“Acidexia” by Rachel Haywire is looking for a publisher

Acidexia is an upcoming book of writings by Rachel Haywire that first appeared in her Acidexia online journal between 2001 and 2004.

At the turn of the millennium, an institutionalized “mentally ill” teenage girl is kicked out of her home to live life on the streets. She embarks upon an odyssey through underground subcultures and cyberspace while endlessly crisscrossing the country by bus and hitchhiking. Reinventing herself as Acidexia, a poetic terrorist and radical deconstructionist, she unleashes a torrid maelstrom of rants, diatribes and mindfuck prose in her online journal. Acidexia inspires a devoted cult following online and offline as she intentionally blurs the lines between “virtual reality” and “real life” in her provocative communiqués to the universe.

Acidexia is an authentic, highly personal coming of age autobiography and a cultural artifact documenting the fringes of culture at the dawn of the Information Age. It’s an artful literary collage of journal entries, travelogue, revolting manifestos, street poetry, sci-fi riffs, Dadaist experiments and cultural critique that rips apart and reassembles every fragment of culture the author confronts: youth counterculture, music scenes, Discordianism, anarchy, eugenics, transhumanism, insanity, and more.

Rachel Haywire’s writing has appeared in the Disinformation anthology Generation Hex, on Disinfo.com and in magazines such as MungBeing and ReGen. Rachel is an emerging force in the electronic music scene, performing and recording as Experiment Haywire while running the machineKUNT record label.

Contact acidexia@gmail.com if you’re interested.



My name is Rachel Haywire and I run the alternative record label/modeling agency/fashion company machineKUNT. They call us the new face of antisocial media.

I am a contributor to the Disinformation anthology "Generation Hex" and have an autobiography coming out called "Acidexia" which documents my personal experience of living as a nomad on the fringes of cyberculture.

In addition to music and writing I am also a mental heath and civil rights activist. Recent projects of mine are the "Sanity is Slavery" psychiatric rights compilation and RANT (Rivetheads Against Nazi Thugs) which seeks to remove the elements of fascism from the darker music subcultures.