Zines in the news! Latest two titles got a mention on the BBC news website today in a Sheffield/Rotherham fanzine feature, which was kinda amazing given all the other stuff that’s going on. Also, here’s the bit I did on Radio Sheffield, which is online for a week. (Listen from about 2.20.) And now back to your regularly scheduled Fringe.
Issue #6 is out now!
Why Adventures in Menstruating?We think menstruation is funny. This is why we write about it, talk about it and make up silly jokes about it. Then we laugh. A lot. How can menstruation be funny? The same way other stuff is funny. It's a taboo subject - the shock of it all always gets a giggle right away and, immature or not, the gross-out factor can be fun. Laughter is therapeutic - sometimes periods are a pain in the uterus. Observational humour ain't all bad, and that moment of recognition feels good. Shared experiences rocks! Comedy as subversion is addictive - once you start undermining those stereotypes and analysing the euphemisms, you just can't stop. Menstruation has historically, socially and culturally been cloaked in fear and shame. Deconstructing menstrual stigmas, with brute force when necessary, is empowering. Oh yeah - all our stuff is for menstruators and non-menstruators.