So today marks the launch of this collective. This idea came to be through the endless files of stories, poems, scripts, songs and photos in my laptop that I didn’t feel had a place. Women everywhere are creating gorgeous art and work that has no true platform, for independent female art, strong, beautiful stories of… Continue reading Editor’s Note
It’s no secret that this pandemic has hit every single one of us very hard. With social distance measures in place, many small, local, independent businesses have had to close their doors and the financial implications of this are huge. Even with government support, many independent businesses may not survive the lock down. Whilst living… Continue reading Supporting Independent Businesses in a Pandemic
Dear Neighbours, It sounded like you had fun last weekend. The kids were playing and screaming to their hearts’ content, you adults were chatting away, catching up after weeks of not seeing each other I’m sure. The food smelt great by the way! I don’t know if you heard though, the whole country is actually… Continue reading Letters From Lockdown 67: Jenna Ransome
I don't have it all figured it out. Which is quite funny because people, even friends, very often come to me saying: "but you, Mel, you've got it all figured it out." No, I don't. Although I am lucky to know myself and to know what I love and where I want to go with… Continue reading Having It All Figured Out
Dear Nan, Happy birthday to the both of us first of all, today I’m nineteen and you would have been ninety-two! I would have loved to spend our birthday together, but with everything going on, you’re much safer resting where you are. I miss you a lot, and I always try and be positive. Your… Continue reading Letters from Lockdown 66: Issy Steventon
There's something pleasantly surprising about walking down streets in South America. You never know if you'll come across some amazing (but sometimes oddly placed) street art, a protest, someone selling fruit and veg on their doorstep, a friendly street dog or friendly local, an unexpected beautiful view or the face of Simone de Beauvoir. If… Continue reading Through the Lens: South America.