a place for zinesters - writers and readers
queer trans boy hailing from pdx.
working in and for women's reproductive health. i usually end my day cleaning speculums.
i go on way too many mediocre okcupid dates, spend a lot of time on public transit, and make jokes about being a member of the dead dad's club.
i love queers, radical queer theory and applications of queer ideas, and teaching cisgendered and hetero identified people about queer stuff.
i try to live my life based on authenticity and honesty, which can be intense and hard and rewarding all at once.
my latest zine:
dear shane, i tried to kill myself, a zine about my most recent severe depressive episode. it includes the time leading up to and including my attempting suicide twice and subsequent hospitalization. it's emotionally raw and honest and most definitely triggering (suicide, depression, self injury, disordered eating, gender dysphoria, criminal activity, anxiety, grief), but i wrote it with the idea in mind, what would have made me feel less alone when i was feeling incredibly depressed and suicidal every single minute of every day? it also includes practical tips and ideas on navigating interactions in the psychiatric system, strategies i've found helpful based on my own trial and error. 101 pages, half sized, $6 or open to trades.