zines for social change and expression


I’ve decided to create a little nook on-line to host PDF zines on being and/or supporting survivors of child abuse, domestic abuse and sexual assault.  I want this to be a space where survivors are priority. I want this to be a go-to for people who are looking for information on how to create a more supportive world for the survivors they care about.

Survivor Zine Reading List

There are loads of really wonderful perzines that I haven’t included in this list.  I hope to eventually turn this page into an expansive library that can hold all of these zines at some point in the future. I wanted to start off with the zines that I think are good, essential guides. The rest of the zines will come, but I want to post them with care after having read them all thoroughly.  If you have any zines you’d like to suggest I post here, please send them along to me at sarahtearex@gmail.com I especially encourage you to give me a heads up about any zines on survivors who are also from other marginalised backgrounds, such as survivors who are people of colour, disabled, immigrants, queer, trans, and/or working class.

If you would like information on domestic violence perpetrators accountability processes, here’s a website I would recommend: Philly’s Pissed

There are also many books and websites available on these topics. Here’s a list of resources the creator of Doris zine put together.

Please remember to read these zines with self-care in mind. Abuse and its consequences can be really difficult to read about, and sometimes can be triggering. Remember that you’re not alone and there’s a whole bunch of amazing survivors and allies out there kickin’ ass. It might be a good idea to think of some supportive people or phonelines you can talk to, or other ways of coping such as writing, making art, listening to music, or long walks that might help ease your darling self.


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