Queen of the Neighbourhood Collective

Queen of the Neighboorhood

Queen of the Neighbourhood Collective is an all-women crew of writers, researchers, editors and image-makers originally hailing from Aotearoa/NZ. They are Tui Gordon, Hoyden, Melissa Steiner, Anna Kelliher, Rachel Bell, Anna-Claire Hunter and Janet McAllister, plus a few assorted comrades and accomplices. Taking seed from the original zine, the collective sprouted up to create the book Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils. The collective draws on backgrounds from disparate worlds in zine-making, art, activism and academia.

Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils

Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils

SKU: 9781604862003
Author: Queen of the Neighbourhood
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862003
Published: 11/2010
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page count: 128
Subjects: Art-Stencils, Feminism


“What you hold in your hands is a lethal weapon. Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils is a threat to the status quo and a dangerous wake-up call to every person who has ever dared to think for themselves. … I believe the words and art in this book have the power to mobilize a revolution. Rise up and let’s join them now!”
–Wendy-O Matik, author of Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships

“This book cunningly uses the modern style of stencilling to make icons of some key figures in feminist movement. Readers are invited to spread their images across t-shirts, walls, and pavements to let the world know who really deserves to be remembered.”
–Gareth Shute, author of Hip Hop Music in Aotearoa

“The beauty and simplicity of message is stark in this zine. It is lovingly earnest with its handcrafted cut and pastes. The snippets are well-worded, the quotes cleverly chosen. The silhouettes of fearless females are striking. Overwhelmingly, one is left with a sense of the near universal absence of images of revolutionary women.  From now on, every time I see a Che Guevara portrait, I will wonder about his many, unheralded and invisible sisters.”
–Karlo Mila, author of Dream Fish Floating

“What an amazing creative way to magnify, and illuminate the courage of 30 Sheroes whose courage, leadership and character is symbolic of the many unsung Women Sheroes of past and present.”
–Emory Douglas, Former Black Panther Party Member, Revolutionary Artist & Minister of Culture

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