About

DHD Heavy Industries is the ongoing one-person material goods project of storyteller & sloganeer, M. Téllez.

DESIRE HOPE DESPAIR is a phrase from my response to r. cutlass's Is Sci-fi Political? prompt in METROPOLARITY's 2013 debut zine, which goes:

"OUR SCI-FI DOESN’T OPERATE ON LEFT/RIGHT BEING/NOT BEING AGGRESSIVE/PASSIVE DOMINANT/SUBMISSIVE BINARIES. IT OPERATES ON DESIRE, HOPE, DESPAIR."

For most of the zines & books here, you can find their contents for free and in audio form at my main website CYBORGMEMOIRS.COM. You can also read extensively about who I am there, but here's the original DHD215 backstory for posterity's sake:

I'm selling stuff here. Since I've had the means, I've sold stuff on the internet. Before PayPal existed I used to sell handmade tote bags off Live Journal, you know? After a couple decades of designing and producing small runs of material wares, I thought I'd once again situate a more dedicated space to promote said wares in the ongoing dystopia.

If you know me, you know I'm a sci-fi writer and co-founder of METROPOLARITY collective. I'm born and raised in the 215. I'm working class, mixed race (all oppressed animist Catholics) and raised in a blended family. I graduated from college and, in working class tradition, now bear a lifetime of debt that my mother wasn't able to warn me about. I'm nonbinary, which for me means I experience both/all/more than the false masculine/feminine gender binary. (Upon insistence, I side with trans of the imperialist trans/cis binary.) I am a survivor of feminized violence. I'm cyborg, I am hybrid, I am serpent crossroads. I want to break the cycles of white assimilation into anti-Black empire. I write speculative fiction because I want a way out.

M Téllez/yours truly in the lair, summer '16

(this is an old picture of me)