Tale of an Iconoclast

Carolyn Saulson was the 70 year old founder of Iconoclast Productions, a 25 year old African American community media arts non-profit out of San Francisco, which produced the San Francisco Black Independent Film Festival from 1997 to 2006, and African American Multimedia Conference from 1996 to 2006. In August 2009, right after putting on the City College of San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, Carolyn was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer affecting African Americans at a rate twice that of the general population. She passed away on January 14, 2019. This is a Zine about her life, achievements, and battle with cancer.

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A zine honoring Carolyn Saulson, a Bay Area African American and Disability Rights community activist who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer affecting African Americans at a rate twice that of the general population, on August 10, 2009. The zine features artwork, writing, collaging and photography by Carolyn, her daughter, award-winning horror author Sumiko Saulson, her granddaughter, beat poet Franchesca Saulson, and fellow disabled artists Kat Fury, Serena Toxicat, and Beth Johnson. It has facts and highlights about the rare blood cancer, about her fight against it, her life, her art, and her work with the communities she serves. Funded by the Ara Jo Memorial Fund through the East Bay Zine Festival in 2018.

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