I edit and self publish zines about pop music and pop culture. My primary zine, Fuck What You Love, is about popstar crushes. It features writing from women and LGBTQ+ people from around the world, and aims to give voice to passions that are often dismissed as silly or trite by cishet male music critics. The essays in the first two collections, released in 2016 and 2017, are dedicated to crushes as diverse as Adele, Patrick Wolf, Rihanna and Harry Styles, addressing subjects such as fanfiction writing, the discovery of self through queer crushes, and male popstars’ embodiment of aspirational dyke-glam. Issue 3 is due to be released in spring 2018.
In addition to FWYL, I have also edited zines about The 1975, pop culture pilgrimages, unreciprocated longing, and Miranda from Sex and the City, often in collaboration with other writers, designers and artists. My zines are available to purchase online here.