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Wanderer, Issue #5: A Perzine About Home, Mental Health, Self Care & DIY Music

Imported from Antiquated Future, a brilliant American zine distro based in Portland, Oregon.

The new issue of Alyssa Giannini's gorgeously illustrated personal zine, Wanderer. Within: road trips, house shows, gender identity, zine mazes, and odes to initiators of fun. As well as finding ways through depression and panic attacks and hard times.

My favourite piece is on platonic intimacy. Alyssa writes, "Friendship is so often undervalued in favour of romantic coupling. I say let's share longer hugs and learn to be vulnerable with friends and not just lovers. I resolve to shower my friends with love and affirmations at every available opportunity; be vulnerable and invite vulnerability. I just want everyone to know they're not alone in this big, messy world."

24 pages, half-letter size. Cardstock cover, thread-bound.