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Five writers – Nasim Marie Jafry, Laura Elliott, Henry Anderson, JP Seabright and Louise Kenward – discuss what it’s like to write with M.E. and how chronic illness has forced them to discover new modes of understanding, new forms of expression, new realms of imagination (as edited by author Katy Wimhurst).
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In this moving and powerful piece, Author Ayo Deforge discusses bodily agency, freedom of choice and consent, and the French state’s unrelenting control over citizens’ bodies during the pandemic.
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In the aftermath of serious illness, Harriet Mercer explores painful and often traumatic experiences in a narrative that beautifully renders what is still, too often, “unthinkable / unthought”.
Read More “Gargoyles by Harriet Mercer: a lyrical exploration of the space between life and death”
Aysha Abdulrazak meets with entrepreneur and founder of Sugared & Sprayed, Shay Walcott, to discuss the ancient art of sugaring, speaking your hopes into existence, the beauty of black women and building an organisation that supports women of colour from the get-go.
Read More “Interview with Shaynae Walcott of Sugared & Sprayed: ‘I am a proud black woman’”
Our Health & Wellbeing Editor, Ruth Cocksedge, considers how the Buddhist tradition of mindfulness helps with anxiety and can bring calm and compassion into our day-to-day lives.
Read More “Mindful or Mind-full? How practicing mindfulness can help with everyday stress & anxiety”
Our contributor Helen Long finds food for thought in Laura Thomas’ body positive guide to intuitive eating, Just Eat It.
Read More “Just Eat It: fatphobia, orthorexia and why diets don’t work”