Being 40 is a weird thing. Some days I feel 40, other days I don't know what 40 is supposed to feel like. After 3 years in "zine retirement" I made a new issue of Lady Teeth. I've now been making zines longer than when I didn't make zines, many years over half my life. Time is a weird thing. 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 wrote the zines Lady Teeth, 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". Then I "retired", how ridiculous.
I have been sober for 9 years as of June 10, 2019. 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. I started documenting my miles here & sharing my experiences on this website. Last September I rode my first century ride, the City to Shore BikeMS ride from Philadelphia to Ocean City New Jersey. In two weeks I will attempt to do it again. 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. 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.
I am attempting to read 10 books in 2019 (as of September I've read 18).
You can see my Goodreads challenge progress here.