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The pit in your stomach. The fear of being seen. The guilt. The contempt. When we look inward and decide we don’t like what we see, how do we cope? Where is that feeling coming from? Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we decide it makes us wrong, or bad, or unloveable—as a person? In issue 19, we explore the complex, painful, and transformative (for better or worse) power of an emotion so deep-rooted it can be all-encompassing, but so challenging it can be pushed into the recesses of our minds and bodies: Shame.

An affair. A diagnosis. An old family video. An unexpected pregnancy. An embarrassing dinner party. Emotional baggage. Incriminating desire. An interview with JP King on our relationship with waste. Find all of these stories and more in our Shame issue.


Alex Bauman, Sonya Berry, Rachelle Boyson, Peta Roxy Brady, Em Cussen,  Taylor Davies, Katarina Babič Derenda, Vanessa Edward, Margeaux Feldman, Carella Keil, JP King, Artur Lahoz, BEE LB, Michael MacDonald, Abby Nowakowski, Kiera Obbard, Felipe Pessanha, Marc Lewis Ramage, Kirke Rodwell, Jonathan Rotsztain, Dana Share, Aleena Sharif, Andra Smalenic, Daphne Smith, Edward Michael Supranowicz, Sarah Vardy, Sarah Vikken + many anonymous contributors.

Cover illustration by Andra Smalenic.

• 52 pages
• 7.5" wide by 9.5" tall
• three colour risograph print
• saddle-stitch binding