“Thank you so much! I have received the Seeds, and browsed through the zines. They have brought me a lot of peace and joy, and have also inspired me to begin searching for a local herbalism class in pursuit of being able to provide natural medicine assistance to others. I have also been using your recommendations for self preservation. They have helped me a great deal, and I feel reinvigorated to allow myself to be.” —Mondo, Herbal Student
Upon turning in my article Community Based Reparations to a radical publishing collective they rejected it justifying “this will not be of interest to our community”. In this moment I realized the value of diverse publishers willing to amplify marginalized narratives. Diversity in publishing reflects the actual identities of the global majority.
Motivated by our greatness I founded Authentic Creations as a publishing platform that tells true stories of triumph, unity and our place within Nature. Where we uplift oppressed creators through mixed medium art forms.
Write with an Incarcerated Pen Pal
My zines are in many prestigous places across Turtle Island such as Sogorea Te’ Land Trust LAND BACK ZINE COLLECTION, Broken Pencil 2021 Zine Awards Finalist, on S.A.P. Pressing Favourite Zines of 2020, and in The Joyner Library at East Carolina University institutional book art collection.
“I am so excited to read these zines. Seed Keeping which I purchased earlier was such a pleasure to read. I am part of a botany study group with some friends where we read all these long academic articles. Somehow, you managed to distill so much of what I had been reading about into a single zine, all while filling it with joy and play. And you inspired me to save seeds from my garden for the first time!” —Maya, Seed Lover and Patron