Shotgun Seamstress discusses the difficulties of being a black person within dominantly white punk and queer scenes. The author and contributors give anecdotes about their experiences at punk concerts. Osa interviews local punk artists of color, and provides excerpts of her own writing about racism. The zine incorporates images and sparse typewritten sections for a dynamic effect on each of the pages. Multiple issues have been produced, each focusing on a different aspect of black punk culture (e.g. Toni Young, James Spooner, Aye Nako, Xray Spex, Kicktease, Afro-Punk, tattoos, money) and how people of color interact with popular culture.
Silence = death : video performance artist Jacob Gardens
Madivinez / by Lenelle Moise
I'm obsessed with ESG
Q & A with Marily of Aye Nako
This is a public hair announcement! / [by Kisha Hope]
Interview : DJ Soul Sister
Interview : Kicktease
DIY or DIE
Death is nothing to be afraid of
Description based on: no. 3, published in 2009; title from cover.
"A zine by and for black punks."
No. 1 subtitled "R.I.P. Toni Young."
No. 2 subtitled "Everybody say love."
No. 3 subtitled "Money is fake."
No. 4 subtitled "Sister outsider art."
No. 6.5 subtitled "Naija punx: 4 interviews with Nigerian-American punk rockers."
Nos. 4 and 5 purchased from the author at the Beyond Meet Me at the Race Riot tour in 2012. No.6 purchased from Riot Grrr zine distro in 2012. No. 6.5 purchased at the NYC Feminist Zine Fest at Barnard College in 2014.