Accessible, cooperative, experimental, and sustainable builds community. ⠀⠀It increases equity, and it works towards justice. It builds empathy and fuels connection.⠀⠀It also tears down shame, fear, lack, and the other components of domination. ⠀⠀By building @make1left with these components at the foundations,…
I appreciate you. Thank you for being here with me. ⠀⠀Your responses about finding small moments, small acts of self-kindness, and just waiting for it to pass were the reminder I needed. And I am grateful for them.⠀⠀One small thing…
You may have seen in stories that I took a last minute trip to Paris with my mom to meet someone who was in town. It was a great trip in many ways, and I had planned to share that…
Last post I noted project participants would introduce themselves, and since I started the project, it’s logical that I introduce myself first. Cue introvert panic.⠀⠀I avoid by cooking and reading. It’s too hot to cook much. So I’ve been reading…
IDEAS NEEDED! We have had so many people fill out our form to collaborate in @make1Left that we can look to build Issues 2 & 3 as well. (THANK YOU! THANK YOU!) But we need theme + stitch ideas!⠀
Since starting this project the one question I’ve gotten consistently is What is Left? And the double meaning of that question aside, I think it begins here: “I don’t know how to explain to you that you should care about…
THIS IS A TEST. ISO: Fat and bigger busted folks for testing sizes 6, 7, and 8: of the Northern Tales Pullover by Nataliya @fibre_creative (Size 6 starts at a 54″ bust…. see stories or @yarnpond for details!)⠀
This pullover design is not part of Issue 1, but rather it is part of testing our ideas and systems as we develop them. ⠀
Why did I write to you last time about my son’s health + broken American healthcare system + our immigration story + political events all over the world + Toni Morrison’s death?⠀
The short answer is the personal is political.
And for me, you may have read in my stories that my 15 yo had a seizure on Wednesday. He is okay. He’s had them before, but this was unexpected. ⠀
And it means instead of working on building the magazine, I spent the morning in the waiting room while he had an EEG.⠀
But in a way, I wouldn’t be making this magazine at all if it weren’t for him. He is the reason we have reached this moment at all. ⠀
@make1Left is in search of disabled and non-disabled testers. ⠀
1. For everyone, join our test pool at @yarnpond.
2. For disabled makers, build the Zine with us.