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…

Stunt Performer, Mountaineer, Model: In a League of her Own

Jessica Clark has progressed from extreme sports to some extreme stunts on the set of The Justice League and, most recently, Fantastic Beasts 2. Read on to find out more about how she is helping to redefine the ‘damsel in distress’ stereotype on screen. Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 WORDS about your…

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…

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…

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…

Trumping: The unsettling rhetoric of ‘winning’

By Josephine Wideman Artwork by Ana Ovilo I am somewhere on the fringes of Toulouse, two days before the election. In the feral sunrise of a sleepless, psychedelics-fueled night, standing with moss squished between bare toes and two heavy silver balls scooped in clammy palms. November sun shines on our wired bodies with unseasonal warmth,…