Victoria Law

Tenacious Zine Box Set: art & writings by women in prison, 2002 to 2020

Victoria Law

Tenacious Zine Box Set: art & writings by women in prison, 2002 to 2020



Edition Size



hand-drawn, hand-written, Laser Print


Box set

$ 1,200.00

11 in stock

Please note that this box set will be shipped in summer 2021. 

This box set archives every issue of Tenacious: art & writings by women in prison, spanning two decades. This is the first collection of all Tenacious zines available in their entirety, including original materials from contributors and institutions. The Tenacious project is spearheaded by prison abolitionist, prolific writer, speaker, and activist, Victoria Law. This boxset is a primary resource for experiences and widespread impacts of mass incarceration.

Included in each boxset are all 44 issues of the zine, starting in Spring 2002 and culminating with the final issue in the summer of 2020. Zines will be from the first printing or the 2021 second printing. Also included are two original handwritten submissions and one box set catalog. This box set is the first such collection created and is a valuable resource for academic institutions. Subject matter includes pregnancy and motherhood, mental health, HIV, harassment, sexual assault, addiction, sentencing, aging, education, sexuality, correction officer and institutional abuse, prison programs, re-entry, experiences of transwomen, self-love, and women working together to support one another.

A full PDF description of the Box Set is available here.


1) Two original pieces of artwork that were included in Tenacious zines

2) One Handwritten request for Tenacious

3) One rejection slip or rejected zine from institutions

Tufts University Art Library
Penn Sate
Bucknell University
Smith College