Feels Zine | Issue 7 | Fear
We know the sensations well — the rise in temperature and the gut instinct that something is wrong — but what’s happening in our minds can be murkier. How do we understand and react to threats to our hearts, souls and bodies? How do we filter through our doubts and make the distinction between perceived and actual danger? Do we fight, fly or freeze? With Issue 07, we explore the primal, visceral feeling of Fear: of the world around us, and more challenging, from within ourselves.
Trisha Abe, Dr. Mariyam Ahmed, Jen Backman, Cassidy-Anne, Debbie Chessell, Al Cusack, Victoria Day, Margeaux Feldman, Kimberly Genest, Forest Greenwell, Mark Johnston, Lauren Kenney, Nailah King, Amélie Lehoux, Sarah Leonard, Tyler Lombard, Rebekah Maurice, Shelby McLeod, David Mills, Nisa Malli, Dan Mangan, Zoë Martin, Furqan Mohamed, Jocelyn Murphy, Sara Nason, Judit Pla, Ashleigh Raizes, Natasha Ramoutar, Ranafarba, Carley Saye, Gabrielle Shaw, Vivek Shraya, Caterina Stambolic, Kelly Stevenson, Maggie Thistle, Michael Wisniowski, Kristen Zimmer, ZIP.
• 72 pages
• 7.5" wide by 9.5" tall
• two colour risograph 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.