This zine by Emma Cornwell & Eli Molitors Bergman describes the daily routines, struggles, and joys of the PCA (personal care assistant) relationship. Written for all of us, whether living with disabilities or not yet disabled! Find the authors on instagram @personal_femme_assistant.
Zine has a pink cover with 22 pages of black & white text and drawings inside.
Emma is a disabled hard femme lesbian who uses a wheelchair full time. She has a progressive neuromuscular genetic condition with symptoms like fatigue, loss of motor coordination, slurred speech, diabetes etc etc. Her quality of life is greatly improved by having a PCA/Eli. She lives in Northampton, MA with her partner, sweet pup, and cranky kitty. Emma is unfamiliar with the concept of “free time” but enjoys creating, board games, home-making, and gossip.
Eli, the PCA in this here situation, is an autistic Jewish genderqueer nerd with a deep love for earth science, food, and single-subject nonfiction books (preferably from the library). They live alone in Easthampton with the ghosts of several cats, too many rocks, a really nice stand mixer, and a living room that makes visitors say, “wow, your aesthetics *do* overlap a lot with my grandma’s.” They try to always be learning something- a language, new art forms, Jewish ritual practice, how to be a better friend.