We want to hear your perspective on Chronic Pain. We are looking for
anyone interested in submitting writing or easy-to-reproduce visual
art/comics on the subject and experience of Chronic Pain.
We are not as interested in pain management (drugs, therapies,
treatments) as in the social and emotional aspects of living with Chronic Pain.
We want to hear about the way persistent pain impacts people's
lives, relationships, and the way that they inhabit their bodies and
communities. How has the pain experience informed how you identify yourself,
how you feel about your body, and how you ask for help? In what way
has pain pushed you toward change? Ideally this zine will be about
support, sharing, and respecting what we've been through with pain.
Below are some ideas we've brainstormed for pieces¦ anyone want to run
with any of these topics?
- Asking for help in a Do-It-Yourself community
- Body Image / Identity and Chronic Pain
- Sex and Chronic Pain
- Chronic Pain and Introspection / Change
- Relationships and Chronic Pain
- Creativity and Chronic Pain
- Mental Health / Depression and the Pain Experience
- The Invisibility of Pain
- Upbringing / How were you raised to approach pain?
- Book Reviews / Chronic Pain Reading Guide
- Your ideas go here¦.
Additionally: are you a punk rock health care practitioner - or - a
partner to a person in pain? What ideas and stories about care giving and
support do you have to share?
We're always looking for a lovely cover to our zine. You can purchase/view past issues here: nevertwice.etsy.com
We'd love to hear from interested participants and have set a May
10th deadline for pieces. Please tell your friends, and pass this far and
wide. You can contact us with comments, questions, or submissions:
Claire and Meredith