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all of Laura-Marie’s zines

Hi, I’m Laura-Marie–a queer permaculturist trikewitch living in Las Vegas, Nevada with my spouse Ming.  We live in community and help run that Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective. I’ve been making zines for 30 years.  All the zines I have in print are available for trade, so please contact me, if you’re into trading!… Read More »

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functionally ill 30

I made a new zine, functionally ill 30 wellness plan.  I feel happy and proud. It had been just more than a year since I made an issue of functionally ill.  Wow!  I took a break.  But I was making tons of other zines. It’s been 14 years I’ve been making functionally ill.  This zine… Read More »

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hat genius 23

I made hat genius 23, a new poetry zine.  Poems about psych wards, amethyst, addiction, sexual longing, basil, and looking for the elusive extra nipple.  How mental illness is the history of my family. There’s a series of short poems about dreams right in the middle, and I drew some cute pictures too–shopping cart, street… Read More »

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fish letters 8

I copied a new zine yesterday, fish letters 8.  It’s about abuse, feelings, breaking up, and how we realize connections among present, far away, very near, one relationship, and another. Love, disability, addiction, family pain, and when enough is enough.  It’s a perzine, unsent letters zine, 24 pages, quarter size, hand bound simply with pink-red… Read More »

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to love

Hey, I made a new zine, that I worked on for years.  It’s to love: abusers in radical spaces. It’s about harm, prevention, feelings, shunning, bullies, safer spaces, and what love actually is.  Boundaries, being misperceived, some common errors people make about behavior and identifying what’s being done to them. There are examples, a poem… Read More »

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resisting capitalism for fun #4

This new zine resisting capitalism for fun #4 is ready to share.  Please let me know if you’d like to trade. It’s about why I’m an activist, the sacredness of teen girls, ways of being homeless, inner world, nonviolence and community, and what I’m most grateful for.  Serving bread on the soupline.  Forgiveness, having a… Read More »

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trike diaries 2

We made the new Trike Diaries zine, issue #2.  It’s about disability justice, sexuality, race, my neighborhood, feelings, choices.  There’s an essay toward the beginning about how I relate to local meth users, and another about what a trikeslut is and disability with all its needs and challenges. I say some provocative things–maybe you would… Read More »

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resisting capitalism for fun

This zine is one of my most requested. I was with Ming on a roadtrip, and we were talking about resisting capitalism. I was making a list of ways I like to do it. Then I wrote essays about anarchy gardens, compassion, my experiences with intentional community, how I’m a bad anarchist who doesn’t try… Read More »

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Trike Diaries: an incomplete guide to trike riding for fat people or anyone, really

Add some spice to your life with 36 pages of pungent trikewitchery. I talk about disability and health, Naked Bike Ride costume fantasies, grieving my mom, the church parking lot that’s like another dimension, strawberry power, feeling like a sea lion, stanger love, having my foot in a dog’s mouth, and sexual vulnerability.  Content warning:… Read More »

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ancestor

There’s a zine I helped make, ancestor–I wrote the poems, a friend translated them into Spanish, and another friend did the art.  It’s a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together to help refugees.  The suggested donation is $2 to $10.  I have an email you can paypal.  Let me know if you’d like one and where… Read More »