Neelybat Chestnut's most recent zines are one letter sized page, B&W, tri-folded per-zines. They read as part newsletter, part journal entry, and part letter to a dear friend. Issues sold separately.
#11 In the eleventh issue of Mend My Dress, Neelybat tells stories of the places she’s traveled in the last year, and the projects she’s worked on. While dealing with the stress of working a full-time day job, running a publishing press, keeping a relationship & a home together, taking care of her animals, and partying, Neelybat packs her bags and flies to Iceland, a place she’s fallen in love with. With her, she brings a good luck charm, a new notebook, and a passport with her new change of name.
“My life is not lived here,” she writes. “It is in my mailbox and on the internet.” Each trip she takes, to another city or another country, acts as an escape from her daily life and an attempt to live a dream. Mend My Dress, while melancholy at times, also contains beauty and hope.
#11 is quarter letter-sized, 24-pages, B&W.
#10 Vol. 1: Neely writes about working towards having a stable life, traveling and falling in love with Los Angeles and what it would potentially mean to take a chance on a new city.
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#9 Vol. 3: Martha Stewart is the Best Roommate Ever. Writings about living alone, pretending to live with Martha Stewart.
#9 Vol. 2: Love you so much. Adventures while visiting my boyfriend in Austin, TX.
#9 Vol. 1: Writings about being a home owner and fears of too much stuff
#8 Vol. 4: I Share a Birthday With Bob Dylan. Little stories about birthdays
#8 Vol. 3: Jealousy Kills Girl Love. Stories about trying to overcome girl hate
#8 Vol. 2: In this issue, Neely writes about her fertility, her worries about having children, and her birth control issues. A very personal zine
#8 Vol. 1: Good/Bad/Ugly/Strong. Personal zine about talking to her old boyfriend's current girlfriend about his abuse history.
Also offered wholesale to bookstores/ zine distros. Contact us at <MendMyDress@gmail.com