F**k Your Dreams Zine Vol.2

By Olivia Deng for Boston Compass (#129)

November 1, 2020

Fuck Your Dreams Zine is by Alex Miklowski and Olivia Deng

Fuck Your Dreams Zine was born from a conversation last year about the end of the world. Our zine covers the ubiquitous but challenging topics of death, decay, and destruction. In facing the end and dealing with the darkest experiences, moments, and thoughts, people oftentimes break through the hopelessness and find respite. The number of ways people reckon with the end and craft their new beginnings is infinite and Fuck Your Dreams seeks to capture the wide range of perspectives. Our first issue was released on Aug. 18, 2020, featuring 22 artists and writers.

More than a year after the zine was concepted, we seem to be hurtling faster towards the apocalypse. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves stuck—physically and emotionally. However, many people picked up roller skating—as a way to stave off boredom, be a part of a community, and more. Roller skating is just one of the many things you can do on wheels. Our second issue is about mobility: we are looking for your art and writing about roller skating, rollerblading, skating, biking, and any other sport, recreation, or form of transportation involving wheels. Perspectives and topics on how people ride span a wide range—for example, they can include communities formed and feelings and memories evoked. For art, submit your completed illustrations, paintings, photography, collages, mixed media, and tattoos. For writing, submit your short essays, short stories, and poems. Please keep each writing submission under 1,000 words. We’ll also consider other forms of art and writing.

Email submissions to fckyourdreamszine@gmail.com and include your full name, artist statement or bio, a description of the work you’re submitting, and your work. Submit by December 7, 2020.

Visit our site fuckyourdreamszine.com or on Instagram @fuckyourdreamszine.

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