ON STRUGGLING

"I think that in order to struggle you have to be creative. In my life, creativity has been something that has sustained me; it awoke my spiritual struggle." - Assata Shakur : : : "On Struggling" is a collective zine project by people of color with the intent of sharing personal narratives of struggle with culture, identity, white supremacy, mental health in our communities, modes of self-care and more.

Sneak peaks at issue #2 in the making! 
"We are Chicago people of color. We find it absolutely necessary to our survival to eradicate our invisibility in a society that cherishes white and detests dark. We are working through years of feeling neglected, unappreciated, undervalued, and unheard by every deep crevice of life that we take part in. Through our short stories, poetry, photography and artwork, we are dismantling the walls of silence that surround our distressed hearts. We are putting our struggles out there for other people of color to grab on to when they’re barely keeping afloat…" - from the introduction
  • 6 March 2013
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