Brooklynite and co-founder [Tres] of the Trust Your Struggle Collective and Come Bien Books [ConsciousInk Gem!!!], Robert Trujillo continues to shine his light in social activism and artivism. He recently spoke with the BBC blog founder about his latest zine project Sew Soulful.
"Zines have a rich past with both people of color and anglos. In the punk movement you had hundreds of zines based on bands, the lifestyle that traveled wherever the bands did. In the political world of the Black Panthers, Young Lords, even US soldiers rebelling against the Vietnam War you had people handing out small books or pamphlets which contained unorthodox writing, art, cutting, and pasting."
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images: Mikey Cordero
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