This short zine introduces the concept of primitive toothcare, while attempting to debunk the validity of civilized dentistry. Light on theory, heavy on the DIY. Enjoy!
A compilation zine of writing that is engaged in addressing our rights to reproductive choice, autonomy, and justice.
A compilation zine on resistance to the stigmas of mental health/illness. Pieces that relate to mental health/illness- in terms of experiences with coping, with mental health institutions, psychology/psychiatry, labels and identity, politics, speaking out, and supporting others.
A zine about the "obesity epidemic," the medicalization of discrimination, and the effects of race, class, and capitalism on our bodies.
(There's a printable version in pdf format and a readable version in word document form.)
Vitamins, Minerals and Mental Health: the C.P.A.B.'s Discussion of Wellness. This is an extensive, well-researched zine that talks about how vitamins and minerals can affect mental health. For each of the vitamins and minerals described, it lists signs of deficiency, signs of toxicity, and food sources. It also describes the function of the vitamins in minerals in the healthy functioning of human bodies. This is a kickass zine.
This is an excellent zine talking about addiction, from all sorts of perspectives. It goes into the author's own experiences with addiction and kicking a heroin habit and most importantly talks about how communities can respond to someone struggling with addiction in a way that is helpful and non-judgmental. (Along the way, it offers radical/anarchist critiques of AA and 12-step programs, the moralism often attached to other people's substance use, and lots of other things.) Chock fulla insights and one fine zine.
This zine contains a series of suggestions to help people who undergo psychosis deal with the experience, and hopefully prevent the need of hospitalization. It is meant specifically to help with the period of psychosis itself, in it's earlier and more manageable stages, though some of the advice will be applicable to maintaining positive mental health at every level. These are ultimately suggestions, based on my own experiences of psychosis and resulting reality shifts, but I hope the advice rings true across the spectrum of altered mental states. read more »
This delightfully thorough zine, written by the Down There Health Collective (DC), addresses issues surrounding HPV (human papillomavirus), a virus which is estimated to infect 80% of sexually active individuals at some point in their lives. In reaction to seeing the virus pop up in their own lives and observing the limited available and consistent information on HPV, they compiled their findings. The zine describes the virus, the way it is diagnosed, tips for talking to partners about the virus, conventional and herbal treatments, their opinions on the new HPV vaccine, and much more. read more »
~an info packed guide on housing water food health & other random stuff * living as though the system is down & falling~
Healing in the Woods Around Us: Medicinal Plants for Mental Health Support. This zine focuses on medicinal plants that grow in the piedmont region of central North Carolina, United States, but most of them can be found or grown all over the place.
Consent is a community issue!
brought to you by the Olympia Street Medics Collective
Dumpster Diving - Doing it and Doing it Well. A short zine with tips, etiquette, and suggestions about the practice of dumpster diving. Also discusses the issues of privilege and who has access to dumpsters, its effect on class struggle and creating a sustainable movement. It's brief and don't go too in depth, but has good info.
Vasectomy Party is a zine about how to get painless and free (in Washington State, anyway) vasectomies. It chronicles the story of Benji, a member of the SeattleDIY Collective and his quest for sterilization. Comics drawn by Aaron Wright. Includes a Frequently Asked Questions section. www.seattlediy.com
A compilation zine about learning good consent, from the author of Doris zine and the Support zine. For more like this, go here: http://www.phillyspissed.net/taxonomy/term/3
An interview with Philly's Pissed and Philly Stands Up, two collectives that work to support survivors of sexual assault and hold perpetrators accountable. From Heartattack zine.