“We all have a story to tell. Maybe if we just heard each other’s we’d understand each other more.” That is the purpose of Vinyle zine. To tell our stories, our way, from our lens. Thus advancing each other through cultural-understanding, knowledge, and now, connection. That is the Pedagogy of Pro-Blackness. This is Vinyle’s mission, to increase the cultural literacy within the Black community.
As the mission of Vinyle zine is to increase the cultural literacy within the Black community, the way it is done is through intentionally encouraging the practice of channeling emotions into A-A Speculative, private writing, and then intentionally reading these stories in a shared public setting with intentions to connect (workshops, zine, showcase).
The concept behind Vinyle zine is to give Black people the chance to share our personal truths through any literary form --song, poetry, fiction / non-fiction-- which will open the door to nourishing the soul of our culture, while using writing to free ourselves. Channeling our emotions through writing helps to manage stress, express tribulations, and extol a cultural manifesto to relate to others in the African diaspora.
Vinyle aims to maximize ethical networking through culture-to-business in the Black community, and cultivate authentic work which embodies our essence. Songs, poetry, fiction / non-fiction is our expression in order to keep the art and soul sinew by forging a bridge with relentless optimism and prosperity. Vinyle zine works to foster a new generation of how creators create, and cultivate a meaningful environment in our editorial hub for how artists articulate their souls.