♥ MARANDA ELIZABETH ♥
Maranda Elizabeth is a writer, zinester, witch, identical twin, high school dropout, cane-user, recovering alcoholic, and non-binary amethyst-femme. They write about recovery with borderline personality disorder, complex-trauma, and fibromyalgia; mental health & illnesses; madness as spiritual gifts & skills; writing & creativity; friendship; magic & witchcraft & Tarot; self-care, support, & $upport; surviving poverty; and embracing weirdnesses. They’ve been writing zines for over a decade. In 2012, they published a zine anthology, Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues, and in 2013, they published their first novel, Ragdoll House. They also offer Tarot readings for weirdos, queerdos, misfits, & outcasts!
Maranda is a Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Gemini Rising, & Aquarius Midheaven!
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♥ Recent Posts ♥
- Won’t You Celebrate With Femme Cripples and Other Storybooks
- What is art about social assistance?
- be my borderline palentine
- Sometimes I Act Crazy and Conflict Is Not Abuse: continuing to reclaim borderline & politicize madness (Part Two)
- I’m 2,085 days sober & I’m thinking of you.
- Beyond Borderline and The Protest Psychosis: black & white protest diseases & politicizing madness (Part One)
- making art & magic on the outside, valuing & supporting marginalized voices
- chalice of the hopeless: new zines & cripple-goth feelings
- bruises self-heal: the body in retrograde
- Further Notes on Reclaiming Borderline and Resisting the Sane Gaze
- Exploring Trauma, Madness, Chronic Illness, & Disability with Tarot: Part Three
- oh my heart it breaks every step that i take
- Lilac season, disability, & staying home
Tag Archives: know hope
Sometimes I Act Crazy and Conflict Is Not Abuse: continuing to reclaim borderline & politicize madness (Part Two)
content notes: examples of anti-Black racism, transmisogyny, self-injury, ableism, eugenics as metaphor (?), the post-suicide-attempt-charcoal (you know the stuff), pathologizing resistance, borderline-shaming, suicide [image description: Two book covers side-by-side. The first one is Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline … Continue reading
This time of year can be triggering for recovering alcoholics and others who have issues around alcohol consumption, and for those of my readers who are in recovery from/with alcoholism, &/or having complicated, contradictory, sensitive, and difficult feelings about booze, … Continue reading
content notes: very brief mentions of overdose, suicidality, unintentional weight loss I recently published an essay on The Establishment blog, Reclaiming Borderline: Dreaming New Meanings into Borderline Personality Disorder. As noted in the essay, among my intentions were to write … Continue reading
It’s lilac season (well, the very end of it). I have survived many disasters in lilac seasons, and seem to be surviving another one. I keep scissors in my backpack so I can steal lilacs from the park, and I … Continue reading
I’m in need of support. I’m in an extremely difficult and stressful situation, and seeking immediate financial help. As you know, I’m on disability. I recently received news that my file is under review. I told very few people because … Continue reading
content notes: brief mentions of self-harm, alcoholism, death May is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. I am generally both wary and weary of any and all awareness campaigns, particularly those centering on mental health and illness, as well as disability, … Continue reading