Hello. Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.
* Cuts Ribbons *
This is our inauguration volume. The first of many to come.
The idea of The | Co came to me in the Fall of 2017. I was just getting to what I thought (incorrectly) was my peak illness, but I was alive and in LA and something was gonna happen as a result of that regardless.
Initially The | Co was a collective caravan. It will, eventually, still become a physically enacted community that serves to educate and elucidate. That’s just how I am. My name is Sanyu, by the way. You will know me best here as Sanyu Estelle.
Personally, I identify with everything The | Co claims and represents. It is my brainchild and I am the poster-child for it. Yet the point is to be a collective, so I am not alone here. I have an extensive network of friends and creatives who have helped me bring this brainchild into beingness. Not least of which are the Co | Workers who are with me behind the scenes, as well as the 8 contributors for the Co | Zine, Volume 1.
It’s not a question so much as it is a reflection. A statement. An invocation. ‘Tis the season to let things go, after (f)all . . . I couldn’t help myself. Though it is true that in capitalistic worlds we do hoard as well this time of year and all times of year; at this time we also intentionally choose to give and that is a behavior it is well to encourage the healthy subsistence of.
So here we are, giving you the Co | Zine as a vehicle for Swan Songs.