I think the most important thing you need to know about me is that I don't drink. I used to, a lot, but now I have over 11 years of sobriety which I am so grateful for. I also used to be a zine maker (I say "used to" because I haven't put out a zine in over three years & that one was the first zine I had made in about three years). I first started making zines in 1996 after a girl down the shore named Skylar handed me a copy of Cometbus & said "here, read this". What's a zine you ask? Before I wrote Lady Teeth, I wrote a zine called Girl Swirl for many years & then one called Sub Rosa. Over that time I also made a handful of one-offs.
At some point I found the time to write a book called Heavy Hangs the Head.
Jump to 2014 when I started dating my boyfriend. He was super into BMX, something I never really even thought about. But he got me my own bike & suddenly all I wanted to do was be in the woods & riding bikes. I wasn't hyper focused on zines the way I used to be, my energy was spent on BMX. I was digging & riding & a couple years ago I built a new line at Posh Woods and started organizing a yearly women's jam, Women's Weekend in the Woods.
Anyway, for a long time being sober meant just not drinking. A big part of my recovery has been to DO THINGS other than drink and that means riding bikes. In September 2018 I rode my first century ride, the City to Shore BikeMS ride from Philadelphia to Ocean City New Jersey and have done so every years since (last year we did our own century because Covid canceled the official ride). Without my sobriety, I wouldn't have this opportunity. I love talking about my sobriety. You can hear an interview I did with The Rooms Project here. Years ago, I wrote a review piece for Bitch Media on zines about sobriety.
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You can see my personal zine collection here.
You can find me on Goodreads here.