FOCUS Zine: ‘as i fall apart’

I was commissioned to write a comic for FOCUS zine which brings researchers and artists together to publish creative-scholarly booklets. I worked with researcher Oriana Rose to develop a comic on the theme of contraception.

The blurb for the zine reads:

This essential interrogation examines the cultural narratives surrounding the contraceptive implant and its effects on the body.

Through an analysis of her own and others’ testimonies, as well the all too rare research on the implant itself, Oriana Rose illustrates how supposedly liberating technologies can be toxic for personal and environmental health, and how this is widely ignored or dismissed within patriarchal society so that the pharmaceutical industry can profit.

Rose asks us to unravel not only ourselves but also the relationship between health, sex, agency, desire, and capitalism.

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