Black Women & Self Care: Thoughts on Mental Health, Oppression & Healing
By Naomi Moyer; Published by Elastique Designs
This zine is first and foremost for all self identifying black women as well as anyone who engages in self-care for their mental health. In it, Naomi shares musings on how mental health and our well being links to our experiences with oppression. The goal is to encourage more healing. There are also some DIY recipes included. This zine is written, published, designed, illustrated and printed in Toronto by Naomi Moyer. The zine is 21 pages, has a blue front and back cover and the rest is black and white.
Naomi Moyer is a self taught, multidisciplinary artist and writer.
A new zine by Naomi Moyer, she says, "This zine is for all self identifying Black women as well as anyone who is looking to reclaim their personal space in the streets and public spaces. In this zine, I share my thoughts on how difficult it can be sometimes to walk the streets alone and to find ways of defending ourselves by any means necessary.
I would like to point out that this is not a step by step guide. This zine is definitely more of a reflective look on how we walk in the world as Black women and how we can create more safety and peace within our lives as we navigate the multitude of public spaces we occupy.
This zine is 23 bw pages long and has a bright orange cover."
Naomi Moyer is a self taught artist and writer living in Canada.
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