The Barf Zine Tour

The Barf Zine is making its way across the Midwest to bring you rarely-discussed blunt analysis and personal anecdotes about body image, food, eating disorders, and radical identities! For far too long activists, communists, anarchists, feminists, and queers have turned a blind eye to issues of body dysphoria, fatphobia, and eating disorders. Our insistence that these problems exist only in the normative culture silences the very real comrades, friends, lovers in our community who struggle daily.

For more info, check the About page!

Hi y’all! Our tour has kicked off and we had an awesome time doing our two Milwaukee shows. One of our performers lives in Milwaukee permanently and if you’d like to contact us about booking another show in our fair Cream City, please contact her on facebook (Gus Allis) or email her at nothingonme@gmail.com!

Tour Schedule

4/17 Milwaukee
Center Street Free Space
7 pm

4/18 Milwuakee
Riverwest Public House
7 pm

4/19 Madison
Rainbow Bookstore
7 pm

4/20 Minneapolis
Madame of the Arts
7 pm

4/21 Minneapolis
Minnehaha Free Space
7 pm

4/22 Chicago
Quimby’s
7 pm

4/23
The Rebirth Gallery
7 pm

4/24 Chicago
The Ribcage
7 pm

4/25 Bloomington
Boxcar Books
7 pm

Tour Update!

We have about half our cities booked and we’re looking forward to April and this particular adventure! We’re still looking for a few venues in Chicago, so if you think you know of a place that would be a good fit for us, let us know!

The Barf Zine/I Thought Fat Girls Were Supposed to be Funny is going on tour!

The Barf Zine is making its way across the Midwest to bring you rarely-discussed blunt analysis and personal anecdotes about body image, food, eating disorders, and radical identities! For far too long activists, communists, anarchists, feminists, and queers have ignored issues of body dysphoria, fatphobia, and eating disorders. Our insistence that these problems exist only in the normative culture silences the very real comrades, friends, lovers in our community who struggle daily.

The Barf Zine is an anthology of personal narratives from the people in these diverse communities that are tired of being quiet. We are speaking out, and we want you to listen!

As an extra special treat, the Barf Zine Tour is pleased to welcome zine contributer Gus Allis and her short, one-woman play entitled “I Thought Fat Girls Were Supposed to be Funny?” along for the ride. Through an intense, darkly funny, brutal monologue, Allis addresses the audience and forces them to examine the effects of fatphobia on one woman’s life.

After the readings and play we hope to facilitate a discussion with all present about the issues we’ve just presented.

If you’re interested in bring The Barf Tour to your college or Midwest city, let us know! We are actively booking in Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, and Bloomington for April.

Questions/comments/in put? You can contact us on our tumblr, where you can also find performer bios and more information on the zine and play!