This year’s zine is an ode to mothering. The mothering that we experience inside our families, the mothering we extend ourselves, the complexity of mothering and the healing that is possible from a place of intentionality and serendipity.
The iconography for this edition of the zine is trees. An interesting fact around trees and gender. Some trees can be all one gender, those trees are called dioecious. While other trees can be gendered both male and female and those are called monoecious.
Trees can also change gender from season to season while others change once or twice during their lifetime. I am reminded that tree gender is complex and ever-evolving like mothering.
Each tree in the zine represents a mother in my family, from my great-grandmothers to my younger sister and are organized by themes of “roots”, “complexity”, “deathless”, and “resumption”.