I started creating zines in 2012, out of a desire to make greater sense out of all the emotional resonances I collect throughout my days: I'm frequently jotting down errant ideas and bits of overheard conversation, leaving half-finished drawings on crumpled receipts, or taping notes into my planner.
Some of my first zines became the series F.E.M.M.E., which I named for an imaginary group of feminists called the Federation of Enthusiastic Misandrists & Miscellaneous Emasculators. Each zine has a loose theme that emerges as I am putting it together, and while each issue varies a bit tonally, stylistically, or both, F.E.M.M.E. generally features writing and images on queer identity-making.
I also regularly make non-serial zines, devoted to a variety of subjects and modeled after different genres: I've put together zines about racism and housing discrimination, abortion and reproductive justice, sexual health, and Beyonce. My goal is to create accessible, clear, and accurate content aimed at an audience of my peers who might want to know more about controversial subjects or marginalized histories but aren't sure where to start.
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