m@ke free

Finally Freedom is Free!

Downloadable tools for writers, inciters, freedom-fighters and you.

(These tools are part of the creative commons. By downloading these resources you agree to share like you care…not for profit or slander 🙂 We’d also love it if you sent an email to brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com telling us how you plan to use these/how it went!)

Introducing….the Interactive Anthology:

Click the image below to download our first interactive anthology

Wrong is Not My Name: A Tribute to Survival Via June Jordan

Wrong is Not My Name Cover

This interactive anthology includes work by women of color in UBUNTU (a women of color/survivor led coalition committed to creating a world free from sexual violence and full of sustaining transformative love), as well as a reading list and activities designed to help you rename yourself.

Click here to find out how you can donate to the Teal Ribbon Survivor Support fund and get a pre-made neon copy.

The Watermelanin Remix


This zine is a compilation of student poems and prose pieces in conversation with Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle. This edition also includes literary readings of each poem by fellow students and photos of the poets performing their pieces for an unsuspecting audience of bus-riders. This zine is highly recommended as a teaching tool for any class reading Beatty’s important work.

Click here to download your free copy!

emergency broadcast

emergency broadcast

Click here to download a whole workbook on creative activism for youth of all ages. And holler at brokebeautifulpress@gmail.com with comments.

Black Issues on the Chalkboard


Click here to download a workbook on a variety of issues facing black communities in the United States. This was created by members of the To Be A Problem course at Duke University.

Droppable Knowledge:

Click here to download your shareable free copies of

moral revolution coverMoral Revolution : A Zine on Creating an Ethical World Together created by Kriti Sharma and inspired by Sarah Hoagland.

supporting a survivor coverHow To Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault: A zine created by UBUNTU and Men Against Rape Culture

frictionlines.gifVoices from the Friction Lines: Click here to download this zine about how to stay whole during a cultural, political and literal drought.


OutLaw Vision: Reclaiming Power, Truth and Justice for Ourselves, a zine about how to respond to violence without reaffirming the violence of the state created by participants of the Allied Media Conference (in one hour!)


S.exual E.xperience X.posed is a zine that reveals a diverse array of explicit sexual experiences from the point of view of women and women-identified individuals. Use this zine in your women’s organizations to practice the bravery of sexual self-disclosure.

Such a F**king Problem is a poetry zine by POMK, founder of the blog collective of the same name (see suchafuckingproblem.blogspot.com). This zine uses irony and rage to disrupt assimilation and the blame-the-victim tendency in our society. Read and respond!


Double Consciousness is a poetry zine envisioned and created by Michelle Oyeka with contributions from Elisabeth Michel and Stephanie Darand, using W.E.B. DuBoises 1903 concept of “double consciouness” to examine the art of looking at the present from multiple perspectives.


Infection Confirmed is a ‘zine compiled by aspiring medical students of color, seeking to examine inequalities in the healthcare system.


Black Leaders: Misleading the Black Community is a zine by Jade Miller critiquing the actions and inactions of conservative black leaders and drawing on models from Aaron McGruder to Barack Obama to imagine what effective black leadership might look like.

*NEW two new zines created at the CARe (Communities Ending Rape) Multicultural Gathering available here!

and more radical zines (coming soon!) To submit your zine for free download publication email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com

The Art of the Radical Love Note

Click on the image below to read and write some radical love letters!


Knowledge of Self (Determination)

blues record/improvising peace: a free journal of interactive healing-Blues Record/Improvising Peace

Download this guided healing practice and use it privately or in community settings. You can also get a fabulous pre-assembled copy with a small donation to UBUNTU (a women of color/survivor-led coalition in Durham committed to sustaining transformative love and ending gendered violence)

i be who i be-your journal of love notes-

Download I Be Who I Be here and use it with young people of all ages to promote self love and community peace

stick it to the man: a small token of your discrimination

Download these stickers (you can print them out on label paper…i used stolen sheets of Avery 5170) and give them to your friends. Use them as a sweet defacement of instances of structural and individual discrimination in your community (at your school…in your house…)

More stickers here

to be fly: flyer of the month:someone i love is a sex worker


Download this flyer and remind everyone in your community that violence against sex workers is NEVER justified. Like all people, sex workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com to submit your own flyer!

working it: worksheet of the month-long distance love note


Download this worksheet and use it in your community. Everyone is a poet…it just depends who they’re talking to…

Get more worksheets here!

(And don’t forget the infinite curriculum guides and activities here at Impulsive Acts: The Art of Community Healing!)

2 responses

8 02 2008
Susie Albert

We are currently reviewing one of your new titles for an upcoming issue of American Book Review and would greatly appreciate a review copy in order to fact check the review to make sure the work and your fine press are accurately represented. We cannot publish the review until we have fact checked it with this copy. We review roughly 250 books per year. A listing of past issues and some of the titles we have recently reviewed may be viewed at http://americanbookreview.org. Please send a review copy of the following title:

Wrong is Not My Name: A Tribute To Survival via June Jordan

Please mail the book to the attention of David Felts, Assistant Editor at the address listed below. We will send two copies of the issue upon publication.

Your prompt attention is appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Susie Albert
Sr. Secretary
American Book Review
University of Houston-Victoria
3007 North Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901

6 10 2008
brokenbeautifulpressedup » Blog Archive » Break in the New Year Beautiful

[…] that love is something we make (not buy) and just in time for gifting season we have a bunch of new free downloadable publications about topics as diverse as sex, double-consciousness and watermelanin to […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: