Reminder: Pill

Words by: Natasha Schapova
Art by: Sarah Annett

Reminder: Pill. A notification I was all too familiar with, having received it at 6pm daily for the past eight years. Through high school, to graduating and moving to Russia, to moving back to Australia and changing my degree for the fourth time, the pill remained the only constant throughout my turbulent adolescence and early adulthood. 

Reminder: Pill

The Transformative Power of Casual Intimacy

Words by: Joseph Lew
Art by: Gabrielle Poh

The first time I touched another person I was 16. His parents were out of town for the weekend — in Spain or Morocco or something of the sort — and in the one hour in between the end of the school day and when he was meant to go pick his brother up from tutoring, we dug ourselves underneath his messy floral bedspread, whispering hushed secrets and tracing love letters across one another’s spines.

The Transformative Power of Casual Intimacy