it’s been a while since I’ve been active on this blog. i think it’s because this is separate from my personal blog, which i don’t really share widely due to harassment concerns and whatnot.
however, i’m feeling all warm and fuzzy about zines, so i’m going to try to post more on here. i’ve been kinda bummed out lately, and i find that talking about zines makes me happy. so yeah.
right now i’m planning on doing some mini-zines—one on my new kitten potato, and one on my favorite feels songs. i have 2 zines pretty much ready to go—“mansplaining” which is self-explanatory and “pebbles and aches” which is a more abstract collage zine reflecting on major life events.
after i get those printed, my challenge for myself is to do something non-perzine. whether it’s an info, how-to, fiction, etc…just something to push me out of my comfort zone. someday i’d really love to do a huge info-dense zine that covers all the stuff i’ve researched and learned about sexual assault, but i’m not in the place for that right now. the department of ed is investigating my school per my report, which is kinda a big deal and feels overwhelming when i dwell on it. but yes, someday.
mid michigan zine fair was great, and i really liked talking to a few new rad people and seeing some familiar zine faces! i got to meet the woman who distros issue 3 of angry confetti at back pocket press & it was really affirming to hear that people dig what i do, especially since i’m still finding my groove.
finally, this was the second time that i had my small rape culture zine out for free, and more people took a copy that at grzf. granted, i wasn’t at my table very often for grzf being an organizer, but still. i’m glad that people are too scared to grab it. even better, some people were happy to see it & that it was for free—it feels really good to see others interested in the topic either for their own self-care or for helping others.
now i’m going to go home and cuddle with my kitten and eat something good, cause it’s been a rough day. this last semester is seeming to take forever, and i’m having some bad anxiety about a possible new job. i was offered the position, but there’s a ton of paperwork and stuff that has to go through before i start, and my bank account is scary low.
keep it rad,