Get to Know Your Zinester: Tsaeni_art

Who: Tsaeni_art

What would you like people to know about your zines?
At first thought, my zines all seem random and unrelated to each other. But thinking again, I realize my zines are influenced by my spiritual practice as a yoga & meditation teacher. They all speak about mental health in some way. As someone who lives with depression and anxiety, as well as physical ailments that affect my mental health, I try to build a sense of unity by opening up about my personal struggles. I do worry my sharing is unwanted or not needed, so it’s reassuring when people let me know the opposite is true. I’m always open to feedback and learning from others. I hope to empower people through self-awareness and education. At the end of the day, I just want people to feel less alone and listened to.

Tell us about a zine maker or zine that has had an impact on you.
Tracy Park’s “Oh, the People You’ll Bone” is bold, loud, and wonderfully unapologetic. Eunsoo of Koreangry is kind and approachable; I’m glad to know her. Annie Nishida’s work is cute and relatable, and I appreciate her as a person.

What are you looking forward to at L.A. Zine Fest 2019?
Doing trades with other artists & meeting artists from out-of-state

Make sure to check out Tsaeni_art’s table at L.A. Zine Fest 2019 on Sunday, May 26th at Helms Bakery in Culver City!

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