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just another genderqueer femme with a cane

I got a cane today! I’m pretty excited about it because it’s already making walking a whole lot easier for me. My chronic pain condition has been progressing, and I knew this was inevitable, but I kept putting off buying … Continue reading

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Introvert Studio, know home

(content warning: self-injury, suicidal ideation, all the stuff i write about always) Hello, hello, I went on tour and then I came back to Toronto and I had a mental health suicidal-feelings crisis, narrowly escaped the psych ward, and moved … Continue reading

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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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Writing = Working / A Discussion of Support & $upport

Okay, let’s talk about MONEY! It’s awkward, I know. But I’ve got a lot of feelings about art, work, and money, so here we go… I need support to keep on writing: Many different kinds of support, and that does … Continue reading

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No Space Will Ever Be 100% Safe or Accessible, But…

Lately, I’ve been attempting to write definitions for words like “radical,” “mental health,” “accessible,” and “safer.” Definitions for me – all of our ideas on each of these words will vary greatly. I’ve also, as you may have heard/read me … Continue reading

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BookCampTO: Part Two: Criticism Can Be Responsive, Creative, & Encouraging

Part One: I Was Gonna Write About Writing But Instead I Wrote About Privilege. The Critical Culture workshop appeared in my life just when I needed it. When I write (and when I write about writing), I’m not sure which … Continue reading

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BookCampTO: Part One: I Was Gonna Write About Writing But Instead I Wrote About Privilege

Around the end of August, I went to BookCampTO, my first time at the annual unconference. They were celebrating their 5th year with a theme of “Alive! Surviving & Thriving.” I was nervous about attending: Am I a real writer … Continue reading

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This is why I no longer participate in local zine communities.

All right, this is for my zine friends who ask me, “What’s the zine community like in Guelph?” and for those of you who wonder why I hardly ever table at zinefests in Canada anymore, but instead scrounge up the … Continue reading

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Smash the silence with the brick of self-control.

This is my third year participating The ArtClash! Collective’s Annual Fun-A-Day Project. Everyday in January, I’ll be reading a zine (of course), and writing about them in a weekly blog entry. I’m not usually very good at daily projects & … 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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