From The New York Times:
Artists, activists and academics are publishing mini-guides on Instagram — swipe-through galleries of text and visuals that help people find local businesses to support and fund community fridges; learn about mutual aid efforts in their neighborhood and the global effects of climate change; locate Black healers and wellness spaces; and nourish themselves, among other things.
Though these guides are digital, they borrow from the analog art of zine making.
“Zines, you know, it’s a democratic way to share information,” said Barbara Calderón, 32, an intersectional artist and librarian and the founder of Colectiva Cósmica, an art collective that hosts art workshops, publishes zines and organizes within creative communities. “The zine has always been about providing access.”