TSDC Zines!

In the final chapter of our free online Transforming Stories, Driving Change workbook we reflected on some of the things we did during TSDC’s five years as a research project. We also reflected on some of things the we dreamt of doing — and still hoped to do some day. Now, thanks to the creative talents of Melanie Skene, TSDC’s set designer (who also illustrated the workbook!), one of those dreams has become a reality!

Hot of the press — drum roll please — we present TSDC zines!

Choose Your Destination zine. Illustrated by Melanie Skene.


When My Home is Your Business zine. Illustrated by Melanie Skene.


We Need to Talk! zine. Illustrated by Melanie Skene.


All of Us Together zine. Illustrated by Melanie Skene.

To transform the above images into zine booklets, follow these steps:

      1. Click on the image and save it to your computer.
      2. Print.
      3. Follow the how-to fold & cut your zine instructions on this Youtube tutorial.

Each zine is designed to provide readers with a glimpse into one of TSDC’s four plays — Choose Your Destination, When My Home is Your Business, We Need to Talk!, and All of Us Together. The zines are dedicated to the performer-advocates who created and performed their visions of what a better Hamilton might look like for people with experiences like theirs, and to our community partners at Good Shepherd Centres,the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, and the Hamilton Community Foundation.

We hope that as you share these zines with your friends and in your communities that they will continue to prompt the same kinds of meaningful conversations about our shared futures as co-residents of Hamilton (or of which ever City you call home) as the plays themselves did.


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