Author: Lauren Reid

Northern Ireland Abortions: Not a Solution, but a Significant Win

People of Northern Ireland will now be able to receive free abortions on the NHS in England after Labour MP Stella Creasy tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech. Before the amendment was due to be debated, the government spared Theresa May a likely defeat by agreeing to the demands. The …

When Art is Lost: Overcoming a Creative Block

As a person that writes and occasionally likes to make things, I know all too well the dreaded wall that creators occasionally hit–when the ideas stop coming and you question everything you’ve made in the past. I often look back on poetry or videos I have made and cringe because …

Up-Cycle Your Style: Pearl Embellished Jeans

​I love fashion. I love my style, my pop culture inspiration and my collection of leather jackets (heavily influenced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The problem with being your own fashionista is that not only are your styles and tastes ever changing, but it can be damn well expensive to …

Phone Sex with a Twist: An Interview with Nicole Solomon

Nicole Solomon is a Brooklyn based writer, filmmaker and phone sex worker who has managed to combine these skills to create award winning short film Small Talk, depicting phone sex work with a twist. Having worked in the phone sex industry for years, Solomon has taken that experience and turned it …

The Loremaker: an Interview with Aaron Mahnke

Aaron Mahnke is a very busy man. Creator of podcast Lore, he pulls us into the mystical, visceral realms of folklore. With every episode he recalls historic tales bound in mystery, fear and true accounts. I sit on the other end of a line connecting me to Mahnke and, with …