Writing by Derya Yildirim // photograph by Liat Meir // Are we to succumb to chivalry and seek it out for personal satisfaction, or restrain ourselves for the greater good? Savour the blue pill, or gulp down the red pill? Pick your poison wisely.Read More
Writing by Claire Wastell edited by Sandy Hsu // Photograph by 林偉偉 // Despite our ever evolving and accepting society, people with disabilities are still not completely tolerated in our day and age.Read More
Writing by Haylee Penfold // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // I guess I’ve matured a lot in these last two years, whether it be from trauma and loss or just my brain kicking into adult drive. Here are the few pearls of wisdom I want to share before my twentieth birthday rolls around:Read More
Writing and illustration by Jess Kitching // Nothing feels better than supporting the people around you. Being happy for other people who may have more than you do is not a negative reflection on yourself or your life. Your personal success is not measured against the successes of anyone else around you.Read More
Writing by Andy Reyes // photograph by Marat Safin // CW: Mention of rape and murder
Sometimes my friend comes to visit me in my dreams. I would like people to know that some wonderful people were here, if only for a while.
Writing by Andrea Reyes // photograph by Catarina Inacio // I was growing up and I watched as my parents’ marriage was dying. I grew up as a repressed girl and with the absence of my father, it was worse, I did not miss him so much but I felt that emptiness, as I entered the adult stage of my life.Read More
Writing by Ellen Muller // This shifting archetype sold a false sense of power by blatantly exploiting feminist ideals, and it was a ploy which meant that cigarettes were arguably one of the products which had benefited the most commercially, from the ongoing women’s emancipation movement.Read More
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?
Writing by Freya Bennett // Illustration by April Phillips // The butterfly effect this tradition has on society’s view of women is huge and the continual loss of the matriarchal line contributes to the devaluing of women and girls in society.