Sick: A compilation zine on physical illness


"Sick" Collects peoples' experiences with illness to help establish a collective voice of those impacted by illness within radical/left/DIY communities. The zine is meant to be a resource for those who are living with illness as well as those who have not directly experienced it themselves. Contributors discuss personal experiences as well as topics such as receiving support, providing support, and being an informed patient. These writings are meant to increase understandings of illness and further discussion as well as action towards building communities of care. -from back cover



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Not okay: dealing with incurable illness -- Illness, disability, and the punk paradox -- Scar mates -- Black cloud -- The invisible witness -- "A letter to family & friends without hepatitis" -- It hurts. No really. It hurts! -- Me and my brother -- My coming out as sickly story -- Radical heart support -- 555.1 -- Cut across the dotted line -- Clearing head: a story about migraines -- What I've learned from chronic Lyme disease -- My body is the brilliant contradiction: five meditations on being ill (excerpt) -- Illness and support -- The other side of support -- Care for bodies and sustainable communities -- Tips for being a "patient" -- Bios


14 x 22 centimeters