The Talking Mirror
Questions Asked : Answers Given
an oracle as zine, printed and delivered monthly
THE TALKING MIRROR IS CLOSED to NEW SUBSCRIBERS AND WILL OPEN AGAIN IN THE SPRING OF 2021.
The Talking Mirror is a subscriber supported oracle zine modeled after newspaper advice columns. Patrons purchase a yearly subscription and receive one print zine per month for twelve months. The Talking Mirror is a creative relationship between counselor and those seeking counsel; upon purchase subscribers receive instructions on submitting questions to be answered and printed in a forthcoming issue. Rooted in trust-magic and loving authenticity, TTM invites questions concerning the dark corners of shadow, taboo, shame, and awkward fumbling as well as guidance on ritual, celebration and pleasure. Topics concerning sexuality, relationship, family, body, adornment, desire, identity, work, money, god, culture and so on are encouraged.
Your monthly zine will be printed as a two-page pamphlet, tucked in an envelope, and delivered via USPS.
The Talking Mirror emerges from a lifelong practice of peer counseling and creative deep-diving. For most of my adulthood, I trained and practiced as a paraprofessional counselor inside public health, education, and child development organizations. Despite the demands of motherhood and the need to work, I remained devoted to my own art practice; experimenting with material, exploring disciplines, making and breaking rules—always seeking a container for my process to speak though my finished product. For years I chatted to close friends about trying to marry art and counseling in a meaningful way, in a material way—insisting that my service must include creating objects. The Talking Mirror is this marriage, an oracle born of the union between community care and imaginal journeying, an offering and a coming home.—kmh
TTM is open to new subscribers twice yearly (March and October), and remains open for just thirty days.
This publication relies on reader participation. Your purchase and active participation also acts as consent to have your question published in The Talking Mirror zine.
TTM is intended for an adult audience. Some advice may be suitable for young folks, use discretion when sharing the work with children.
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form on my about & contact page.