Damaged Mentality

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Damaged Mentality
Issue #1

Damaged Mentality a zine written, created & self published by Synthia Nicole, which touches on mental and physical issues of the author post injury.

Issue #1 was produced in 2009 and was subtitled “5 Year Itch Bitch Venture”. In this publication the author talks about the difficulties faced post-injury as she struggles with relationships and recovery. Issue #2 recalling when in the hospital. Issue #3 subtitled "Sugar Imbalance & an Addictive Personality". This is the last zine I wrote before deciding going into recovery, for alcoholism, would be a good path for me. Issue #4 wheelchair express issue. includes a tofu-carrot cacciatore recipe. Issue #5 contains an ode to my dog, BenAli & other honest, intimate admissions. Issue #6 includes a 'Gado Gado'(Vegetables and Tempeh with Peanut and Coconut)recipe along with a humiliating experience in an attempt to obtain a Dr.'s signature. Issue #7 is subtitles "I.U.D.ities (uterine device stories & more); 3 f'd up incidents having to do with MY i.u.d. Shortly after this printing I came upon a 4th 'incident'. Next printing.

Between 2009 and 2017 there have been 7 issues created & self pulished. Synthia has also contributed to several books & co-organizes Twin Cities Zine Fest.

The zines are available from Boneshaker Books in Minneapolis, Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis, Bluestockings in New York & Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago.

External Links


Contributions: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17802349-alive-with-vigor

Specifically #2.5 - http://deirdreedarling.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/damagedmentality/