Sex Ed via Comics Zine

When I got a call for submissions for the zine Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf on Barnard’s zine mailing list, my firstNot Your Mother's Meatloaf thought was not "I should write something!" (I can’t draw) but "This would be a great zine for library collections!" It’s a sex education comic book edited by Saiya Miller and Liza Bley addressing issues of sexual health and sexual experience from points of view beyond the hetero- and gender-normative. The first issue is available from Microcosm Publishing and For the Birds, and the second issue is due out in the fall. 

See also LJ‘s column of health zine reviews. To get the quarterly Zine Reviews column regularly, make sure to sign up for BookSmack! In the Sept. 3rd issue, a team of zine librarians and a zine publisher will review zines from the LJ mailbag. 

Also, any interested readers can submit work for the second issue of Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf, due out this fall. The theme is "firsts," the deadline is Sept. 1, and more info is available at!

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  1. Saiya Miller says:

    Thank you for your support, Anna!

    And you’re right, the zine would be great for library collections. We are also looking to distribute the zine in high schools, health clinics, bookstores, and anywhere else where it could be useful!

    So, it’s great when folks help spread the word! We truly want this project to be a collaborative process on all levels.

    Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf co-editor