Evelyn DeVere


“Because whatever has happened to humanity, whatever is currently happening to humanity, it is happening to all of us. No matter how hidden the cruelty, no matter how far off the screams of pain and terror, we live in one world.” – Alice Walker

Fighting for social change becomes more urgent with each passing year. None of us can change everything, but all of us can change something. All oppression is linked–but so too is our liberation. I find myself most often in the role of teacher: as a magpie obsessively collecting resources, ideas, and history, I synthesize this information to provide context, understanding, and action items. Sex worker rights, gender & LGBTQ rights, and harm reduction strategies are my main areas of focus.


My foray into zine-making began in 2019, in the wake of internet censorship imposed by FOSTA-SESTA. I wanted to provide information on topics that were getting more difficult to share online, and images that would need to be severely altered in order to post. I love the freedom of the paper press!

Sex Work, Sex Trafficking, & Labor Rights: print-at -home

This zine is a primer on sex work, the myths and facts of sex trafficking, and how viewing these issues through the lens of labor rights rather than moral panic creates a path to meaningful support for all people working in the sex trades. It includes an overview of the history of anti-trafficking legislation in the United States, various legal models, and a section on how to be an effective ally for both survivors of sex trafficking and all others participating in the sex trades. With copious citations and further reading resources, this primer provides a concise overview of the issues currently faced in the fight for sex workers’ rights, and plentiful opportunities for the reader to deepen their understanding.

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Flashland zine

I started Flashland as a response to increasing internet censorship of the nude body and of intensely important topics. Each zine includes a short interview with that issue's coverperson and an article about a topic that I feel is relevant to the current political and social climate. I find the present trend of censorship disturbing and am inspired by the feminist/queer/sex zines of the 70s and 80s and their role in galvanizing community and spreading information that was otherwise difficult to obtain.