"This zine is adapted from my Masters research thesis, entitled '"I'm not waiting'. Doing it yrself, now: Challenging constructions of feminist activism and aesthetics in women's punk music communities". (Thesis now held at the Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, England).
I wished to engage the activist community in which I am part, with the academic community in which my research was part of, and bring the two together in discussion of contemporary feminist activism.
I chose to reproduce my research in a zine in order to reflect certain things which are true to the relationship between the means of production and the activism which I discuss. This zine in effect is the manifestation of the shifting aesthetics of do-it-yourself activism I am discussing; taking culturally political production into ones own hands."
- Melanie Maddison