Love Me, Love My Belly zine no. 3

Love Me, Love My Belly is a half-size zine composed of art, creative nonfiction, and poetry—an annual print zine dedicated to the acceptance of self and imperfection as beauty. It’s about the space between us, our differences, our scars, our wobbly bits, and our power as it relates to the bodies we live in. » available in our shop

CONTRIBUTORS

Kelly Lorraine Andrews, Sossity Chiricuzio, Brendan Gillett, Nicole Havekost, Cathy Immordino, Sonja Johanson, Negesti Kaudo, Laurie Kolp, Mandem, Caroline Plasket, and Molly Raynor.

COVER & BINDING

Our cover art for this issue is a hypermobility study by artist Mandem.

LMLMB no. 3 is handbound by Nicci using heavy thread. Cover: inkjet printed on matte paper. Guts: laser printed on bright white, 24# paper.

What’s pink & shiny / what’s dark & hard (Sarah B. Boyle)

There’s a rhythm and a lyricism to Sarah’s poems that draw you in from the first. She talks about things like jail and love, blood and friendship, abortion and medicine and sex. These are poems of and about the female body. Linked poems weave a narrative close enough to be a secret whispered on the phone at 2am, full of sustained and blooming image. Read them if you’ve ever loved a woman, particularly if that woman is you. | available for purchase via WLH’s etsy shop

An excerpt from “Chapter 6: Waiting Room”
About the poet

Sarah B. Boyle is a poet, mother, high school teacher, and activist. Her poems and essays have appeared in VIDA, Menacing Hedge, Entropy, and elsewhere. Following the rapes and assaults that ripped through multiple literary communities this past year, she edited a series of essays for Delirious Hem on rape culture and the poetics of alt lit. She has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Find her online at impolitelines.com.

About the cover artist

Nicci splits her time between exploring, telling tales, and painting girls with inky tattoos. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with a pack of roomies & rescue animals specializing in troublemaking and joy. @damnredshoes | damnredshoes.wordpress.com