For a while now, I have been experiencing terrible writer’s block when it comes to posting library science and literature-related topics. I think this is because I am so busy working on a special library project that I can’t quite talk about yet, but really want to. Also, like most recent graduates (and so many people in general), I am also struggling with imposter syndrome and second guessing much of my writing.
So, for now this has transformed into an illustration blog where I post recent sketches, drawings, and ideas for zines— but of course, as soon as I post this, another idea for a writing post may pop into my head…
“I have a work review today…where you have to rate yourself…and then your boss rates you…and you have to compare ratings…and discuss them.”
“Remember that nothing negative that happens during the review is your fault, just the crappy realities of the organization’s bad management and a system that doesn’t make space for mental health.”
How do women grow and find opportunities to pursue what they are passionate about when they are stuck in these horrible jobs for a variety of reasons, most of which are not their fault.
There are so many beautiful and vital things they might otherwise put out into the world.
For those out there who live in Toronto,
The TZL Collective (Toronto Zine Library) will be partnering with the Toronto Zine Off to host a zine trading event happening this Friday, April 6th from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at the Tranzac Club in the Tiki Room (292 Brunswick Ave, the same address where the cozy zine library is nestled on the second floor)
You can find all details about the event over here
If you like, bring 15-25 copies (or more) of a recent zine you have made to trade with other zinesters 🙂 There will be a small open mic as well. Myself and a few other members of the collective may be participating (if I can work up the courage).
Best of all, this is a free event!