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zinesters who write and create zines about mental health, mental illness, personal struggles and work around it, advice and support, resources, and everything else around this theme.

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how do you do it? make zines about mental health stuff, that is 9 Replies

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Comment by Sam Schmitt on October 23, 2015 at 5:55pm

Call for Submissions!
All In Your Head: Queerness, Neurodiversity, and Disability Zine
Theme: "Impairment"
All in Your Head is a traditional cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on LGBTQIA neurodivergent and disabled activists, zinesters, artists, and authors. Our zine operates on the following *principles: 1.) social inequality and injustice exists [racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism to name a few]; 2.) disability, neurodiversity can be understood as a viable form of human difference that intersects with/is shaped by systems of dominance; 3.) claims that there is a “normal” bodymind can have damaging and harmful effects (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and are partly shaped by current social/cultural values and white western colonial histories; 4.) neuroatypical people and people with disabilities must navigate cultural taboos, move among complex institutions and systems of care and negotiate conflicting ideas of “wellness/illness,“ “silence/disclosure,” “visibility/invisibility;” “dis/ability” and more 5.) most importantly, our stories matter.
(*this list is by no means exhaustive)
For the 2015 winter edition of All in Your Head, we invite you to share first person narratives, essays, rants, poems, doodles, drawings, photography, collages (and more!) that address the concept of “impairment.” We are seeking pieces that explore the theme "impairment” as it relates to disabled bodyminds and ways that queer neurodivergent, disabled folks encounter and resist cultural stigma and self-authorize our existence.
We are seeking topics that address the follow themes (and others):
§ Queer “failures”, impairment as “failure” (intentional, unintentional?)
§ the SuperCrip (Eli Clare) 
§ “impairment," progress narratives of healing and recovery
§ “impairment” as a bodily reality, “theory in the flesh” (This Bridge Called my Back, Moraga and Anzaldúa)
§ essays on the intersection of race, gender, and ability; disability, impairment and the contours of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, size etc
§ technologies and (assistive?) devices as they may co-create “impairment” stories (i.e.: cochlear implants; pumps, catheters, and chest ports; apps to name a few)
§ impairment and disability activism
§ critiques of “disability,” “neurodivergence,” “impairment” as they are employed here or elsewhere
§ Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. 
We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork!!

Send your submissions to allinyourheadzine@gmail.com before December 30th, 2015. For written items, please use Microsoft word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format (max 2500 words but let us know if you need extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. Please include a title for your artwork and any information you think would be pertinent for readers to know about your piece (medium, location, tools used etc). Contributors can share a short bio or publish their work anonymously. 
IMPORTANT: Contributors should be willing to have their work displayed in another, accessible form of media alongside the traditional paper zine. We will have an experiential element incorporated into this project that extends beyond the physical paper zine itself. Thus, contributors should anticipate that their work may be read and translated/captioned in a video via youtube or another internet venue. More details to come. 
http://glitterwurst.tumblr.com/post/129101299104/all-in-your-head-i...

Comment by missmuffcake on October 13, 2015 at 1:27pm

i made a mini zine about ocd for ocd week. if you want a copy they are $1 to cover shipping. please contact me for paypal address.

Comment by L.B. on August 27, 2015 at 12:32pm

My perzine Moral Insanity is available for trade. This is an anonymous zine series that explores what it's like to be a sociopath who doesn't want to be a dick anymore. Visit my profile for more info and trigger warnings, and let me know if you're interested in trading.

Comment by Robert van Vaals on July 23, 2015 at 10:56am

My perzine Full Size Render issue #1 is out for trade now! I share, among other stuff, about mental health issues in photos/poetry/prose. Entirely analogue, with Dymo embossing labels, handwriting, rub-on transfer lettering, typewriting.

Comment by Sari of Hoax on July 6, 2015 at 1:47am

Hoax is a US bi-annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space to analyze the feminisms of our everyday lives. People of all lived experiences are encouraged to submit! Contributors do not have to identify with a particular gender and/or as feminists in order to submit work to Hoax. Please check out our full call for submissions at our blog, our mission statement + shared goals, and our Facebook event! Working deadline for issue #11 on the topic of STRATEGY is July 30th, 2015!

Comment by Robert van Vaals on June 29, 2015 at 10:27am

Much to my relief FAH #1 is now finished and printed! FAH (Fixing A Hole) is a perzine with mental health issues and personal development as common theme. In this first issue photographs taken with Lomography cameras, an essay on Lomography as a way to play, an essay about society being in myself first and a number of assorted journal notes, with a focus on music. I've a first print run of twenty copies to trade on stock. Please contact me if you like to swap zines!

Comment by Kris Lester on June 7, 2015 at 3:42pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for zines on PTSD?

Comment by Cheering and Waving Press on March 23, 2015 at 12:07pm

The new issue of New Hearts New Bones would be an asset to have on hand to just meditate and read over if you are trying to stay positive in a fucked up world. Reminds you that your actions and attitudes matter and make a difference, even when it's hard to stay positive. If you would like a free copy or would like to trade please message or comment my page. ( :

Comment by fishspit on March 7, 2015 at 1:14am

Hello comrades of the lunatic fringe.   Wiseblood #62  is out.  It ain't about mental health . . . it's about mental twigs!  It's always free and I adore trades.  I love reading you guys!  Back issues specifically about mental health are also available for free . . . just drop me a line or write me  . . . 1304 175th Pl. NE, Bellevue, WA

98008.

I love you guys!

Fishspit out.

Comment by A.L. on February 12, 2015 at 12:27pm

Hi, all- the first press of Issue #001 of our zine "If you'd like o hear it // I can sing it for you" is done! Our zine is focused on the negotiation of an aging body and a “forgetful” self in an unaccommodating world, as well as accounts of chronic illness and the end-of-life experiences of an aging self.

You can check out our Tumblr and Facebook. Our zines are available on our webstore, where they are selling for $1.00 + postage. Thank you for your support, and I am looking forward to sharing our work with you all. Cheers!

 

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