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

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Girl Pop

If you listen to WPRK on Thursday nights, you've likely heard Madeleine Scott and Keara Spicer hosting the Girl Pop radio show. Less known but every bit as enjoyable is their cut-and-paste zine of the same name, which combines music and personal writings.

Who are the main authors of Girl Pop? 

Keara: Half of Girl Pop is Keara Spicer. I'm an advertising and public relations student at UCF! 

Madeleine: My name is Madeleine Scott, and I'm the other half of Girl Pop. I'm an economics and religion double major (with a Spanish minor) at Rollins College, and Thursday nights I DJ the Girl Pop radio show on WPRK.

What has Girl Pop centered around?

Keara: Our past issues have covered topics such as gender, being straight edge and being a woman in a male-dominated scene – also putting yourself out there and not being afraid of judgment.

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Madeleine: Girl Pop lends itself to a huge variety of topics and formats. ... I think, though, the thread that connects all of this is an idea of encouragement and inclusivity. It's hard to put your voice out there, but the more people that do, the more people that will, you know?

How long have you been doing this zine?

Madeleine: Keara and I became friends October of last year, and soon after started working on the zine together. We released our first issue in December 2015, our second in February, and our most recent a little less than a week ago.

Why do you make zines?

Keara: Zines are sacred to the DIY community. Everything nowadays is online or downloadable. We decided on a zine versus a blog because the feeling of a printed page is more real than looking at a computer screen. In addition, we do everything by hand – no Photoshop! We strictly collage and scan for printing. It feels more put together and made with love than something you can read online. Also I personally love the turn of a page in any good piece of print. 

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