It's less than two weeks from my 39th birthday & I've been dreaming of going on another zine tour. I've been making zines now for more than half my life (quite a bit more). I started making zines after a girl down the shore handed me an issue of Cometbus & said "you have to read this". I was sixteen years old. I made my first zine soon after reading that one. (What's a zine you ask?) I've been writing my current zine, Lady Teeth for about six years now. I used to write the zines Girl Swirl & Sub Rosa (I've also written a bunch of one-offs). In October 2015 I spoke on a panel at Boston Zine Fest called "Zines as Radical Resistance" where I discussed how zines are a part of my recovery and sobriety. In April 2016 I was part of a reading for Chicago Zine Fest where I shared a piece from the new issue of Lady Teeth called "Getting Sober & Staying Sober".
I have been sober for 7 years as of June 10, 2017. For a long time being sober meant just not drinking. But now, with a new found love of cycling, I am LIVING SOBER. There is a huge difference between the two & I have never been happier. I started documenting my miles here & sharing my experiences on this website. I love talking about my sobriety. You can hear an interview I did with The Rooms Project here (also, read an article about the project from City Paper). I wrote a review piece for Bitch Media on zines about sobriety.
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You can email me at tarynhipp[at]gmail.com
You can see my personal zine collection here.