My zines (and on-hiatus podcast about zines) are about how my identities intersect and how I see the world. As a mentally ill, queer, non-binary, fat white person, I talk a lot about my struggles with my brain and body. I strive to create zines that are relatable to other people whose identities crossover with my own.
Under the name Long Arm Stapler, Bay Area born and raised artist Maira creates zines (and a podcast about zines) revolving around the intersections of gender, mental health, and pop culture. Their favorite subjects include karaoke, King of the Hill, and trying to figure out what's wrong with their brain. Much of their work centers around their non-binary identity and how they interact with the world as a mentally ill queer person. Karaoke Zine 3 is their most recent release, and they are currently working on an all-queer Zine of the Hill 3 as well.
Themes include: gender, mental health, pop culture, sexuality, the good/bad of inhabiting a body
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The Long Arm Stapler podcast is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and likely wherever else you get your podcasts.