The quarterly zines are a collaborative effort by a number of talented people. You can find all contributors below.
(MORE TO BE ADDED)
Brittany is a multi media artist who is currently in her third year of studying fine art and illustration at university. Her work typically revolves around topics that are very personal to her such as chronic illness and mental health.
Lucie is a northern based Fine Art Photographer, who has recently graduated with a 2:1 degree in photography from Leeds Art University. Her work tackles female issues that are important in today’s society. Though use of objects, her concepts develop deep metaphorical meaning which lead the viewer to examine the imagery. Her personal style is rich with colour and light.
Amber is a chronically ill artist from Naarm (Melbourne) – their goal is to use their ability to be candid about their mental illnesses to encourage others who are struggling to reach out. They use their art as a platform to overcome the stigma that surrounds mental/chronic illness.
Emma Fleming is a queer, emerging artist currently based in Vancouver, Canada. Their creative practice has developed from traditional, narrative driven short films into work that explores and tries to realise their ‘queerness’. Working across multiple mediums they examine their fluid notions of gender, sexuality and identity.
James is a freelance writer passionate about making technology accessible and safe for everyone. Alongside technology writing, also interested in mental health, travel, and music. He was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in 2014. He can also be found writing about his experiences with chronic illness at PoTS Jots.
Cath is a Liverpool based Freelance Illustrator and Comic Artist. She self-publish comics online and on her blog, most of her work incorporate themes of relationships, humour and the working class.
Lucy is a writer and freelance charity consultant based in North East London. As well as attempting to write her first novel, she creates and sells zines to raise awareness of chronic pain and illness, with a donation from each copy going to a relevant charity. Her short stories and personal essays have been featured by publications such as Dear Damsels, 404 Ink and She is Fierce Magazine.
Kitty James is a self-professed chronic health goth living in the northeast of England. As soon as she learned to read, she knew she had to write, but by secondary school she wanted to be a scientist. Now she’s a lab technologist who’s finally realised that she can write whatever she wants and put it in a zine. Until now she has dabbled in submitting work to collaborative zines but has recently finished her first perzine, Puberty. FFO: hot water bottles and whinging.
Kayti is a photographer from York who also self publishes Caboodle Magazine twice a year. She is a self confessed paper nerd with a passion for DIY publishing, co runs York Zine Fest and hosts a monthly zine club!
Nikki is a writer, blogger and mental health advocate. She is the founder of G4RL (Girls 4 Realistic Love), a feminist blog exploring the intersection between love, relationships and mental health.
Sarah runs Tiny Victories Zine, a zine-making and illustration project about mental health and relationships. Sarah started the project as part of her own recovery from depression and anorexia, and hopes her work can be a friendly voice to anyone else is who is struggling or recovering.
Laura is a physics PhD student who lives with her husband Adam, cat Strax, and three gerbils Amethyst, Garnet and Steven. In her spare time she creates zines, writes and reads spoken word poetry and collects succulents.
Kristin Stadum lives and works in Washington DC for nearly 20 years. She holds a degree in journalism and mad dashboarding skills, playing with numbers to make a living and writing to make a life. Kristin has been published by National Geographic and in the Huffington Post as well as by Budget Press, on Cowbird, and in her own blog Candy Sandwich. Her writing includes creative nonfiction with (as of late) an emphasis on life with disease. She walks several miles daily and participates in long distance charity walks to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis.
Nina Ines Ward lives in Brighton and is currently studying an MA in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of Sussex. Her writing has been published by Sea Foam Mag, Saló Press and is upcoming in Seam Editions.