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My Phone Hates Me 5

I send so many stupid autocorrected texts, my phone really does hate me.

This series is now upto the fifth issue and I still can't send proper texts.
Everyone who has read the previous zines and this one have laughed the
whole way through and then questioned what each text was meant to say.
Some of them I'm not even sure what I was trying to say let alone how my
phone autocorrects most words, but there are a few funny examples..

4 police vans at euston wonder eggs go = 4 police vans at euston wonder whats up
low dying hair pub in a pub = now dying hair pub in abit
pick up oboe iam bored = pick up phone I am bored.

Available on to purchase on etsy.

Pages: 20
Paper size: A5
Paper Weight: 160gsm
Cover Weight: 325gsm

My Phone Hates Me 5
My Phone Hates Me 5

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The fourth in the My Phone Hates Me series, filled with the most recent absurd autocorrected texts I have sent.

This is for those of you who have an iphone, you love it to bits and yet it hates you, its sole purpose it to make you seem stupid. I am forever sending mispelt texts thanks to my phone and I have illustrated some of my favourite and weirdest ones.

Pages: 16
Paper size: A5
Paper Weight: 160gsm
Cover Weight: 325gsm

Available on etsy.

Feminist perzine 'Here. In My Head. #10' out now!

Finally, Here. In My Head #10: The University Years, is out now!

£1.20 UK / $2.00 International

It’s 40 pages, half-sized, with a thick paper cover tied together with a pretty ribbon!

Inside, I write about living away from home, academia, making friends, the Student’s Union, and graduation.  It’s mostly a collection of stories about my experiences, but there’s also some practical advice for students and would-be students, and lots of lists.  

Info on how to buy or trade a copy can be found at http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/here-in-my-head-10-now-for-sale/.

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Everyone loves monsters and colouring in... Well I know that I do and I have combined my love of both together. There are 16 strange monsters to colour in, doodle on or even just stare at and it is also hand bound by the monsters themselves.

Binding: hand bound
Pages: 20
Paper size: A5
Paper Weight: 120gsm
Cover Weight: 160gsm

Available to purchase on etsy.

Zine Review Vlog

I've done a zine review vlog for Spill the Zines, in which I review This Is Water #3, Adventures in Menstruating #3, Graduating Into Unemployment, and Morgenmuffel #19 - check it out and let me know what you think!

Pandora Press - submission call!

Feminist comp-zine Pandora Press is looking for submissions for its third issue!  The theme is TIME.

Here are some prompts/ideas for where you could go with this theme, though this list is far from exhaustive:

Waves of feminism: do you identify with a wave in particular? What do you think the 4th wave will look like?  Do you think that the notion of “waves of feminism” is a useful notion, or is it problematic?  Do you agree with the direction of modern feminism, and its fights/causes?
- A woman’s age/passage of life: What pressures are women under in particular with regards to age – what they should look like, what they should be doing (e.g. childbearing before the age of 35), what direction their life is supposed to take?  Are these realistic, or too constricting?
- The history of women/feminism: Are there any historical women or female activists that inspire you?  Any groundbreaking pre-feminist texts?  What was the world like for women before our era?
- The future for women/feminism: what would a feminist society look like?  How far do we have left before equality is reached?  Is it on the horizon?  Is it possible?
- Beauty standards: are women under pressure to avoid “looking their age”?  What qualities are associated with each decade of a woman’s life?  Are these fair?  What pressures are women under as each decade passes by?
- Young vs old feminists/women: are we being pitted against each other?  Or is the generational divide too wide to relate to each other?  Can we learn from each other?  Are there experiences that exclusively lie with one group, or are we not that different from each other?
- Issues that affect young people: sex education, virginity/chastity/purity myths, employment, higher education, etc.
Issues that affect older people: how is one’s age construed in our society?  Are there prejudices against older people?  Are old people ever favoured over young people (e.g. older men = authoritative figures), or are young people overwhelmingly favoured in society?
- Our current “time”/culture: What sucks about society’s treatment of women?  What will our future look like – utopia? Dystopia?  Will humanity be better off, or worse off, once our generation has passed away?  What will be our legacy?

The deadline for the winter issue is 20 FEBRUARY 2012.

Contributors must be from Wales!  Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to pandorapresszine@gmail.com.  More info can be found at http://swanseafeministnetwork.wordpress.com/pandorapress.

wanted: feminist art!


The Swansea Women's Centre, a women's refuge and campaign group in Wales, are holding a workshop day for International Women's Day. One of the rooms at the centre will be turned into a feminist art gallery for the day, and we're looking for all kinds of artwork to feature in our gallery! The focus is on women's experience - artwork can include painting, collage, zine pages, poetry, crafts, mixed-media art, drawings - anything that you have created yourself! The gallery will be open to people of all ages, so we ask that artwork submitted is not sexually graphic/explicit. The deadline for submitting items is mid-February. We can't pay for items, but we are happy to return them to you if you provide us with a SAE. 

For more details, email us at swanseafeministnetwork@gmail.com.