Miss Oblivious

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Miss Oblivious is an artist, writer, photographer, musician, zinester and mother of two children.

Miss Oblivious is the pen name of Cheyanne Payne. Aa she related in an interview with Grrrl Zine Network, she was inspired to begin self-publishing after discovering a zine by G.B. Jones in San Francisco. She is the editor of two zines; the first was named Cunt Fear, the title derived from a song by the UK band Crass, which originated as a vehicle for the editor to publish her photographs taken at shows, and existed from 1994 till 1998. At this time she and her husband, Cap'n Oblivious, began performing together in the punk band 'Nag'. Oblivious Nation was begun in 1999; twenty-three issues have been released so far and the zine is still ongoing. Oblivious Nation focuses on art, music and "...underground mishaps of unsecure social scenes". Miss Oblivious says she is "... documenting my life, my mishaps and my emotions".

As well, Miss Oblivious writes for Punk Globe. She has recently begun to make short films and is also the successful creator of rag dolls, which are at once punk, goth, DIY, and her own unique creation. She has made dolls in the likeness of personalities such as Dame Darcy, Tiger Lillies, Madame Talbot, Keith Morris, Lynn Breedlove, Exene and many others, which she shows at galleries.


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