You Are Allowed To Be Here
By Amy Tea
This is an affirmation/pep talk/love letter to anyone who is doubting their worth. A reminder that you are allowed to be here.... in case you forgot
Amy is an herbalist, writer, poet, illustrator, and collage artist originally from Northern California but who's recent work was made in both Phoenix, AZ and Seattle, WA. Amy writes a mixture of poetry, spells, self help guides, and autobiographical accounts as a black/mixed race queer woman from a small farm town. She is currently working on pocket guides that provide remedies to panic attacks, depression, and for general self care/vitality/immune support. She also has a longer term zine project examining mixed race identity and its relationship with whiteness and white privilege. In addition to her zine projects, she is launching a self-paced "DIY MSW" program, where she is building and working through a curriculum and set of community projects under an alternative "graduate degree" learning model to challenge the cost and colonization of higher education and experiment with expanding mutual aid within my community.
B&W mini zine, 24 pages