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