ArtLife 3.5: Why I Left the Bay (2020)
This diary-based zine documents the 5 years I spent working retail, specifically at copy shops (independent and corporate) in Oakland, CA. In addition to diary entries, it features tweets from a since-deleted account, photos, and Yelp reviews that mention me specifically. Themes are bosses, landlords, chronic pain, depression, the absurd things customers say and the dehumanizing ways people in the service industry are treated. Also, gentrification and displacement. This zine might not sound funny, but it is.