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It’s no secret that we at Broken Pencil are huge fans of Whitney French and her project, From The Root Zine. The goal of the project is to bring together stories, poetry, articles, testimonies and images of Black women and other women of colour in Canada. The first issue — themed and titled Hair — is an absolute triumph, and we were lucky enough to have Whitney read from it at our International Zine Month event in July at OCAD Zine Library. Whitney will be tabling at Canzine, most likely with her typewriter and a jar full of “warm n fuzziez”— wanna know what that means? You’ll have to come find out!

FTR is also accepting submissions for their next issue, themed Body, but they’re due Monday! Check out the submissions guidelines after the jump.



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