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How to Support the Writer & Artist In Your Life

{An extended version of this piece is available as a zine!} 1. Respect Our Time. Writers and artists work hard, but unless you’re a writer or artist yourself, this may be difficult, or even impossible, to see. Some writers or … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Zinesters

{For an extended version of this piece, please buy my zine, Self-Care for Zinesters.} ♥ INTRO ♥ I’m writing this as an introvert, weirdo, and decade-long zinester who has depression, BPD, and chronic pain, and someone who does a whole … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert (Part Two)

Read Part One here! Now I am thinking about what it means to be an introvert in the communities I am involved in. Within punk and radical circles, I feel there is a huge emphasis on working in groups, organizing … Continue reading

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On Being an Introvert (Part One)

Read Part Two here! I’m an introvert. I always have been. And learning more about introversion has been helping me make sense of some of my personality “quirks,” such as a preference for hangouts one-on-one or at least in very … Continue reading

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New Zine! Real Life: A Magical Guide to Getting Off the Internet.

Real Life: A Magical Guide to Getting Off the Internet is a how-to and story-telling zine by me and my friend Dave Cave. We both realized we’d been spending way too much time online, and that we always ended up … Continue reading

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I got stars in my beard and I feel real weird for you.

Sometimes I feel like I am neglecting my friendships when I just want to stay home and write. I don’t have internet access at home right now, and every now and then, I choose to turn off my cell phone … Continue reading

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What would you rather be doing? (Part Two)

Read Part One First! Well, I wrote my list. These are some things I’d rather be doing right now: Finding, naming, and gathering plants; holding hands; wandering in the snow; drinking tea with a friend; writing a letter; reading a … Continue reading

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What would you rather be doing? (Part One)

These are some questions I like to ask myself: 1. What do you want to do and why aren’t you doing it? 2. What would you rather be doing right now? 3. What would you rather be saying/writing? 4. If … Continue reading

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Ask first.

Friends and readers, I want you to know that I have a hard time saying no. I also have a hard time stating what I want or need, and making decisions (big decisions like whether or not to continue playing … Continue reading

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Mindful Communication and Consent (this is what I need)

I just got back from an excellent workshop on self-care and activism, and I really ought to be going to bed right now because I have to get up in the morning, but my mind is spinning, so I need … Continue reading

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