About the founders
Venezuelan designer/artist Florencia Alvarado, American photographer Jeanette Spicer and Swedish designer Sara Duell, are the dykes behind WMN zine. We have individually come to identify ourselves as lesbian in different ways and at various times, but found commonality between our love for WMN, and interest in art and representation of marginalized communities.
When thinking of our own identifications, we realized that the term lesbian was in ways a signifier of the past, and could even be considered radical. This awareness sparked our inspiration and desire to gather and share work of other people identifying as lesbian, in order to create a conversation around different terms of identification, and how and why we use them. This zine is meant to provide a much needed space to show the intimacy, struggle, wonder and everything in between, of what it means to be a lesbian in this political climate and time.
WMN zine founders
Press@h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y Instagram takeover February 24-March 1, 2020
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art “Recommended from Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, January-February, 2020” January 11, 2020Autostraddle “Wmn Zine: What It Means To Be A ‘Rural Lesbian’” Lauren Parker. December 14, 2019
Broken Pencil (Web) “Pencil Sharpener: Print’s New Home For Rural Lesbians” Stefanie Ucci. October 20, 2019
Broken Pencil (Print) “Pencil Sharpener: Print’s New Home For Rural Lesbians” Stefanie Ucci. Fall 2019
Autostraddle “Insta Crush: WMN Zine Wants To Hear From Rural Dykes ASAP!” Vanessa Friedman. Aug 13, 2019