Zines as Public Scholarship
Zines, short for magazines, are handmade booklets amplifying marginalized voices and documenting stories that are often unheard. In this collection, Asian American women speak to the tenuous, complicated, and loving relationships we have to our mothers. In between connection and disconnection, we reflect on the hardships many of our mothers faced navigating a world that rendered them invisible and othered. Responding to the prompt, “what is the shape of your mothers' voice”, we aim to bring the stories of our mothers to the public as valuable and worth telling.