Issue 2

Issue 2 is available digitally here!
It was available as a physical copy August 2016. Half Price Hard Copy Seconds are now available in our store! 

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Doll Hospital is so grateful and proud to showcase the work of those who have contributed to our issues.
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Taylor Xochihua

Vikki Chu

Lisa di Antoni

Lucia Tang

Eleanor Byrne

L’lerrét Jazelle Ailith

Chelsea Patterson

Gemma Correll

Megan Merchant

Vilissa Thompson, LMSW

Hanna Milner

Leanne Mattthews

Jane Kerrison

Harley Collins


Olivia James

Anna Govier

Ellen Murray

Angelica Jade Bastién

Hannah Moitt

Imade Nibokun

Cindy L. Rodriguez

Laura Callaghan

Maria Cohut


Katherine Lunn

Allison Augustyn

Melissa-Kelly Franklin

Daphné Gerhard

Amaal Said

Mia Castiglione

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Hannah Shone

Cat Mcguire

Martina Dominique Dansereau

Rebecca Katz

Rhea Allan

Emily Dibble

Emily Hutchinson

Ethar Hamid

Tommi PG

Charlotte Allan

Kate Gallagher

Becca Hyman

Bethany Rose Lamont

Mikael Hattingh

Yumi Sakugawa

Margaret Anne


Some themes Issue Two has approached are: mental health within women’s prisons, coping with emotional impermanence, the intersection between mental health and physical disability, the stigma of mental health in Muslim society, dealing with being in a mental health ward whilst still in high school… and much more.

We do approach themes that can be triggering. For these we have decided to add a dark red banner on the top corner of the page so you can skip those if you are not up for them on any given day. This issue’s potentially triggering themes are: transmisogyny, suicide, ableism, anxiety, self harm, rape, alcoholism, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault.

Is there a theme you’d like to see labeled? Please let us know!


Dior Vargas – on the People of Colour and Mental Illness Photo Project 
Bassey Ikpi – on the Siwe Project and #NoShameDay

Open Conversation

This issue’s conversation between the Doll Hospital team deals with the relationship between mental health and physical disability and chronic illness, addressing how often physical disability and chronic illness is disregarded, co-opted and misunderstood in mainstream conversations on mental health .