On Joan Didion

byCasey Logue
‘We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the “ideas” with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual experience.’
I really would love to be that person that reads this line and …

Tea or Coffee, Anyone?

by Yasmin Hoque
I have been a runner in the TV and film industry for three years, which basically means that I tend to be making tea and coffee, looking after actors and generally running around on set, putting out fires. Some days are easier than others, but on the whole, twelve to fourteen hour d…

Reflecting on Heartache: Call Me by Your Name

by Kirsty Crawford
A friend who was dealing with the breakdown of a romantic relationship once told me they would more readily accept the death of someone they know than to acknowledge the end of their romance. Another friend told me that following a break-up, they had to have someone sit with them…

On Zadie Smith's White Teeth

by Paula van Eenennaam
I jumped into this book blindfolded. Of course, I had heard amazing things about Zadie Smith and her writing before, but, in a way, it felt as it did when I hopped onto a plane and moved to England at the beginning of last September; there was a buzz of excitement that filled…

I Am: Madeleine Girling-Jones

Madeleine is a nineteen year old Liverpool based artist "studying/struggling through art foundation" at Manchester School of Art.
'I AM' is an ongoing autobiographical project, documenting Madeleine's existence through collage, photography, text and "probably too many pic…

Bookworm

by Anonymous
In my house we have a towering bookshelf that boasts hundreds of books; various works that my siblings and I have read over the years, a few of my father’s football memorabilia almanacs, various pieces of Bengali literature belonging to my mother, and typical children’s stories for my …

Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

by Sahar Ghadirian
How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! 
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.  Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! 
One of the most captivatingly beautiful films I have ever seen is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In my eyes, it marries the two genres of romcom …

A Portrait of The Softboy

by Jodie Brooksbank
I’ve encountered the softboy; he’s sensitive, he’s going through some shit, he knows he’s a mess and he’s sorry. You understand though don’t you? You’ve been hurt before, he’d never want to hurt you, he’s just scared, he’s still getting over his ex that came before you. He’s so…

In Defence of 'Bad' Literature

by Isabel Rodger

I’d be the first to admit that I’m reformed when it comes to the way in which I digest books. I used to think that studying or even reading literature meant never straying beyond the rigid parameters of Austen, Wilde, Donne or Browning. Although no-one had ever expressly told me t…

The Healing Power of Representation

by Kya Buller
Winter is almost over, and if you find that particular season eye-wateringly difficult, then you're just like me, and I congratulate you for making it this far. Spring is becoming tangible, almost within reach, and my currently debilitating depression is likely to ease – for the m…

On Creativity

byElla-Mae Earnshaw
In a world that appears increasing clinical, I want to stress the importance of creativity across disciplines and sectors, from doctors and mathematicians to musicians and artists; essentially to remind myself and others of what binds us rather than what sets us apart. In my own…

Two Blue Lines

by Anonymous
Ordinarily, I’d consider myself to be a sensible person. I track my cycle and tend to know when I’m ovulating and I use condoms. I don’t use any other forms of contraception, for personal reasons - but, quite frankly - my body my choice. Unfortunately, being sensible (along with every …

It's Time to Reclaim True Feminism

by Revati Nargund
I grew up watching characters like Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada sashaying her way into a multibillion dollar company and owning it with an attitude that could give any real life fashion magazine editor a run for their money. Aren’t we always heavily inspired by strong…

Online Friendships are Healthy and Loving

by Kya Buller
When I was a child, I was forbidden from speaking to strangers for fear that something terrible would happen. Friends were to be made in playgrounds and classrooms and, I hear, at extra-curricular classes or hobby groups, but they didn't exist in my private world. I didn't lik…

Breasts and Battle Scars

byKaterina Eleftheriou
I remember the first sprouting of my breasts. It felt like it had happened overnight, as though I had rolled over onto two triangular slices of brie cheese while I slept. I couldn’t feel them initially—they were covered comfortably by my school uniform in the first year—but s…

Art Imitates Philosophy: Rose Edwards

Rose is a twenty year old illustrator, currently studying in Brighton.

Her illustrations are a visual record of internal dialogue, mainly consisting of hand lettered typography paired with mixed media collage and detailed line work that creates a ritual-like aesthetic.

Her drawings vary from anythi…

Faces I Don't Know: Meg Abbott

Meg is a London-based artist specialising in minimal line drawings of friends, strangers and statues. 
A self-taught artist, she looks to the reductive art of Picasso, Giacometti, Jean Cocteau and Matisse for constant inspiration, as well as the sketches of Jenny Saville and Tracey Emin. After expe…