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…

WE NEED YOU: The ‘unknown’ series

… Here’s something to perk you up as the icy winter approaches … Plathoes Cave is organising a series of articles surrounding the theme ‘UNKNOWN’. This is for you to interpret as you wish; it could be simply introducing our readers to anyone from an artist or poet to a filmmaker or comedian who is…

The Divine Feminine and The Prickle of Shame

Words by Shania Ford ART BY Ellie Butcher “Nine days – no shaving”. Julie’s crinkly almond eyes met mine, somewhere between amusement and bemusement. At the turning of the seasons, twice yearly Hindus and yogis worldwide celebrate Navratri festival. Translating from sanskrit into “Nine nights”, Navratri honours the divine feminine energy in the form of…

Full Moon: Tunes for the twilight hours

By Charlie Ponzio Art by Bella Spencer The night has an inherent mysticism to it, and perhaps a tinge of loneliness. Historically, the moon has been associated with female energy due to its cyclical and regenerative nature. Under the moon’s luminescence lovers meet, witches have their sabbath, and debauchery becomes acceptable under the dark of…