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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Art of Autism, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Punk Planet, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy." Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

No Self Injury for One Year

No Self Injury for One Year

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You made it one year—12 months, 52 weeks, 365 whole days—with no self harm, and we're freaking proud of …

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A People's Guide to Business: Nine Rules for Success

A People's Guide to Business: Nine Rules for Success

by Joe Biel Author

Start and grow your successful business your wayUnlike any other small business guide out there, A People's …

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel Author with Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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Boyfriend 411: Your Guide to Emotions, Communication, and Decoding Men

Boyfriend 411: Your Guide to Emotions, Communication, and Decoding Men

by Joe Biel Author

A comprehensive guide to all the questions you never knew you had about boyfriends. If you're looking for a …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #3: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

Bicycle Culture Rising #3: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

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In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a …

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Understanding Eugenics: The U.S. and Nazi Plans to Shape the Gene Pool & Control the Population

Understanding Eugenics: The U.S. and Nazi Plans to Shape the Gene Pool & Control the Population

by Joe Biel Author

The "science" of eugenics—by which the genetic makeup of a population is shaped by …

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Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship, Broke the Code, & Freed a Village

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship, Broke the Code, & Freed a Village

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During the Civil War, the enslaved Black crew of a Confederate ship was left to sleep on board overnight. Following a …

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$30-40 Superpack: Owning Our Damage Warehouse Sale! (Published Books)

$30-40 Superpack: Owning Our Damage Warehouse Sale! (Published Books)

by Super Pack! Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Ian Giesbrecht Author, Jane Goodall Author, 8 more

10 books worth $130, yours for just $40... it doesn't get much better than that! Here's a …

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How to Sell Stuff at an Event

How to Sell Stuff at an Event

by Joe Biel Author

So you've got a business where you make stuff—zines, books, crafts, art, widgets. Whatever it is, you're …

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Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper Author

Want to be a writer, but the words won't come? Do you have a lot to say but don't know how to write it so …

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Autism FAQ: Everything That You Want to Know But Didn't Know to Ask

Autism FAQ: Everything That You Want to Know But Didn't Know to Ask

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How much do you really know about autism? After being diagnosed as autistic and writing a book about it, Joe started to …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide to Treating People Like People

Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide to Treating People Like People

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Gee23 Contributor, Kate McNulty Contributor, 4 more

Neurodiversity occupies a similar place in the public consciousness as gay rights did in the 1970s: most people on the …

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Autism Partner Handbook: How to Love Someone on the Spectrum

Autism Partner Handbook: How to Love Someone on the Spectrum

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper Author

So, your partner is autistic. Or you suspect they might be. And you're wondering, "What does this mean for my …

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Proud to be Retarded #6: Gender

Proud to be Retarded #6: Gender

by Joe Biel Author, Kriss De Jong Author, Jo-Jo Sherrow Author and Eliot Daughtry Author

Neurogenders are gender identities that can only be understood in the context of being autistic or otherwise …

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Sticker #041: You Can't Trust the Government

Sticker #041: You Can't Trust the Government

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 Just ask any Indigenous person.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white background. Reads: "You …

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Sticker #101: Gentrification Is

Sticker #101: Gentrification Is

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GENTRIFICATION is the destruction of a community when it is referred to as "development." It is …

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Sticker #105: Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity

Sticker #105: Bombing for Peace is Like Fucking for Virginity

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How could anybody ever be fooled into believing that you could save anybody with bombs? This one makes the absurdity of …

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Sticker #008: Don't Support Wars Fought Over Economic Interests

Sticker #008: Don't Support Wars Fought Over Economic Interests

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 Support humanity. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black or pink print on a white background. Reads: …

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Sticker #025: Racism Is a Fear of Other Cultures

Sticker #025: Racism Is a Fear of Other Cultures

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Understand the world around you.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with white print on a black background, or black print on a white …

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Sticker #088: In 1492 Indigenous people discovered Christopher Columbus lost at sea

Sticker #088: In 1492 Indigenous people discovered Christopher Columbus lost at sea

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Columbus, you murderous fool. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white background. Reads: "In 1492 …

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Sticker #361: Don't Tread On Me!

Sticker #361: Don't Tread On Me!

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 "Don't Tread on Me" is a timeless sentiment but it has special meaning for those who find …

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Sticker #370: If You Rented Here You'd Be Homeless Now

Sticker #370: If You Rented Here You'd Be Homeless Now

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Priced out of your own neighborhood by quadrupling-plus rents? At least you can leave this tag behind. Don't let …

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Sticker #372: Is There a Nap for That?

Sticker #372: Is There a Nap for That?

by Joe Biel Author and Markell West Author

To nap is human. State your allegiance to the art of napping with this lovely sticker!(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black …

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Sticker #097: My Only Car Is a Bicycle

Sticker #097: My Only Car Is a Bicycle

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For when you're happily carfree and don't have a car to put a "my other car is" sticker …

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Sticker #014: Revolution Begins with an Individual

Sticker #014: Revolution Begins with an Individual

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 And another, and another, and another, and another, and.....(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white …

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Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

Sticker #159: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel Author, Aaron Renier Author and alex wrekk Author

Microcosm's iconic chainring heart, now in sticker form! Show your bike love to the world!(Sturdy vinyl sticker …

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Sticker #077: Think Freedom Sucks? Hate the Poor? Vote Republican

Sticker #077: Think Freedom Sucks? Hate the Poor? Vote Republican

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Sometimes stereotypes are true... and this one, although a bit snarky, is definitely one of the true ones. Why is it …

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Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

Sticker #245: Gentrification in Progress

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Is your neighborhood being over-developed by yuppie shits for massive profit? Maybe this satirical sticker can help you …

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Sticker #091: Bike Punx

Sticker #091: Bike Punx

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How do you make bikes better? Add some punk. How do you make punk better? Add bikes. (Sturdy vinyl sticker with …

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Sticker #178: First Amendment

Sticker #178: First Amendment

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A good little reminder to have with you at all times. Stick it somewhere, educate others. (Sturdy vinyl sticker …

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