December 19th, 2002

personal: lucky in love

Question...

I love reading zines and different things from all over. I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to send me a copy of there zine for free. I don't have any money at all to send, but I could make you some icons, or something like that online. If you would be willing to send me a free copy, please email me then at katebug48@hotmail.com and put something like "Zine" in the subject line so I don't accidentally delete it. Also, in return I could write some articles for you. I could email them to you, if you would like. I just really want some zines, so if you are willing to send me some then please email me and tell me what you would want it return - if anything and I will tell you my address so you can send it to. I am in Ohio - so shipping wouldn't be higher or anything like that. Thanks so much!

Katy
brainscan

Chainbreaker #1

Shelley is a bike mechanic in New orleans and she loves bikes with a passion. This zine explores the history of the bicycle touching on race and gender issues including the bicycles place in womens's movements in fashion and mobility. This zine doesn't stop there. This zine also discusses a female bicyclsits view of street harassment and simple tips about biking like how to ride, how to fix a flat, and how to make a bike tube belt. And it goes on to talk about the Plan B volunteer run bike project in New Orleans and it's place in the community. Shelley talks about being a female bike mechanic and how empowering it is to defy stereotypes of women as mechanics. This zine is so inspiring and encouraging. After I first read it I wanted to grab a wrench and get to work, and I did at Plan B. Chainbreaker is an amazing zine for those who are curious as to what all this bike business is all about or those who have been into bikes for years. It also contains some of Merry Death's beautiful art work.