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Health Zines

Zines are a great source of information about health issues. There are also a number of zines that feature compelling stories of people's personal experiences with illness. These are just a few health zines in the zine collection at CLP.

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The Perfect Mixtape Segue #5 - Sickness and Health

This zine issue chronicles more than fifteen years of Biel's health. He interacts with doctors, naturopaths, and somewhat strange characters as he attempts to understand and deal with his health issues.


Broken Hipster #1, #2, and The Epilogue

These zines chronicle Badillo's struggles with kidney disease and her eventual kidney transplant.


About My Disappearance #1, #2

Roche describes his horribly difficult experience with what turns out to be Crohn's Disease.


Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

Contributors discuss their experiences of being directly or indirectly affected by illness. Topics include support and how to be a well-informed patient.


Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Politics of Black Women's Health

Davis writes about the political realities that make it difficult for Black women to get and stay well and encourages them in this struggle.


Bricks for Young Adults: Cancer Awareness & Resource Guide

Bricks is a compilation put together by Charissa Hamilton-Gribenas. It allows young people affected by cancer, and their friends, family, and loved ones, to tell their stories, which are often somewhat different than those of young children or older adults.