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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 29 years.  All the zines I have in print are available for trade, so please contact me, if you’re into trading! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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echo

Two zines I made and am really proud of are mentioned in this post of mini-reviews of zines, all of which sound amazing, really. https://echopublishing.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/zines-ive-read-in-2019-sept-oct-zinewrimo-2019-edition/

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radical mental health is for everyone

Can’t believe this finally came together.  Two years in the making!  Great art, many ideas, info, feelings.  What radical mental health is, the history of our collective, building community, poems, an interview, Las Vegas Street Medics.  It’s worth a read.  $2 donation suggested, all funds going to recoup the printing, then support the collective’s projects.  […]

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Dear Diary Zine Fest 2019

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Dear Diary Zine Fest

Functionally ill, Ming, and I will be at Dear Diary Zine Fest in Oakland on February 25th, 2018. https://deardiaryzinefest.tumblr.com/post/170427262485/tabler-spotlight-laura-marie-river-victor-peace