Risograph printing

As part of a feminist zine project I created for Paper Rhino, I sourced funding to buy a Risograph printer. For the zine, I created two typographic pieces. They represent common phrases my mother often used. “Where do you think you’re going?” and “It’ll all end in tears” take on new meaning when viewed through the lens of post-natal recovery. In this new context they evoke sleep deprivation, exhaustion, the feeling of being overwhelmed, isolated, stretched thin. These words begin to speak of a lack of direction in life, a sense of limbo, an inability to leave the house and the guilt and shame that prevent speaking about it or asking for help. I like to mess around with the RISO in my spare time, printing images that move me.