This Girl Makes… An Impact: Harriet Speed and Furniture Making

Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 WORDS about This Girl Makes? An initiative that celebrates women in craft and design. Now is your chance to expand with a more in-depth description of your project… It started in October 2016 as a blog that posted every week, including interviews with a variety of designers…

The Rabelaisian Woman: Women poo too

Words by Delilah Kealy-Roberts Art by Daisy Macari The unknown is also the unseen; the avoided, the obscured and the denied. We can learn to ‘unknow’, closing the shutters nice and tight and filtering out the slightly distasteful. We can, and we do. The unknown is selective, it is “eww too much information” and it…

Playwriting for Dummies: What would Harold Pinter think?

‘Oh look! A competition for a play… I write, I can write a play, can’t I? Yes, easy, I’ll just dash it off over the summer… Right, fresh word document, clean desk, let’s begin. The beginning…so… Where shall I start?’ Following the example of Julie Andrews, I began at the very beginning – a very…

Musings on the Unknown

By Caleb Assirati Artwork by Katie Goodrum The unknown breaks me. I feel it call into question all that I am until it, like that which confronts in conflict, is assimilated into self. It sits, in the space it forces in me, ready to be broken like that which it broke before, on the side…

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?…

Let Go: My Sobriety

Words by Maya Wenzel Art By Logan Wenzel Part 1. This has nothing to do with me thinking I’m better than you. This has everything to do with me stopping myself from doing something I don’t want to do, something I can no longer handle. Like many people, I have had fun experiences with alcohol….

Understanding India: The Greatest Oxymoron

Words by Gabbie Lynch Art by Amelia Darling Photos by Gabbie Lynch Everything I was ever sure of back home in Australia was always wrong in India. Although I was never sure of much I was certain that cows belonged in grassy paddocks, a red light meant stop and managing a store was an adult…

Perks and Pitfalls

Words by Dredheza Maloku ART by Amanda laforest And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.  The above is the most overly quoted line from Stephen Chbosky’s epistolary coming-of-age novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The novel gained huge recognition once it was turned into a film that gained traction for starring Emma Watson,…

Frida Kahlo: the stare that has captivated the world for decades

By Gabbie Lynch Artwork by Ton Peelen The name elicits the same reaction as it did when she was alive and painting over sixty years ago. The world is screaming for Frida Kahlo; the flamboyant Mexican artist with the infamous strong brow and harrowing stare. She is a fashion icon, a face often adopted by…