March 26, 2010 § Leave a Comment
ah. deep breath. finally. new twitter account!
hit me up!
love and survival….
March 12, 2010 § 1 Comment
ok for now, well for at least the past week, i am locked out of my twitter account. so if you have @ me…i didnt get it…sorry…i may be able to get back into my account…or i may have to start another one…not sure…
either way…if you need to contact me your best bet is to…
1. dm me
2. drop a comment here
3. email me
4. facebook me
March 12, 2010 § 1 Comment
hi there everyone,
just a reminder that the submission deadline for outlaw midwives is march 15. so that is just a couple of more days. if there is anything you would like to submit please drop me a line in the comments or email me. if you have sent something and havent heard back from me yet. drop me another line. my email was acting super wonky the past couple of months and i am still recovering from it….
March 8, 2010 § Leave a Comment
help us get this incredible zine printed!
Mamaphiles, the mama and papa zine collaboration, announces issue #4, Raising Hell
The collaborative effort of thirty-four zine-making parents, this fourth issue of Mamaphiles takes on the wilder side of parenthood – from toddler-chasing to rabble-rousing. “Children are natural born hell-raisers,” wrote Henry Miller. And as Mamaphiles’ writers can attest, raising them can be an act of revolution.
Raising Hell features stories of an activist family imprisoned in Israel and racial injustice in the U.S., as well as essays on the more quiet, inner struggles of parents striving to seek balance and creative expression, heal, make a family and support each other.
Mamaphiles was initially conceived in 2004 as a cooperative effort of the zine-writing mothers who congregated online at Mamaphonic.com. Thirty-three contributors took on the theme of “Birth” and the resulting 132-page zine proved so successful that two more issues were produced, Mamaphiles #2 “Cutting the Cord” and Mamaphiles #3 “Coming Home” .
Now, with Raising Hell, the Mamaphiles writers – each of whom produces a zine individually – have pooled their talent again to testify that while child-rearing may be hellish sometimes, it’s the most rewarding hell out there.
Trula Breckenridge/Positive Emergence
Mariah Boone/ Lone Star Ma
Charlie/The Nose Knows
Sky Cosby / Pirate Papa : An Anarcho-Green Journal of D(o)-I(t)-Y(ourself) Parenting
Robin Dutton-Cookston/Apron Strings
Heather Jackson/madiburl and mindfuck revolutions
Rahula Janowski/ Joybringer
Katie Kaput/ Night Cookies
Victoria Law/ Tenacious
Corbin Lewars/ Reality Mom
China Martens/ The Future Generation
Noemi Martinez/ Hermana, Resist
Lamesha Melton/ Cocoa/Puss Zine
Jessica Mills/ My Mother Wears Combat Boots
Tomas Moniz/Rad Dad
Angela Morrill/ I Always Wanted to Learn Tai Chi
connie murillo/ The Peep Show
Coleen Murphy/ Once Upon a Photobooth/the Mama Calendar
Celia Perez/Roots & Wings
Nic Ramirez-Riesen/ LA DAMA ZINE
Laurel Ripple-Carpenter / CUNTastic!
Brandon McClendon-Rose / VIVA LOVE
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie/ Mother Nature
Raye Tibbitts/ Bad Mother Chronicles
Regina Walker / Recovering Me
Mai’a Williams/ Revolutionary Motherhood Zine
Christina-Marie Wright/Gonzo Parenting Zine
Cover Art by: Rachel Galindo/Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison
118 pages, half size
Price: Sliding Scale $5-$7; Institutional Price: $10-15; Inquire about wholesale pricing
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This baby is ready to go! And will be headed out into the world as soon as we raise enough funds to pay for printing, so, my friends, pre-order your copy today!
WE NEED TO RAISE $900 dollars in 3 weeks to get our zine printed at http://www.1984printing.com/. (We have $750 already, the total to make 500 copies and ship is $1,650) When pre-ordering your copy, if you can donate any extra, 5, 10, 35 dollars, please do. WE CAN DO THIS!
March 4, 2010 § 2 Comments
i first got interested in self-induced abortions at the same time that i started to study midwifery. to me its all about being willing to mother ourselves, our bodies, and our intuition. throughout human history, around the globe, people have known how to not be pregnant. we have used herbs, movement, light, scents, touch and whatever means were necessary to not be pregnant. this knowledge isnt lost. sometimes it is buried under the bones of folks who died in childbirth or bled to death from the complications of a miscarriage. it has always revitalized itself nurtured by our desire to define for themselves what is freedom, mothering, pleasure, sacred, death and life.
so that is what i am offering us. stories and practices in an effort to redefine our basic understanding of reproduction and life.
that is what the lilith plan is. a celebration of our survival by any means necessary.
if you are interested in a private consultation please contact me.