Protest Fuel: The Revolution Must Be Fed is a zine inspired by the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It is a response to the question "what can I do?"
No matter who we are or here we live, we must eat. Food is something that unites us. With that in mind, I wanted to use food as a catalyst for change. Protest Fuel is a collection of recipes, essays, artwork and quotes, all with the goal of inspiring you to take action, whether that's by hosting a comforting soup night or getting out on the frontlines in a protest.
The first 50 people who order will receive a custom notebook printed by Scout Books in Portland, Oregon; perfect for writing down your own recipes and revolutionary ideas. The zine itself is will be printed in January 2017 in Seattle by Girlie Press. All of the contributors to this zine have volunteered their recipes, stories and time.
I wanted this zine to benefit a cause, but how to choose? There is no way to choose. There are so many issues that are important right now. I have chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds to the Women's Environment and Development Organization. When women thrive, so does society. Without the environment we have nothing. As one of the WEDO founders Vandana Shiva once said, "In nature's economy the currency is not money, it is life." I hope that this zine inspires you to choose life, to be active within your own communities, and to support the people and initiatives committed to positive change.