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My mom asked to read my zine once and my reaction was to laugh in her face. While I feel a little bad about that I do stand by the sentiment it expressed. I don't exactly keep my zine a secret amongst people I know "in real life" but I don't brag about it either and I feel like knowing people I see on a regular basis read my zine it would just keep me from feeling as free in my writing as I want to be. I don't know whether this makes sense or not, but it's how I feel so I'm not gonna argue with myself over it.
My family has been surprisingly enthusiastic about the zines I've shared with them. It's really great! But I don't show them everything. I do send almost all my zines to my closest friends.
The funny thing is, I don't think my boyfriend reads them. We live together, and I guess I don't feel the need to "give" him a copy when there's a whole box sitting in our living room. Maybe I should, though.