Orphan Tongue

Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

Quarter: Spring 2021

Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.


Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.


Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.


In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

Quarter:

Year:

Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

01_Headshot_edited.jpg

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

01_Headshot_edited.jpg

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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Issue 1: Toxic Orphans

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Orphan Tongue was born in the spring of 2021, inside a UC Berkeley student apartment, that rested on top of Telegraph Avenue. Our first issue needed to be bold, loud, and quickly produced---an homage to the style and class of Zine culture. The editor of this issue, Michael Papias, said "I don't need to apologize for my typo's---my focus was the content." Our debut Zine builds the theoretical and philosophical foundation of all future issues of Orphan Tongue: mistakes, colors, and vulnerability.

 

Following a year of over 4 million world deaths, 4.3 million burned California acres, food lines that reached the edge of city limits, and paper masks that slowly cut into the back of our ears--we needed a first issue that punched into this atmosphere of loss. Michael Papias, a vocal Latina/x/o Orphan, positioned rich colors with moments of sincere pain, regret, and fear. His work reads like excerpts from a journal, offering a painful dissection into a life consumed by a never ending stream of hellish misfortune.

 

Below is an interview that Orphan Tongue conducted with Michael. We got to ask him questions about his inspiration behind this first issue, who he is, and what he wants his work to do for others.

 

In addition to this online version, there was a limited 10 print run that was distributed amongst "Friends and Family." The first 5 copies consisted of 1 of 1 covers, paper collages created individually for each recipient. These collages are located on the margins of Michael’s interview.

ORPHAN TONGUE cover.jpg

Issue 1 had a Limited 10 print "Family and Friends" run and now has a permanent installation on our website that can be accessed for free 

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