June: Bri is a zinester, artist, and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. She has been writing the perzine Motor City Kitty since 2004. During her stay at Tulip Farm, she plans to create the latest issue of MCK (#19), focusing mostly on the topics of family, loss, grief and the concept of home. Other topics that have been floating through her head lately that could appear in the issue are confronting privileges, accepting “guilty pleasures” (and why that phrase is problematic), and femme identity. She hopes to include more of her artwork and diary style comics in this issue, as well.
August: Teresa Cheng lives in Toronto, Ontario and is the creator of the zines Dykes & Their Hair, Feeling Words: A Pocket Book of Emotions and Upskirt: Dirty (Un)feminist Secrets. She is a first generation Chinese-Taiwanese queer woman of colour who is working toward becoming a high school English and Geography teacher. During her stay, she plans on making a zine called Repeat Conceit, containing interviews with punks of colour, as well as excerpts and new reflections on pieces from Race Riot, Shotgun Seamstress, Femme Shark Communique and other zines by people of colour.
September: Lacy J. Davis is an artist living and working in Oakland, California. She is super pumped on making things, specifically things that reference the teenage years, coming-of-age, sexual bumblings, memory, and the (not-so) subtleties of the feminine identity. While in Montreal, Lacy plans to work on a young adult novel. Within the story you may read about the process of dropping out of high school, a lady’s first queer love, the struggle to break free of the addictive powers of anorexia and bulimia, and of course, feminism.
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