Art is fuel for activism, and zines have been a source of inspiration and underground information for decades. These DIY publications combine art, writing, and often a call to action around an issue that’s been misconstrued in other media. A zine is a powerful labor of love and agent of change.
Zines in their collection are added to a worldwide union catalog so anyone around the world can order them via Interlibrary Loan. They are also added to Columbia University’s online catalog, which allows researchers who may never have heard of zines to discover them serendipitously. A physical copy of the zine will be preserved at the library in perpetuity.
We’re grateful to Barnard College for making the zine accessible to people in all regions and financial situations. It’s always available as a free download on Legalize Appalachia’s website.
There are just a few copies left of the risograph zine with poster insert printed on recycled pulp fiber paper blended with hemp. 100% of the proceeds of the print zine are donated to Legalize Appalachia to help fund the Prohibition Hurts Cash Aid and Free Therapy pilot programs.
We hope these writings and illustrations from Appalachia are a source of inspiration that sparks action. Together, we can make cannabis equitable for all, y’all.
WORDS BY JAY NATHAN.
PHOTOS BY TARLETON WALMSLEY.
SPECIAL THANKS TO JAY NATHAN, LEGALIZE APPALACHIA'S COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR. THEY EDITED THE ZINE AND PREPARED THE SUBMISSION THAT GOT US INTO BARNARD!