Daughters of Violence

A stack of five Daughters of Violence Zines sit in a cardboard box with a dark green plant on the right hand side of the frame. 

A stack of five Daughters of Violence Zines sit in a cardboard box with a dark green plant on the right hand side of the frame. 

Issue 1 now available!

Issue 1 of the zine is 8.5"x5.5," full color, and 40 pages of poetry, art, and prose from 13 daughters of color including: Ashley Sullivan, Rose Bear Don't Walk, Dilreet Dhaliwal, Kava Garcia Vasquez, heather c. lou, Trish Abalo, Joelle Lam, Janette Ruiz, Iko'tsimiskimaki Beck, Alizarin Menninga, Maya Vilaplana, and zine editors Abaki Beck and Michelle Kiang.

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to ship internationally.

You can also purchase the zine at the Women & Children First Bookstore in Chicago, IL. 

Origins of the zine:

Daughters of Violence grew from our desire to create an anthology of the contemporary experiences of young women and non-binary folks of color. We first discussed with this idea last Thanksgiving over dim sum and discovered that we had been thinking about this separately. 

Our generation has a unique relationship with race and our intersectional identities: 

  • Our formative years occurred after 9/11, during the rise of Islamophobic fear; 
  • Being mixed race has been an option on the census for most of our lives; 
  • Obama has been president the majority of our young adult lives; 
  • There has been a rise in awareness of racial injustice and state violence due to movements like Black Lives Matter and #noDAPL;
  • Social media has grown to dominate our cultural landscape;

And today, we face the presidency of a man who has openly been endorsed by members of the KKK. 

We want to continue the legacy of women of color feminists before us, including This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color edited by Cherrie Morraga and Gloria Anzaldua and Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman. With Daughters of Violence, we hope to contribute to this literary tradition and movement building with the voices of our generation. Who are today’s young people of color leading the way? How do we support and love each other? How do we continue to create communities and break down stigma and shame?

We are putting this zine together because we need to talk about it, because we cannot suffer alone any longer, because life is hard but it’s harder alone, because we are stronger together, because we can. In the face of political oppression and alongside movements for justice we must take care of our own.