A Movement Begins in a Million Pink Bedrooms


A few weekends ago I ventured out to one of my favorite streets in San Francisco (Valencia St) to visit this amazing zine show that I read about in SF Weekly at Goteblud, You Are Her: Riot Grrrl and Underground Female Zines of the 1990s. I was way too excited about this show. I know I say that a lot, but this time I mean it times 20. To be able to be surrounded by the zines and writings and manifestos that created a small yet extremely significant movement in the world and in my life… I was beside myself. Seriously out of body HOLY SHIT I CAN MAKE COPIES! AND TOUCH EVERYTHING?! experience.


Ramona Quimby, Age ANGRY! Haha. I love this zine. Nerd Girl. Goteblud was a tiny space. There were around 6 people in the room including me. When I first arrived I screamed on the inside because I didn’t want to lose my cool and disturb those who were reading, but was delighted when two girls arrived shortly after me and FREAKED OUT when they saw the wall and boxes of zines. Instantly brought a smile to my face. Made my year.


And because I like you guys, I decided to share my findings with you. Here’s what I was able to copy and take away from the show. A little sampler of some of what Goteblud had to offer. Seriously, those guys are awesome and so so generous.


Click to view the Riot Grrrl pack. Print it, read it, tell your friends! Haha.

So, if you can, try to pop in and check out this show before it’s long gone! It’ll be around until mid-January. For more information and to see the list of over 550 zines they have on site, check out Goteblud’s livejournal page: http://goteblud.livejournal.com/ OR, if you have zines that you’d like to get rid of, they will buy them from you: http://ibuyzines.com/

What are some of your favorite zines? With the popularization of blogs and online communities, zines seem to have disappeared. I see one every now and then after a concert or at a vintage shop, but even that is rare. Shout out to Mrs. Guava – I know you have many zine ideas a-brewin’ and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! (If you need any help, let me know!!!)

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  1. Posted December 18, 2009 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    AWWW… *shouts BACK* hehe…. are you kidding a shout out on a blog entry about riot grrl zines?? OH the PRESSURE! YES! We should totally do some kind of DIY craft zine!! CRAFTS FOR THE MASSES!!! :)


  2. Posted December 18, 2009 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    OMG, can we please? I know you’re busy with school right now, but soon we should start brainstorming. How much fun would that be?


  3. Posted December 18, 2009 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    SQUEEE!! So MUCH FUN! You’re on! It will be like my craft empire is telecommuting to SF! HAHA!


    tatiana Reply:

    Hahahaha, totally! We shall span the state.


  4. Lenora
    Posted March 13, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    oh my god! I want them!!! I need them!!!

    write back,please!!


  5. Hannah
    Posted September 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I just came across this awesome post, but the link for the Riot Grrrl pack is dead. Could you re-upload please? :)


    tatiana Reply:

    Hi Hannah! I will look for this file this evening. So sorry about that! It’ll be posted on my newer blog, which is over at http://www.tatianajimenez.com/a-movement-begins-in-a-million-pink-bedrooms/

    Thanks for dropping by!


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