About Us

The image people have of Portland is mainly based on the white majority who live here – 76.1 % of the population, according to the 2011 U.S. Census. But the other 23.9%, the other Portland, they have a voice too. And the Women of Color Zine (WOC) group is one of the ways that other voice can be heard.

The WOC Zine group has self-published seven issues of their collective “Women of Color: How to Live in the City of Roses and Avoid the Pricks.” The zines can be found at Portland Button Works, In Other Words, Powell’s Bookstore, or the Multnomah County Library.

The Women of Color Zine Workshops ended in May 2014. However, we are still making our zine collective and hosting readings. If you need to contact us: wocpdx@gmail.com.

Core Members 


Tonya Jones (founder)

She enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. Follow her on twitter: @tonyajseeme

cathyCathy Camper

Founding member of WOC Zine Workshops. She’s a writer, artist and librarian, check out her website at www.cathycamper.com

1242014_576489694070_1112153091_nHannah Eko

Founding/contributing member after relocation. She’s a writer, creative, and currently a Brooklynite. Her blog is http://hanabonanza.wordpress.com/

3 Responses to About Us

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  2. Ally says:

    Hi there! I don’t know how else to contact the people involved in this website directly, but I am a Poetry Editor of a new reading series in Portland, OR which is encouraging diversity in voice and style by accepting readers by blind online submission (which means we don’t get to see who reads until after we pick the strongest work). I wanted to send the curators of this website a more substantial email about your potential interest in this series, and also to ask if you knew anyone who would be interested. If this sounds cool to you, please feel free to email me at allyharrisr@gmail.com or submissionpdx@gmail.com. It would also be awesome if you could delete this comment after you’ve responded. I am really excited to potentially speak with one or all of you! -Ally Harris

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