The zine format finds new life in the hands of Orlando's writers and artists 

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ReForm is a newer entrant to the Orlando field. An anthology-style group zine that melds direct activism with art and writing, the first issue came out this spring with another in the works. We spoke to editor Sharli Ward.

Who are the main contributors to ReForm? What is your mission?

Our contributors are self-identifying feminists of all walks of life who have shared various forms of content (images, reviews, writings) aligning with their ideals of feminism and self-expression. Our ultimate goal or theme is to make feminism accessible and inclusive.

What made a zine the ideal outlet?

A zine made sense to us because it embodies that sense of accessibility, and it’s much easier to produce on a smaller budget with limited resources. This is also because our secondary goal is to raise donations for local and nationwide nonprofit organizations that we feel align with our ethics and those of our contributors. The donations that we accepted for our debut zine went to the organization ENDTHEBACKLOG, which is an organization that is fighting to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits in the United States.

How did ReForm begin?

ReForm is in its infancy. Our first issue came out in the spring (April 10, in conjunction with Uncomfortable Brunch) and we are releasing Volume II at the end of August for the summer edition. We are very excited to be able to raise funds for the Hispanic Family Counseling of Orlando in the wake of the Pulse tragedy.

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