My zines are process heavy, I enjoy experimenting with different forms of printmaking and bookbinding which is apparent in the esthetics of my books. My work deals with queer and feminist themes as well as personal and emotional issues. I hope to make work that speaks to others as much as it does to me.
My favorite part of making zines is connecting with others through the process weather that means bringing zines into a classroom and collaborating with young artists to make books, or having meaningful conversations with people at zine fests about how they relate to my work, or trading zines with friends. I love the way it brings people together!
Zines have long been a platform for marginalized communities to amplify their voices. Zines are very important for free speech , especially In a hetero-normative, white-supremacist, capitalist culture where the main stream media is widely non-inclusive of a lot of messages that people can spread through media such as zines.
Start making zines! Just do it, the zine community is super welcoming and easily accessable so dont be afraid to put yourself out there if you are at all interested in it. Your zine doesn't have to be prefect, as long as its something you enjoyed making, people can sense that.