Individuals from across Ontario joined in a collaborative expressive arts group to create this zine, with the aim of raising awareness of BIPOC eating disorder experiences and as a vehicle for self-expression. Visual arts and writing were used as tools to explore group members’ mental health and eating disorders. This zine reflects elements of and factors contributing to their eating disorder experiences. All artists and facilitators are black, indigenous, and/or people of colour (BIPOC).
The BIPOC Art Advocacy Group: Making Zines (Winter, 2023) was a dual-purpose group of self-expressions through expressive arts and art advocacy. Participants and facilitators worked together to create a zine with the purpose of sharing eating disorder experiences with a wider BIPOC community across Canada.