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Chechebureche Zine

Hello, friends:

We hope this message finds you well-rested, fed, and loved.

We, Prito and Bangus, former editors of The Collective Voice, are overjoyed to announce our newest creative collaboration, CHECHEBURECHE ZINE.

As working people who only know how to talk about work and women off the clock, we have little time to devote to much else besides getting through each day, week, month. Chechebureche, which loosely translates to random shit, intends to be an e-zine dedicated to being a creative, honest, and critically conscious outlet for ourselves in the real world.

We humbly invite you to join us.

We just want to organize our random shit altogether and make it look nice—unless you want it to look like not-nice-looking shit, in which case please clarify that in your submission intention.

Chechebureche might be a quarterly publication. But it will more likely be a publication that goes out whenever we are able to put something out. We hope you can roll with that.

If you’re interested, please holler back.

Also, please forward as you see fit. Pen names always welcome.

Thank you for reading, and for considering creating with us.


P and B

Chechebureche Zine Editors

Oct 30 '13

Roadtrip to NaNo: Ask Your Characters “Why?”



November is nearly here, and our Road Trip to NaNoWriMo is winding down. On the way, we’ve heard from so many great writers about how their cities can inspire your novel. Today, we stop in Los Angeles, where volunteer Municipal Liaison Xander asks you, “who are you?”: 

Writing in Los Angeles isn’t as glamorous as it sounds (unless you’re writing on Rodeo Drive. That’s about as glamorous as it gets). It’s hard, dirty, gritty work. So then why are you here?

The answer to that comes back to hard, dirty, gritty work, too. People come to Los Angeles seeking many things. Some come seeking careers in showbiz, some come looking for sunshine and palm trees. Some people are born here, privileged and underprivileged alike.

Think about motivation as you plan your NaNo novel. Watch people’s faces as they pass by and imagine where they are coming from and where they are hoping to go to. Think about the uncertainty that surrounds the darker and lighter sides alike, in a city like Los Angeles.

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Mentally preparing myself for NaNoWriMo… -prito

Oct 30 '13
"Now I prefer cloudy days when the drones don’t fly. When the sky brightens and becomes blue, the drones return and so does the fear. Children don’t play so often now, and have stopped going to school. Education isn’t possible as long as the drones circle overhead."

13-year-old Pakistani boy, Zubair, who lost his grandmother in a US drone strike.

A little reminder to we’re-progressive-you’re-not Americans.

(via mehreenkasana)

Oct 27 '13


Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Street Art Confronts Sexual Harassment

Oct 27 '13




This dude has a masters degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics.

"mixing brown with white does not create white, any child or racist could tell you that"

(Source: awaitingideas)

Oct 27 '13
"The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity."
Alberto Giacometti  (via forustheultimaterealityexists)

(Source: academyofartu)

Oct 27 '13

from Pablo Neruda, “Epithalamium”


as if I had never walked
except with you, my heart, 
as if I could not walk
except with you,
as if I could not sing
except when you sing.

Oct 27 '13
"How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers."
Isaac Asimov, “Art and Science,” The Roving Mind, 1983. (via s-cientia)

(Source: likeafieldmouse)