Hi! I'm Zero! (they/them)
You can find me @zeroar or @randomZeroar most places! Please call me Zero!
I'm an author and artist working in speculative fiction, diversity & inclusion advocacy, and education.
I publish fiction and game content under Zero Angel. Most of my fiction is set somewhere in the setting of War of the Ages. I think of it as a mythology for mythologies, but it's designed to encompass anything I need from urban fantasy to bombastic epic fantasy to varying levels of science fiction and more. You can find my released ebooks on Amazon here: Zero's Fiction.
As a diversity & inclusion advocate, my focus is in awareness, education, and autoethnographic writing and art. I am autistic and nonbinary and I have both acute PTSD and complex PTSD. I am available for sensitivity/authenticity readings, editing, and consulting on neurodivergence, mental health, and queer topics.
My goal in fiction is to pass on those feelings of awesomeness, hope, and creativity which other creators have instilled in me. I've always lived in my daydreams, and I'll try anything to bring those fantasies and dreams to our world to share with you.
My goal in advocacy is the same as the one I had as a math teacher and curriculum developer: it's not supposed to be this hard. If I can help make it easier for anyone else by sharing what I've learned and experienced, then that's what I want to do.
Thank you for reading! Thank you for your support!
When my math teaching career ended in 2020, I did not consider it a positive. Indeed, things only got worse for me for a while after the massive disruption that was that year and everything it brought. I don't know if I'll ever recover to where I was before, but I have finally gotten to a point where I am able to write and create again like I have not been able to for over a decade.
It turns out, when you are no longer spending every waking moment on a position that is barely supporting your Maslow bases, you start to have a bit of breathing room and can get back to yourself. I'm still recovering from burnout and prolonged grief, but I feel like myself again.
I'm still not successful, I'm still not where I need to be in order for this to be viable long-term, but I was already barely surviving over the past three years. Now, I have passion and drive again, and the work I do is feeding into my content and goals instead of destroying myself for uncaring administrations with no job security.
What I have been able to do and am currently doing would be impossible without your support and I will always be grateful to you for that. That's true of readers and watchers, of those who comment and interact with my work, and especially true of those who directly subscribe, purchase, and share my work.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.
〜Zero Angel Richardson