Writing by Olivia Ireland // Illustration by Helena Ravenne // In a world of complex personalities, it is important we all acknowledge the difference between face value and what really goes on beneath that.
Writing by Sinead Simpkins // Photograph by Chiara Cappetta // While the negative experiences of being a woman participating in politics can be horrible, I do try and look at the positives. I believe in the importance of participation in politics.
Writing and Illustration by Tara Presnell // The taboo that still surrounds menstruation leads many girls to skip school each month. In addition to this stigma, girls can find it hard to get access or afford the sanitary items needed during menstruation.Read More
Writing by Hannah Forsdike // Photograph by Marta Braggio // Our names are tied to our identity. It’s the first thing we learn to write, and the last thing left behind when we die. It connects us to our family and cultural heritage. So why does heterosexual marriage have to mean completely uprooting a woman’s identity?Read More
Writing by Sophie Rose // Art by Jane Rebecca Schwartz // I went through something. I know I’m not alone in that. I try not to use it as an excuse. I try to make the most of my one-hour-biweekly of therapy and I hope my meds are doing what they’re supposed to do. As much as it takes up my head I try to stay quiet about it.
Writing by Dr DP // Photograph by Anais Nannini // Personally, I found the concept of placing so much importance on materialistic acquisitions and finding a date to be utterly opposing to my feminist views, and so I decided not to attend my formal event.Read More
Writing by Isabella Roxburgh // Artwork by Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts // Given that we have so many powerful people in public spaces fighting to dismantle the reproductive rights of women worldwide, not to mention the verbal and physical violence endured when accesing the procedure and pervasive social stigma, why did The Lily think it was advisable to publish not one, but two anti-choice features?
Writing by Julia Banks // Photograph by Lais Azevedo // It wasn’t a conscious effort, or a choice, it just happened, because we’re conditioned to feel that bigger equals worse, heavier equals uglier, and that fat gain is always unwanted and should always be attempted to be lost.