Feels Zine | Issue 2 | Lovesick
Being “lovesick” means different things for different people. It can be the dark feelings that come with the end of a relationship, the pull we feel when we first meet someone and immediately want them in our lives, or the dull despair that comes when we just can’t seem to get what we want. Lovesickness can also appear in other relationships beyond romantic love or lust. This issue is filled with original personal essays, poetry, short fiction, typography, and illustrations exploring the topic of lovesickness is its many forms.
Zoe Bowman, Jenny Chen, Nicolette Daskalakis, Busra Erkara, Lauren Kenney, Laura Filas, Salem Kahsai, Jessy Kitchen, Erin Klassen, Rachael Meckling, Sybyahnah Nemirovsky, Anna Ness, Altaira Northe, Misti Rainwater-Lites, Derek Robertson, Sarah Ulicny, Maxine Vardy.
• 56 pages
• 7.5" wide by 9.5" tall
• full-colour and black & white print
• saddle-stitch binding
Feels is, well, a publication about feelings. It is a place to explore, to share, and to be honest. Having an open dialogue about what’s going on inside of us can foster meaningful connection and make us feel less alone, especially in the social-media era that asks us to curate and polish our lives and feelings before sharing them — if we share them at all. Feels believes there are no good or bad feelings — the value comes from how we relate to them, how we experience them, and what we learn from them.
Feels also believes in inclusion and recognizes that certain voices have been given the lion’s share of the spotlight throughout history. Our pages are for everyone, and we do not accept pieces that further marginalize. We are a feminist, sex-positive, 2SLGBTQ*, anti-racist, anti-colonial publication.