Fremd ist ein persönliches Buchprojekt über Depression und Fremdsein. Geschrieben und illustriert von C. S. Zhu.

Fremd (translates to „estranged”) is a personal book project about depression and feeling out of place. Text, illustrations and book design were all created by me. I have always been concerned with the topic of identity and belonging – therefore the project served both as a collection of my thoughts and as a reflection process itself.

“It felt as if my ego was dissolving. After all the words that were shouted at me and all the twisted prejudices people saw in me, it was uncertain whether this was my own true body. I transformed until finally I couldn‘t recognize myself again.“