What’s a Feminist Distro?

“Distro” is short for Distribution.  It is a collection of zines, music, books, or any other materials usually produced by members of D.I.Y. (do it yourself) or underground communities, often by hand and in smaller quantities than larger mainstream publications.  Because these materials are often not supported by larger public systems of publication, distribution, and sale, we rely on our own networks to make sure that people have access to them.  A feminist distro includes titles that address issues important to us: sexual assault, consent and sexual health, mental and physical health, queer and trans narratives, stories from feminists within the punk scene and other alternative communities, and any narratives addressing how we can struggle productively against racism, homophobia, classism, ableism, and all other forms of oppression.  We seek to collect zines and music that speak to these issues, and bring them to different events so that people can browse or buy copies for themselves.

If you’d like to submit a zine for inclusion in our distro, please email us at forthebirdscollective@gmail.com.  We are a small collective and space and cost constraints necessitate that we be selective about the zines that we add, but we are happy to review anything related to any of the aforementioned topics.

"Build Yr Own Distro" by Kate Wadkins