I was a member of the birls LiveJournal community in the early 00s. The community was created for "boyish girls"--in short, a masc-leaning genderqueerish group--everyone from toboys to trans, all along the sexuality spectrum). I was inspired by the art and creative writing members shared.
I started Birlzine to share our work on as broad a scope as our community could reach to connect with anyone who felt the way we did about gender. I dedicated myself to getting copies to anyone who wanted one, anywhere in the world, for free, and I started rock scissors paper to make and sell zines to fund printing and postage costs. The four Birlzine issues are now available as free PDFs on my website, but I always have hard copies to send to anyone who asks. One of my favorite zine projects was making and hosting the 24-Hour Zine Thing in 2005 and 2006, an international virtual event that challenged zinesters to conceive of, create, and print a 24-page zine. The rock scissors paper zines are mostly my own perzines but also include a compilation of real-life ghost stories friends and family have told me. My newest zines are a series about loving stickers since I was a kid and how stickers played into my kid dramas and adult philosophy. As a novice bookbinder, I'm currently working on zines that incorporate bookbinding ideas to help tell stories.