Invisible & III

Having a healthy mind is just as important as having a healthy body. We all have good and bad days, but in the last decade the number of people affected by mental health issues has steadily risen and experts are now calling it a ‘slow-growing epidemic’. Mental health embodies so many things and cannot be...

Simulated Life

Creating and controlling Sims is one of the most innocent thrills anyone can have in life. I create them in my image, albeit, within the presets Maxis has to offer. I carefully develop their lives as the pinnacle of simhood. Within the confines of that hard drive, I am god, and she’s driven by two...

Wounds That Never Heal

These pieces are a summer tribute to all the wounds that never heal (or that we won’t let heal) – that we’re forced to learn to live with and tolerate. For me personally, living with a genetic chronic pain condition as well as my severe mental illness has made me experience every kind of pain...

Too Bad

A monthly comic by Panteha Aberashi centring around her experiences as a sufferer of mental illness. This piece conflicting relationship with pain that one develops when they’re experiencing some sort of mental illness. Craving any sort of physical pain to distract from the emotional chaos is a sensation that is nearly impossible to express verbally.  

Depression In The Sweet Flesh

[cycloneslider id=”depression-in-the-sweet-flesh”] Mental illness, for me, is characterised by a type of suffering that is impossible to put into words. Depression is romanticised and overused as a character trait on TV and in the media, yet those who suffer from mental illness are afraid or often do not feel safe expressing how they really feel...

Intimacy

[cycloneslider id=”intimacy”] There is so much pressure put on girls and women to measure our worth through our ability to have intimate relationships. We are inherently expected to be affectionate. We aspire to have our fist kisses from such a young age, and it’s an unspoken rite of passage to be in a romantic relationship....