Writing by Chanel Retief // Photograph by Ethel Nalule // Even though I will always be exposed to ideal standards of beauty on the internet, and I will always love fashion magazines, I do view them in a different light than I did before.Read More
Writing by Dr DP // Illustration by Franz Lang // Given my south Asian heritage, yoga was cultivated at a young age so that children could develop tranquillity and peace within one’s mind. It formed a lifestyle choice of protecting our environment and taming our egos.Read More
Writing by Olivia Ferrucci // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini // By coming to understand the nuanced relationship between our bodies and the companies that dominate the modern world, our society can ultimately combat the detriments proven to occur. The female body does not exist for exploitative purposes; it is time we stop treating it as such.Read More
Writing by Eloise Skeet // Photograph by Resa Rot // No matter if you prefer to be with or without hair, you are beautiful no matter what the hair removal adverts and fully lasered models tell you. Acceptance of ourselves is the most important thing.Read More
Writing by Olivia Ireland // Photograph by Nunzia Lollo I am a ginger. I have always been a ginger. My hair has been one of the most important factors in my life. It defined me, set me apart from the norm, and was always a handy joke for a conversation starter. Throughout primary school and …Read More
Writing and Illustrations by Tara Presnell // You know that thing where you pretty much understand something, and you’d be down to explain it as long as no one had any follow up questions? That was me pre-extensively researching the menstrual period.Read More
Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Arielle Jennings // Whether it be the taboo of talking about sexual health or just a lack of knowledge overall as a population, I think we could all benefit from new and improved sex ed classes.
Writing by Sinead Simpkins // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // If it’s hard to know why you are beautiful and should love your body, go and look at yourself in the mirror. Instead of listing things that you hate, list things that you think are unique and that no-one else has.Read More
Writing by Viv Mah // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // CW: depression, suicide.
I worry often that it it too easy for us to hide in these fortresses we’ve constructed otherwise, where everything hurts and nothing hurts at all. Or that we think we’re better off that way.