For self-published authors, reviews on platforms like Goodreads and Amazon make a big positive impact on book sales. They increase the visibility of the book and they give credibility to the book, something that self-published books often are lacking in. My friend Alyssa Gonzalez was nice enough to write this beautiful and extensive review of “Pet: the Journey from Abuse to Recovery,” my recently released book of poetry. Here is an excerpt from her review: “Poetry …Read More
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It’s Time for New Patreon Rewards for Yopp!
Can I get your input on something? I’m working on setting up a batch of new patreon rewards for Yopp and I’d like to know what you think of them!
You Can Now Get Art Prints of the Cover Art from “Pet”
We spent about a year and a half refining the illustration for the cover of our poetry book, “Pet.” It’s such a special piece that stands alone even knowing nothing about the book so we decided to make prints of it available for sale! In addition to all the art print options like a basic art board print, a sticker, or the more fancy framed print, we also have a handful of other products like …Read More
Remote Poetry Reading: The Story of “Pet: the Journey from Abuse to Recovery”
To celebrate the release of Kella Hanna-Waynes’s debut book of poetry, a piece of work that took more than 10 years to complete, we’re hosting a remote event that will be much more than just a poetry reading! Event Details: When: November 6th, 3:00PM-4:30PM (PST) Where: Remotely over zoom and live on facebook Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86085348114?pwd=b3lwd3NVMnRkS2phcUx6UkVwdlJ0Zz09 Pass Code: pet How Much: Free! Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome. Please keep in mind that the subject …Read More
Buy Our Debut Book of Poetry: “Pet: the Journey from Abuse to Recovery”
“Pet” is a poem sequence that navigates the reader through the traumatic & transformative journey of domestic abuse and its aftermath.
New Merch: Emotional Support Kitties & More
We have two new merch items available for you now! A few months ago, I was working on a cute painting of two cats while I was also doing everything in my power to try to get an application for a property I wanted to rent, approved. We had a suspicion that they might be making it difficult for us to get approved because they didn’t want to house our Emotional Support Animal, Rosa. We …Read More
Celebrating Disability Pride Month
Disability is a framework that teaches you to prioritize the needs of your mind and body over the expectations of society. Check out these articles to dive deeper into the experience of disability and chronic illness.
New Merch: LGBTQ Pride Dice Pattern
Happy Pride! A goal we made for ourselves for the summer was to get into pattern design and start uploading them to Spoonflower (another Print on Demand site that specializes in fabric & wallpaper). I asked a friend if there were any patterns she wished existed that she hadn’t seen before and she said, D&D Dice! I had a lot of fun drawing the dice and quickly realized this would be perfect design to adapt …Read More
New Merch: You Could Never Be Ice Cream, You’re Too Hot
Back in our early days of social justice work when most of what we knew about was the forms of oppression specific to women, an important part of our journey to empowerment was establishing for ourselves the idea that we could enjoy and appreciate our appearance, and that of others, while still treating them as a human. This value was particularly strong in the social circles we frequented but no where was it stronger between …Read More
“Needing Extra Care Doesn’t Make You a Burden” Got a Glow-up!
Back when we first started designing and releasing our own original designs for merch, in August 2020, our very first design was the simple drawing of an orchid with the words “Needing Extra Care Doesn’t Make You a Burden.” After doing a few more designs, we learned a lot more about how to do digital art, what our style was, and how to make art that prints well. After a while, our first piece seemed …Read More