Sex & Endometriosis: How I Found Pleasure Again - by Emma Boittiaux
Emma is a 23 year old London based artist who is fascinated by our bodies and what they can reveal about our experiences. Emma chooses to capture this through sculpture, photography, and has also found that writing adds a deeper meaning to her practice. It allows her to contextualise her thoughts and give her audience the opportunity to delve into the heart of the ideas that form her artwork, taking people of a personal journey of her artistic mind. The intimacy of both writing and sculpture combined allows Emma to document and visualise her feelings, giving her the strength to feel the vulnerability that she usually hides from.
Photo: Adam Popli
Love without ownership - by Amy Houldey
Amy’s passion is the work she does as a personal coach and storyteller in London, UK. Through this work she holds space for people to explore and identify their purpose and personal values. Using her blog, and social media, she aims to share her own experiences openly and honestly to connect with and offer support to others. She believes in shedding light on things that we may feel ashamed about in order to first heal inner wounds, and then empower us to connect with others on a deeper level.
Photo: Author's own
The most revolutionary thing I've ever done - by Natalie M
I was almost 29 when my younger sister got engaged and then married. The day after her wedding, she came to my parents’ house for a family event before she and her husband left on their honeymoon. She’d never had partnered sex before—and was very upset because she and her husband had had vaginal intercourse several times on their wedding night, and she hadn’t orgasmed.
Photo: by Milo Keller
Redefining self-care for myself - by Oseka
Oseka Adegbola is a 23-year-old London based Nigerian, casual Instagrammer, amateur photographer and founder of 'Blac Beauty Box', a subscription box service that provides beauty, skin and healthcare products from black owned businesses in the UK and beyond, they ultimately aim to make these types of products accessible for Black women around the world. Oseka recently competed in the Miss Nigeria UK 2018 cultural pageant and aims to work on projects that will further the development of her home country.
Photo: by Madalina Andronic
How Herpes knocked me down, and taught me to be free - by KellyAnne Herman
KellyAnne is a magical priestess who paints personal experiences with humour and humility, encouraging others to laugh through their pain. She once felt unworthy of everything good, to the point of hysterical tears, but finds it a little easier every day to dance away those low vibes. This witch opened a healing community for womxn with herpes on Patreon to share joyful self-care rituals & resources and holds space as a coach for other babes to create loving practices and transform as well.
Sex and Fatness - by Kaitlin Hutchison
Kaitlin Hutchison is a fat acceptance and body positivity blogger from Scotland. Through her Instagram and blog she aims to help people of all genders, sexualities and races to accept and love their bodies as they are and to rid themselves of societal pressures to look a certain way. She touches on subjects from dating as a fat woman, mental health, weight stigma, feminism and uses her platform as a place to champion inclusion and diversity.
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Why celebrating black mediocrity matters - by Andrew Odong
Andrew Odong is a Writer and Founder of Pesa Productions, an organisation which exists to bridge the chasm between “the creative” and “the corporate”, through creative solutions manifesting as events, content and strategic brand partnerships. He has worked with Vice, Spotify, BFI, BBC and Interview Magazine on projects which foster a core ethos of representation, authenticity, creativity, kindness and sustainability.
Photo: by Grace Wales-Bonner
The girl on the subway - by Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz is a 29-year-old South Florida-based writer, blogger, amateur poet, speaker, and nap enthusiast. Her pronouns are she/her/hers. She is a proud bisexual teetotaler and survivor of sexual assault, reclaiming and exploring her story one word at a time. You can find her blogging at lisainprogress.com and on Instagram @lisa_in_progress.
Photo: by Petra Erikkson