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 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
Writing by Briony Brake // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini // I don’t expect anything from New Year’s now, but I can’t wait for the next year because I know that anything can happen and that anything will happen.Read More
Writing by Ellis Graham // Photograph by Sofy Brinister // There will never be a period in anyone’s lifetime when they will be exempt from bad news or tragedy. The world is rarely a good place, but humans are extremely good at adapting in the midst of catastrophe. So when another terrible event pops up in the news, be it a terrorist attack, a crooked politician, or a natural disaster, do not make the instant smudge your main focus. Turn your attention to the people who put their lives on hold to assist.
Writing by Brydie Nielson // Photograph by Tiziana Gualano // Before the move, I was quick to defend my choice before people had a chance to question it. I did not want to be seen as the kind of person who ran away when things got tough. But you know what? I did run away. I ran away from a really shitty situation and towards a better, brighter future.Read More
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