The Therapeutic Gaze: Manon Ouimet and Photography

Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 WORDS about your photography? My photography’s about generating trust and capturing honesty from my subjects. How did you begin? I was asked by Bettina Arndt, an internationally well-known sex therapist, to take portraits of new clients. Her clients were people who were trying to find love, using…

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…

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…

Based On a True Story: An Interview with the Directors

Bella Spencer interviews twin filmmaking duo Jack and Gabe Whitehead about their latest short film, Based on a True Story. The short follows the story of Henri and Verity, two amateur photographers who chance upon a competition to take a photo of ‘The Truth’. A discussion of art and pretension, it delves deep into the…

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…

A Stranger To Myself: Why can’t I remember my early youth?

Words by Ryan GrAy Art by Amanda La Forest “What is your earliest memory?” I guarantee you will hear some excellent stories if you pose that question to your friends next time you’re at the pub. Mine for instance, was walking in on my parents in the living room at the innocent age of 3 years…

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…