VOLUME THREE AVAILABLE NOW

Zadie McCracken is a sixteen-year-old Melbourne-based writer, fond of cats, books, TV, film, fashion, and art.

Posts contributed to by Zadie McCracken

Social Media Dishonesty

Writing by Zadie McCracken // Illustration by Camila Martinez De Guerenu // When I was fourteen I stared at the profiles of almost-friends, too-cool-for-me-really friends, and felt sick. Why wasn’t my Instagram as cute, as clean, as picturesque, as perfect as theirs? Why wasn’t I just like them?  What’s wrong with me?

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BLOODY HELL: Part Six

Interview of Ella Crowley by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini // I guess I just feel like it shouldn’t be a big deal. Everyone should know about it. I shouldn’t have to feel embarrassed when telling people about my period, I should just be able to say “yeah, I’m on my period”

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Why Do We Compete?

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.

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Bloody Hell Part Five

Interview of Joanna Nilson by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Marta Braggio // Lots of women have periods but some women don’t, so it’s important to remember that when we have these types of discussions. That can be for a bunch of reasons – they’re trans, they have hormonal issues or have had a hysterectomy…some men have periods!

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Bloody Hell Part Four

Interview by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Sofia Higgins // Caroline Kennedy is a singer songwriter, visual artist and academic who loves horses, feminism and moving furniture around. 

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Bloody Hell Part Three

Interview by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini  // I think that it’s annoying having all those other symptoms, like cramps and everything. If I didn’t get those, I’d probably actually enjoy getting my period.

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Bloody Hell Part Two

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.

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Bloody Hell Part One

Writing by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Sandra Lazzarini // I will be talking to various girls and women about their monthly visitors. We’ll discuss it all: PMS, pads, tampons, cramps, stained sheets, cravings, hunger, mood swings, messes, Panadol, general annoyance, first times, hospital trips, vomiting, fainting, exhaustion, bathrooms that look like murder scenes.

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Relic

Writing by Zadie McCracken // Photograph by Del Santana 

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