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Doll Hospital is an art and literature print journal on mental health.
112 backers pledged £1,138 to help bring this project to life.

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[Illustration by Alyssa Nassner]

What is Doll Hospital?

Doll Hospital is an art and literature journal on mental health. It will be a print journal. We believe print is the best medium for this project -- a refuge from toxic comment sections and constant link skipping. Something tangible to slip in your book bag and read on the bus. Something still, something quiet. Something just for you.

Over the summer we have crafted together our first issue featuring contributions and interviews from awesome people such as Tavi Gevinson, Latoya Peterson, Esme Wang, Kate Zambreno, Mey Valdivia Rude, Kristina Wong, and Diamond J Sharp. It is 172 pages full colour of soothing illustrations, comic art, poetry, fiction, literary essays and real talk. We've uploaded a preview of some of the issue so you can get an idea of what we're about. We think it is beautiful, we think it is necessary, and we hope you do too. 

What am I funding?

Our goal of £772 will allow us to print 100 copies of Doll Hospital, any extra money we raise will go towards paying our contributors for their hard work, and, if possible, printing some extra copies too!

Once printed it should be accessible for anyone who wants to read it. As a result the journal will be pay as you wish, you can donate a little, or pay nothing, we don't mind, we just want you to read it. 

UPDATE ON FUNDING

We can hardly believe this, but in only six days we have reached our goal! We are beyond honoured that you chose to back us, to support us, to signal boost us. Thank you so, so much. Seriously. Your continuing support drives us to make Doll Hospital the best it can be, we want to do you justice by creating something truly great. Something worthy of your investment. 

Donations past the £772 mark will go towards shipping the print journals worldwide, thus ensuring that our journal is truly accessible to all, paying our contributors for their hard work (something we really want to do, they are all so brilliant and deserve to be compensated!) and, if we raise enough extra money, printing some more copies too!

Risks and challenges

A challenge to our project is that our designer Maggie is still in the very final stages of finishing the design, though this is a realistic quote from a printing company, there is a chance that the final project will cost slightly more, if so we will simply print less copies.

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