Surviving Social Distance Zine

Through a generous grant from Third Wave Fund, Surviving the Mic was able to create its first digital zine. The zine was curated, designed and edited by Victoria Rose, with additional editing and design support from Anjana Kirti, Cherlnell Lane, Nikki Patin, Mojdeh Stoakley and Ona Wang.

Image description: black and white image of cluster of white and gray origami cranes against a black background, with sky blue text that reads "Surviving the Mic Surviving Social Distance" in top left corner and "Issue 1 December 2020" in bottom left corner. Surviving the Mic logo in bottom right corner which is a dark blue circle with turquoise text that reads "Surviving the Mic" and hot pink text in the middle of the circle that reads "survivingthemic.org
Image description: black and white image of cluster of white and gray origami cranes against a black background, with sky blue text that reads “Surviving the Mic Surviving Social Distance” in top left corner and “Issue 1 December 2020” in bottom left corner. Surviving the Mic logo in bottom right corner which is a dark blue circle with turquoise text that reads “Surviving the Mic” and hot pink text in the middle of the circle that reads “survivingthemic.org
Image description: table of contents in black text against a cream-colored background that with dark brown horizontal lines, in the style of wide-ruled notebook paper
Image description: table of contents in black text against a cream-colored background that with dark brown horizontal lines, in the style of wide-ruled notebook paper
Image description: black text of a letter from the editor against an orange-red background that's in ombre style flowing from lighter orange-red at the top to darker orange-red at the bottom.
Image description: black text of a letter from the editor against an orange-red background that’s in ombre style flowing from lighter orange-red at the top to darker orange-red at the bottom.
Image description: image of a ceramic gray frog holding a book and underneath a toadstool in the same color and material, sitting in green grass. There are two other books leaning against the frog and toadstool. The book on the left is a light red color with gold lettering on the front that says "Diary" and a dark gray metal lock. The book on the right is a faded navy blue that says "Poetry" in gold lettering. There is right text in the middle bottom of the page that says "Part 1" in white text.
Image description: image of a ceramic gray frog holding a book and underneath a toadstool in the same color and material, sitting in green grass. There are two other books leaning against the frog and toadstool. The book on the left is a light red color with gold lettering on the front that says “Diary” and a dark gray metal lock. The book on the right is a faded navy blue that says “Poetry” in gold lettering. There is right text in the middle bottom of the page that says “Part 1” in white text.
Image description: Background image is a painted brick wall which is pale brown for most of the page with a shadow to the top. Four fifths of the way down the page is a horizontal black stripe and the lower part of the wall is dark teal. The text is black over the light part of the wall and turns white over the dark part of the wall. Text is justified left. There is a page number '1' in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: Background image is a painted brick wall which is pale brown for most of the page with a shadow to the top. Four fifths of the way down the page is a horizontal black stripe and the lower part of the wall is dark teal. The text is black over the light part of the wall and turns white over the dark part of the wall. Text is justified left. There is a page number ‘1’ in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: Background image is a painted brick wall which is pale brown for most of the page with a shadow to the top. Four fifths of the way down the page is a horizontal black stripe and the lower part of the wall is dark teal. The text is black over the light part of the wall and turns white over the dark part of the wall. Text is justified left. There is a page number '2' in white in the bottom right corner.
Image description: Background image is a painted brick wall which is pale brown for most of the page with a shadow to the top. Four fifths of the way down the page is a horizontal black stripe and the lower part of the wall is dark teal. The text is black over the light part of the wall and turns white over the dark part of the wall. Text is justified left. There is a page number ‘2’ in white in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image is a photograph of a tree lined path with fall leaves along the edges and the sun is low and visible through the trees. The image is faded in warm yellow tones. Overlaid text is in black cursive font and centered on the page. There is a page number '3' in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: The background image is a photograph of a tree lined path with fall leaves along the edges and the sun is low and visible through the trees. The image is faded in warm yellow tones. Overlaid text is in black cursive font and centered on the page. There is a page number ‘3’ in black in the bottom left corner.
The background image is a photograph of a tree lined path with fall leaves along the edges and the sun is low and visible through the trees. The image is faded in warm yellow tones. Overlaid text is in black cursive font and centered on the page. There is a page number '4' in black in the bottom right corner.
The background image is a photograph of a tree lined path with fall leaves along the edges and the sun is low and visible through the trees. The image is faded in warm yellow tones. Overlaid text is in black cursive font and centered on the page. There is a page number ‘4’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image is of a single, snow covered tree branch in black and white, with light gray background. The overlaid text is black, with some lines in cursive font and others in a typewriter font, all justified left. There is a page number '5' in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: The background image is of a single, snow covered tree branch in black and white, with light gray background. The overlaid text is black, with some lines in cursive font and others in a typewriter font, all justified left. There is a page number ‘5’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image is of a pale yellow wall with a shadow cast at a 45 degree angle across two thirds of the page. There is a beam of sunshine under the shadow at the same angle. The black text is in a serif font and presented as prose. There is a page number '6' in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image is of a pale yellow wall with a shadow cast at a 45 degree angle across two thirds of the page. There is a beam of sunshine under the shadow at the same angle. The black text is in a serif font and presented as prose. There is a page number ‘6’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image is a starry night sky fading from midnight blue at the top to grey-blue at the bottom, where there is the silhouette of a horizon. The text is white in a serif font and is justified left. The text is in a dark blue rectangle with some transparency so the stars from the background show through. There is a page number '7' in white in the bottom left corner.
Image description: The background image is a starry night sky fading from midnight blue at the top to grey-blue at the bottom, where there is the silhouette of a horizon. The text is white in a serif font and is justified left. The text is in a dark blue rectangle with some transparency so the stars from the background show through. There is a page number ‘7’ in white in the bottom right corner.
The background image is a starry night sky fading from midnight blue at the top to grey-blue at the bottom, where there is the silhouette of a horizon. The text is white in a serif font and is justified right. The text is in a dark blue rectangle with some transparency so the stars from the background show through. There is a page number '8' in white in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image is a starry night sky fading from midnight blue at the top to grey-blue at the bottom, where there is the silhouette of a horizon. The text is white in a serif font and is justified right. The text is in a dark blue rectangle with some transparency so the stars from the background show through. There is a page number ‘8’ in white in the bottom left corner.
Image description: Black and white photograph of several origami cranes of different shapes and sizes, folded from white paper. The cranes are arranged in a crown on a black surface, in front of a light gray wall. The edge of the black surface is across the bottom of the photograph. The caption is is white serif text to the bottom left.
Image description: Black and white photograph of several origami cranes of different shapes and sizes, folded from white paper. The cranes are arranged in a crown on a black surface, in front of a light gray wall. The edge of the black surface is across the bottom of the photograph. The caption is is white serif text to the bottom left.
Image description: The bold white text is justified left. The background image is a faded zoom in on the orange and yellow heart of an open fire. Sparks fly above the fire against a flat black backdrop. There is a page number '10' in white in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The bold white text is justified left. The background image is a faded zoom in on the orange and yellow heart of an open fire. Sparks fly above the fire against a flat black backdrop. There is a page number ’10’ in white in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background is a faded photo of a highway in grayscale, with white road markings on the lanes. The text is a white rectangle with a light gray border. The text is black with various words blocked out with black bars of varying lengths. The text is justified left. There is a page number ’11’ in white in the bottom right corner.

Image description: The background is a faded photo of a highway in grayscale, with white road markings on the lanes. The text is a white rectangle with a light gray border. The text is black with various words blocked out with black bars of varying lengths. The text is justified left. There is a page number ’12’ in white in the bottom right corner. 

Image description: The background image is a side-on view of staircase with a hand rail taking up the lower half of the page. The stairs and handrail are medium gray, with a light gray background. The text is black and justified left. There is a page number ’13’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: The background image of a light gray breeze block wall, with a diagonal shadow over half the page from the top left corner. The text is black and justified left. There is a page number ’14’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: borders of red roses on either side of an image of a Catrina skeleton doll with a multi-colored crown of roses. The doll is standing shirtless with brown skin exposed, she has scars on her forearms, three rows of bones are visible by the neck and she has two braids. The doll is also wearing a long black skirt with the words “puta,” “alive,” “future,” “ugly,” “strength” and a few other words that are not readable, all in white lettering. The doll is standing on a white and black rug with a fleur de lis pattern and standing in front of an upright black coffin against a hot pink wall.
Image description: borders of red roses on either side of an image of a Catrina doll facing toward an upright black coffin against a hot pink wall, wearing a multi-colored crown of roses. The doll is shirtless, her brown skin is exposed, with the upper bones of the spine visible. The doll is also wearing a red scarf around its waist over a long black skirt with the words “scars,” “memories,” “survivor,” “happiness” and a few other words that are not readable, all in white lettering. The doll is standing on a white and black rug with a fleur de lis pattern and standing in front of an upright black coffin against a hot pink wall.
Image description: blank black page

Image description: A light gray crescent moon with visible craters is in the middle of a black page. The text below the moon is in bold white font and is centered. There is a page number ’18’ in white in the bottom right corner.

Image description: Bold black text is centered and filling a blank white page. The words ‘Part 2′ are in the same style at the top center of the page. There is a page number ’19’ in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: a black and white drawing of femme person with their eyes closed, with long dark hair, hugging a ball filled with stars and a child inside. Both people have smiles on their faces. The femme person holding the ball has a body that is curvy and naked. There are also stars in their long, dark hair. The image is against a white background with black text in the center of the bottom of the page that says “Healing Our Inner Child by CLAU” and with a black page number 20 on the bottom right of the page. The “U” in “CLAU” has an umlaut over it.
Image description: there’s a faded color photograph of orange marigolds against green leaves, bordered by a black fence in the upper right. There is a green, transparent box, through which the garden can still be seen, with white text over the green, transparent box. There is a number 21 in white text on the bottom left of the page.
Image description: A very faded background of a golden rod plant in a garden on a Fall day. he plan is behind a fence, a shadow of the fence can be seen on the grass a the bottom of the page. There is a number ’22’ at the righthand corner of the page.
Image description: Black text is centered in paragraphs. The background is a green grid of small squares on a white page, in the style of a squared exercise book. There is a page number ’23’ in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: Black text is centered in paragraphs. The background is a green grid of small squares on a white page, in the style of a squared exercise book. There is a page number ’24’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: Black text is centered in paragraphs. The background is a green grid of small squares on a white page, in the style of a squared exercise book. There is a page number ’25’ in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: Black text is centered in paragraphs. The background is a green grid of small squares on a white page, in the style of a squared exercise book. There is a page number ’26’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: color photograph of pink hibiscus flowers and green leaves against a blue sky with sunshine making the pink hibiscus flowers very bright. There is a rectangular green box in the center of the page with white text. At the bottom of the page, there is white text over the photograph that says “Cultivating My Inner Child Series by Guadalupe Resendiz.”
Image description: Block of black text over a faded outdoor image. The image shows a white metal patio chair in front of a (partially visible) round white metal table with a glass top. An empty white birdhouse is behind the chair. The furniture sits in front of a fence and planted greenery – an evergreen tree, ivy, and other plants.
Image description: food ingredients it on a Mexican style table cloth with thin multicolor stripes woven over magenta pink fabric. The ingredients are (clockwise from top): a glass Mason jar full of fresh cilantro, two Roma tomatoes, a dark Hass avocado, a slice of red onion, and an open package of corn tortillas. The sunlight shines from the top, illuminating the glass jar and casting a shadow of the vegetables on the table.
Image description: Black text is presented in paragraphs with indentation. The first title, ‘My Grandfather’s Kitchen’ is in bold at the top, justified left, with the second titles and artist below it. The background is a piece of pale peach paper with three horizonal folds, as if the paper was folded for a letter. There is a page number ’30’ in black in the bottom right corner
Image description: Black text is presented in paragraphs with indentation. The title and artist are centered at the top. The background is a faded and abstract image of pale green and grass green. There is a page number ’31’ in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: Black text is presented in paragraphs with indentation. The title and artist are centered at the top. The background is a faded and abstract image of pale green and grass green. There is a page number ’32’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: An acrylic painting with a salmon pink background depicts a hairy, brown arm emerging from a bunch of four fresh yellow dandelions with dandelion leaves. The hand is formed into a fist, holding three picked white dandelions which have gone to seed (white fluffy seeds). Some of the individual hairs on the arm resemble solitary dandelion seeds.
Image description: Black text in cursive font is presented in centered paragraphs. The background is white with many small gray shadows, like a crumpled piece of paper which has been flattened out. There is a page number ’34’ in black in the bottom right corner.
Image description: Black text in cursive font is presented in centered paragraphs. The background is white with many small gray shadows, like a crumpled piece of paper which has been flattened out. There is a page number ’35’ in black in the bottom left corner.
Image description: Black text in cursive font is presented in centered paragraphs. The background is white with many small gray shadows, like a crumpled piece of paper which has been flattened out. There is a page number ’36’ in black in the bottom right corner
Image description: The background is filled mostly by colored sky with a black mountainous horizon at the bottom. The sky is in watercolor style, fading from the top from blue into pale yellow, sunshine yellow, orange, light red and light maroon. The text is black and centered. There is a page number ’37’ in white in the bottom left corner.
Image description: The background is filled mostly by colored sky with a black mountainous horizon at the bottom. The sky is in watercolor style, fading from the top from blue into pale yellow, sunshine yellow, orange, light red and light maroon. The text is black and centered. There is a page number ’38’ in white in the bottom right corner.
Image description: Full color hand illustration of two Black women from a set of abstract black lines and loops on a yellow background. The two women are mother and daughter, they are wearing blue and smiling with eyes peacefully closed. The mother is wearing a red scarf and the daughter has hot pink hair . The mother is placing a bejeweled crown onto the daughter’s head. The illustration is landscape and signed ‘Cherlnell Lane’ in the lower right corner, by hand. The printed title in the opposite top right corner reads, ‘Goddesses Mistaken by Cherlnell Lane’.
Image description: blank black page
Image description: Black text with paragraphs in different fonts, one for each contributing artist. The paragraphs are centered. The background is a faded marble effect with gray marks on a white background.
Image description: Black text with paragraphs in different fonts, one for each contributing artist. The paragraphs are centered. The background is a faded marble effect with gray marks on a white background.

Image description: Black text with paragraphs in different fonts, one for each contributing artist. The paragraphs are centered. The background is a faded marble effect with gray marks on a white background.
Image description: The background fades from teal to dark blue, with the round Surviving the Mic logo with a white dotted frame. The blue, teal, and pink logo depicts text and a microphone on its side. Behind the logo are two bright pink sketches of a magnolia flower with leaves.
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