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…

PLATHOES CAVE PRINT ISSUE VOL. 1: NOW AVAILABLE

If you’re part of our community, you’ll have heard us harping on about our first print issue by now. We recently held our launch party in London (featuring drag fortune telling, short films provided by Girls on Film  and performance by REV). For those who weren’t able to get hold of your own copy there, we’re selling…

Self-Care 101

Words by Enya Sullivan Art By Vera Rajamaa Self-care is a word that’s becoming more and more common in our vocabulary, especially on social media. We’re flooded with images of healthy food, bath bombs, and beauty rituals  captioned with the words ‘self-care’ and ‘love yourself’. I don’t doubt that these small rituals ought to be…