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I've been making zines since I was 15 - so starting about a decade ago ! I had no idea that what I made as a 15 year old was even called something or that other people made them too. My first zine was basically about 3 - 4 pieces of collage worked xerox'd pages composed of a few poems I'd written, a recent and somewhat reoccuring nightmare I'd been having and my hopes and dreams for my future. I called it '3 Minute Miracle'. Since then I've made several other zines - under various names but the zine with the most issues under it was 'Amoeba Diaries'. I took a hiatus of a few years from zine writing although I did make more attempts. After a bad relationship and starting university full time I sort of experienced a writers block. Now after the birth of my first child, Mia, my writers block has finally dissipated and I'm ready to begin making zines again ! I've missed the smell and warm feel of xerox'd paper !!

My work in progress will be called 'Mia Likes White Noise' - after my daughters love of white noise quite literally ! It used to be the only sound which would put her to sleep (reminded her of her 9 month stay in my belly). This zine will be an obvious radical departure from my previous zines, seeing as I am a first time mom and I never imagined I would have children - or for that matter, get married. I had every intention of pursuing a University degree in film studies/review and living on my own - with maybe a dog or cat. This zine is written from that perspective ... it's also written from the total shock of realizing that absolutely nothing (no books, or alternative birthing classes, or talking to others) can properly prepare a person for childbirth or taking care of a helpless screaming baby. This zine is about navigating through the cultural expectations put on women as mothers - and among other things, about my own personal fight to not lose myself in the exhaustion of it all.

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At 10:56am on January 4, 2013, Lubomyr Tymkiv said…

We invite you to take part in the First International Exhibition "ZINESHOW" in Ukraine. Participation is free. Any technique. Any theme and format. No return. Deadline: 15/04/2013. Exhibition on the blog http://zineshow.blogspot.com All works will be exhibited also in the gallery "tymutopiyapres" http://tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com is not a commercial gallery. Welcomed but not "necessarily" summary of your zine or about you or your creative work (this is necessary for further elucidation of the project and possible documentation). Zines for the exhibition please send air mail: "Zineshow" A/C 9875, Sadivnycha 19/1, 79038, Lviv, Ukraine.

At 7:57am on December 18, 2009, Carlos Palacios Hidalgo said…
are you up for trades?
At 7:08am on November 17, 2009, kit feral said…
I'd love to read something like that! let me know if you'd ever like to do a trade when you're finished :)
At 12:55pm on November 12, 2009, kit feral said…
I can imagine! what kind of zines do you make? (when you have time :P)
At 10:18am on November 12, 2009, kit feral said…
what an adorable baby! welcome to we make zines :)

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