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'''Noemi Martinez''' is a zinester, zine editor, writer, poet and indie press publisher who lives in Weslaco, Texas. She has been involved in alternative forms of media since the late 90s. She is also a single mom and human trafficking outreach coordinator for a legal aid office. Her zines address issues of racism from a Chicana/Puerto Rican perspective. In 2014 she started a small indie press with roots in DIY that focuses on the work of women and people of color.  
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'''Noemi Martinez''' is a zinester, zine editor, writer, poet and indie press publisher who lives in Weslaco, Texas. She has been involved in alternative forms of media since the late 90s. A single mother,  her zines address issues of racism from a Chicana/Puerto Rican perspective, racism, white privilege, immigration, poverty, displacement and identity. In 2014 she started a small indie press, [http://www.hermanaresistpress.com Hermana Resist Press], with roots in DIY that focuses on the work of women and people of color. She has organized poetry events and zine events, including the first RGV ZineFest in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Grande_Valley Rio Grande Valley] and Mujerfest, a festival that ran for several years in the RGV that showcased women and women of color musicians, artists, artisans, and poets with discussions and workshops that were led by women and women of color.  
  
She is also the creator of the [[POC_Zinesters]] community at Livejournal. She was the owner of [[C/s_distro]], which stocked and distributed zines by women and people of color.  
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Born in Chicago, Illinois, Martinez moved to Edcouch, Texas when she was 9 with frequent trips and summers spent in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Moving to other small cities in the Rio Grande Valley, Martinez was living in La Blanca, Texas when she found [[Pander Zine Distro]] online. The first zine she ordered and read was [[Taryn Hipp]]'s [[Girl Swirl]]. She sought other women of color zinesters and found other women of color zinesters via Bianca who wrote [[Mamasita]], among other zines. She then found a number of zines by people of color that included [[Pure Tuna Fish]], [[Hard as Nails]], [[Bamboo Girl]], [[Quantify]], [[Framing Historica Theft]] and [[Casa de los Trucos]]. Inspired by these and noting the lack of zines by women of color, specifically zines by Chicanas, Martinez produced her first zine, [[Making of a Chicana]].
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She is also the creator of the [[POC_Zinesters]] community at Livejournal. She was the owner of [[C/s distro]], which stocked and distributed zines by women and people of color.  
  
 
==Zines==
 
==Zines==
 
* [[Hermana, Resist]] (six issues)
 
* [[Hermana, Resist]] (six issues)
 
*[[Aged Noise]]
 
*[[Aged Noise]]
*[[Homespun]]
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*[[Homespun Zine: DIY]] three issues
 
*[[Making of a Chicana]]
 
*[[Making of a Chicana]]
 
*[[Brothers]]
 
*[[Brothers]]
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*[[Lines from Acedia to Apatheia]]
 
*[[Lines from Acedia to Apatheia]]
 
*[[Citrus Dreams]]
 
*[[Citrus Dreams]]
 
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*[[Hermana, Resist: The Poetry Selection]]
  
  
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*[[Nos/Otras: Finding Gloria]]
 
*[[Nos/Otras: Finding Gloria]]
 
*[[MAIZ: Mujeres Activistas Insurgentes y zineras]]
 
*[[MAIZ: Mujeres Activistas Insurgentes y zineras]]
 
 
  
 
==Contributions==
 
==Contributions==
 
* [[Excerpts from Perzines]]
 
* [[Excerpts from Perzines]]
*[[Mamaphiles]]
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*[[Mamaphiles]], issues 1,3 and 4
*[[Xerography Debt]]
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*[[Xerography Debt]]-reviewer
*[[Woven Zine, issue 5]]
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*[[Woven Zine]], issue 5
 
*[[Speak! Zine]]
 
*[[Speak! Zine]]
 
*[[Revolutionary Motherhood Zine]]
 
*[[Revolutionary Motherhood Zine]]
*[[Fear, HOpe and Justice: Remembering those lost-Protecting Our Future]]
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*[[Fear, Hope and Justice: Remembering those lost-Protecting Our Future]]
 
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*[[When Language Runs Dry]], issue four
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*[[Absent, Cause]], issue four
  
 
==Featured Zinester==
 
==Featured Zinester==
 
*[[Catbird #2]]
 
*[[Catbird #2]]
 
  
 
==Zine Collection==
 
==Zine Collection==
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==Zines in the Community==
 
==Zines in the Community==
In 2014, Martinez was selected as the curator for the [[Fly Away Zine Mobile]].
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*In 2014, Martinez was selected as the curator for the [[Fly Away Zine Mobile]].
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*[[RGV Zine Machine and Library]]
  
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==Other Involvement==
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*Speak! Media, SPEAK Women of Color Media Collective, a fundraiser for single mothers of color to attend the Allied Media Conference. The group independently produced a zine, spoken word cd and teaching template. [http://wearespeaking.blogspot.com Speak! Media]
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*advisory panel for the first kids track at the Allied Media Conference
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*Women of Color Zines presentation, Allied Media Conference, 2007
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*[http://wakeupnew.blogspot.com/2008/12/speak-cd-by-radical-women-of-color.html Speak! Radical Women of Color CD]
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''Honors''
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*In the summer of 2014, Martinez was awarded the media maker single mother of color grant of awesomeness award by [http://kidzcitybaltimore.blogspot.com Kids City Baltimore]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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*[http://www.hermanaresistpress.com Hermana Resist Press]
 
*[http://www.hermanaresistpress.com Hermana Resist Press]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20080517084747/http://www.grrrlzines.net/interviews/hermanaresist.htm Grrrl Zine Network Interview with Hermana Resist]
 
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20080517084747/http://www.grrrlzines.net/interviews/hermanaresist.htm Grrrl Zine Network Interview with Hermana Resist]
 
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*[http://dspace.library.uvic.ca:8080/bitstream/handle/1828/795/davidson_2005.pdf Feminist Zines: Cutting and Pasting a New Wave]
  
 
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[[Category:Texas Zinesters]]
 
[[Category:Texas Zinesters]]
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[[Category: Race & Ethnicity]]
 
[[Category: Zine Book]]
 
[[Category: Zine Book]]
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[[Category:chronic pain]]
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[[Category: poetry zines]]
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[[Category: closed distro]]
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[[Category: Political Zines]]
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[[Category: WOC Zines]]

Revision as of 19:00, 6 July 2014

Noemi Martinez

Noemi Martinez is a zinester, zine editor, writer, poet and indie press publisher who lives in Weslaco, Texas. She has been involved in alternative forms of media since the late 90s. A single mother, her zines address issues of racism from a Chicana/Puerto Rican perspective, racism, white privilege, immigration, poverty, displacement and identity. In 2014 she started a small indie press, Hermana Resist Press, with roots in DIY that focuses on the work of women and people of color. She has organized poetry events and zine events, including the first RGV ZineFest in the Rio Grande Valley and Mujerfest, a festival that ran for several years in the RGV that showcased women and women of color musicians, artists, artisans, and poets with discussions and workshops that were led by women and women of color.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Martinez moved to Edcouch, Texas when she was 9 with frequent trips and summers spent in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Moving to other small cities in the Rio Grande Valley, Martinez was living in La Blanca, Texas when she found Pander Zine Distro online. The first zine she ordered and read was Taryn Hipp's Girl Swirl. She sought other women of color zinesters and found other women of color zinesters via Bianca who wrote Mamasita, among other zines. She then found a number of zines by people of color that included Pure Tuna Fish, Hard as Nails, Bamboo Girl, Quantify, Framing Historica Theft and Casa de los Trucos. Inspired by these and noting the lack of zines by women of color, specifically zines by Chicanas, Martinez produced her first zine, Making of a Chicana.

She is also the creator of the POC_Zinesters community at Livejournal. She was the owner of C/s distro, which stocked and distributed zines by women and people of color.

Zines


Editor

Contributions

Featured Zinester

Zine Collection

In 2015, a collection of Hermana, Resist zines will be published by the small press Sweet Candy Press.

Zines in the Community

Other Involvement

  • Speak! Media, SPEAK Women of Color Media Collective, a fundraiser for single mothers of color to attend the Allied Media Conference. The group independently produced a zine, spoken word cd and teaching template. Speak! Media
  • advisory panel for the first kids track at the Allied Media Conference
  • Women of Color Zines presentation, Allied Media Conference, 2007
  • Speak! Radical Women of Color CD

Honors

  • In the summer of 2014, Martinez was awarded the media maker single mother of color grant of awesomeness award by Kids City Baltimore

External Links