Writing by Rinny Power // Photograph by Catarina Inacio // So now we know that I think it’s fair to say gender roles suck, toxic masculinity is trash and these things impact society and individuals in truly horrific ways.Read More
Writing by Meggie Royer // Photograph by Julie Young // In October 1999, Maggie Wardle, a student at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, was shot and killed by a former boyfriend, Neenef Odah, a day after he learned that she attended their school’s homecoming dance with another man.
Writing by Savannah Mullings-Johnson // Illustration by Helena Ravenne // Thousands of slaves attempted to escape their torment, in fact there were a minimum of 250 American slave rebellions between 1619-when the first set of enslaved Africans were brought to America and 1865.Read More
Writing by Zadie McCracken // Illustration by Sofie Birkin // The way we would hurt each other, accidentally or on purpose.We would make groups and cut each other out of them, spread rumours, scowling, whispering, teasing. It was fun, and intoxicating, and destructive, and dangerous.Read More
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