(Insert something about COVID-19, uprisings, compounding crises and the mental and emotional toll). After much delay but plenty of patience and care, Together Apart Zine will be doing a double-issue launch this month of the final two issues of Brandi Bird’s editorial term. The themes of these issues cover Home and Water.
Brandi has brought together exceptional work through their term, and I feel so grateful to have worked with them on this project. This kind of work, though it is small by nature, feels especially crucial to do in these moments where it has been the hardest to carry through. TAZ could have asked for no better accomplice than Brandi Bird. Who, just in case you’ve forgotten, has a splendid book, I Am Still Too Much. Check with your local booksellers!
And now, Together Apart Zine is stoked—nay—honoured to be welcoming Kaya Joan as our term two editor. Kaya was an open call contributor to the third issue of TAZ, Indigiqueer Firsts, and sent in the cutest dang story about a night out on punk town. We look forward to bringing issues 7, 8 and 9 with them this Fall/Winter term!
-Whess Harman, Together Apart project manager
Images: Untitled by Kaya Joan; Issue 5 cover by Lacie Burning; Issue 4 interior art by Jaime Blankinship.