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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonya Jones (founder)
She enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. Follow her on twitter: @tonyajseeme
Founding member of WOC Zine Workshops. She’s a writer, artist and librarian, check out her website at www.cathycamper.com
Founding/contributing member after relocation. She’s a writer, creative, and currently a Brooklynite. Her blog is http://hanabonanza.wordpress.com/