ABOUT THE ZINE
When Ivy’s counsellor decides she wants to finish up, Ivy plummets lower than the bottom floor of a hospital. “The Ward”, a true story, follows this young girl’s journey through loss- of people, of rights, of power, and of sanity. A glimpse into the world on the other side of the locked doors and the fragile and complex relationships, founded on madness, that are often formed, The Ward is also a call for mental health reform… for a place we can go in times of grief, heartache and despair to be held with love, care and nurture while we crumble.
Zoe Glen-Norman created the blog “hsphaven” and has written her own zine titled “The Ward”. Some of Zoe’s areas of interest include mental health, healing and self-development. In her spare time Zoe enjoys being in Nature, op shopping, vegan food, music, and art and craft.
WHY DID YOU START MAKING ZINES?
I had a story that needed to be told. A friend gave me a zine by “jo no mercy” about panic attacks and anxiety and this inspired me with my own. I loved the size which made for an intimate read and something I could easily take with me when going out. “jo no mercy” inspired me to similarly print my story into tiny booklets I could share with people around me.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF THE COMMUNITY?
I’m not really a part of a local zine community. I would like to be. I’m hoping to connect with other zine makers through Digital Zine Fair.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE?
Write from the heart and get hold of other people’s zines for inspiration.