a book! Just released this week on the new Mend My Dress Press (which has great things planned, like a Ilse Content anthology and some really cool photography books), it's a real exciting thing.
Mend My Dress: Collected Zines 2005-2007
"A beautiful collection of the first six (long out of print) issues
of Mend My Dress- a zine that for years has been constantly impressive
in its openness and strength. Seeing it in this form puts into
perspective how great it is. It’s also one of the best laid out and
cleanest zine collections in book form that I have seen. 'Mend My Dress
offers a complex, nuanced, and skillfully constructed picture of
multifarious girlhood vulnerability. Althought Chestnut writes in a
diary-like, stream of consciousness style, her work should not be
misinterpreted as simple autobiography; instead, it offers artistic and
literary mediation.' – Alison Piepmeier; author of ‘Girl Zines’. 180
pages, trade paperback."