On world mental health day – Vanhessa Longley

To honour World Mental Health Day, we'd like to extend a special hand of strength, love and solidarity to anybody affected by mental health issues. It's been 3 years since i was properly diagnosed. 16 months since my last hospital trip. 5 months since my last "incident" Mental Health is a tense relationship to have, … Continue reading On world mental health day – Vanhessa Longley

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Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Content warning: contains references to sexual assault and the emotional impact of sexual assault. Throughout my life I have always been conscious of my body and its proportions, its changing shape and dimensions, but I have never been obsessively, acutely preoccupied with my flesh. That is, until I was raped. My once (mostly) positive relationship … Continue reading Feeling Myself: reclaiming the flesh – Anonymous

Who’s pulling the trigger? An interview with Louise Orwin – Jessie Beaumont

Who’s pulling the trigger? Louise Orwin on the allure of girls and guns   Louise Orwin is a London based performance artist, writer and researcher, making video, sound and performance work. One of her main preoccupations has been looking at how femininity and the ‘feminine’ is created and dealt with in society - particularly the … Continue reading Who’s pulling the trigger? An interview with Louise Orwin – Jessie Beaumont

Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas

I think feeling happier is something that many of us strive for, and at times the constant pursuit of happiness can leave us feeling a little burnt out or dissatisfied that our lives are not as happy as they ‘should be’. This post from Stylist magazine notes that constant happiness is not achievable and that’s ok because … Continue reading Ways to make every day happier – Chrissy Thomas

Bullies, lightbulbs and unicorns: finding your friends – Kelly Lothbrook-Smith

If you were bullied at school, you’ve probably read blogs about it. You may even have written one yourself. If you were dragged across the playground by your ponytail by a boy in the year above because you were singing a power ballad medley with your friends and you did the Meatloaf bit really loudly, … Continue reading Bullies, lightbulbs and unicorns: finding your friends – Kelly Lothbrook-Smith

Becoming a mother needn’t end your creative journey – Talitha Kukk

I fell in love just before my 25th birthday. Just before my 26th birthday I gave birth to my first child, a baby girl. We named her Lo. She is my finest accomplishment, but my goodness, it's difficult to get ANYTHING done once you have a mewing little infant to take care of - which is worrisome … Continue reading Becoming a mother needn’t end your creative journey – Talitha Kukk