Body Image

Body Image

analog: dispatches on d.i.y. anorexia recovery issue 1

critique of the way anorexia is culturally defined as a white, middle class thing, and wanting to take “our exciting and beautiful differences into account, but connecting us through the hope we have for liberation.” Telling the personal story of being in and out of institutions since age 13, becoming politicized, empowered, but starving being one of the only coping mechanism known. and resolving to find a way to recover outside of hospitals. Includes practical thoughts on figuing out anorexia’s messages.

 

ANAlog #2: dispatches on d.i.y. anorexia recovery

this is an amazingly great zine, and this issue is so good. In it, ponyboy violet recounts how, at age 22, when they hadn’t eaten without medical monitoring for 10 years, they developed their own healing strategy: “I needed to be: away from the loving people who pressured me into eating, away from foods that I could recognize and therfore memorize the calories of, away from scales, and closer to a revolutionary situation that would jolt me into figuring out how to surivive.”

 

Nyxia Grey

Everything is Fine

The first three issues of my perzine “Everything.is.Fine” which addresses eating disorder and recovery, grief, sexual consent, feminism, body politics, and self-esteem. The third issue is a special edition of color collages.

Issue 1: digest size, 34 pages. B&W text with collage.

This zine is about haivng an eating disorder and writing the zine as part of working to change. Talks about body hate and social expectation of thinness; sexual maipulation and the way we are taught “no means no” but also that we aren’t supposed to say no and should just go along with what the other person wants. Nver feeling a sens of belonging in general or belonging in her body. Finding paganism and a new story.

Issue 2: digest size, 34 pages. B&W text with collage.

This issue addresses eating disorders and recovery, grieving the death of my father, the Salem magical community, messages written on public restroom walls, and dreams.

This zine might contain triggering scenarios so please take care of yourself. I would love for you to read my zine and reach out.

Issue 3: 11.5 x 8 inches, 16 pages. Full color, glossy with handwritten text and collage. 

I discuss feminism, being a bad feminist, body politics, eating disorder recovery, joining Ladies Rock Camp Boston, being in a punk band, and suicide.

Some of these issues can be very triggering so please take care of yourself.

 

Fat-tastic: A Body Positivity Zine #3

A great collection of stories: Internalized fat hatred, and working to filter it out; critiques of capitalism and misogyny, great drawings and self-portraits; Things Not to Say to Fat People and Things TO Say; Going to the Gynecologist; a story about being small and very thin and mistaken for a child; On Being Naked; Steping outside comfort zones.

 

Fat-tastic! #2

A great little compilation about body image, with stories about Yoga for Everyone, Fat & Healthy, Scars, Ballance, and a sweet and powerful letter to Beth Ditto, who is a great role model for fat acceptance.

Fat-tastic: A Compilation zine about Loving Your Body #1

The first issue of the great zine! Includes the essays/stories “Fat Math: The Equation of Self-Love,” weight versus wellness; patriarchy and the media; an love/apology letter to the body; parents patroling weight; great artwork and self-portraits; a daughter dealing with judgements in school; DIY positive affirmation cards, and more!

 

 

Trish Segundo

Tiger Stripes: bodies

I am a mother and an organic farmer in rural missouri. The tiger stripes project came about because of my need to heal my relationship with my body. It came about because of a strong need to share with others around body shame and, together, learn how to heal. The project exists in the physical form of a zine – a small self-published magazine full of photos, my writings, and interviews with other women.

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