Day 5 - Brainscan 26 (Alex Wrekk)
Around two years ago I heard whispers that Microcosm Publishing was doing something messed up, so I stopped ordering from them just to be safe. This zine describes in more detail what was going on and why that was probably a good idea. Long story short, Microcosm as a cooperative doesn’t practice what it preaches in terms of social justice and in particular accountability for survivors of abuse.
Stolen Sharpie Revolution (second edition, so I think that’s 2003) was my main introduction to zines so I have a special place in my heart for Alex Wrekk (even though she probably doesn’t even know I exist *dreamy sigh*). This is the first Brainscan I’ve read (I know - BAD zine enthusiast!) but I probably should have started with a different one, since this answers a very specific question and isn’t really about her life as a whole. Nevertheless, it’s a brave zine to put out there, informative, and her no-bullshit attitude makes me like her more and want to read more of her zines.
32 pages, quarter-sized, bought from Alex Wrekk’s etsy store