about us

SICK is an independent thoughtful magazine written and created by chronically ill & disabled people, for all to enjoy. SICK is founded and edited by Olivia Spring and designed by Kaiya Waerea.

SICK is committed to elevating the voices of sick & disabled people by publishing work not just about illness and disability, but also identity, life & culture, politics, 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.

Issue 01, a 34-page ‘preview’ zine, was published in August 2019, featuring 10 contributors. Issue 2 will be published in spring 2020.

You can buy SICK online and at 18 shops in six countries:

United Kingdom

  • Tate Modern, Housmans, The Second Shelf (London)
  • Arnolfini, BAM Store + Space (Bristol)
  • Magalleria (Bath)
  • Elm (Norwich) 
  • Lighthouse (Edinburgh)


  • ROSA WOLF (Berlin)
  • do you read me?! (Berlin)




  • Iconic Magazines, McNally Jackson, Artbook @ MoMa PS1, Bluestockings (NYC)
  • BYE BYE NEIGHBOR (NYC-based online shop)
  • Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA)
  • ISSUES (Oakland, CA)
SICK is also available to read at Wellcome Collection Reading Room in London and Norwich Millennium Zine Library (launching March 28).
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