FOSSIL, THE #1: $2 or trade, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, printed, 34 pgs.

I have no idea how a zine from Ireland, a first issue at that, not relating at all to punk music, ended up getting distro’d at a punk show in Long Beach, CA but it did. Boy am I glad because this zine is just what I needed. It’s simple and straightforward, full of honesty, relevance, and hope. The drawings which accompanied the pieces on female genital mutilation, the situation in the Gaza Strip, and the advantages of walking are great. While this is definitely being written from a feminist perspective, it’s in no way demonizing or alienating, which is both encouraging and refreshing. Also included in this zine are comics, poems, and a reminder of what makes zines such a beautiful release for the things that can’t be bottled. –Rene Navarro ([email protected])