♥ 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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$$$ If you've benefited from my writing in any way over the years - if my words have inspired you, helped you feel less alone, or sparked some weird feeling within you - please consider compensating me by offering a donation of any amount. Support comes in many forms, but as somebody who grew up in poverty, continues to survive well below the poverty line, and is disabled & crazy, I, like you, need money to live, to create, to grow, & to heal. My gifts, skills, creativity, ideas, & magic-making are often not valued in our culture, but I know they are real & valid & life-transforming. Your donations will ensure that I can continue the work I have mysteriously arrived on this strange planet to do. Thank you very kindly for your generosity, sharing, & kindness! With gratitude & weirdo vibes! $$$
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♥ Stuff I Write About ♥accessibility books boundaries bpd cane love chronic pain communication community cptsd creativity crip goth disability fibromyalgia friendship identity i was a teenage goth know home know hope lists madness magic meds non-binary questions recovery self-care self-harm sobriety suicidality support tarot telegram anthology toronto ontario trauma vulnerability weirdos forever winter survival witchcraft writing zines
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♥ Recent Posts ♥
- Extra Dimensions & Misplaced Shadows: Maranda & Cee Interview One Another on Creating We Are the Weirdos
- We Are the Weirdos – a crowdfund pre-order for my next novel!
- 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
Tag Archives: writing
If you’ve been following my work for more than a few weeks (um, or minutes), you’re familiar with my years-long desire to move away from hospitals and into a sense of belonging within myself, as well as my attempts at … Continue reading
Being alive today feels like living in an alternate reality. I am astounded to still be on this planet, to still be breathing, to still be writing. I’ve been having my tough times as the colder weather inevitably interferes with … 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
In Part Three (of who knows how many?!) of Exploring Trauma, Madness, Chronic Illness, & Disability with Tarot, I’ll be writing about the Nine of Wands and Three of Pentacles, and I’ll be using Pixie’s Tarot, The Collective Tarot, Thea’s … 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
So, I’m pretty enthusiastic about reading Tarot as crazy people, and Tarot as a reliable*, spiritual, and fun source for self-exploration, coping, and (re-)imagining. As I mentioned in Part One, where I wrote about Five of Pentacles/Bones & Three of … Continue reading