Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Illustration by Alyssa Nassner, blog post cross posted from the Doll Hospital tumblr
Okay, so we’ve been working on Doll Hospital since the Spring, finding contributors, debating ideas, finding the best chansey fanart, but now, with our first issue completed we are ready to launch our kickstarter!
Over many months we have crafted together our first issue featuring contributions and interviews from awesome people such as Tavi Gevinson, Latoya Peterson, Esme Wang, Kate Zambreno, Mey Valdivia Rude, Kristina Wong, and Diamond J Sharp. It is 172 pages full colour of soothing illustrations, comic art, poetry, fiction, literary essays and real talk. We’ve uploaded a preview of some of the issue so you can get an idea of what we’re about. We think it is beautiful, we think it is necessary, and we hope you do too.
Our goal of £772 will allow us to print 100 print copies of Doll Hospital, any extra money we raise will go towards paying our contributors for their hard work, and, if possible, printing some extra copies too!
Once printed it should be accessible for anyone who wants to read it. As a result, the journal will be pay as you wish, you can donate a little, or pay nothing, we don’t mind, we just want you to read it. In investing in us you can allow us to achieve this goal, Because when it comes to mental health we believe that to share your story, or to find comfort in another’s, is not a privilege, it is a right, that should be free to anyone who needs it.
Now, asking money is a bit of a weird situation, so we’ve included lots of neat perks too!! Mix tapes, care packages, even advance copies of the journal!!
Will you support us? Signal boost us? Tweet this? Facebook us?
Saying it would mean the world to us is kind of a cliche, but struggling, sharing and surviving with mental health? Well that is our world!!


  1. The preview looks amazing! I felt kind of bad because I initially said I'd contribute and then didn't, but I've really struggled this summer. Not that my not contributing is any sort of loss, but I still feel like I flaked so I'm sorry about that. The Kickstarter looks like it's going really well, so congrats! I've backed it and can't wait to read it! This whole thing you're doing just feels so so important ♥

    1. NO! NO! PLEASE DON'T APOLOGISE BB!!! I hope you are doing better, and seriously, taking care of yourself, prioritising your needs in difficult times is like the most important, the most necessary contribution to DH tbh! <3 And when you are in a better place in the future we would love for you to make some work for us! But there is no rush!! With contributors I really want stuff to be on your terms and not like an anxiety inducing type of thing! And thank you so much for your support, I am not very confident with stuff so was soooo nervous about launching the kickstarter, and now we're nearly at our target which is absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for backing it, seriously, I can't say how grateful I am! <3 <3 Much love and good vibes xox

  2. Yayyy for kickstarter! How's it going? xoxo

    1. SO GOOD! We're nearly at our target, only £22 more to go!!! So touched and overwhelmed and just :') by everyone's generosity, it's just woahhh so so amazing! Humanity is amazing! xoxo