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THE PLAYLIST DIARIES

hello! it’s time for a lil reintroduction!

we are FLASH THRIVE art collective, a creative community for people who have always wanted to make things but needed a place to make them. if you’re reading this, you probably know us best for our playlists, but we got our start (& are still going strong!) from making zines!

zines (aka lil DIY magazines about art, activism, & whatever your heart desires) are at the center of FLASH THRIVE, which is why we’re excited to announce we’ll be selling our BRAND NEW lineup of over a dozen zines at these upcoming events:


this year’s batch of zines truly has something for everyone -- whether you’re a freeze dried camp food fanatic, obsessive about the enneagram, or passionate about activism in the asian american community. & if you’ve never been to a zine fest, we highly encourage coming to one; it’s how we got our creative start & would love to share that world w/ anyone who is interested :)

to give you a sneak peak of our upcoming releases, this month’s playlist is ZINE COLLECTION VOL. 1. we asked the authors of each zine to send us a song that inspired them thru their own creative zine-making process. set this playlist to shuffle & read about all of our upcoming releases; we hope you’ll find something that you’ll wanna add to your zine fest shopping list!

if you have any questions about zine-making, our upcoming events, or creative projects in general, hit us up at @flashthrive. also, follow us there for updates on our upcoming events & photos of the zines we’ll be selling!

ENTRY #31

ZINE COLLECTION VOL. 1

FLASH THRIVE anthologies
our original FLASH THRIVE anthologies: IN LOVE ALONE & THE DRIVE HOME ft. collections of art, writing, & photography by local artists brought together by a common theme

SONG: “Heart of Glass” by Blondie

Aloud/Allowed by Rosemarie Alejandrino 
a collection of short fiction about saying all the things you didn’t know you were allowed to say aloud (illustrated by Charisse Celestial)

SONG: “imagine” by Ariana Grande

Bowlcuts & Boba by Molly Krost and Soo Park
a space for the Asian American millennial to explore their identity thru writing, art, or whatever else our creative passions may be

SONG: “So Yesterday” by Hilary Duff

Break in Case of Life by Juniper Wang
a helpful, illustrated collection of resources & writings on depression & recovery

SONG: “Walk” by Foo Fighters

Eternal Spin vol. 1 by Brit Wigintton
a collection of works inspired by our favorite albums

SONG: “Ready to Start” by Arcade Fire

Flipped: Matamis by Abi Balingit
an illustrated memoir filled w/ baking recipes and vignettes about how Filipino desserts and sweets helped shape her Filipino-American identity

SONG: “Oom Sha La La” by Haley Heynderickx

How I Deal by Allison Kim
a lil zine about disrupting negative thoughts

SONG: “Everything is Everything” by Ms. Lauryn Hill

In Our Bags by Ikya Kandula and Obie Hamrick
an exploration of freeze-dried camping food

SONG; “Monkey and the Engineer” by Dave Rawlings Machine

Josh’s NPR OOTD by Joshua Bote and Charisse Celestial
Josh’s outfits of the day while working at NPR

SONG: “Con Altura” by Rosalia (ft. J Balvin & El Guincho)

Mochi Mode by Jason Mai and Lisa Inoue
an illustrated zine about stretching and learning to care for our bodies

SONG: "Starry Eyed” by Ellie Goulding

Podcast & Chill by Anjile An and Michelle Li
featuring podcast recommendations for any occasion or mood

SONG: “Had to Hear” by Real Estate

Roommates 1 & 2 by Roya Chagnon and Raine Robichaud
hand-drawn comic collections of silly and cringy anecdotes, for anyone who has ever had roommates

SONG: “Stop Talking” by Miya Folick

SF Raised Me by Michelle Li
interviews w/ people born & raised in San Francisco on the loss of their home city to gentrification

SONG: “Switzerland” by Daughter

Should I Go to Grad School? by Jordan Said, Anjile An, and Rosemarie Alejandrino
a guide to help you decide whether or not grad school is the right move right now (or ever)

SONG: “Too Much” by Carly Rae Jepsen

Shut Up About Your Stinky Lunchbox by Rosa Kwak
commentary on how to expand the discourse surrounding Asian American oppression & discrimination beyond “the lunchbox narrative”

SONG: “Kids” by Childish Gambino

Untethered: An Exercise in Finding Belonging by Lily Nguyen
an art & interview series about the forces that shape & tether us to our identities

SONG: “If I Ever Feel Better” by Phoenix

饮水思源 by Jason Mai
a photo zine about visiting ancestral homeland, understanding heritage and reclaiming history

SONG: “Yellow” by Katherine Ho (from Crazy Rich Asians)

White Cities, Silver Screens by Miya Singer
a zine about Hollywood, world’s fairs, & loving old things while contending w/ their problematic histories

SONG: “As Time Goes By” by Dooley Wilson (from Casablanca)

Yes, Asians Go to Jail Too! by Jason Mai
a personal & educational zine about Asian American incarceration

SONG: “Dancing” by Mellow Fellow

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