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.
Clarice Tudor lifts the lid on a morally bankrupt CEO and his team of minions as they decide which body insecurity to sell next. Because beauty lies in the eye of the shareholder.
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.
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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- Long read
Healthcare sceptics – like those opposed to Covid-19 vaccinations – often have serious, nuanced reasons for doubting medical authorities.
The anatomy of a brain dissection
Dissecting the brain after death not only helps confirm a diagnosis, but it can also teach us so much more about the symptoms and causes of brain diseases and how to treat them.
- In pictures
A personal history of albinism
Caroline Butterwick has often felt singled out because of her albinism. Here she explores how the genetic condition has affected her life, and how self-acceptance has followed understanding.
How I cured my fear of vomiting
Emetophobia ruled every waking moment of Alex’s life. Until he came to realise he couldn’t live that way any more.
- In pictures
The trouble with absinthe
Famed for inducing “green fairy” hallucinations, absinthe has been simultaneously lauded for its medicinal properties and condemned as the source of debasement and debauchery.