Shotgun Seamstress

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Shotgun Seamstress is a fanzine by, for, and about black punk rockers published by Osa Atoe since 2009. The first six issues are compiled in Shotgun Seamstress Zine Collection, a book published in 2012 by Mend My Dress Press.

Description of Shotgun Seamstress zine from Shotgun Seamstress on Facebook:

"Based on the experience of isolation in being one of the only black kids in the punk scene, Shotgun Seamstress exists for those of us who grow up in the margins of subculture. This fanzine proves that punk isn't a 'white thing' through countless examples of intersecting identities and black creativity, mostly within the realm of punk rock. Black folks need DIY culture. That way, we can be encouraged to be active participants and creators instead of passive consumers of corporate culture. Shotgun Seamstress includes tons of interviews with the likes of James Spooner ("Afro-Punk" director), Brontez Purnell, Mick Collins of The Gories, Kali Boyce of Nasty Facts, Trash Kit (UK), DJ Soul Sister, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, and more."

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