Greetings wonderful blog subscribers, random internet searchers, and number 1 frequent visitors! I am excited to announce a new zine publication, which is mostly a printed version of this blog, plus comics, plus one article previously unpublished. Now available in a few different colour covers to choose from! 'WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE … Continue reading ‘WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE ELECTRICIAN?’
Sue Doro, and the e-magazine for and by tradeswomen, called Pride and a Paycheck
I discovered the wonderful Susan Eisenberg more recently when an online performance by and for women in the trades was being organized, and there was a callout for performers. I thought, oh hey, maybe this is an opportunity to do some stand-up comedy, and I answered the email. Susan was the main organizer, and she … Continue reading Susan Eisenberg, Electrician, Writer, Poet, Artist
Interview with Molly Martin
An interview with Kate Braid, retired carpenter and writer
reflecting on my core values, and shamelessly self promoting myself. I'm on a podcast, got interviewed for a sweet new website, I opened a store online, and I'm teaching a workshop on comic making!
Shop Talk Trade Comics, for construction trade workersA comic book written by and for construction trade workers, from the perspective of one lady electrician. Feminist, insightful, witty, entertaining. 5" by 7" nearly 100 page booklet. perfect as a gift, for yourself or for the tradesperson you know. Now comes with free sticker, personalized note, and … Continue reading SHOP TALK TRADE COMICS For Construction Trade Workers BOOK (2nd Edition) AVAILABLE NOW!
Trying to understand trauma, our place on the earth, and how we are all connected for better or for worse. A lot of time to think while in self quarantine during a global pandemic.
So, turns out dropping a dozen sheets of drywall onto your own legs, being pinned to the ground in a crumpled mess underneath the near tonne of dead weight, finding yourself surrounded by people who panic with you, rush to your aid, get enough able bodies together to lift the sheets high enough for you … Continue reading Eff You Drywall.
I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health and addiction in the trades these days. So much so that I frequent the Centre For Disease Control and World Health Organization websites looking for interesting articles and statistics regarding construction workers and their overall relationship to mental health and addiction. I have heard that rates of … Continue reading Mental Health and Addiction In The Trades