First, we have my (Trish’s) zine that is about frybread and how it evolved from a struggle food during times of mass starvation, to the comfort food that natives know and love today.
The second we have is a zine by Ashleys about the differences between her and her father’s lives at the same ages, but different geographic locations.
Then we have a Tims that is about the different parenting styles between his parents one born here and one not, and how it leads him not to feel Asian enough.
Then comes Rivers about the space between her and her parents and their own perspective upbringings.
and last but not least Angelas “note to self” is about learning to be who you are instead of being stuck between two different identities, in this case Asian and white
We haven’t had much time to collaborate on a writer’s statement and conclusion as a whole group, so I’m just going to use what Angela and I came up with in class on Tuesday.
Our Zine collection combines different aspects of cultural appropriation and adaptation. Whether it’s from food to how we live our daily lives, there is a lot that is different now than has been in the past. We are using our Zines to highlight the different ways in which we have ALL been affected by time creating the identities that we now have as societies and individuals.
In today’s world it is becoming increasingly easier to learn who our ancestors are and what they have gone through in order for us to be here, and this zine collection highlights the ways in which our vesterday’s affect our todays, sometimes in ways most wouldn’t notice or understand from the outside.
While we may not understand what events or actions made things how they are today, sometimes just taking the time to learn about how we got to where we are helps us
understand how the past has formed the present, and how we can inform a society to understand our pasts
ANY and ALL feedback is welcomed. (Speaking for myself that is. Lol.)
For your feedback, first read through the Writers’ Statement to the collection. Then, complete the following:
Offer Statements of Meaning to the Group: What was stimulating, surprising, evocative, memorable, touching, challenging, compelling, unique, delightful in what you read?
Note: Peer reviewers/readers refrain from “liking” an aspect of the work–such feedback is vague and unhelpful and circles back to the respondent as the focus of the workshop.
Instead, provide statements of meaning that are both specific and evidence-based. This helps us all see that there is value inherent in the work as it is. To celebrate something is part of critique.
Comment on each individual zine in the collection using the name of the writer. Share statements of positive meaning and issues that came up for you as a reader.
Address Questions from Writers’ Statement: Address the craft-based questions the group has posed in their Writers’ Statement. Feel free to also pose neutral questions for the group to consider.