Best Zine - Expozine 2015
Not just a “guide to stripping from the perspective of a queer black feminist in Montreal”, this personal zine, photocopied in black and white on folded-stapled letter sized pages in the classic zine style, opens an honest and engaging window into a unique, troubling yet empowering work experience.
Best DIY/How-to Zine - Broken Pencil 2017
With a name based off of Rihanna’s bumping, never-stale summer jam, this zine has a lot to live up to — and it does not disappoint! BBHMM is a best practices guide for strippers and other adult entertainers, mainly aimed at beginners, from the perspective of Aitch Elle, a queer Black feminist in Montreal.
Ultimately, BBHMM is a reminder of just how important zines can be as how-to and DIY tools shared amongst peers. The advice here directly empowers the reader to make smart and perhaps very profitable decisions about dancing, and it all comes packaged in a sweet and sharply illustrated package. (Jonathan Valelly)