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My Participation in the Zine Project K.G. Loo Mpumalanga participant and Sisonke member

My experience in this project was very good. Even though it was a lot of work, I really enjoyed being part of the project. For me (and, I think for everyone who participated) the most challenging aspect of the project was that we had to create, develop, and design our zines in only two weeks. None of us at the workshop had ever created a zine (much less knew what a zine even was) so it took some time for us to understand. But Elsa and Quinten were there to help and guide us. We trusted them. During the first week of the workshop, we learned how to use paints, pens, collage, tracing, and other creative methods, including writing. Everyday we created stories using these techniques; we practiced and practiced. We explored telling stories with art and for me this was a new experience. And it was so powerful! These exercises were meant to help us think about story making and how to use art to tell our stories. Elsa didn’t ask anyone to write about sex work. She said that each person could decide on the story or stories that they wanted to ‘share with the world’. Yet, most of us shared personal stories that were linked directly 92

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The Sex Worker Zine Project Ebook  

"Featuring the zines produced by 24 men, women, and transgender persons who live and sell sex in the Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provin...

The Sex Worker Zine Project Ebook  

"Featuring the zines produced by 24 men, women, and transgender persons who live and sell sex in the Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provin...