We Need Better Language to Talk About Inequality

By Toubab Amouma Xaliss Art by Julia Oborne It’s a privilege to not get killed by the police, it’s a privilege to have a passport that allows you to travel to more than five countries visa free, it’s a privilege to have social security, it’s a privilege to not be a house servant or a…

Encountering Value Beyond the Certainty Machine

By Albert Woods Art by Ella Chedburn (Instagram: @echedburn) I am sitting in a car, in the passenger seat. I’m tired, sad and a little bit pissed off. It’s been a demanding week, a funeral followed by a wedding. My sister is driving us back to London from the wedding and I finally feel able…

The Power

Words by Delilah Kealy-Roberts Art By DAisy Macari CW: sexual AssAult  Power dynamics. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it? Whether it be a political struggle or negotiating early stages of a relationship, the concept of ‘power’ seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Who has it? Is it in the right hands?…

Why We All Deserve Better Sex

TW: heterosexual sex + relationships Words by AmeliA CONWAY Art by Abi Bruce The other day I became enthralled in a facebook debate between two young women, arguing about the recent Aziz Ansari case written about on babe and the woman Grace* who had chosen to tell her story. Whilst one woman stated this was sexual…

Something we should really KNOW about in Ecuador

Words by Rex Fisher Art by Janina Gude (Instagram: janinagude) “Give it a cry!” sneered my gobby sixteen-year-old brother, Patrick, as the both of us poked fun at Ross Kemp “givin’ it a cry” somewhere deep in the Ecuadorean rainforest. We were watching a late-night repeat of ‘Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon’, in which…

Ana, Mia and Pat: The Female Body Image

Words by Celia Esteban Serna Art by Ana Ovilo CW: eating disorders Naomi Wolf once said: “A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience.” Our society worships thinness. Indeed, there is a patriarchal interest in that women are small and docile, because for most of…

Discovering the Unknown

Lily writes her guide for tackling the unknown Words and art by Lily Garget No.1 The Unknown is not a dark place UNKNOWN. Where to begin? Every element of our lives is unknown to a certain extent. The word itself can be daunting – conjuring images of darkness and uninhabited places. In my own mind…

Gaga: Broken Bones and Beauty Standards

By Evie Edwards Artwork by Tasnim Isma This article is part of our ‘UNKNOWN’ series. Next piece to be published on 11th December. Forty minutes into Chris Moukarbel’s new Netflix documentary, we see a young woman lying on a sofa, crying out in pain as a physiotherapist massages the right side of her body. We…

Year Abroad: The Ultimate Unknown

Words by Jemima Skala Art by Ana Ovilo This article is part of the ‘UNKNOWN’ series. Next piece to be published on the 6th December. The unknown. That dreaded open space that stretches out before you, a horrendously blank canvas that you are painfully aware that you must paint with your experiences, whatever they turn…

Never Mind Strength and Stability: The Progress of Brexit

By Charlie Smith Artwork by Louis Byrne This article is part of our UNKNOWN series. Next piece to be published on 4th December. Brexit. That old chestnut. Its name is now familiar, but its progress is slow. There are many things to sort out concerning the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, yet recently negotiations…