The call for submissions went out for DP3 around May for written and visual works from disabled BIPOC parents of disabled BIPOC youth subject to the school-to-prison pipeline, incarceration, child welfare system, foster care system, and mental health care system. Maria and I received no submissions by the June 23rd deadline so we decided to go about it ourselves because between the two of us we have more than enough content. What you gon see in this issue is writing and art by the both of us including interviews of each other, experiences of growing up and going through the system, as well as art by myself like mixed media collage from mini collage to collage on cardboard (like the image above which is the cover image) depicting disabled Black Indigenous boys in the system in the time of covid-19.
I have been invited to exhibit my zines and visual art in the exhibit The Fine Art of Self-Publishing in the Reading Room of The Antenna Gallery in New Orleans, LA opening September 11th and closing October 9th. Maria and I decided we should get the zine finished quick so it can be included in the exhibit.
We haven't yet figured out how we are going to present the zine, whether it'll be only online, for sale in print copy, or both. So stay ready, we will be coming through in the next few weeks with a new issue of Decolonizing Parenting!