Category Archives: Philly Love

Coming In (updated zine)

Updated zine! I started this zine while sitting in a pub across the street from an LGBTQ+ youth center. I had just dropped off a teen and they had asked me when I first came out. I didn't have a good quick answer at the time, so I sat andined up a rainbow of pens at the bar.  It's easy enough to explain how coming out isn't a one-time-thing, but what I really wanted to explain was how coming out can be an act of  coming in to your self and into a beautiful constellation of queerness. 🖤🤎️🧡 #nationalcomingoutday #peppermintalleypress #zine #queerzines #zinemaking
Updated zine! I wanted to get this updated for National Coming Out Day.

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I started this zine on a Spring evening in 2019.  It was cold and sleeting as I parked myself in a pub across the street from an LGBTQ+ youth center. I had just dropped off a teen (who was staying with us) and they had asked me when I first came out. I didn’t have a good quick answer at the time, so I sat at the bar and lined up a rainbow of pens. It’s easy enough to explain how coming out isn’t a one-time-thing. I wanted to tell them that I don’t remember specifically “coming out” so much as a continual process of trying to be true to myself.  It sounds cliche. What I really wanted to explain was how coming out can be an act of coming in to your self and into a vast constellation of queerness. 🌌

Thank You Philly

March 21. I've left the house twice since then. Once I tried walking around the block and once to finally get a Covid-19 test. I don't have much to say about this time just yet. But I took this picture out the window. After the test, I asked to be driven around the long way home, just to get to see a little more.
March 21. I’ve left the house twice since then. Once I tried walking around the block and once to finally get a Covid-19 test. I don’t have much to say about this time just yet. But I took this picture out the window. After the test, I asked to be driven around the long way home, just to get to see a little more.