"An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Domestic abuse is a terrible epidemic that harms not only the women being abused, but the children and family members who have to witness this horror. Witnessing domestic abuse has been a driving force in my life, and poetry has been an outlet for me to cope with the trauma I experienced living in fear for all those years, deep anger toward my mom’s abuser, and an even deeper resentment toward my mom for not protecting me; and even worse, involving me in the violence."

— Foreword to A Poem on Witnessing Domestic Abuse

Want to join our team? We’re looking for editors!
If you’re passionate about feminist voices and have exceptional editing skills, this is the zine for you! Also, you’ll be working with some of the raddest ladies around ;)
If you think you’ve got the skills, email your resume to btopia.mag@gmail.com.

Want to join our team? We’re looking for editors!

If you’re passionate about feminist voices and have exceptional editing skills, this is the zine for you! Also, you’ll be working with some of the raddest ladies around ;)

If you think you’ve got the skills, email your resume to btopia.mag@gmail.com.

"Stop putting me into boxes. Stop categorizing me. Stop your binary thinking before it even starts. I am different, I am changing, and that’s okay."

Fast Forward

An Interview With The Coathangers 

"Back in April, I bought tickets to see The Black Lips, unaware of the great surprise that was going to come along with it. Three ladies with black hair and matching white denim jackets strutted onto the stage and began making alien-like noises into the mic for sound check…"
photo by Ryan Russell

An Interview With The Coathangers 

"Back in April, I bought tickets to see The Black Lips, unaware of the great surprise that was going to come along with it. Three ladies with black hair and matching white denim jackets strutted onto the stage and began making alien-like noises into the mic for sound check…"

photo by Ryan Russell

A Letter To My Freshman-Self

"I can still see you huddled under that archway like it was yesterday; your hands pinched your elbows as though they were the only branches gravity had to hold you down with…"

A Letter To My Freshman-Self

"I can still see you huddled under that archway like it was yesterday; your hands pinched your elbows as though they were the only branches gravity had to hold you down with…"

The Bandit Zine's 1st Annual Feminist Film Fest: NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
We are seeking short film(s) from or featuring feminist-identified and/or female-identified filmmakers* until August 18th. 
Professionals, amateurs, students, and community members locally, nationally and internationally are welcome to submit. The film fest will be held at an independent theater in Grand Rapids, MI (home of ArtPrize) on September 21st, 2014. 
For more information about the event, how to submit or get involved, please visit: http://www.grfff.org/
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*Including anyone who is underrepresented in film, filmmaking, media, etc.

The Bandit Zine's 1st Annual Feminist Film Fest: NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

We are seeking short film(s) from or featuring feminist-identified and/or female-identified filmmakers* until August 18th. 

Professionals, amateurs, students, and community members locally, nationally and internationally are welcome to submit. The film fest will be held at an independent theater in Grand Rapids, MI (home of ArtPrize) on September 21st, 2014. 

For more information about the event, how to submit or get involved, please visit: http://www.grfff.org/

Follow us for updates & news or visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebanditzine!

*Including anyone who is underrepresented in film, filmmaking, media, etc.

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Make your voice heard. We need your submissions!

Make your voice heard. We need your submissions!

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