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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He 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. He 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. He 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." He lives in Portland, Ore and his work can be found at joebiel.net

Autism Acceptance Enamel Pin

Autism Acceptance Enamel Pin

by Joe Biel Author

Show your autism pride with this multi-colored enamel pin. A rainbow infinity shape reads "Actually Autistic."

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How to Human with Autism: Friendships, Dating, & Relationships

How to Human with Autism: Friendships, Dating, & Relationships

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

Ever since he came out as autistic, people have been contacting Joe to share their stories and ask questions. The most …

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Patch #102: Fix Shit Up

Patch #102: Fix Shit Up

by Joe Biel Author

Are you tired of fucking shit up? Well, time to fix all that is broken to prove we are DIY punks.

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Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling

Bicycle Culture Rising #4: How Kittie Knox Democratized Bicycling

by Joe Biel Author

In the 1890s, bicycling was a cultural activity for the wealthy elite, with a bicycle costing about twenty weeks of a …

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How to Be Accountable Workbook: Take Responsibility to Change Your Behavior

How to Be Accountable Workbook: Take Responsibility to Change Your Behavior

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

Accountability is an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for and to repair the harm caused by …

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Pin #046: Pro Choice

Pin #046: Pro Choice

by Joe Biel Author

Because abortions should be safe, legal, available, and shame-free.

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(We've All Got) Baggage: Envisioning an Ideal Community and Engaging it with our own Problems and Hangups.

(We've All Got) Baggage: Envisioning an Ideal Community and Engaging it with our own Problems and Hangups.

by Dawson Barrett Author, Joe Biel Author, Joseph E. Green Author, Lauren Hage Author, Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author, 6 more

If Microcosm was a person, they'd be in their early twenties, chock full of the messy connotations that this …

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How to Boycott: Make Your Voice Heard, Understand History, & Change the World

How to Boycott: Make Your Voice Heard, Understand History, & Change the World

by Joe Biel Author

From Chick-Fil-A to the Boston Tea Party, Nike to Women's Suffrage in the U.S., United Farm Workers to the …

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Punks Around #4: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 2001-2018

Punks Around #4: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 2001-2018

by Joe Biel Author and Alexander Herbert Series Editor

Minot may only be the fourth largest city in North Dakota, but it's a key player in the punk …

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #2: Being Taken Advantage Of

Your Neurodiverse Friend #2: Being Taken Advantage Of

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Kriss De Jong Contributor, Partly Robot Contributor, Laura Stanfill Contributor and Emily Velasquez Contributor

The first time that I met my favorite autistic mentee, she walked right up to me, declaring “You don’t look …

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Gin Blossoms: Suicide, Corporatism, Addiction, Creativity, and the Lessons of Doug Hopkins

Gin Blossoms: Suicide, Corporatism, Addiction, Creativity, and the Lessons of Doug Hopkins

by Joe Biel Author

"Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You"... most of the hits from the Gin Blossoms' 1992 breakout …

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Sticker #411: Believe Women

Sticker #411: Believe Women

by Joe Biel Author

I mean, it's a step towards avoiding the nomination of more sexual abusers on the Supreme Court (or any other place …

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Sticker #410: Choosing Comfort Over Difficult Conversation

Sticker #410: Choosing Comfort Over Difficult Conversation

by Joe Biel Author

Just because you don't wanna talk about it doesn't mean you shouldn't.

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How to Human with Autism: Understand Its Many Intricacies

How to Human with Autism: Understand Its Many Intricacies

by Joe Biel Author and Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN Author

If you're an autistic adult, there probably hasn't been a whole lot of guidance or community out there for you …

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Punks Around #3: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 1989-2000

Punks Around #3: The Minot, North Dakota Punk Scene 1989-2000

by Joe Biel Author and Alexander Herbert Series Editor

In 1999 our show in MInot, North Dakota was canceled but the locals said that we could still come hang out. I gave them …

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Perfect Mix Tape Segue #7: Still Alive in Tree House

Perfect Mix Tape Segue #7: Still Alive in Tree House

by Joe Biel Author

During a period of transition, our protagonist takes refuge by living in a literal treehouse. For the first time in his …

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The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #10: What Happened to the Black Panther Party?

The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting #10: What Happened to the Black Panther Party?

by Joe Biel Author and Joseph E. Green Author

You may have heard of the Black Panther Party, but what do we really know? Here's introduction to …

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Proud to be Retarded #2: The Survivors Issue

Proud to be Retarded #2: The Survivors Issue

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Aaron Poliwoda Contributor and Partly Robot Contributor

The life expectancy of autistic people is 36 years old. The most likely cause of this is suicide. Autistic people are …

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Sticker #406: Representation Means Safety

Sticker #406: Representation Means Safety

by Joe Biel Author

And the first rule should always be safety.

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Sticker #407: Pride: The Opposite of Shame

Sticker #407: Pride: The Opposite of Shame

by Joe Biel Author

It's pretty simple, really.

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Sticker #409: Defend Our Movements sticker

Sticker #409: Defend Our Movements sticker

by Joe Biel Author

Because bullies win if the good folks look the other way.

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Proud To Be Retarded #1: Autistic Pride in a Neurophobic World

Proud To Be Retarded #1: Autistic Pride in a Neurophobic World

by Joe Biel Editor, Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Ricki Bransen Contributor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Aaron Poliwoda Contributor, Tammy Porter Contributor and Partly Robot Contributor

The R-word has been used against us as hate speech for decades. Neurotypicals have tried to dictate our motives, …

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People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business From the Ground Up

People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business From the Ground Up

by Joe Biel Author

So, you want to publish books.Drawing on 23 years of experience operating an independent publishing company, Joe Biel …

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Chainring Heart Feminist Fist enamel pin

Chainring Heart Feminist Fist enamel pin

by Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author and Cecilia Granata Author

Show your feminist bicycle power with this enamel pin based on Cecilia Granata's re-imagining of our logo.

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big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

big patch #101: Bicycles Allowed Full Lane

by Randy Albright Author and Joe Biel Author

In Oregon and many places across the globe, a bicycle is allowed to occupy a whole lane of traffic (alone or with a …

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Bicycle Culture Rising #2: The Portland Police's Peculiar War Against Bicycling 1993-2007

Bicycle Culture Rising #2: The Portland Police's Peculiar War Against Bicycling 1993-2007

by Joe Biel Author

It's the revamped second edition of the Expozine Award Winning zine of police documents, now with commentary! Last …

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A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

by Joe Biel Author

Plan out your publishing empire, from mission to budgets, with this workbook companion to Joe Biel's A People's …

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$50 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

$50 Superpack: Get To Know Joe

by Joe Biel Author and Super Pack! Author

Over the course of 23 years, Microcosm's founder Joe Biel has written eight books across a wide band of subject …

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