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

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

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