Step-Into-A-Zine | Free Word

The way knowledge is produced and spread is inherently linked to existing systems of power. Marginalised people have had to come up with ways to pass on knowledge and archive their existence outside of mainstream avenues – zines are one form of this.

Step-Into-A-Zine is a co-commission featuring articles from gal-dem and Skin Deep.



The Forgotten Organisers Of The Bristol Bus Boycott

In 1963, Bristol’s council-managed Omnibus company imposed a ‘colour bar’ which saw black and asian people banned from working across their transport network. The following Bristol Bus Boycott strike action would set the scene for the struggle that shaped the race relations act.

Read this co-commission with gal-dem illuminating how the Bristol bus boycott changed the course of workers’ rights.



A Moment Of Silence 

Who will lament the fracturing limits of citizenship? Scream that borders only matter when they are permeable? Who will leave tenderness at the half-open gate, boxes of cooked rice and lemon ginger tea, biscuits, a promise for tomorrow?

Embrace a moment of silence and indulge in this reflective piece, co-commissioned by Skin Deep.



Artwork by season designer Soofiya.


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