About TSIB

The Strange is Beautiful (TSIB) changes the way mental illnesses mind obstacles are seen, makes alternative self-help accessible and creates a positive community for those struggling.


In December 2016, 158 people participated in our online Self-Care Gift Exchange across the U.S. and in Canada. We tabled at L.A. and SF Zine Festivals in 2015 and 2016, and will be at L.A. Zine Fest this May 27, 2018 as well. Our The Strange is Beautiful Alternative Self-Help Guide includes interviews with healers, a doctor, and French musician Soko. Also, it comes with yoga classes for anxiety, depression and panic attacks taught by 500 hour instructor and TSIB founder, Shannen Roberts. On YouTube we highlight mental health advocates and warriors such as Huffington Post and Mitú acclaimed poets Chingona Fire, and feature musicians with mind obstacles or who are spreading self-love for “Sadcore Sundays.” Last October, we released our “It’s not as simple as just leaving” domestic abuse awareness free PDF zine including interviews and advice from survivors. From self-care tips to diary entries to interviews, our blog is written by a staff of all womxn of color. Mind obstacles aren’t strange, they are common and require understanding.
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Purchase The Strange is Beautiful Alternative Self-Help Guide and yoga classes here.

Download for free “It’s not as simple as just leaving” domestic abuse awareness PDF zine here.

Join our positive community @thestrangeisbeautiful.

Learn self-help from a staff of womxn of color here.

Listen to Sadcore Sundays songs that feel your feels here.

Watch interviews of mental health advocates on YouTube here.

Sending you ++posi vibes++
Shannen (Shay)
Founding Editor-in-Chief
The Strange is Beautiful

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