Jami Sailor is a white, fat, queer, mentally and chronically ill queer shit starter. They were raised in Detroit, Michigan and now find themselves living in the desert. Jami is a library worker.
Jami started making zines in middle school after seeing the "Zine of the Month" feature in Sassy magazine. They primarily create perzines focusing on the concepts of home, family, belonging, grief, and history. They also write about queerness, gender, and illness. Their zines tend to be cut and paste, high contrast black and white, and text heavy. They love doing split zines where one side is made by another zinester and one side by them. Their current zine is Rush Job and is about working in a library during Covid and fractious political times.
When I move to a new city, I start a new zine. My current zine, since moving to Phoenix, is called Rush Job. My long running zines are Your Secretary (Chicago 2007-2013) and No Better Voice (Detroit/DC 1993-2006). I co-produced the zine Archiving the Underground in 2011 with Sol Brager. In 2004, Shaun Allen (Larceny) and I started the zine distro Stranger Danger with a focus on feminist and queer perzines. in Detroit, Michigan. I helped organize the failed 2003 Detroit Zine Fest and was an organizer of the 2013 Chicago Zine Fest. Both were miserable experiences (((frowny face)))
I am working on a zine with Lynne Monsoon (Butch nor Femme, Walt Loved Disney) about Marvel movies. My movie review zine, Projection Booth, will be featured as the August Zine of the Month in Anna Jo Beck's Zine of the Month series.
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