Our zines

Here are the zines we've made during this project, and our sister project, Covid Realities.

What's a zine?

A zine is a do-it-yourself magazine or booklet, which is often hand-made. Zines are an empowering way of creatively communicating experiences and messages - as the maker(s) you decide what you want to say and how you want to say it.

Reflections on our Participatory Research

A collective zine made with Covid Realities participants, researchers  and close colleagues about the methods and approaches we took to working together between 2020 - 2022.

This zine was funded by UKRI.


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Doing It Together: An (un) guide to making zines with people

Made in collaboration with artist Jean McEwan to share our learnings about making zines together as part of Covid Realities. This un(guide) will be of interest to anyone thinking of using zines in their own work and practice.

Doing It Together was funded by UKRI. Covid Realities is a Nuffield Foundation funded project.


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It’s Our Story: Families’ Lived experience during the Pandemic

A collective zine made by participants in Covid Realities, exploring challenges and stresses of living through the pandemic as well as what needs to change and why.

Covid Realities was a collaboration between parents and carers, the universities of York and Birmingham, and Child Poverty Action Group. It was funded by the Nuffield Foundation, and this zine was additionally supported by the ESRC.


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Changing Realities is a collaboration between parents and carers, researchers at the University of York, and Child Poverty Action Group.
Changing Realities is funded by abrdn Financial Fairness Trust.
Changing Realities' sister project is Covid Realities, which ran from 2020 to 2022, and was funded by the Nuffield Foundation
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