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Written by Khris Acosta during her two week Fight Boredom zine residency in Montreal. Khris writes about her trip to Montreal and all of the inspiration she drew from her experience there. So many thoughts and perspectives are packed into this quarter size zine. Included is a piece written about a talk given by Loretta Ross and her critiques, cultural appropriation and white entitlement, navigating love and relationships, her relationships with her family and culture and on assimilation. Birthday Party is a fun read despite the somber tone the zine takes. Khris makes you feel like you are having a one on one conversation with her and it made me want to write her a letter. Ultimately I found the writing relateable and accessible. I can't wait for the second issue!!!