deafula

Kerri Radley
writes zines
is deaf
wordsmiths for a living
and is a total badass

When a typically quiet Deaf client bursts into laughter

terp-life:

It’s like

image

(Suggested by Nina T)

what it’s like when i laugh. always. 

zine-reviews:

Dig Deep, Issue #6
by Heather C., February 2014
30pg. at quarter-letter size
$1 from Stranger Danger distro
It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dig Deep— I wrote about Issues #1-3 here, and about Issue #4 here.  Heather is a pillar of the zine community, in her work as one of the organizers of the Chicago Zine Fest, in her relentless cheerleading for other writer’s work, and, in general, her friendliness— when I was first getting into zines, the letters that she sent along with my orders from Stranger Danger Distro made me feel like I was part of a community. 
As Amber of Fight Boredom distro wrote about this zine, “Sometimes people approach my table at zinefests and ask, “Do you have any cheerful zines?” and I always hand them a copy of Dig Deep.”  Heather writes about difficult stuff— loss, growing up, dealing with street harassment— but reading her zines always makes me feel energized and inspired. 
In #6, Heather writes about her travels in 2013, about turning 35, and about her work in the zine community and the joy it brings her.  She also writes, touchingly, about finding a family history her grandmother wrote.
One thing I also really liked about this zine is that Heather talks in concrete detail about how she organizes herself for creative work— how she takes notes on things she finds inspiring, how she sets deadlines for herself, and how she uses her Slingshot planner to write down the best part of every day (an idea that I found really touching, and am thinking of adopting).  It’s awesome, and helpful, when someone you admire shares detailed tips on how they do the great stuff they do. 
Heather’s writing is simple, unadorned, and sincere.  Her appreciation for her friends, her enthusiasm about zines and community, and her gratitude for family and good fortune and good times shine through from every page.  Whether you’re also full of joy about your life right now, or whether you’re in need of a boost, I can’t recommend Dig Deep enough, and Heather also carries most of the other best zines in the world at Stranger Danger, so go get ‘em!

dig deep is the best. heather #1

zine-reviews:

Dig Deep, Issue #6

by Heather C., February 2014

30pg. at quarter-letter size

$1 from Stranger Danger distro

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Dig Deep— I wrote about Issues #1-3 here, and about Issue #4 here.  Heather is a pillar of the zine community, in her work as one of the organizers of the Chicago Zine Fest, in her relentless cheerleading for other writer’s work, and, in general, her friendliness— when I was first getting into zines, the letters that she sent along with my orders from Stranger Danger Distro made me feel like I was part of a community. 

As Amber of Fight Boredom distro wrote about this zine, “Sometimes people approach my table at zinefests and ask, “Do you have any cheerful zines?” and I always hand them a copy of Dig Deep.”  Heather writes about difficult stuff— loss, growing up, dealing with street harassment— but reading her zines always makes me feel energized and inspired. 

In #6, Heather writes about her travels in 2013, about turning 35, and about her work in the zine community and the joy it brings her.  She also writes, touchingly, about finding a family history her grandmother wrote.

One thing I also really liked about this zine is that Heather talks in concrete detail about how she organizes herself for creative work— how she takes notes on things she finds inspiring, how she sets deadlines for herself, and how she uses her Slingshot planner to write down the best part of every day (an idea that I found really touching, and am thinking of adopting).  It’s awesome, and helpful, when someone you admire shares detailed tips on how they do the great stuff they do. 

Heather’s writing is simple, unadorned, and sincere.  Her appreciation for her friends, her enthusiasm about zines and community, and her gratitude for family and good fortune and good times shine through from every page.  Whether you’re also full of joy about your life right now, or whether you’re in need of a boost, I can’t recommend Dig Deep enough, and Heather also carries most of the other best zines in the world at Stranger Danger, so go get ‘em!

dig deep is the best. heather #1

jennyandthelibrarians:

proveyrhuman:

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

yeah dude

i’ll be there sunday the 27th, selling copies of tributaries, collide, and heather c. of stranger danger distro’s friendship comp, always & forever!
so stoked.

i’ll also be there on sunday the 27th!

jennyandthelibrarians:

proveyrhuman:

essential-industry:

I’ll be selling my zines here on Sunday the 27th. Come on out. Last year’s event was a hoot!

yeah dude

i’ll be there sunday the 27th, selling copies of tributaries, collide, and heather c. of stranger danger distro’s friendship comp, always & forever!

so stoked.

i’ll also be there on sunday the 27th!

Guess what!!! DEAFULA #7 is almost here! Come to the Philadelphia Soapbox Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm for the RELEASE READING!
Here is a writeup of the event:
"Kerri Radley, a deaf Philly zinester, was awarded the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, and as a part of her project, she created the newest issue of her zine, with handprinted covers created at the Soapbox. Deafula explores deaf identity, discrimination, and ableism, as well as queries the very label of disability itself. Kerri will read from her newest issue, which aims to raise awareness of inaccessibility at community events and explores how we can make these events more inclusive.Kerri will be joined by JC, a DC-based zinester who writes the perzine Tributaries and edits the comp zine Collide, which focuses on the intersection between physical disability and mental illness. JC writes about her experiences growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Please come out for readings and discussion on a truly important subject: how can we better our approach to accessibility in Philadelphia’s arts, zine, and radical spaces / communities.”
my excitement is bursting, ya’ll. 
fb event HERE.
wearepioneerspress:

dakotafloyd:

from Cheer the Eff Up #6, by Jonas

This zine is so fucking good. One of our favorite things we’ve read all year. We have a couple left here if anyone wants one.

wearepioneerspress:

dakotafloyd:

from Cheer the Eff Up #6, by Jonas

This zine is so fucking good. One of our favorite things we’ve read all year. We have a couple left here if anyone wants one.

czf

zine-reviews:

hey lovely people i was hoping to see/meet in chicago @chicagozinefest  (@pioneerspress, @airhornoftruthandlove, @motorcitykitty, @roundletters, @i-am-going-to-be-awesome, @butchnorfemme, @jendilemma, @jennyandthelibrarians &c) i have had to cancel my trip due to health situation.  hope you have an amazing time and i look forward to catching up with you another time.

hugs. i’m another czf dropout this year due to difficult personal circumstances. there are a number of us, actually, from what i can tell. in solidarity, lp. i hope you are doing okay and your health situation improves. take care <3

proveyrhuman:

Stop scaring me, men. All of you. Stop doing it and stop acting so awkward and making me feel horrible, stop barging in places and inserting yourself where you don’t belong and making me feel scared and like I want to cry and run away. STOP

chicagozinefest:

cynthiaschemmer:

Sneak Peak: Secret Bully #2 covers (printed by Jeff Bolt).
I’ve finished the layout, so it should be available by the end of this week/just in time for the Chicago Zine Fest!

Cynthia + her gorgeous zines will be at table 82! Don’t miss ‘em!

can&#8217;t wait to get my hands on this zine. 

chicagozinefest:

cynthiaschemmer:

Sneak Peak: Secret Bully #2 covers (printed by Jeff Bolt).

I’ve finished the layout, so it should be available by the end of this week/just in time for the Chicago Zine Fest!

Cynthia + her gorgeous zines will be at table 82! Don’t miss ‘em!

can’t wait to get my hands on this zine. 

THE LE SIGH: Zine: 215: Our Hearts Belong to Philadelphia

cynthiaschemmer:

Excited to announce that I’ll be joining the ladies at The Le Sigh as their new Zine Editor! My first piece is about 215: Our Hearts Belong to Philadelphiaa zine I’ve already mentioned on this blog. 

Just in time for zine fest season, too! I’m ready for all your new zines. 

Cynthia wrote an amazing piece for 215, then landed an amazing gig at the le sigh, and then wrote this amazing review of the zine. Hell yes. 

chicagozinefest:

jendilemma:

chicago zine fest is in two weeks!! the latest issue of my newest zine, tongueswell #2, will debut at CZF! it touches on doctors and health issues, identifying toxic factors in friendships/relationships, and dating/a stint on okcupid years ago/being okay by myself. issue #1 is a bit older, but is also new to CZF: dealing with family secrets, queer stuff, loss, and death.
i’ll be on the first floor along with my older zines tabling near such super talented humes as cynthia ann, ramsey, laura, LB, and kerri. stop by!

Grab these zines at CZF from Philly’s best lady over at table 80! You won’t regret it! BELIEVE ME.

chicagozinefest:

jendilemma:

chicago zine fest is in two weeks!! the latest issue of my newest zine, tongueswell #2, will debut at CZF! it touches on doctors and health issues, identifying toxic factors in friendships/relationships, and dating/a stint on okcupid years ago/being okay by myself. issue #1 is a bit older, but is also new to CZF: dealing with family secrets, queer stuff, loss, and death.

i’ll be on the first floor along with my older zines tabling near such super talented humes as cynthia ann, ramsey, laura, LB, and kerri. stop by!

Grab these zines at CZF from Philly’s best lady over at table 80! You won’t regret it! BELIEVE ME.