zine now available!

zoophil-psychosis

~~ An accessible zine anthology about chronic illness & animals ~~

this zine is currently available in English & Arabic & English-Audio.

THANK YOU:

all the writers, artists, and activists who contributed, Vollkommen Hayllie for providing Arabic translation, Alexandra Hummel for providing German translation, and Halfmoon Research for accessibility consultation.

zoophil-psychosis is available by donation.
you can download the zine below for free. 
if you would like to donate to help pay for the cost of producing the zine, please do so here:

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THANK YOU & TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.

with love,

ELK.

ZOOPHIL-PSYCHOSIS – ENGLISH

ZOOPHIL-PSYCHOSIS – ARABIC

ENGLISH AUDIO

GERMAN (TBA)

SPANISH (TBA)

FRENCH (TBA)

MANDARIN (TBA)

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Online Zine Release Party – Mental Health & Animal Love

at long last, our release party date has been set!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1568990860090719/

~ Join us in celebrating the release of ZOOPHIL-PSYCHOSIS ~

This event is making space for conversations about mental illness & love for animals.
How do animal advocates cope with mental health stigma?
How do the chronically ill find support through non-humyns?
How can we learn to take pride in our sicknesses and our empathy for animals?

We are proud to feature a collection of different authors & artists who have contributed to making this zine so special.
So make plans to be ready to read the zine with us all when it is published online on March 13th, 2016.

We encourage people to be with friends and to engage with others on this event page, about mental health & animal love generally, but also the specific contributions within the zine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1568990860090719/

FAQ: why is your zine named “ZOOPHIL-PSYCHOSIS”?

i thought that word means a romantic/sexual love of animals.

 
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shorter answer:
no it does not!
ZOOPHIL-PSYCHOSIS was a clinical diagnosis made up by the animal testing industry in 1909, to stigmatize and discredit campaigns opposing vivisection as “crazy” and “sick”.
the word describing a sexual attraction or sexual activity with animals is ZOOPHILIA.
 
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longer answer:
“ZOO” is from the Greek zōon (ζῷον), and means “ANIMAL”, which we see in other words like “zoos” (those animal prisons), “zoophobia” (fear of dangerous animals), and zoology (scientific study of animals).
 
“PHIL” is from the Greek philia (φιλία), and means “LOVE”, which we see in other words like “philosophy” (love of wisdom), philadelphia (city of brotherly love), and philanthropy (love of humans).
 
“PSYCHOSIS” is again from the Greek ψυχή/psykhe/psyche (mind) and -ωσις/osis (a process or state; an abnormal condition), and arose as a term to distinguish disorders which were thought to be disorders of the mind, as opposed to neurosis, which was thought to stem from a disorder of the nerves.

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