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Next Level Business Workshop at The Hub LA

I don’t know if you know this, but I’m kinda totally into small businesses and DIY. Like, really into it. I learned about DIY when I was a teenager, reading about Riot Grrrl…

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Birthday Time: A Portrait for Annabelle

A month or so ago, my friend Taryn started planning for her nieces birthday. Annabelle was turning 13, and that’s an important one. She had a ton of good ideas–I mean, can anyone…

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Story Time: Creating a Fantasy for Your Product

When I started, I know that I wanted to think bigger thank just posting my art up on a website. That meant keeping my ears and eyes open for ideas, and learning…

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Your Rainbow Hair Dream Girl

Here’s the thing about living in Los Angeles: you meet a LOT of people. When I came here, I was looking specifically for women who ran their own businesses. It didn’t really matter…

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How To Survive Being a Teenager

A little something I wrote up for a friend of a friend, who is turning 13. Age 13 was easily my most agonizing year– three middle schools in the span of nine months…

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If Not Now, When?

So much of our lives is questioning– questioning our abilities, our worthiness, our capabilities. The truth is, most of the time we should just do. Beth Edwards had the right idea when she…

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What I Wore: On The Fringe

L.A. is a special place. No longer how long you’ve been here, there’s always something new to discover. Me? I’ve only had my body planted in Southern California for a little over three…


How You Can Be a Part of LA Zine Fest!

2012 LA Zine Fest artwork by Simon Sotelo If you know me at all, then you’ll know that I am a complete believer in the power of zines. Not just because I’ve read…

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How to Stop Caring about Weight Loss and Start Caring About Yourself

My declaration of bravery: exposed legs at the Hotel Figueroa. Here’s the truth: I have a hard time with my weight. Trite, no? White girl problem? I’M NOT WHITE, and what the fuck…


The Fang Gang Button Shoot

I love buttons. Always have– they were an identifying symbol of solidarity when I was a teen, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I think they are totally fun and useful. I went…

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Art with Spork Foods!

Spork Foods is something special. They’re a duet of pleasures, really. Heather and Jenny are two sisters who run their own organic vegan cooking classes, straight outta Los Angeles. You can go ahead…

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What I Wore: Show Me Your (Lady) Teeth

Here’s the thing: I am crazy proud of the things my friends do. We all work hard on different things. Some of us are working on projects that have been in the works…

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An Interview with Taryn Hipp, Upon the Release of “Heavy Hangs The Head”

It’s no secret that I love me some Taryn Hipp. She is one of my favorite writers–zine or otherwise– and she’s a good friend to boot. In fact, I love her work so…

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“The Fang Gang”, aka An Exercise On Gangs, Girlfriends, and Identities

At long last, here are my “Fang Gang” portraits. I waited to post them up because I wanted people to be a leeetle surprised when they saw them at “Glitz and Pixie Stix”….

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