I am taking a break from zine reviews right now, for a plethora of reasons. School is really taking over my life right now, as well as some other things I’ve become more interested in.
The past six months or so, I’ve really contemplated my place in the zine world. Sometimes I love it so much, but there have been a few times I’ve been alienated and even what I felt was bullied by people who are supposed to create a safe space for creative expression and activism. I’m not progressive enough, I judge too harshly, people can’t handle my criticism, I need to watch my language. Whatever. I once found solace in the zine community, but now I’m wondering if maybe I’ve grown out of it. I’ll always consider it to be deep in my roots as a person, a writer, an artist, a designer, but I think I’m made for bigger and better things.
There are some zines I still have to review, it wouldn’t be fair to those who have sent me zines for that specific purpose to leave them out. I will try to do that very soon. I don’t know if I’m going to stop doing zine reviews forever, I might update from time to time, but it won’t be a regular thing and if I come back, I'll most likely do things a lot differently.
I wish all of you luck with your projects