Insider: Sister Zine’s ‘Space’ issue
Sister Zine is a bold feminist title tackling some of the most pressing issue facing young women today. Its nostalgic, zine-y design and invigorating topics make it one of our favourite feminist magazines at the moment. We got in touch with editor-in-chief Beccy Hill to find out more about their newest Space issue.
In the making of this issue I/we:
Explored: The idea of space, through many interpretations. Head space, physical space, taking up space, work space… I’m really proud of this theme and the content we’ve produced around it.
Listened to… SZA’s album Ctrl on repeat.
Were obsessed with… Hattie Stewart’s doodles! She did a flyer for our summer party back in July and we knew she had to be involved with the new issue.
Argued about… The cover! We always argue about the cover, but it was incredibly hard to pick one image from Stephanie Sian Smith’s shoot with Claire Davis — she’s so strikingly beautiful.
Couldn’t stop laughing at… Laura from Team Sister’s piece about MySpace. It’s so funny to see a glitter cursor and hideous magenta skull graphics printed on real life paper.
Worked from… New York, London, Sweden, Manchester, Spain…
Used… Google Drive and WhatsApp! Team Sister are based all over at the moment, so those two things were absolute lifesavers…
Learned… That making a magazine never gets easier. This is my fifth year doing this, and every issue something major goes wrong no matter how much planning and preparation is done, and it’s about learning how to deal with that.
Lost sleep over… All aspects of the issue. Usually the layout, and checking for typos. They’re both never ending jobs!
Were excited about… Having two cover options for the first time. You should buy both of them as they are equally amazing!
And everyone should buy a copy because… I really think this is our best issue yet.
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