Osa Atoe is a musician who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the child of Nigerian immigrants, who grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC and then lived on the West Coast for seven years. She feels that her involvement with punk is unlikely and often wonders how she ended up here. Osa likes to play music more than anything else in the world, which is why her zine, “Shotgun Seamstress,” is mostly a music fanzine. She began that zine, a DIY publication by and for black punk rockers, when she lived in Portland, Oregon in 2006.
Osa will be reading at at Chicago Zine Fest’s March 8 Exhibitors Reading at 826CHI. Osa will be participating in POC Zine Project’s ”POC Zine Project presents: Lessons from the first ‘Race Riot!’ tour” Workshop taking place March 9 from 2 pm - 3:30 pm in the Columbia College’s Conaway Center’s Lecture Hall. (more info here). Osa will also be tabling with the POC Zine Project at CZF’s Zine Exhibition taking place March 9 at Columbia College Chicago from 11 am - 6 pm.
Biographical text and photo from the POC Zine Project Tumblr