In the second issue of Beautiful Mess, AF moves from Calgary to Montreal and meditates on the changes that this move has brought onto her life, career and self-image. This issue of AF's zine is my favourite. In her usual style, she is bold yet reserved, confessional and endearing. However, in this second issue, we witness her partly shedding her skin and partly developing a new, thicker one. In fact, the zine's centrefold features a discarded snake skin, which perfectly sums up the theme of transformation that preoccupies this issue as a whole.