Writing by Julia Anderson // Illustration by Franz Lang // In this patriarchal culture, women are implicitly encouraged to be ashamed of their menstrual cycle and whatever comes along with it. I used to hide the fact I was buying pads or tampons.Read More
Writing by Elaine Mead // Illustration by April Phillips // I don’t want to be sat around at my future family gatherings, with young daughters and nieces resisting my mothers delectable, icing rich cupcakes, because of the language and images they will no doubt continue to be bombarded with, as I currently am.Read More
Writing by Savannah Mullings-Johnson // Photograph by Karen Davis // Most importantly, women are more susceptible to contracting STDs than men. They are also less likely to show symptoms than men which puts them at further risk.Read More
Writing by Toni Stanger // Illustration by Sofie Birkin // I tried everything. I tried all the elimination diets, IBS medications, probiotics, psychological therapies, and even yoga. I kept a food and symptom diary for a dietitian, and I ate three small but regular meals a day.Read More
Writing by Freya Bennett // Photograph by Clemence Leclerc // I am all for you wearing what you need to feel comfortable, confident and supported and if that means underwire, then go you good thing but I feel like we need to embrace the soft, the natural and create bras that support a comfier existence.Read More
Writing by Freya Bennett // Photograph by Makeda Sandford // From the first class, I was hooked. I ended up doing boxing twice a week and a Yin yoga class to balance everything out and wind down. My anxiety all but disappeared and I think I discovered that for me, I need to get myself to exhaustion in order to help my brain relax.Read More
Writing by Sophie Pellegrini // Illustration by Billie Morris // Weightlifting is one more way I get to defy the patriarchy as I build muscle, growing stronger and bigger, resisting the voices in my head and all around me that say I would be worth more if there were less of me.Read More
Writing by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini // I’m sitting in an abandoned classroom. It’s just become spring, and sun filters in through a half-open window. The ceiling is pattern with holes, and I’m lounging on a desk, my laptop open in front of me.