VLY GRL Zine: Issue Two
VLY GRL strives to smash the “bimbo Valley Girl” stereotype, and this zine is our main way of doing that. This is the second issue of this compilation zine series, which is a collection of visual art, poetry, short fiction, and essays by creative womxn from or residing in the San Fernando Valley.
Our stories are unique, multidimensional, and far more profound than 80s pop culture has portrayed. Sharing our diverse personal experiences through creative self-expression brings us together and lets the world know that we’re more than just an outdated cliché.
This year’s theme of Transformation was interpreted in many ways by the artists featured in this issue, and in the end we hope to transform the perception of the Valley Girl. These entries are moving, thought-provoking, empowering, and joyful. We hope you enjoy reading, viewing, and sharing them.
Featuring visual and written works by:
Jeanette Benitez | @sfvalleyphotos
Cynthia Bravo | @la_maestra_bravo
Alex Cabal | @acaballz
Brenda Chi | @brenda_cheese
Alisa Damaso | @alisadamaso
C.C. de Vere | @ccdevere
Elaine Dolalas | @obliviousnerdgrl
Brittany Douziech | @brittanydouziech
Iliana Galvez | @growmija
Taeler Kallmerten | @taekall
Brisa Macias | @neonbolis
Liana Minassian | @liana_minassian
Near Nemec | @notnear
Nadia Perez | @dreamsr_real
Wendy Rodriguez | @wendyandthevoid
Araceli Romo | @madhats_writes
Ceja Sanchez | @browngrrl.fly
Holly Stuczynski | @hollyberryandart
Laela White | @vangoghawayy
Melanie Zamora (Crosgrove) | @darcydollart
Annette Zaragoza-Bilow | @wishingyouthebestalways
Mature content. Not appropriate for kids.
44 pages | Full color
5" x 5"
Printed in California, USA
© 2020 VLY GRL