Hi, I’m Amber! I grew up in a small town called Lindsay, Ontario and began making zines with my twin in early 2003, at seventeen years old, then started Culture Slut a year later. It was a perzine that was heavily influenced by riot grrrl culture and teenage feminists, though I find that my ideas and motivations for creating zines are constantly changing. There were twenty-five issues, with the last having been released in November 2011. I am on-again-off-again working on anthologizing Culture Slut.
In 2007, I started making my comp zine, Fight Boredom, after hearing too many people complain of small town boredom – my theory is, only boring people get bored. It ran for five issues. In 2012, I participated in the Roberts Street Social Centre zine residency, where I wrote the first issue of my current perzine series, The Triumph Of Our Tired Eyes, about addiction & recovery, and loneliness vs. being alone, as well as a bilingual mini-zine called Kurt Cobain Était Féministe / Kurt Cobain Was A Feminist, about my childhood discovery of feminism via grunge.
Since 2009, I’ve been living, reading, writing, daydreaming, sewing, screenprinting, thrifting, biking, femme-ing, and running Fight Boredom Distro in Montréal, Québec.
5051 rue Turcot
H4C 1L2 Canada
fightboredomdistro @ gmail.com