Thursday, May 26, 2011

A year's worth of updates. . .

As you can see from the cobwebs all over this blog, I've been majorly busy the past two years with grad school. The exciting thing is I'm finally done! This summer will be full of lots of awesome things, like workshops, readings, and hopefully a benefit show so that I can keep printing both issues. Issue 2 has sold 400 copies and counting and I've gotten great feedback on it (check out this awesome shout out from radical librarian Kate Angell!! and minireview from contributor Tommy Pico, the mastermind behind Birdsong) and its available at Click Clack Distro, Riot Grrrl Distro, Stranger Danger Distro, Bluestockings Bookstore in NYC, and Brooklyn's Storefront Gallery as part of the Brain Waves collection curated by the always amazing Kate Wadkins. This summer I'm also hoping to continue publicizing the second issue and eventually scanning it so it can be available online like the first issue.

I also wrote this piece on feminism and grief on the For the Birds Blog. In social work school I was able to do lots of work exploring the pathologization of grief and mourning by the mental health industry, so I may try to excerpt some of that information and repost it. In general, I'd like to thank everyone for the support, encouragement, submissions, emails, ideas, and commitment that you all have never stopped providing me with. The zine has transformed from a paper object into a crucial community that never ceases to energize me. <3