Model Behaviour: A dark one woman comedy about the modelling industry

Issy Knowles’ show Model Behaviour has just sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe. David Walliams thinks she’s pretty great, as does Fleabag. Here is her tell-all, featuring her burping her way to success on stage. Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 WORDS about your show? It’s a dark one woman comedy about the…

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…

Steady as She Grows

Mercedes Dawson’s Poem on the realisation that she can step into herself and that she can be a place of strength Art by Mercedes Dawson I no longer feel the weight of tiredness, triedness, fasten down my bones to the position of sitting, or hold me still, sedentary. Somewhere between all the ways in which…

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…

Neuro-nonsense: Bending gender science

By Shaina Ford Artwork by Aurora Hawcroft It’s an exciting time to be a feminist. We’re in the fourth wave, and the air is electric. In one way or another, everybody’s talking about gender. We’re challenging structures, questioning norms and breaking down binaries. But times of reformation are times of unknown – they come with…

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…

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…

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…