ABLE ISSUE 1 COVER 2
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Issue 1 holds 156 pages of content, images and interviews with amazing individuals living with various diagnoses ranging from Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis to EDS, Epidermolysis Bullosa and Endometriosis. Able contains original content on topics such as health, mobility, invisible disability, chronic illness and mental health- stigmatised topics mainstream media doesn’t regularly engage with. We also have features with a few big names such as Ericka Hart, Zebedee Model Management, Hanecdote, HTML Flowers, comedian Rosie Jones and more!
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IMAGE 1 ID: The front Cover Able Issue 1 with Cover Option 2. A portrait shot of a mixed-race model named Maya. She is surrounded by green foliage and is wearing a bright orange shirt with diamantés in contrast. Some of the leaves conceal her face, which she is cradling in two hands. You can faintly see marks and scars on her hands and face. Two star-shaped earrings dangle from her ear. The image contains the ABLE logo drawn in white type in the top left-hand corner.
IMAGE 2 ID: The back Cover Able Issue 1 with Cover Option 2. A shot of a butterfly sat on Maya’s arm. Her arm is spotted with faint blisters and marks, with a beige plaster on her elbow. The butterfly is dark, wooded colours with an owl’s eye pattern. Its wing is slightly disintegrating. In the background, there is lots of blurred foliage.
IMAGE 3 ID: Double page spread from Able Zine. The page is an article titled Connor Gaffe. It contains two images. The left page contains an image of Connor, with a section of text underneath which is a biography. The image is of Connor, from the waist up. He has a shaved head, studded black sunglasses and a gold hoop earring in his right ear. Connor is wearing a brown checked suit open at the front with a white t-shirt underneath. The t-shirt has a black and white graphic illustration on the front, which is tucked into his trousers. He is stood in front of a wooden panelled dark brown background.
IMAGE 4 ID: Double page spread from Able Zine. The spread is titled INVISIBLE. The left-hand page contains a symbol for the London Underground. Across the centre of the symbol is the title and directly beneath it says ‘WORDS BY CHARLOTTE WATSON’. In the background is a map similar to the underground with multiple coloured strands all linking and connecting up. Below at the bottom of the page, there is a passage that introduces the article. The left page is a deep blue colour. At the top of it are two graphics of people drawn as symbols. These are cut up into jigsaw shapes with a piece missing from each one. On the bottom half of the page is a body of text split into two columns.
IMAGE 5 ID: Double page spread from Able Zine. Both pages are a light pink colour with black images and text. The left-hand page is titled at the top ‘HTML FLOWERS KICKING AND SCREAMING’. Around the title are illustrations of small pink and white flowers. The rest of the page contains two columns of text. The right-hand page is a collage of two drawings and a grid-style form in the background. The largest illustration is a portrait of someone with shaved hair, breathing tube and large scars on their head. The second illustration is of someone lying on their back with their neck supported in a collar. The background image is a hospital form that a patient would fill out.