My zine. I am very proud of it, and myself.
Most of the copies will be distributed in Portland, Vancouver, Brooklyn, and a fewer number in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Lismore, Australia.
I’m sending it to larger cities because I want it to be distributed to a wider audience. And… (deep breath) because while I’m not concerned about how people in my hometown will receive the vulnerabilities I’ve expressed in the zine, I am concerned about the judgments people may infer about the zine based on preexisting judgments they have about me.
If that makes sense.
But, I am letting people here read it. They can’t keep it yet, but they can read it.
*Edit* Sheesh. That was uncomfortable. While writing the above I could feel the urge to deny the truth, to hide the vulnerability I was uncomfortable with, and the fear of being judged; but then what’s the point of all this?… So… Maybe this post makes me sound like a nut but I’m proud of my courage and honesty.