Acquired from the Creator
I could hear my own despair in the writing of authors who had survived trauma and come out alright on the other side of things.
Gift of Marissa Falco
Completely Out of It: a Diary Comic by Sylvia, 2011
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Jo, my god sister, is like my long lost twin--just that we're a good four years apart. She was someone I love dearly, yet there were situations that made me feel envious and, at times, jealous of her.
Cover from Sea Green Zines review
On the walk back from the grocery store, I passed by a man I nicknamed "Jimmy Page In His Prime, But From New Jersey in 1992." Lighting a cigarette beside an overflowing trash can, he wore busted black sneakers and orange track shorts and some ratty band t-shirt with the sleeves ripped off. I sexually harassed him in my mind and stared him down, telling him telepathically: Don't worry, baby, you are definitely the man of some of my dreams.
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My Aim Is True #1, 6 by Carrie, 2011 and 2013
Carrie tried dating on the internet. She made it clear in her profile that she did not want to receive sexually aggressive messages, so of course this is the kind of response she got:
I want sex. Well, sex from you. I know I'm being up front but I feel I should be honest. You're gorgeous and really sexy. I like to think I'd make you feel incredible. I want to pleasure you in any way you'd like. The truth is I'm sort of in the need for rebound sex. That's why I'm here. If you don't want any part of this that's fine but if you think we could work then write me back. Thanks. Take care.
I love the "Take care" at the end. It's so much more polite than "Hi. What's up your profile is the shit wanna get laid?" like one of the other guys wrote. As with street harassment, I have to wonder, does that approach ever work?!?
Cover from Vampire Sushi Distro
Gift of Sarah Knowles
Pen pals unite. Let's unleash this paper doll army.
Cover from Radical Uprising blog
Write More Letters: the Radical Uprise Zine 030 by Jetta Vegas, 2013
Cover from Antiquated Future distro
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