thankubody Zines launched in 2019 by Kim Rounsefell with publications to support body image, mental health and self care.
What is a Zine (z-ee-n)?
Zines are independent publications— much like magazines —that have a small distribution. They come in all shapes, sizes, and genres and have become a big part of our popular culture due to their ability for zine makers (zinesters) to express themselves and share ideas freely.
How thankubody Zines began
Kim — a graphic designer and dietitian — fell in love with zines for their public accessibility and use as companion tools to support community health and wellbeing.
Since launch, we’ve steadily grown our zine collection to feature zines from other talented zinesters, including health professional zinesters!, sharing broader experiences and insights to these critical areas of health.
Nurturing creativity and self-expression are core to our mission. We donate a portion every sale to support non-profit organizations that integrate creativity as part of community programs.
Our bodies aren’t perfect, but they are always trying to keep us safe. Sometimes we need to say “thank you body.”
Meet the Team
Kim - Owner, Designer & Maker
Kim's an Aussie dietitian (APD) and P.h.D candidate who loves to design, make and find great zines to support body image, and mental health.
Leroy - Assistant
Keeps an eye on zine-making activities but is often found sleeping on the job! Leroys' favorite activity is featuring in Instagram stories :)