Do As I Say, Not As I Do #1

Do As I Say, Not As I Do #1 / 1/4th Size / 24 Pages / Kelly, 3017 11th St, NW , Washington DC 20001 /

Another of the quality zines being put out by one of zinedom’s first couple : Kelly and Jamez. This time, Kelly picks up the pen and goes at it for her first go at making a zine. The only think I have to say about this zine is that I wish I was so talented with my first issue, or actually, with any of the material I have ever put out. This first issue deals with Kelly taking home her transgendered boyfriend, and the issues that arose when she came out to her family. Feeling “invisible” with her birth family, Kelly does end up finding a family that makes her feel safe and welcome : the collective GLBT movement, or in specific, her friend from high school’s lesbian mother. Aside from the story (written as if Kelly was actually standing in front of people and talking to them about it – comfortable and casual), the whole zine is done in an incredibly handwritten script, along with little doodles and such to illustrate her story all the much better. This zine will continue – with your help – Kelly is currently accepting all submissions that answer the following question positively : “Has your family ever said or done anything that made you scratch your head and wonder how you turned out ok? Do As I Say, Not As I Do is one of these rare zines that I can not find a single fault the numerous times I’ve been through it, and I only hope that future issues of the zine will be written with the same level of talent that this first one was.

Rating : 9.0/10

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Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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