“Oh, how seldom we belong but how elegant our kiss…”

― Norma Jean lyrics to “Memphis Will Be Laid To Waste

Born in Chicago and raised in Metro Detroit, Christina Long received her MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and is also a violinist for NYC’s New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. As a musician and designer, she cares about promoting the many women of color who love alternative music.

#BLKGRLSWURLD is a bi-annual zine run by Christina Long and her younger brother and sister since 2013. As a trio of artists and writers they are known as Trifecta Studios.

As young African American metalheads sharing their love of the Metalcore music scene, they share footage from live shows and host open calls for art and prose. The zine is free to download online with special prints for sale on Etsy.