A pile of Teeth zines, black text on folded white paper.I have a new zine, Teeth, part of my long-running Story Zine series. This one is about class, being a kid, trauma, recovery and coping. Some bits are funny. A bit memoir, a bit therapy. Copies are free if you see me or 1p + postage from my online zine shop.

Charlotte’s Pool Map

Map of the UK with unusual swimming pool locationsI like to swim in interesting, historic and quirky pools, both indoors and out, but I don’t always know where to find them. I decided to research the kinds of pools I like in the UK and make a map of them, a small digital project. I thought this could be a resource to help me find cool places to swim, and that other people might also find it useful.

I have just published the first iteration of this map, which will likely be expanded in the future.

Charlotte’s Pool Map: explore the map and the dataset.

You’re Not My Dad! 4

Cover of You're Not My Dad! zine, with cartoon image of Rain Man featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise's heads on fire, rendered as a Jack Chick tractThe fouth and final issue of the autism zine I co-create with Simon Murphy is now available.

This issue features reports on The Autism Show, autistic zines, advocacy, pseudoscientific specs, Oliver Sacks and Gayle Newland. The cover shows an iconic still from the film Rain Man, rendered as a Jack Chick tract, with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s heads on fire.

You can get a paper copy by contacting me. You can also download and read digital copies of issue 4 and all of the back issues:

You’re Not My Dad! 1
You’re Not My Dad! 2
You’re Not My Dad! 3
You’re Not My Dad! 4

Eat Like It Matters

I first met Isy Morgenmuffel through her gentle, smart, kind and funny comics and came to admire her as a dynamic force in alternative housing, community organising and food.

Isy has just published Eat Like It Matters: Food Choice, Nutrition and Wellbeing in a Capitalist Food System. This is a small publication with big implications.

Isy is rare in the field of dietetics and nutrition in that she integrates health at every size principles into her work. With this work she deepens an analysis of food and wellbeing under capitalism with HAES and she does the necessary work of encouraging vegans in the left to engage with their own fatphobia. It’s accessible and beautifully made.

I am really thrilled to have contributed a small piece to this book.

Get a copy of Eat Like It Matters via Active Distribution.