Come celebrate and see what Pleasure Pie is all about!
Saturday, September 6th, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Democracy Center 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
There will be a Sex Letters open mic! Bring a letter to read, or just show up and hear people read their letters. If you are interested in reading (do it!), you can find submission guidelines here.
There will be a zine making station! Whether you’ve never made a zine before or have dozens of zines published, this is for you. Materials and guidance (if wanted) will be provided.
There will be sex trivia! And what’s trivia without prizes???
There will be Pleasure Pie creations! Zines, post cards, quizzes, etc. Bring cash!
There will be snacks! Yum. If you enjoy bringing something, by all means, bring something. If not, bring you!
I can’t wait to see you there!
[RSVP on the Facebook event page]
People are writing about Pleasure Pie!
Suzi Grossman, blogger from Suzi Looks at Lots of Art writes:
"With all the media control of nipples, I just had to have this whimsical endorsement of all that is the nipple by Pleasure Pie."
She also included this photo of Pleasure Pie’s Nipples for Everyone! post card:
Joseph Difazio of the BDC Wire also wrote about Pleasure Pie in his coverage of the Zine Fest. He writes:
"Nicole Mazzeo created her very first zine for the fest, Pleasure Pie, to talk about and illustrate issues regarding consent and body positivity."
He mixed up the name of the zine with the name of the organization, but everything else is on point!
Also, check back soon for news about a Pleasure Pie launch party that’s in the works…
Did you miss the zine fest? Do you live outside of Boston? No problem! The internet and snail mail exist for this exact reason.
Check out the new Etsy shop to see everything that’s available!
I put everything I’ve been working on out into the world yesterday!
I spent the day tabling at New England Zine Fest in Cambridge, MA.
It was an incredibly fulfilling experience! So many people loved my creations. It was really encouraging to get positive feedback. I’ve spent many hours working on all of this, and it meant so much to me that people were passionate about it.
I’m excited to make more things!
7 Awesome Zine Fest Moments:
1. Someone told me that with all the controversy between sex positivity and feminism, my work is “exactly what [they] think sex positivity should look like.”
2. Someone from Papercut Zine Library liked my Choose Your Own Consensual Adventure zine and invited me to table at the Boston Zine Fair in October!
3. Another person from Papercut Zine Library liked the zine and asked if I wanted to donate it to the library for circulation. Yes! I donated one on the spot.
4. Someone from Support Boston asked if they could consign the zine to sell at shows. Yes! I gave them some zines and calendars.
5. Someone called Choose Your Own Consensual Adventure “amazing.” Someone else said that it is “an important thing to exist.”
6. Multiple people who work with youth bought the zine to use in their programs.
7. Someone that works with Bedsider bought the zine as a work purchase. So official! I gave them a free What’s Your Contraceptive Personality quiz because I referenced Bedsider when making it!
I sold dozens of zines, calendars, quizzes, and postcards! Check back soon for information on buying my stuff online. :)