✏️ REBEL DYKES Zine Making Workshop ✂️

Hello wonderful sea slug friends!

Last week, I took part in the online REBEL DYKES Zine Making Workshop…

A hot, heady, punky, sexy mash-up of animation, previously unseen rare archive footage and new interviews, REBEL DYKES tells the story of a radical 80s scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen families. In this zine-making workshop, we will dig into the REBEL DYKES archive, watch bits of the film and share our own stories. We’ll make zines using copies of Rebel Dyke posters, pictures and other materials, adding in the stories we’ve told and heard, to make our own mini archives to take away.

It was brilliant getting little snippets of the film shown as clips during the session while diving into the selection of copies from the archives that they sent out to us before the session. I went into the workshop not having watched the film, as I wanted to approach it the zine-making intuitively based on the archive materials that I was sent. My mini-zine pages reflect that chaotic method, as they flit from one subject to another based on what caught my creative eye as I flicked through the photocopied pages.

I’d love to know what you think of my zine?

I’m really looking forward to watching the film now, and comparing how these archive materials made me feel to the contents of the film itself.

You can join me and see REBEL DYKES in cinemas or online.

I hope you enjoyed this little dive into REBEL DYKES zine-making with me, and do drop me a comment down below if you have seen the film! I’d love to know what you thought of it?

Much love.
Chloe out.