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<p>Tonya L. Jones is encouraging diversity of thought in Portland’s literary scene with Women of Color Zines, a group she formed to encourage the creation of self-made publications by local minority women. Jones says she was compelled to create the organization after attending the world’s biggest zine symposium in Portland some years back and noticing a lack of diversity. </p>

Tonya L. Jones is encouraging diversity of thought in Portland’s literary scene with Women of Color Zines, a group she formed to encourage the creation of self-made publications by local minority women. Jones says she was compelled to create the organization after attending the world’s biggest zine symposium in Portland some years back and noticing a lack of diversity.

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Rose City Women Tell Their Own Stories

Women of Color Zines group fosters self-made publications

Women of color in the city are telling their own stories using a popular self-publishing artform called zines.