Voila- free zines! Here’s a bundle of zines all for your taking- so download them, print them, fold ‘em up, and pass them along to whomever, wherever. Technology and all the fancy, profit-busting, information sharing we can do! Unfortunately, I don’t have all of the zines available digitally but I’ve tried to provide links of how you can find them elsewhere. Also, if you’re into the good old printed versions of things, they are all available in paper. If you’re looking for printed copies, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, go to my zine shop, or seek out another distro that stocks these zines.
Zines I’ve written or helped compile…
- Graduating into Unemployment (2011, UK)
- Get A Grip: Travels Through My Mental Health (2010, Aotearoa/New Zealand)
- Out of Order: Queer and Trans Youth Resistance (2009, Canada)
- Reproduce Freely: A Reproductive Autonomy Zine/Reproduire en Liberte: Un Zine sur l’Autonomie Reproductrice (2009, Canada)
- Pathologize This!: A Mental Health Zine 2 (2009, Canada)
- Pathologize This!: A Mental Health Zine 1 (2008, Canada)
- I Am Not The Rain: Navigating Life as Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (2008, Canada)
Zines I have contributed to…
- Drifting Clouds- Writings on Consent (2012, UK)
- Smart Tart #1 (2010, USA)
- Nailbiter: An Anxiety Zine #2 (2010, Canada)
- Juggling the Rainbow (2010, Aotearoa/New Zealand)
- QZAP Meta 2 (2009, USA)
Ehem, a few extra notes…
All of these zines cover intense experiences and may be difficult for some people to read. Please keep in mind that reading them could bring up some hard emotions and could be triggering. When reading the zines, try to keep in mind self-care: think of ways to comfort yourself, skip over zine pieces that are too much for you at the moment, talk to supportive friends, lovers, family, local organisations, or helplines, and find other ways of coping- my faves are making art, drinking tea, going for walks, and impersonating dinosaurs.
Get A Grip is now available in Braille! Sweet as! If you want a Braille edition, e-mail me and we can work out getting you a copy. Also, if you have any recommendations of other ways to make these zines more accessible I’d appreciate any suggestions.
If you’re printing out these zines, look out for the fact that they are in different paper sizes. Any of the zines made in Canada and the USA are in standard letter size. Zines from elsewhere are all in standard A4 paper size. These sizes aren’t wildly different from each other but you can adjust the settings to make for a cozier zine fit.
If you’re from a distro who wants to stock any of these digital zines, you are welcome to them. I do ask that you sell them on for as little as possible, preferably by donation/sliding scale or just enough to cover print and postage costs. I want these zines to be affordable and accessible. Also, out of courtesy, it’d be nice to send me an e-mail and let me know you’re including the zine(s) in your distro. Thanks!