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…

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…

UNKNOWN: The Quantum Physics of Uncertainty

Words by Sanjana Varghese Art by Rubyanna Edwards This article is part of our UNKNOWN series. Next piece to be published on Friday 1st December. Quantum mechanics, despite how radically it’s revolutionised the modern world, is still somewhat mysterious. As far as frameworks to guide a personal journey, it remains very unintuitive. I found Carlo Rovelli’s…

The £37 Feminist Punk Prayer For An (il)Liberal World

Words by Catriona Morton Art by Alice Clark TW: Domestic Abuse Pussy Riot – a household name. The feminist-anarchist-punk-protest group employ public protests and viral videos to advocate both gender equality and rights for the LGBT(and Q+?) community in Russia. Their primary goal is trying to dismantle their countries orthodox, exclusionary values along with it’s…

Module 4.2.1:What The F*ck Kind Of Place is This?

Words By Holly Thicknes Art by Holly Temple My main coping mechanism when feeling depressed about how perverse politics in this country was, for a long time, sarcasm. The reaction was born during my time at university, when I took a module called Devolutionary British Fiction. We read George Orwell and Monica Ali; Martin Amis…

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…