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Back to the Wackness

hey people,

i’m glad you’re all starting to get everywhere all the time zine issue one if your mailboxes across the world. if you haven’t, you can order your totally perfect, not-mis-printed copy from Boom For Real press on etsy, just keep in mind it won’t mail out until september, (only $2.50 with free shipping!) also, my shit will be published in Gag Me With a…zine #9 so order it k thanks!

Atlanta, 2009
Atlanta, 2009

on the feelings front, i’ll be undergoing surgery in quito this week so wish me luck. also, my flight is booked back for the states in september, ending over a year in ecuador. everyone here in south america (slash world) is looking at the US like WTF is even going on? and i’m not so crazy about returning to the wackness, but then i think about the stuff i miss and can’t wait. i’m looking for a work/trade/cool house sharing situation with folks in the southwest (namely santa fe) so if you hear of anything fill me in.

Medellin, 2010
Medellin, 2010

if you’re an artist and haven’t submitted your travel crap to No Hay Puntes travel zine, wtf you waitin’ for? i mean, please scan your crazy findings from the road, sketch that building across the street, look over your campfire photos, those punk flyers you picked up from mexico, photocopy that train ticket from argentina…and send it all to heyitsbani@gmail.com before september 1st. for writing pieces, keep in mind this is a complitation of stories from the road in latin american countries, and pieces from the latinx-diaspora about travel, race, place and adventure in genz. we already got a nice collection of spanish-language submissions, but english and spanglish are also def accepted so i’m lookin’ at you!

Alausi, 2012
Alausi, 2012

the everywhere all the time tumblr page is back up n beautiful, and i’m always updating facebook. follow, comment, share n all that good stuff. my writing will be published in a bunch of new places next week, so watch out for that. thanks strangers!

No Hay Puentes

hey people!

i’ve been talkin bout putting out an anthology of travel stories from latin america for a while now, and am finally beginning to collect submissions. here are the callouts in english and spanish; please send to folks of color you know who travel. also in need of ART: drawings, sketches, train maps, handwritten maps, random ephemera collected from your magic adventures. thanks and hope your weekends don’t suck! or else!



Anthony Bourdain and the Lunar Eclipse

guess who finished a zine? thank you, lunar eclipse: through your little window of mantic possibility i slipped in a project millions of years (it seemed) in the making. of course, i’ve left on a trip today so it may be another week before it mails out, but i’m bringing the mother copy with me in the hopes of finding a copyshop and post office in the little fishing villages of the ecuadorian coast i’m heading to. sounds pretty impossible but i’m stubborn and bringing that shit with me, reality can eat it! or something.

shout out to vellum

mailing costs from here are pretty wack, so now’s the best time to order the zine. again, i’m open to discounts, trades, whatevs. it isn’t perfect, but i’m so relieved it’s over so that i can get started with the second issue. if you’re into travel writing, photography and zines, you’ll like it, trust. by the way, if you’re an illustrator or designer or otherwise-inclined embellish-er of things, get in touch! i wanna work with you (re: i suck at sketching.)

i will be documenting some grassroots community projects here (ecuadorian coast) as well as writing about my time in yoga camps and whatnot, so if you’re around and know of any news of that sort; are an editor and want to publish my sage scribbles; or just a traveler wanting to say hi, holla! you can do that at heyitsbani at gmail dot com.

that time i wore a turban
that time i wore a turban

i just got through with interviewing a really awesome person (RAP?) and am stoked to tell you all about it once the story’s out. also also also, keep checking the fb page ’cause i’m updating it a lot more now with traveling/POC/feminist/outdoorsy/queer/zine matter, which, if you haven’t discerned yet, is what i’m all about.

in other news, last night i dreamt that anthony bourdain was singing that gogol bordello song ‘start wearing purple’ to me somewhere in subterranean macau. ambien is most likely to blame.