This is a mini zine I received from the editor of More Said in Silence, Teresa Allen. It s a very small, 1/4th size zine that I really find very telling of Teresa’s mood right after her abortion, as even the title of the zine suggests the operation that she had done. The fact that both covers have pictures of infants on them indicate much to the fact that she is still dealing with the emotional injuries that were done to her by the abortion. The inner two pages, a poem, even enlightens the reader that much more about what Teresa is feeling, detailing the abortion as a “dark cloud that hangs over my heads, following me around like a hungry puppy”. This is an interesting dual metaphor, as she likens both the baby and the procedure itself to a dark cloud, without necessarily excluding one or the other. For being only four pages, one may be tempted before reading it to ignore it, or otherwise downgrade the message contained within, but they would be committing a sin most grievous. The message that is in the four pages of this magazine has more substance than zines that have be 2, 4, or even 8 times its size. Try to get this magazine. The poetry contained inside is simple yet extremely moving.
Rating : 7.6/10.