The Young-Girl is not always young; more and more frequently, she is not even female. She is the figure of total integration in a disintegrating social totality.
—from Theory of the Young-Girl by Tiqqun


Dag Meisje is a series of three zines where I, as a rite of passage, say goodbye to girlhood.

Through various layers of publishing I ponder on this transitional period: from girl to woman, from life to death.  

In part one I salute my youthful body; in part two I capture a fragment of my girly thinking and finally, in part three in little obituaries, I bid farewell to fallen girls of war.

Concept and words by Pernilla Ellens
Published by Blitz Books in 2022

The design of the zines is done by Matt Plezier
The RISO-print is done by Stencilwerck

Pernilla Ellens (1993) is a writer, editor, curator and zinester with an academic background in Cultural Studies. Her topics of interest range from counterculture to girlhood, death, and mental health. Pernilla has edited several books on the body, feminism and art such as Post-Butt (2017), Sense & Sensibility: what a girl wants, what a girl needs (2017) and The true meaning of S.M.H. (2018) published by Onomatopee. She regularly contributes to various magazines such as Metropolis M and Gonzo (circus). With a playful, punky attitude Pernilla explores both theory and praxis, fiction and non-fiction via self-published zines through her platform Blitz Books.