We tell stories about health and human experience. Our words and pictures make connections, provoke new thinking and share lived experiences.
Exploring neurodivergent experiences
Neurodivergent writers and artists examine subjects ranging from stigma to stimming.
- Photo story
“No you’re not” – a portrait of autistic women
In this sensitive series of portraits and interviews, photographer Rosie Barnes acknowledges the voices and experiences of autistic women.
On body horror and growing up strange
A young child’s unusual feelings, reactions and assertions are routinely dismissed by adults. Find out how manga horror stories became a source of strength, and helped them trust their adult body.
Succumbing to stimming in dance
As a child, Susanna Dye felt ashamed of their need to stim, but has found a way to incorporate these repetitive movements into their creative practice as a dancer and facilitator.
Stigma, schizophrenia and being transgender
When he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Ashley McFord-Allister discovered that the medical world will not continue gender confirmation treatment while treating a mental health condition. Here he exposes the prejudice behind this attitude.
Diagnosing OCD in the past
Mining the writings of and about famous historical figures, retrospective psychologists try to diagnose their mental health problems. But, inevitably, partial evidence is open to misinterpretation.
Explore new perspectives on bodies, brains and health with our guest comic artists.
Andrew Field’s webcomic follows his journey through a psychotic episode, from the isolation and pain of delusion to rediscovering reality and the joy of a shared experience.
Boe takes us to 'Allergy Arcade' in a series of comics that playfully illustrate the daily battles that come with having allergies and intolerances, taking a light-hearted approach to their own suffering.
We publish thought-provoking books exploring health and human experiences.
How to be a Renaissance Woman
An Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity
Plunge into the intimate history of cosmetics, and discover how, for centuries, women have turned to make-up as a rich source of creativity, community and resistance.
Free For All
Why The NHS Is Worth Saving
Doctor Gavin Francis makes an urgent call to arms in defence of our NHS.
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Intertwined with air
Siwakorn Odochao details his people’s way of perceiving trees and humans as intimately connected, and draws on the air as the element that weaves between them. Through the co-dependency of humans and trees to prepare the air for each other, he elaborates on the relationship between air, health and environment.
Heating up and drying out
Menopause doesn’t have to signify old age, but when your body feels like it’s letting you down, it’s hard not to believe that your useful life may be over.
Mental health and emotional symptoms are common during menopause, but a long history of dismissing sufferers as 'hysterical women', at the mercy of their emotions has made it much harder to discuss these issues and to get support.
Discover the history, mythology and taboos around blood and menopause, and hear from some contemporary voices about their experiences of periods and the onset of menopause.
- Book extract
Renaissance women and their killer cosmetics
In this extract from ‘How to be a Renaissance Woman’, Jill Burke delves into a complex world of beauty products, poison and patriarchy – and reveals the impossible contradictions of femininity faced by 16th-century women.