Zines

Welcome Monster Feelings

 

This is a 46 page all colour zine of comics representing our feelings as monsters. It includes tough feelings like shame, rage, and fear, so please be kind with yourself around reading it if you’re in a tough feelings place yourself.

If you’d like to explore the practice we used for this zine yourself, check out the zines: Welcoming Your Monster Feelings, and Staying With Feelings. We describe our process in more depth in this blog post.There’s also more about these kinds of practices in the free books on Trauma and Plurality.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Welcoming Your Monster Feelings

 

This zine accompanies the Welcome Monster Feelings comic-zine. It takes you through how to try this practice out for yourself if you’d like to make your own monsters, based on your feelings.

You might also find it helpful to check out the Staying With Feelings zine, and the free books on Trauma and Plurality. We describe our process in more depth in this blog post.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Plural Selves 1

 

This zine introduces the idea that our selves are plural rather than singular. It’s a 48 page comic taking you through the idea of plural selves, how to identify your various selves, and practices for getting them communicating with each other. You can check out more resources about plurality here.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

Plural Selves 2

 

This zine builds on the first plural selves zine, which introduced the whole idea of plurality, and various playful practices for exploring you selves.

This zine considers how you can identify, and befriend, various different selves, or parts. It introduces several plural models, including our one which delineates between cover-ups, carriers, and container selves. We introduce our cover-ups (do-er and figurer), carriers (critic and vulnerable), and containers (holder, witness and present) and give lots of questions, ideas, and prompts for how you might explore similar selves in yourself, if you want to. You can check out more resources about plurality here.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting our patreon, or make a one-off donation to our paypal.

Chalk Board

 

This is a comic about one of my plural parts being helped out of the place he is stuck in by the others. If you want to learn more about plurality check out the Plural Selves zine, and the free book on Plurality.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Staying With Feelings Zine

 

This zine is all about why it’s important to cultivate the capacity to stay with our feelings, and how we can go about doing that. Hopefully working through the zine will help you to figure out your own emotional landscape (which feelings you tend to prefer, and which you tend to avoid). It’ll also give you several possible practices for learning to stay with your feelings. Different things work for different people so it’s all about figuring out what works best for you.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

If you want to read about one particular practice for staying with feelings, check out the zines Welcome Monster Feelings, and Welcoming Your Monster Feelings.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Hell Yeah Self Care

 

This zine is all about why self-care is important in difficult times, what kinds of self-care there are, and how you might build them into your life. Different things work for different people so it’s all about figuring out what works best for you.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Relationship Struggles

 

This zine suggests that, instead of locating relationship pain and struggles in a particular relationship, or in a particular style of relating (e.g. monogamy, polyamory), we could usefully locate it in relationship trauma. It introduces a multi-level understanding of relationship trauma and suggests that all diverse ways of doing relationships have something to offer to a trauma-sensitive way or relating.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

PIERS(c): Doing A Relationship Share and Check-In

 

This zine explains the importance of three kinds of time together in one-to-one and group relationships: Alongside Time, Individual Sharing, and Relationship Process. It covers one sharing method in detail: PIERS(c) where you share about yourself and your current life under the themes of: Physical, Ideas, Emotional, Relational, and Spiritual (or Self Path). The (c) stands for relationship check-in and is an invitation to consider whether you are both/all up for doing any relationship process conversation, such as talking about any dynamics you’ve noticed, or repairing minor ruptures. The (c) can also be an opportunity to check-in about headlines you’d like to cover in the rest of the conversation between you, or alongside activities you’d like to do together and how.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

The Consent Checklist

 

This zine provides a checklist that you can work through when considering how to do anything – sex, a social event, work, a relationship – consensually. It explores and unpacks the key elements needed to ensure that people are freely agreeing to something, that they can tune into their wants, needs, limits, and boundaries and feel safe-enough to express them to others concerned.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Gender Zine

 

This zine is workbook to accompany the book How to Understand Your Gender. It takes you through several activities to help you reflect on gender in general, and your own gender in particular.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

 

Mapping Your Sexuality

 

This zine introduces Sexual Configurations Theory: Sari van Anders’s alternative approach to sexual ‘orientation’. Alex Iantaffi, Jules Scheele and I worked together with Sari to put together a zine to introduce her ideas simply, and to help you to map your own sexuality on multiple dimensions.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader. You can also find a Spanish translation, and other material about SCT on Sari’s website here.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

Social Mindfulness Zine

 

This is a zine I created about the social sides of mental distress and how we might notice them and address them with kindness.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

Queer Relationships Zine

 

This is a zine offering a set of questions that it can be useful to ask about our relationships whether or not we see ourselves, or our relationships, as queer.

The zine takes as a starting point the idea of queer, and the different possible meanings of that word. Then it applies those different meanings to relationships to ask the question ‘what does a queer relationship look like?’ Particular it explores the cultural acceptability of different kinds of relationships, different relationship labels, the idea of relationships being on multiple dimensions, and what it’s like to shift from the question of what relationships we have, to how we do them.

It works best printed out in ‘booklet’ form, but also fine to view on here or a pdf reader.

You are free to download this zine and use it for any purpose: teaching, workshops, use with clients, or self-exploration. If you find it helpful, and if you can afford to, please consider supporting my patreon, or make a one-off donation to my paypal.

Sex/Relationship User Guides

I’ve also made three workbook style zines with Justin Hancock as part of our Meg-John & Justin project (also including our book Enjoy Sex, and our podcast). You can buy these for £2.50 over on the Meg-John & Justin website. Details and direct links below.

Make your own relationship user guide

This is an interactive workbook to help you have honest conversations about your relationships.

Buy here.

Make your own sex manual

This is an interactive workbook to help you figure out what works for you from sex and how to communicate this to your partner(s).

Buy here.

Understanding Ourselves Through Erotic Fantasies

This  zine is full of interactive thoughts and activities to help you explore and tune into your own fantasies and to understand how they may affect you.

Buy here.