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My name is Michelle Aiello. I was born and raised in the city of Chicago. In 2010, I moved to Kentucky and currently live in a 200 year-old apartment in downtown Lexington with my handsome fiance Scott and my fabulous black cat, Basil. I started Indigo zine in 1995 and founded Ephemera Fest in 2005. I am also the creator of Mish Libs; my take on the classic word game, Mad Libs.
Indigo is best described as creative non-fiction, or a perzine. I have written about nearly every major milestone in my life since the age of 15. I am known for my sharp, minimalist writing style and candid, confessional stories about love, sex, death, polyamory, drugs, body issues, and generally fumbling toward a fully realized life.
I am 100% committed to print media. Indigo will never be a blog or e-zine. :)
More information on myself and my projects can be found at www.indigozine.com.
Hi, zine friends! I am excited to announce that I have relaunched indigozine.com! I've had the domain for years, but I decided to make it my permanent website. This is not a Wordpress or Google site, but one I built & designed from scratch with hosting I actually pay for. I figured it was time to take myself seriously and also take my projects to the next level. Plus, I wanted to teach myself more advanced web & graphic design, so…Continue
After a long 2 years, I finally have a new issue! In Indigo #18 I write about leaving Chicago after 32 years, my club kid days in the '90s and friendship with the legendary party promoter Zoe Orgasma and adjusting to rural life in Kentucky. I am very proud of this issue and I hope you enjoy it too! To get a copy, send $4 via Paypal to michelleaiello at gmail dot com or concealed cash to
Michelle Aiello / Indigo Zine
P.O. Box 163
Millersburg KY 40348