(disclaimer: this is just a personal reflection, obviously I don’t speak for the whole zine library!) In April my wife Abi and I left our home in Kirkcaldy for a 6 month bike ride across Europe. We were both excited to go but sad to leave lots of things, including the Edinburgh Zine Library behind. I’ve been getting serious EZL FOMO whenever I look at … Continue reading EZL FOMO
(Disclaimer: this 100% would be a zine if I wasn’t currently cycling through France, so bear with.) SPOILER ALERT – lots of chat of the plot of Ghosts CW: experiences of voice hearing, unusual experiences, liberal interpretation of a comic sitcom ‘Watch this with me, it’s funny and I want to watch it with you.’ My wife Abi said, unfolding the laptop screen and opening BBC … Continue reading Ghosts, a story about learning to live with voices.
When I went to the local mental health support service, they told me that there was a men’s group and a women’s group, and I could join the women’s group after some 1-on-1 sessions. Not exactly the informal, queer-friendly, peer support group I’d hoped for. I got in touch with a customer at the cafe where I’d worked who’d talked about the S.A.D parties they’d … Continue reading S.A.D Party Fife #1
In September, after a year and 3 months, I got my PVG through for working with vulnerable adults (why this took so long is a whole other blog post…) I’d done Peer Employment Training with a Recovery college attached to my local NHS in 2016, and had moved to Scotland excited to continue and develop in this line of work. The delay to my PVG … Continue reading Peer Work 5 Day Course with Peer Collaborative
We’ll be at the Winter Zine Fair at Paradise Palms on Sun 9th Dec 1 – 5.30pm, along with loads of other great local zine n comic talent. Free entry. Come on down! Continue reading Winter Zine Fair @ Palms, Sun 9th Dec