Tuesday, 24 May 2016


We love zines!
We love making them, we love reading them we also love talking about them....

This was the time I was talking about making zines, the zine community and more for Emily Steele's mini documentary (along with a bunch of other rad babes)

The start of this month my friend Em, who I make Poor Lass with, got to do readings from issues of Poor Lass for the zine 'stage' at Sounds From The Other city, curated by Salford Zine Library

Speaking of Salford Zine Library, here is 1/4 of SZL and top banana, Steve talking about zines on Radio 6 Music

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Imitation of Life /// What, Is She Black Now?

I've been off work all week to put the final touches to my solo exhibition I am having this week, so I thought I would treat myself to some out of studio time and head to another exhibition, Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century a Home Manchester.

The exhibition has a range of works commenting on the representations of people of colour in the US and Europe within the last 15 years.
Film, digital art, installations, sculptures, paintings, it's all here.

From Jasyon Musson's ART THOUGHTZ: How to be a successful Black Artist video, to Lauren Halsey's colourful and striking wall of weaves (We The Ones(blackngold))

Two of my other favourite pieces were Larry Achiampong's collages, Glyth

And Martine Syms installation S1 : E1 about the representation of blackness in American sitcoms which featured a film that is really worth watch.

I left feeling really good and excited to get my exhibition out into the world.
A lot of the pieces are to do with representation of POC in popular culture, so was great to see something with similar themes.


 Imitation of Life runs until 3rd July.

My exhibition, What, Is She Black Now? runs until Saturday 21st May.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Bank Holiday zine weekender...

Last Bank holiday weekend it was my birthday, it was also a weekend of fun, hangtimes and zining!!

It kicked off at Sheffield zine fest on the Saturday.
Sheffield Zine Fests is one of my favourites, it always has a nice atmosphere and I get to see a load of my favourite people at once!

It was also the debut of the My Mad Fat Zine (a zine about My Mad Fat Diary) that I made with my long time zine pal Holly, it's the first zine we've made together since 2001!!!
Image of My Mad Fat Zine
Sharoon Rooney approved!!!

It was a sell out!
(some copies still left here though!)

Then back to Manchester for birthday pizza and 90s dancing.

The zine theme continued on Sunday.

As part of Sounds From The Other City, Salford Zine Library took over the Deli Lama café for some zine readings. Steve from SZL started the day off with a reading from his Lil Rem Stadt zine (which was so good).

Em and myself read pieces we contributed to Poor Lass zine and Holly read from her Bruce and my Dad zine.
Then we hot footed it to a church to watch Tacocat followed by a run over the road to see Martha in a warehouse!

A quick band practice then topped off with a late night roast dinner down Toby Carvery.

An awesome birthday weekend!