ALL ZINES BY MOONROOT COLLECTIVE ARE SOLD OUT AND WILL NOT BE REPRINTED
moonroot, a collective of Asian and Pacific Islander womyn, trans + gender queer folks, offers this zine as a reaction to a direct event: 4 of them being robbed at gunpoint in August 2013. The zine is a collection of stories and survival strategies to heal within a context of structural violence. Each author uses a traumatic experience to explore ideas of safety and violence, privilege and oppression, and trauma and healing. Some reoccurring themes the pieces touches on: gentrification, interracial prejudice and anti-black racism, police involvement that further marginalizes POC. Most vitally, the pieces reinforce that it is never the victim’s fault that they were robbed, and that victim blaming only hinders the healing process of survivors of violence and crime.