I think this counts as a #heyfaridah, even though it was in an e-mail.
I just wanted to let you know my zine arrived today - haven’t had time to sit down properly with it yet, but I’m looking forward to it! Looks really amazing, you should be proper proud of yourself.
I also saw your post about the costs - when I mentioned that before (about the paypal fee stuff) I wanted to say that you know…I know this is your baby and you just want it out there and in a way that’s easily available and accessible for all, but none of us want you to struggle to cover your costs or anything as a result of you putting out the zine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having different postage costs for different countries or anything like that - everyone understands that it costs more to post overseas! It’s totally up to you what you do and how you do it, but just know that we’re all so proud and supportive of you and what you’re doing and you shouldn’t feel bad about being realistic about what you charge so that you’re able to cover your printing and postage! Plus, you’re offering a free pdf of it so it’s available for everyone to read even if they can’t afford a hard copy, you know? And I’m excited to contribute to future zines (if you’ll let me!) and if there’s ever anything I can do to help, you only need to let me know.
Hope you’re well,
I’m going to go ahead and file this under ‘reasons why I am putting this out’. People are so friendly and supportive and rad and, really, I can’t hold all the feels I have for you. Thank you.
[Image: A person in a stripey top and cardigan sits close to the camera. They are holding up a copy of Mind Over Matter and their glasses and eyebrows are poking out from over the top of it.]
look what I got in the post today! I’m two articles in and it’s so good!
I am so glad I set up this tracked tag #heyfaridah - I am LOVING the opportunity to read feedback. I’m so glad you like it, girl!!