Girls Get Busy Zine

Girls Get Busy Feminist Zine

Girls Get Busy is a feminist collective supporting female-identified writers, musicians and artists with a monthly zine. Based in London and curated by Beth Siveyer

I’d always been interested in female sexuality, but was very aware from a young age that the sex industry was dominated by men, which infuriated me immensely, and still does! I’ve been working at Sh!, the women’s sex shop for nearly 4 years now and in that time, have become more and more interested in feminism.

I had wanted to make a zine for a while, but kind of lacked self belief. It was through my personal Tumblr that I met some really amazing girls that inspired me to be creative and made me realise that ‘you can do whatever you want’ – which was extremely liberating.

So in December 2010, I put a post on my blog that I wanted to make a feminist collective zine that featured artwork, writing, poetry and was looking for other girls to contribute. Once I received all the submissions within the deadline, I worked on the layout on a publishing programme, printed it out and sold it online. I’ve been doing that every month ever since and I’m now currently working on issue #17.

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With Girls Get Busy, I wanted to have a creative platform and support network for girls to showcase their work and ideas about feminism, and to feel a part of something important with a voice. Over the past 2 years Girls Get Busy has hosted feminist parties, gigs, workshops, a zine festival, exhibitions, book readings and have just started distributing other people’s zines on the webshop.

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Below are sex-positive pieces that have been featured in the zine and on the blog.

Beth Siveyer

Rebecca Cooper

Melanie Jane

Arvida Bystrom

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Holly Lucas                                                                   Hannah Hill

Beth Siveyer

Check out the Girls Get Busy: In Colour! online exhibition – a collection of colourful submissions that were originally printed in the zine in b&w at Art Baby Gallery!

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