Today we’re delighted to blog about local zinester Shawn(ta) Smith, creator of the Black Lesbians in the 70s Zine!
Here’s Shawn’s bio:
Shawn(ta) Smith is an Archivist, a librarian, a writer, and a Zinester. Shawn is an Archivette and Coordinator at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and a producer of Theater at the WOW Cafe Theater, where she is proud to contribute to Rivers of Honey, a space highlighting the art of womyn of color. Her librarianship is academic faculty or young adult, and always reference. So ask her about books, she might know a thing or two; she’s been known to answer to “Your Lesbian Librarian”. She just finished a year at StoryCorps, a national oral history project, as the Archive Coordinator, and will continue this year pursuing creative projects, starting with finding a publisher for her Anthology: Her Saturn Returns: Queer Women of Color Life Transitions. You can find out more about Shawn at hersaturnreturns.com
Shawn also provided us with some really great info about her zine:
Fifty copies of the Black Lesbians in the 70s Zine will be available at the Zine Fest.