Alabama grrrl

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alabama grrrl is the perzine of Ailecia Ruscin written and distributed through Pisces, Pander, and other girl perzine networks. Issues 1-8 were published between 1996 and 2000.

alabama grrrl was published in Auburn, AL, U.S.A., Pittsburgh, PA, and Lawrence, KS. The print run was between 500-1,000. The zine consisted of personal writings about punk, contemporary anarchist and left political protest, body politics, gender and sexuality.

Ruscin also contributed to Clamor Magazine and was reviewed (poorly) in the final issue of Factsheet 5. Ruscin is an occasional reviewer for Zine World and the feminist blog elevate difference. Ruscin collected girl zines and perzines incessantly from 1997-2000 in what Duke University's Sallie Bingham Center For Women's History and Culture now calls the Ailecia Ruscin Zine Collection. The collection consists of 552 zines, collected by the donor between 1994 and 2001. The collection focuses on personal zines by women, politics, the punk music scene, social justice activism, and riot grrrl. Many of the zines are accompanied by correspondence with the donor.