Monday, April 2, 2012

Zine Review: The Sugar Horse

The Sugar Horse
by Skully Adams
half sized / 8 pages

The Sugar Horse delves into Skully’s bipolar disorder in honest, soul searching ways as she comes to terms with the dark side and highs & lows of hypomania. As a culture we pathologize and isolate people with “mental illness”, we don’t understand the dynamics of experience from the inside out. We medicate symptoms and we don’t allow for the process of healing which sometimes follows a descent and journey through hell. Skully doesn’t sugarcoat her thoughts and feelings, she expresses herself honestly in this zine which hopefully will help others with their own awareness. There is nothing so terrible as living in oblivion of one’s self. And, as Skully says, it takes a village to be a person. 

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