By Melina Chavarria
We are overjoyed with the amazing response we have received from the community for Issue 1 of Aurtistic Zine. We have consistently sold out events, and the awareness and interest for obtaining a copy of our first issue continues to grow. As a reminder, copies of our first issue are still available on our web store.
Our first issue was titled Spectrum, and we were fortunate to be able to share work from both Autistic Individuals and their families to give readers a better understanding of what it is like to come to the realization that they, or a loved one, is on the Autism Spectrum. We hope it gave the community a sense of belonging and validation, because even though people have a varied reaction to receiving a diagnosis, we all share a continued sense of hope, and determination to figure out how to live a full life, regardless of where we land on the spectrum.
In Issue 2 we hope to broaden your understanding by showing different perspectives. Our theme for this issue is “Perception,” where we hope to highlight work from Autistic individuals and their families, and what it’s like to walk a mile in their shoes, viewing the world through their eyes. We are excited for how the community has embraced our new zine, and look forward to seeing more people submit their work so that we can continue to share their talents with the rest of the community.
Learn more about Aurtistic Zine and how to submit here!
The content displayed here is submitted by various local authors, artists, and more, and is curated by the DSTL Arts Art Block Zine–Editorial Board. Works published here are done so with the permission of all artists involved. Artists hold all rights to their work, and none of it may be reproduced without their permission.