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Pinches Mamadas by Jasmin Nunez

Historically Zines have been a way to communicate ideas and concerns within marginalized groups. Learning about the Riot Girls and the third wave of feminism within the U.S. I realized that women of color were often hidden and the movement was heavily categorized as white and middle class.

However, with this zine I have created a space to tell the stories of people of color through illustrations, poetry, writing, photography, and design. This is our own way to celebrate and nurture people of color’s creativity and diversity that mainstream media fails to acknowledge. With artists, activists, musicians, and multimedia journalists raising the questions about whether social media truly represents our voices and recognizing the systematic racism that is portrayed in mass media. This online zine represents a platform for people to feel comfortable to talk about anything they want.

With a focus on showcasing people with cultural identities that fall somewhere along the LatinX community. Especially people of color who regularly are in between cultural worlds, whether it’s being a LatinX that doesn’t speak Spanish well or a person of color not identifying as just one culture but a mixture, and how to work around identity issues. The zine encourages themes of memory, spirituality, and identity. While, also working with ideas on collaboration, dispersion, validation, and capitalism. Working with a group of "artists" has made me reflect on different ideas we have learned throughout the semester. Thinking about how overall the internet is just a big collaboration itself, and different factors play into how much and how little someone collaborates. Having to bring together a group of people took a lot of patience and time.Taking ideas from Seth Price's "Dispersion" I am really concerned in the elitism that is placed on Art when it is shown in a gallery. The nature of "good" art to conform to the boundaries of a gallery and what it means for an artist to be validated. The audience being the main source of consumption and therefore they're the ones accrediting the artist. However, within Mexican performance artist and archivist Monica Mayer's work she talks about how most artists have to talk to or be written about by western or European scholars to be validated. But why is that? When did art become so focused with validation and consumerism, and why do artists have to create a persona and money to be accomplished? We just want to make art or pinches mamadas however you want to call it.