TRIGGER WARNING: Self Harm, Suicide, Mentions of sexual abuse.
Below is a small zine I made whilst on a secure ward in a mental health hospital. I wanted to create something about self-harm in an honest way. Self harm often has the stereotype of only being something done by white, young, cis het women/girls. Well I’m old, Black, bisexual and nonbinary. I self harm, and it’s very difficult to talk to anyone about it who understands about how living with multiple marginalisations, as well as being a survivor of long term sexual abuse, affects me. My experiences are different, and not the typical discourse you will see. So here we go: I hope you get something out of it.