All in Poetry

She's Perfect

Hannah Petch writes a poem about the relationship between body image and the beauty standards that society perpetuates. The poem is accompanied by the original artwork of Nia Jones.

I am M.E

Sophia Lobanov-Rostovsky writes a poem about recovering from chronic illness. The piece is followed up by an informative essay about M.E, the illness at the heart of the work. Sophia’s own original design accompanies the poem.

Left on Read

Hannah Petch writes a poem about dating and relationships, exploring the toxicity that social media and dating apps can bring to them. The piece is accompanied by the original graphic design of Sophia Lobanov-Rostovsky.

Manqué in the Mirror

In this poem, Caroline Batson examines the experience of Imposter Syndrome. She considers the disassociation of self by exploring the negative damage of self-doubt, and the positive action of self-belief. Imposter Syndrome can affect anybody but it remains historically prevalent amongst women, with many female role models such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Emma Watson noting that they have fallen victim to it.

Sex Pest

Nadia wrote this poem to reflect the humour, fun and concern that came from a late night talk with a friend when discussing teenage sexual pressure, objectification and actions that so often get dismissed as immature or annoying. The piece explores the line between assault and ‘bad behaviour’, whilst acknowledging that these are not rare experiences but those shared by most women.