SICK is an independent, thoughtful magazine by chronically ill & disabled people, founded & edited by Olivia Spring and designed by Kaiya Waerea. Founded in Norwich, UK in 2019, SICK is currently based out of Maine, USA and London, UK.

SICK is committed to elevating the voices of sick & disabled people by publishing essays, features, poetry, visual art, interviews, and more. Our aim is to increase representation of sick & disabled people in publishing and the arts, and to challenge the harmful stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding disability. We work in and with our slowness, pausing and resting when we need to. We believe, listen to, and support each other. We reject productivity as means of value, and celebrate our sick & disabled bodies.

Issue 3 is now available to purchase here!


United Kingdom
  • Bluestockings, Printed Matter, Iconic Magazines, McNally Jackson (Manhattan)
  • Topos Bookstore (Queens)
  • BYE BYE NEIGHBOR (NYC-based online shop)
  • Dale zine (Miami)
  • Oliver & Friends (Belgrade, Maine)
  • Skylight Books (LA)
  • Kelev Magazines (St. Petersburg)
  • Fiend (Melbourne-based online shop)

SICK is also available to read at Wellcome Collection Reading Room in London, Norwich Millennium Zine Library, The Shoebox Norwich, and the Tamiment-Wagner Collections located in NYU Special Collections.

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