1. What first drew you to radical publishing? What keeps you there today?

​ I grew up in Cleveland in the 70s and 80s and discovered punk rock in the early 90s, thereby learning of radical politics. My upbringing was abusive, my education was absent, and my young mentors in the punk scene quickly led to Harvey Pekar, the Dead Boys, The Pagans, Dennis Kucinich, and a long union history of corporate hegemony versus public power. Soon thereafter, I began creating the kind of resources that I needed as a child about gender, mental health, grassroots organizing, history, political power, race and class, and analytical skills. And 21 years later, not much has changed. The issues are shockingly just as relevant as they were in the 90s and my heart gets more invested as my developmental senses improve. I am autistic, which leads me to be plenty stubborn and to really enjoy the challenge of the changing landscape of publishing. I now understand the role of my own meaning and purpose and see suffering as opportunity instead of pain. We made a comic about this tale, with the publishing industry portrayed as dinosaurs and ourselves as rats.

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