Telegram Ma'am

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Telegram Ma'am is a perzine written by Maranda Elizabeth of Lindsay, Ontario, Canada and Guelph, Ontario, Canada and, most recently, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Maranda Elizabeth is a writer, zinester, identical twin, solitary weirdo witch, high school dropout, non-binary amethyst-femme, feminist, goth crip, cane-user, & recovering alcoholic with 5+ years sober. They write about feelings, madness, disability, & magic; recovery with borderline personality disorder, complex-trauma, & fibromyalgia; writing & creativity; friendship; witchcraft & Tarot; self-care, support, & $upport; surviving poverty; and embracing weirdnesses. They've been writing zines for over a decade, and have published an anthology, Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues, and a novel, Ragdoll House.

Several issues of Telegram Ma'am have been published as split zines, including numbers 12 and 17 with Culture Slut (written by Maranda's twin sister Amber Deareset) and number 18 with Your Pretty Face is Going Straight to Hell by Miss Tukru.

When Maranda came out as non-binary, they altered the title of their zine from Telegram Ma'am (inspired by the T. Rex song, Telegram Sam) to, simply, Telegram. Issues 24 and onward are written under this title.

In October 2012, they released an anthology of their zine, called Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues published with Mend My Dress Press. There are currently forty issues of Telegram zine. The most recent issue was printed in Summer 2016.

Maranda Elizabeth has also written three issues of a short fiction zine, ''Edith'', and eight issues of a 24-hour zine, ''Little Acorns''. They also wrote a one-off zine with Dave Cave in Winter 2012, called Real Life: A Magical Guide to Getting Off the Internet, and several other one-offs, including Self-Care for Zinesters, and How to Support/$upport the Writer &/or Artist In Your Life. In May 2013, they self-published a novel about queer girl friendship in a small town, called Ragdoll House.

In October 2012, they released an anthology of their zine, called Telegram: A Collection of 27 Issues published with Mend My Dress Press.

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