Always radical, always free

Who are we?

Who are we?

We are The Bandit: a submission-based, social justice-focused zine located in the mitten, Grand Rapids, MI.

Founded in 2009 by two flaming radicals, the core group has grown to include a group of diverse and fabulous creatives and activists within our community. Although each of us comes from different backgrounds and identifies differently, we all share a passion to create and publish this (FREE) bi-annual zine that covers a variety of social justice topics.

Our zine strives to be anti-oppressive and inclusive as possible. We are committed to fighting: sizeism, ableism, cissexism & transphobia, sexism, heteronormativity & homophobia/biphobia, classism, racism, and so forth. 

We’re always looking for contributors, so if you want to be part of The Bandit, email us at [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for regular updates.

We aren’t afraid to speak our minds, and we’ve got a lot to say. Feel free to email us to contribute, argue with us or, you know, just tell us how awesome we are. The latest topic is natural hairstyles for short natural hair.