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About me, Elke
I am originally from Austria (from a village with 800 people in the middle of the Alps) but am living currently in San Diego, California. I am 30 years old and my passion are zines (surprise, surprise). I have been a co-editor of a (maga-)zine in Vienna called female sequences, which focused on women/feminist artists, musicians, scholars, and activists in 1999. Now I am interested in the international zine scene and not only running this web site, but also putting together zine exhibits and workshops. In October 2001, I participated in a show in Porto, Portugal called "First Story - Women Building/New Narratives for the 21st Century". I collected international grrrl zines and did a workshop. Here you can find some information on the exhibition itself and on me and my project. But this wasn't the last zine exhibit, many have already followed and will follow...
I have also beeen part of a group called Grrrl Zines
A-Go-Go. We have conducted workshops mostly for teenage girls in the San Diego
area. Since I have moved back to Salzburg, Austria in March 2006 (after living 5 years in San Diego), the group has continued to conduct workshops. They rock!
of my articles are also online:
The Power of Pen Publishing: International feminist zines and distros. In: Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources. The University of Wisconsin, USA. Vol. 26, no.1, Fall 2004, 20-24.
For more articles I have written check the writing section of this web site.
And by the way, I am learning to surf!!! I just got a new surfboard with the best design ever! I discovered a "zine love" button at the Santa Barbara Zinefest. I found out who designed it - it's the fabulous Nidhi who has done many zines. I asked her for permission to put the design on my surfboard - and here it is! Now I am paddling around the ocean and look straight into the girls face... What do you think? Isn't it the greatest surfboard design?
© Nidhi 2002
Thanx to all the shooting stars in my life! Above all, to Robert!
Biggest thanks to all the inspiring grrrls, ladies and folksI have met online and in real life! You all rock!