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"In 'Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues', Maranda tells tales of daily adventures, friendship, gender identity, falling in love with bicycles, getting tattoos, moving out, going crazy, and their experiences with inpatient hospitalizations. They also write about their relationship with their twin sister, and learning how to take care of their mental health within and without conventional institutions, identifying as genderqueer, getting sober, living a creative and meaningful daily life, and finding reasons to keep on going."

Maranda is a zinester, writer, and daydreamer, and self-identified weirdo and genderqueer. Maranda began writing their zine, Telegram, as a way to connect with others when they were feeling shy and isolated in their hometown of Lindsay, Ontario. They wrote messages of encouragement alongside tales of depression and anxiety, and traded zines through snail mail. With each zine Maranda made, they learned to become more honest and open, began making friends by photocopying thoughts and feelings and confessions, and found that writing and sharing would be crucial to their survival. Maranda especially loves writing about mental health, self-care, and creativity, sending letters to friends and strangers, and sharing ridiculously personal stories. They currently reside in Guelph, Ontario.

'Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues' also includes a bunch of new material, a tutorial on how to make zines, and a never before released issue.

Due to issues with USPS, Canada Post, and Customs outside of my control, I can only mail this book within Canada. Therefore, if you are in Canada, you can order this book from my Etsy shop. If you are anywhere outside of Canada, you cannot order this book from my Etsy shop. If you're in the US, please go to http://mendmydress.com. If you are outside Canada & the US, please search for 'Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues' on Amazon.com & Amazon.co.uk. Yes, I do still get paid when you order from Amazon. Thanks for understanding, and thanks for your support.


“Telegram is the kind of zine that made me want to start writing zines in the first place. They write about their personal experiences with enough distance and care that they become not purging, but rather small maps that can help us to look at our own lives and the beauty of how we survive and become more fully the people we want to become.”
– Cindy Crabb, Doris zine, http://dorisdorisdoris.com/

Published by Mend My Dress Press in Tacoma, WA.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9850131-6-5
5.5"x7", 438 pages, paperback, black & white

Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues - book - zine anthology by Maranda Elizabeth



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