As a zine maker who once spent all her time hanging out in the riot grrrl AOL chat room & various message boards, I love the idea of having somewhere other than social media where I exist on the internet, a homebase for all my projects. I started making zines in the late 90s after a girl down the shore handed me a copy of Cometbus & told me to read it. It changed my life. I started making a zine soon after that was basically a Cometbus ripoff. After six issues of that zine I started writing Girl Swirl. I put out twelve issues of Girl Swirl before I started my zine Sub Rosa and eventually Lady Teeth. Today I make a monthly mini zine that you can get by subscribing to my patreon. Years ago, I wrote a review piece for Bitch Media on zines about sobriety. I have twelve years of continuous sobriety from alcohol. At some point I found the time to write a book called Heavy Hangs the Head.
In 2014 I started dating a bmxer. Bikes were something I never really thought about until him. Three months into dating he got me my own BMX & suddenly all I wanted to do was ride bikes. In 2016 I did my first BikeMS: City to Shore ride from Philadelphia to Ocean City New Jersey. My goal was to ride 100 miles. I rode 82 miles (my longest ride up until that point had been 50 miles). In 2017 I organized the first Women's Weekend in the Woods trail jam after attending my first Women's Weekend event at Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland. The next year I started building The Secret Garden, a roller line at Posh Woods. I also rode my first century ride that year. I have participated in the BikeMS: City to Shore ride every year since.
I now spend most of my time in my garden. I would love for you to join me.