Join Disability Arts Online in creating a zine based on the themes of this year’s Sick! Festival, including:
- What is the value of a human life?
- How are perceptions of disability changing over time?
- How do you handle prejudice?
- How do cultural beliefs shape understanding of disability?
Materials and prompts will be provided, as well as a selection of zines to flip through for inspiration and enjoyment. This is an all-day event, and all are welcome to drop in and out and create as many pages as desired.
Zines, or fanzines, are self-published material made for little money and distributed cheaply. Their focus is not on profit, but rather they have historically been used as a tool of political resistance, often circumventing traditional publishing and distributing standards, giving a voice to the underrepresented and marginalized. Though zines were forged in the fires of oppression, they grew and expanded to other subcultures, such as punk and Riot Grrrl, science fiction writers, comic makers, artists and designers, in addition to their foundation of anti-fascism, anti-racism, and anti-sexism.