Queer poetry and prose. I write about being a queer person of color in the punk and hardcore scene. My poetry tried to capture the experiences of being a loner, a hopeless romantic, and someone looking for a place to belong. My poetry is journey towards discovering my place in this world.
I started making zines after a friend of mine suggested that I begin publishing my work. I’ve always had an interest in writing but I never had the confidence to share my work. I decided to begin sharing after I realized that my voice was important and needed to be heard.
My biggest biggest has always been gathering the confidence to keep sharing my work. I often doubt myself as a queer writer because we live in a heteronormative society that doesn’t always value our creativity. I always have to keep pushing myself to keep sharing my work. If I don’t it, no one else will.
I would tell them to let go off the fear of judgement. Think of a theme first and then start writing/gathering material. If you are gonna be publishing your work, you should edit it a few times. Let it sit in your computer then come back to it. If you still love it, then the zine is finished and you can start publishing.