One of the hardest parts of living in Colorado Springs is watching people around me being screwed up by abusive religious communities and feeling like there’s nothing I can do to help them. So I made a thing! This is a printable PDF (download here) that can be printed on an 11×17″ sheet of paper and folded into an 8-page booklet (instructions here and here.) You can keep a few in your purse or backpack so that you can offer one in trade the next time someone hands you a Chick Tract. If you get dragged to church by your family, sneak some of these along and leave them in the restroom stalls. The possibilities are endless.
UPDATE: There were a lot of requests for a version that could be printed on a standard sheet of Letter-sized paper, so I made a landscape-format one, available here.
Printing options: if your home printer can’t do 11×17″ printouts, your local library might be able to help. It’s a great way to support technology programs at the library and save on printing costs at the same time. If they don’t have 11×17″ capabilities either, any Staples/Kinkos/etc should be able to take care of it for you. If you still can’t find an option that works for you, hit me up on Twitter and I’ll see what I can do.
I’m hoping to get these designs turned into full coloring pages in the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for those on Twitter. And if you have any ideas for other “beyond the church” designs or for other anti-tracts that you’d like art/layout help with, let me know! I’d love to help.