Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Photograph by Marta Braggio // I don’t want my creativity to die out from years of misuse, but I’m also scared of sharing it in a climate full of professionals. If I continue to perform in the privacy of my own home, it’s still mine.Read More
Writing by Savannah Mullings-Johnson // Photograph by Tina Negara // I’ve spent the last few days really evaluating my self and my future. Where do I go from here? I gave my entire being to my job and my apprenticeship, and now I feel like I have nothing. I knew losing a job would happen to me eventually, just not right at the start of my career.Read More
Writing by Hannah Forsdike // Illustration by Franz Lang // Girls in this community are always accused of ‘faking it for attention’. Women who show an interest in ‘geeky’ content are quizzed relentlessly, forced to prove our knowledge for the right to call ourselves a fan.Read More
Writing by Irène Schrader // Photograph by Ramona Langner // I am not going to sugarcoat it: the healing process is a roller-coaster. To this day, I find it hard to talk about past struggles with ease, validate my feelings, and cope with triggers and relapses.
Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Illustration by Lola Dunham // As noble as it is for adults to want to pad the world for the children in their lives, we’re going to get hurt eventually. We’re going to get banged up and make mistakes at some point, and I’d argue that unnecessarily prolonging that will only make it worse when it does come.Read More
Writing by Hannah Forsdike // Photograph by MISKA // Thank you to Judge Aquilina for offering these survivors a voice. Thank you to the 150+ women who made statements. And thank you to the survivors who continue fighting to hold everyone involved in enabling Nassar accountable. The strength of these survivors will empower others.Read More
Writing by Sophie Rose // Photographs by Mr Koo // CW: mention of rape I was here, semi-exposed, with someone I trusted, in this environment of mutual respect and understanding, hearing validating encouragement and feeling brave.
Writing by Lula Bornhak // Image by Brooke van der Linden // My mind starts to draw this giant, unrealistic painting of my role models, presents them as perfect human beings. No flaws, no problems, no struggles, succeeding effortlessly. And even though I know that this is not the case, it tricks me every time.Read More