leaving—Heather Bowlan

outlaw midwives fae—Nadia Abou-Karr

new stories—China Martens

trust and trauma—Soraya

anti-oppression work and midwifery—K. Emvee

licensing, registering, and certifying
midwives—at what cost?--Gloria Lemay

beginning—Summayah Talibah

the battle in louisiana—Divine IZ Earth

the best midwife—Brooke Benoit

very at-home—Judith Gips

what aza taught me—mai'a williams

baby clothing tips for poor mamas—Aaminah Al-Naksibendi

for my son—Aaminah Al-Naksibendi

back cover art--Soraya

Thursday, July 15, 2010

distro flyer

Thanks to a request from zinester-extraordinaire, China Martens, i have created a flyer that can be handed out to promote our distro. i'm trying to figure out how to get it into a pdf file that you can open and print, but until then anyone who is interested can email me ( and i'll be happy to send it as an attachment to you. i have it set up two to an 8 1/2 x 11 page.

ETA: thanks to Mai'a, we now have a Google Doc image of the flyer (as i said, it's 2 to the page) that you can access here. If for any reason you can't access it or just prefer email, feel free to let me know (as above) and i can still send you an attachment of it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

cover for outlaw midwives zine

coming soon to a computer screen and mailbox near you. outlaw midwives zine. featuring visual art, poems, essays, and practical tips from women globally. about abortion, pregnancy, birth, and babyhood, colonialism, structural violence, anti-oppression work, and revolutionary love. stay tuned!

zine will be available for free online in a couple of days. and for a reasonable price a limited edition print copy will be available starting in early september.

btw aza says hi. ;)



Monday, July 5, 2010

New Sticker Available

$1.50, includes shipping in U.S.
Title: Relationships, Not Résumés
Description: 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch sticker in b/w. for those who are more interested in building meaningful relationships in their community/activism than in adding to their résumés.
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Aaminah's First Zine, Jewels for Survival, Ready for Purchase!

Jewels for Survival is ready for purchase! Above you can (hopefully) see a few images from the zine that give you a little taste of it. The first five images are from the zine, the last three images are from Gems (see below).
Cost: $10, includes shipping in U.S. and also includes Gems. Possible to trade, please contact us directly ( to discuss trade options.
Title: Jewels for Survival Size: 54 pages, half page of 8 1/2 x 11
Description: these are lessons i have learned in my life, survival skills for this world & preparation for the next. the strugggle is for my own survival and to support all women of color around the world to do more than survive. i know that my survival is tied to the survival of my people, men and women.
Gems is a little "taste of the zine" that i am putting together. Everyone who purchases the zine will also get Gems thrown in. But you can purchase Gems as a stand-alone.
Gems - $2.50, includes shipping in U.S.
Title: Gems
Description: a small greeting card size that includes one poem from the Jewels for Survival zine ("when $50 is enough to save your life") and four quotes pulled from the zine
Please make payment by Paypal to If you would like to make a trade or arrange to mail a check or cash, please contact us at