Writing by Carolina Bardelli // Ayelen Lujan // We are more empowered than ever, because we know that we are not alone and that feeling will not be taken from us. We own our bodies and our desire and we know that sooner than later the legalization of abortion will be a reality.Read More
Writing by Sunny Adcock // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // The tagline on the promotional posters for ‘Dear White People’ read “bet you think this show is about you” and indeed, I am sure that many white audiences will watch the series and feel enraged. Rightly so? No. As someone who doesn’t at all believe in the idea of ‘reverse racism’ I find it hard to find sympathy for viewers who denied themselves the opportunity to enjoy a satirical and educational piece on race and instead decided to make it all about themselves.
Writing by Hannah Forsdike // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // The world isn’t perfect; modern day women are often encouraged to publish under gender ambiguous names or initials to appeal to a more diverse audience, like J.K Rowling, for example.Read More
Writing by Areti Lambrellis // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // Catherine began travelling through Italy with her ‘family’ of followers and contemporaries, teaching, speaking, and helping the ill and poor. This lifestyle was extremely radical for an unmarried woman raised in poverty, and the fact that she was not persecuted by religious authorities during this time is astounding.Read More
Writing by Sinead Simpkins // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // If it’s hard to know why you are beautiful and should love your body, go and look at yourself in the mirror. Instead of listing things that you hate, list things that you think are unique and that no-one else has.Read More
Writing by Amanda Finlayson Park // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // Maud provided us with inspiration through her uniqueness, her tenacity and her entrepreneurial spirit that flourished in a profession dominated by men.Read More
Writing by Viv Mah // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // CW: depression, suicide.
I worry often that it it too easy for us to hide in these fortresses we’ve constructed otherwise, where everything hurts and nothing hurts at all. Or that we think we’re better off that way.