Hough High School Senior, Sophia Firdausi, Presents Magazine at Queen City Zine Fest
Sophia Firdausi, a Hough High School Senior, created a magazine, “Riot,” which she presented at the Queen City Zine Fest at Goodyear Arts @ Camp North End in Charlotte on October 29.
As Sophia says, “ “Riot” is a magazine I created that highlights youth creativity in our community. The content ranges from artwork, illustrations, music, fashion to any other type of creative expression. I released the first issue this past week and participated in the Queen City Zine Festival where I met a ton of other cool artists and zine makers.”
According to the Queen City Zine Fest website: “Queen City Zine Fest celebrates self-published zines, comics, illustrations, chapbooks, small press editions, and other self-published printed matter. We desire to foster a community of independent publishers and those that are passionate about publishing. Our goal is to showcase DIY work and provide a platform for education and the exchange of ideas. We are committed to organizing events that do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment including homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, ageism, xenophobia, ableism, etc. In addition, we strive to create a safer space for marginalized communities. All of our events are family friendly, free, and open to the public!”
Allyson Ray has lived in and loved Davidson since 1996. She is a retired financial planner who enjoys retirement more than anyone she knows.