Pushed and Pulled: On a Shared Female Experience

Written by Harriet Clarke Artwork by Laura-Joy Pieter I have been thinking about the idea of liminality recently; of living between tensions, between mindsets, or between states. As a woman (inclusive of any and all lived experiences) there is a specific feeling I’ve had and many other woman I know have felt the same. It’s…

Lunar Cycle: A Film Exploring the Sea and Natural Cycles

Easkey Britton is a professional surfer, scientist and creative. Her latest film explores the relationship between biological cycles and the sea. 10 words about your creative work… Creative expression and connection to the sea and natural cycles. How did you begin this work? I’ve been a surfer for as long as I can remember. Born…

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…

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…

PlathoesCave Podcasts: Female Powerhouses

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. This week, an interview with Luisa Gerstein, the creator of Deep Throat Choir (an all-female singing collective formed in 2013) along with a healthy serving of RNB/hip hop, reggae and disco to get you dancing. Brought to you by the ever-talented Giannina…

A Period Drama: Why we need to start talking openly about menstruation

Written by Heather Walswalchdevries Art by Elena Chabbi “I might shower tonight,” I told my friend and colleague Scott. “Whoa, is that time of the month again?!” He replied, referring to the ongoing joke that my sense of hygiene is severely underdeveloped, and that if I was a Sim the little thing above my head would…

Kiss it Better: Joanna Black’s Senninbari Dress Project

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Amelia Dearing Edited by Shaina Ford “Welcome to my wardrobe. I have been wearing and collecting these items since I was 15 and I’m only selling my collection now because my son is not a crossdresser and I don’t know where else it would go.” This is the welcoming…

Converting the Nonbelievers: The importance of solidarity for feminism

Words by Heather Walswalchdevries Art by Harriet Speed I have a brother, a father, a mother and a boyfriend who I love (maybe not my boyfriend yet: we’re taking things slow, you know), admire, and who I overall find interesting and intelligent human beings. Despite the fact that I am so very fond of them and…