This Is What Makes Us Girls* – The intersectional feminist zine fighting patriarchy

This Is What Makes Us Girls* is an intersectional feminist zine, which focuses on providing a platform for the underrepresented: young women, queer folk and people of colour. The zine — curated by Boni and with illustrations by Leal — hopes to combat some of the gender-based violence that South Africa is plagued with, and to educate South Africa about the horrors and beauties of being a woman in South Africa.

This Is What Makes Us Girls*, which launched in October, is entirely made up of the contributed art, photography and writing of South African womxn, encouraging them to continue to create work knowing that there will be a platform that they can rely on to share their creations with the public. Here’s a look at the first issue.

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