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Tittie-Thyme

Tittie-Thyme is a collective anthology zine, known as much for their raucous release events as the wide-ranging creativity expressed within the pages.

Who are your main contributors?

We are an open-submission zine, so each release we have a variety of people submit. There are a few people that submit to every release, including Erin Hennessy, Sarah Janfeshan, Sabra Starr and Alexis Bea.

What themes does this zine cover?

As a whole our "theme" is to encourage and empower others to help our creative community grow – to grow as individuals and therefore grow as a community. We are an outlet for anybody that wishes to express themselves, and the subjects included in our zines have a huge dynamic range, including playlists, recipes, informational articles, interviews, opinion pieces, narratives and visual art of every kind.

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  • Photo by Liv Jonse

How did Tittie-Thyme begin?

Tittie-Thyme's first release was in August 2014, so we are officially almost 2 years old! The idea initially started as just a neutral place that people of all genders, sexualities, races and cultures [could] meet up with each other and just ... be themselves. Be able to have a conversation about anything without the fear of being judged or ridiculed.

Why did the zine medium appeal to you?

Making a zine seemed like an afterthought at that time, but it just made so much sense. Zines are convenient because it's an affordable way to get information out to the public. There is a lot of freedom with it. Having something in print is like holding a memory, a part of the community, something real. It's something you can't scroll through.

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