Katherine Levey was 12 when she fled from her abusive father, alongside her three sisters and mother in a police-plotted expedition. What followed was a lifelong struggle with eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. She was a gymnast at five when subtle comments and comparisons about her body started to eat away in… Read More Body hating three year olds and the ED recovered mothers fighting diet culture
When artist and illustrator, Alex Saba of Lusid Art, decided to create an exhibition that explored the complex relationship women have with their bodies, she had no idea of the support she was about to receive. In partnership with amBush gallery, she created the exhibition in honour of women suffering from eating disorders and unhealthy… Read More ‘Praise you,’ is the art exhibition that wants women to love their bodies
A new program from the Brain and Mind Centre, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art hopes to physically alter neural pathways in dementia sufferers through artmaking, writes Marina Trajkovich header image credit: @massimiliano_pelletti An elderly woman sits with her art therapist. She may have days where she can’t remember who she is, or… Read More Researchers Hope Art Therapy is Brain Deep for Dementia Sufferers
Cyanide and dynamite fishing still occurs in many waters and reefs across the Philippines and South East Asia despite continual attempts to stop the practice. Sustainable tourism and education efforts have seen an increase in protected areas of Coron’s marine ecosystems and a new fervour from locals to protect the marine environment, but many areas of reef remain vulnerable, writes Marina Trajkovich… Read More The Locals Protecting the Reefs of Makinit
Being Human journalist Marina Trajkovich eats some avocado on toast whilst pondering the stresses of life, joins a protest, interviews a psychologist and talks anxiety over tea with an ex top model contestant.… Read More Are Millennials Really Living in an Age of Anxiety?