How did zine-culture aid revolution?

What is a zine?

A zine (taken from magazine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or excerpted texts, collages and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine.

What is zine-culture?

Zine culture began around the 1930s. They sprang to popularity in the late 1970s and into the 1980s — typically within punk rock communities. They emerged again in the 1990s with the “riot grrrl” and third-wave feminist movements.

How did these tiny artsy zines aid revolution?

They were used by marginalised communities and oppressed groups to communicate messages that were important to them, espeically from a socio-political lens.

Throughout history, zines have allowed communities to express themselves through art and writing. Communities have also utilized zines to share their complex identities and opinions, taking advantage of the small, short printed creation.

The rise of the underground press in the revolutionary years of the sixties aided the

revival of this culture.