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Hi there, I've been publishing Miranda, a zine about motherhood and other adventures, since 1998 here in Portland. I started the zine before I had kids, when I was just back from the Peace Corps with stories I wanted to tell. After I had my first child, doing the zine became a way to keep my identity as a writer, at a time when I felt pretty unsure of myself about everything else.
For me, doing my zine isn't so much about connecting with other parents - although it has done that for me, and Miranda has lots of parent readers. But mostly it's about the writing, telling the story. I want to make stories of my life that are both entertaining and that anyone can relate to, not just parents. Putting out a zine is a great way to do that, and it's really satisfying to have a physical object, the work of your own hands, to keep or give away. My kids will have and read my zines someday in a way that they really wouldn't, if it was a blog.
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