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all of Laura-Marie’s zines

Hi, I’m Laura-Marie–a queer permaculturist trikewitch, traveling around the western United States with my spouse Ming.  We’re searching for community and help run that Las Vegas Radical Mental Health Collective. I’ve been making zines for 32 years.  All the zines I have in print are available for trade, so please contact me, if you’re into… Read More »

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hat genius 25

Hello, I made a new poetry zine: hat genius 25.  I wrote the poems slowly over the months, mostly when Ming and I still lived in Las Vegas.  There’s a new one called “trans” that I wrote a week or two ago, I think somewhere in California. More recently I finished the zine’s first poem… Read More »

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releasing art

I was talking to my friend Ariel about releasing art.  When I work on something for a long time, it can feel hard to let it go.  Or I feel like I need to mark the occasion. It made me remember when I was a kid in a play.  It was a big deal, the… Read More »

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love is a skill we can strengthen

I made a new zine: love is a skill we can strengthen. It’s 32 pages, half size, including covers.  Text heavy, with many lists of things to try, and contextualizing intro material about how love is a skill we can strengthen.  There’s philosophy about love and gender, love and capitalism.  An Audre Lorde quote, and… Read More »

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my body is mine

Hey, I made this art I wanted to show you: my body is mine.  This is just the sentencey part.  It’s about choosing to expend energy on relationships in a way that’s in keeping with my values. dark green words on pink: My body is mine. My heart, mind, and life are mine. I need… 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 »