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Disabled Zines and Zinesters and Allies

For zinesters with disabilities, our allies and those who make and enjoy zines about disability.

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psychOUT calling for submissions

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Call For Submissions: Disabling Fallacies

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Comment by Fluxxii on June 13, 2010 at 11:25pm
FLUXXII is accepting zines for consignment! We are an online shop that specializes in mental health zines, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gender and identity, sex, addiction, suicide, recovery, perzines, etc. We offer consignment (wholesale can be arranged in few cases) and even copying services! More info on how to apply at http://fluxxii.com/pages.php?pageid=30
Comment by sarah tea-rex on May 26, 2010 at 12:27am
I just finished my latest zine! Get A Grip is a mental health perzine on travelling Aotearoa/New Zealand as a queer feminist with depression and anxiety. I write about topics raging from consensual sex, comparing radical communities, surviving abuse, unemployment, anti-violence, social awkwardness, and cunt-like volcanoes. I write pretty raw so some of the topics may be triggering.
If you want a copy for yourself or for your distro just drop me a line and I'll sort a way of getting it you/let's exchange! I'm also planning on being organised enough to have the zine on pdf if digital is your thing.
Comment by fantasmagoric on April 21, 2010 at 12:29pm
I am what I don't know #1

This little b&w perzine (personal zine) is mostly about me trying to negotiate my identity as a queer, hard of hearing, white, and female bodied person, but this issue is mostly about being hard of hearing. The whole zine was written and drawn by the hand of yours truly (I can assure you, my writing is entirely legible). And it’s also kinda in comic form.
Hand sewn bound with neon green thread.

Trades are always fun (email me la.ah.sur@gmail.com )
or...
available on etsy
Comment by Rachel on February 14, 2010 at 7:44pm
Hey, I am new to this place! My name is Rachel. I am partially deaf and have written a bit about that in the zine which i just finished writing this evening! I think I might start writing more about my hearing loss in a perzine. I would love to start trading with people who are also living with disabilities.
Comment by incurable hippie on November 20, 2009 at 8:41am
Hi Laurathelorax, I'm sure you're right that I'm not understanding the intricacies and history with the 'person with a disability' language too. It's very political here - and there too of course - but very cultural too, which is where the main issue seems to be :)
Comment by Laura Has Heart on November 20, 2009 at 4:41am
also, I'm debating about making a disability zine...From working with people with disabilities extensively and myself having one, I'd really like to do something in regards to this. I think I'd like contributors, so once I get a more clearly defined goal in mind, I'll let you know, but start thinking of what you'd like to write for a zine in regards to the topic of disabilities and how others view your disability, issues you have faced in regards to acceptance and accessibility, government regulations or funding that effects your ability to thrive, etc. I want this to be more geared to people who may be unfamiliar with the problems people with disabilities face, and provide disability awareness, rather than a sort of disability insiders zine where a lot of things are assumed we know, if you get what I mean, so keep that in mind.
Comment by Laura Has Heart on November 20, 2009 at 4:34am
@incurablehippie: I think you are also not understanding what we mean by "person first language." In the US at least, the most acceptable way to refer to "disabled people" as you have been stating is what you prefer, is actually "persons with disabilities" it isn't intended to downplay what you've brought up, that society is really, well, fucked up in terms of disability acceptance and accessibility, it's instead supposed to emphasize that we are people first, and not our "disabilities." I think maybe the language is what is making our discussion confusion, but not any of the concepts discussed here. I think most of us would agree we are not defined by our disabilities and that actually society imposes much of the problems we face by them. But person first language means that we are a person first. At least in America, saying "The Disabled person" is not acceptable language to use. I suppose we could use "The person who is disabled" but personally, I prefer "the person with a disability." For some reason the word "disabled" just really offends me and I don't know clearly why.
Comment by Bradley Adita on November 19, 2009 at 11:43am
@IncurableHippie: This is an interesting topic. I guess my response to what you wrote most recently would be that of course, we are all "disabled" by society, society involves compromise, we can't truly be our individual selves while in society. But more specificially to the issue, Yes, society needs to change and that change, especially in America has come in part of making people view those with disabilities as fully human and deserving of all of the rights and priviledges that others without disabilities enjoy. - Again, I'd really recommend checking out WBBHH! - Here's a link. Its probably the second best documentary of the 90s. watch parts of the movie here: http://www.wbbhh.com/
Comment by incurable hippie on November 19, 2009 at 11:30am
I don't think you're getting what I'm saying. I am a person first, and I do not have disability. Society disables me.
But don't worry, I don't know if you read the last two links I sent, but the medical model language seems common in the States and Canada, the social model language more prevalent in the UK, though I know more and more Americans are shifting to the social model lately. It's as much a cultural issue as a political one, and I'm not saying you're wrong, or I'm right. This is just how I define the world around me. You define your world in a different way. And that's all good :)
Comment by Bradley Adita on November 19, 2009 at 11:22am
@IncurrableHippie & all other Disabled Zines and Zinesters: have you seen the 1995 film, WHEN BILLY BROKE HIS HEAD (& other tales of wonder)?
 

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