https://somervillepubliclibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sex-positive-zine-making-workshop-with-pleasure-pie/ Somerville Public Library (West Branch) Atrium
40 College Ave
Somerville, MA 02144
Art, Classes, LGBTQ+, Social Good
This event is free, but registration is required on the Somerville Public Library Website. Register here.
Join the Somerville Public Library for a free sex-positive zine making workshop, led by Nicole Mazzeo, founder of Pleasure Pie. Participants will learn about the role zines have played in activism over the years and make their very own empowering and informative zine. Please note that this workshop is intended for adults (18+) only.
Do you want to get your sex-positive message to the world? Do you frown upon the mainstream media’s representation of sexuality? You can create your own alternative media that is empowering to the people who read it! This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to use the zine (booklet) as a way to convey your sex-positive message/information.
To get some context, we will take a brief look at the role zines have played in activism over the years, as well as in the present day. Then you will learn how to fold one sheet of paper into an eight page zine that is easy to make copies of for distribution.
We'll also explore and brainstorm various ways that you can get your zine to the people in the world who are interested in reading, viewing, studying, and/or adoring it (these people exist!). Some methods include using the internet, giving them out/selling them at events, circulating them via zine libraries, and more. Lastly, we'll investigate the ever-uncomfortable question, "How do I set a price for my creation?" We'll delve into how you can figure out what feels right to you in terms of pricing, sliding scale options, or distributing your zine for free.
Pleasure Pie is a small activist organization based in Boston, MA whose efforts center around combating sexual shame, promoting consent education, and supporting folks who are working toward intersectional liberation. You can find more information about Pleasure Pie on their website HERE.
Please contact Brigid at [email protected] with any questions.