The radical parenting zine community is a thriving one and a few of our favorites are just now being released- check them out!!
DLYFB is a zine geared towards radical non-parent allies, but even as a parent I find tons of helpful tips in here to help make our movements more age-inclusive. I liked especially that it had so much on the intersection between the prison industrial complex and families. Here is a breakdown of just some of what this issue has in it.
- great practical guide to organizing a kids’ bloc and kids’ spaces/childcare during events from C.R.A.P. (Child Rearing Against Patriarchy)
- an action reportback by the badass group Mamas of Color Rising
- a look into the work of the Prison Birth Project
- advice from a mother who lost her child on how to support a parent who has lost their baby
- personal stories from parents, shining insight into some of the many and varied experiences of parents
- a recount of the Children’s Program from the 10th Anniversary of Critical Resistance
- Reportback from the Children’s Program at the US Social Forum
Well, this just came out and isn’t available online, so haven’t been able to actually read it- BUT! Rad Dad is always great and this issue’s theme is “heavy topics,” so it’s definitely going to be a good one.
This zine hails from just over the pass in Grand Junction, CO! The zine is freaking awesome, as is the blog that accompanies it. This particular issue focuses on Radical Parenting, which is great. It has a cool look inside the day to day living of the radical co-op house there and all their lil babies. It also has a great essay from one of my favorite radical parents Rahula Janowski, a radical parenting book list, an essay by another favorite of mine Vikki Law, who happens to be the author of the excellent book Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggle of Incarcerated Women, and co-editor of the previously mentioned Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind zine! It also features Cesareana, an art collection around the theme of mama survivors. Just overall great, great work.