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This past weekend was the first Olympia Zine Fest. Sam and I went down to the tabling expo on saturday and got some new zines. These two are the ones i picked out: Shadow-Ghost: A Little Comic Zine About Anxiety, by Nicki, and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: A Zine About Nannying Made By Nannies.

They’re both so good!

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Shadow-Ghost is a short comic about anxiety – embodied by a little shadow-ghost who follows wherever you go. It always helps me to read about other people’s relationships with anxiety, to get more perspective on my own.

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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle was super-relevant to my life as well. I just stopped nannying this summer for twins that I’d taken care of since they were 5 months old. I’ve been missing them so much, and it felt really good to read about others’ experiences with nannying – and especially with saying goodbye to their kids.

I also read a few really good zines from the Zine Library in Obsidian while I was hanging out. In Morning Clouds, Pippi, and The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin’ Sad.

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