We tell stories about health and human experience. Our words and pictures make connections, provoke new thinking and share lived experiences.
Exploring LGBTQ+ experiences
LGBTQ+ writers and artists examine subjects ranging from asexual joy and queer comedy to trans masculinity and lesbian aversion therapy.
In this comic focusing on asexuality, Katie Green illustrates the queer joy of viewing one’s orientation – and oneself – as complete and whole.
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Trans masculinity on the record
Curator of the Museum of Transology in Brighton E-J Scott tells the story behind a few of the 250 objects from the collection, and the powerful effect they had on him as he put trans lives on the record.
Mixed heritage lesbian couples and fertility treatment
For a lesbian couple who want to share their different cultural heritages with their child, fertility treatment can get very complicated.
In celebration of LGBTQ+ comedy
At school, homophobic jokes made Ella Braidwood feel uncomfortable and ashamed. Fast-forward to today’s inclusive comedy scene, and her very different feelings of hope and happiness.
The shocking ‘treatment’ to make lesbians straight
Being a lesbian has never been a crime in the UK, but 50 years ago, some psychologists experimented with treatments to try to ‘cure’ women of their orientation. Find out what this involved.
Explore new perspectives on bodies, brains and health with our guest comic artists.
Boe takes us to 'Allergy Arcade' in a series of comics that playfully illustrate the daily battles that come with having allergies and intolerances, taking a light-hearted approach to their own suffering.
Life After Cancer
In the ‘Life After Cancer’ series of cartoons, Alex Brenchley humorously illustrates what life can be like for a young adult after cancer treatment has finished.
We publish thought-provoking books exploring health and human experiences.
The Story of the Brain in 10½ Cells
Discover the ethereal world of the brain with this elegant little book by Richard Wingate – and find out how we all think and feel.
Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare
In an essential and searingly truthful account, Annabel Sowemimo unravels the colonial roots of modern medicine.
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The work of wet-nursing
Many of us know that in the past, babies were sometimes nourished by wet-nurses. But, perhaps surprisingly, the practice continues today – and the milk recipients are not only babies.
Trading breastmilk with men
When Alev Scott advertised her milk for sale, she was inundated with messages from men keen to satisfy sexual fetishes. Here she finds out who they are, and why women sell to them.
Sharing breastmilk with parents
Alev Scott donated her frozen breastmilk to a hospital milk bank, but she was curious about other routes. Here she explores commercial operations and informal private arrangements.
A freezer full of breastmilk
When new mum Alev Scott began pumping her milk between feeds, she soon found she was freezing more breastmilk than her baby would ever need. So Alev began to investigate ways to share her oversupply.
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The shape of thought
Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s description of the moment in 1887 when he saw a brain cell for the first time never fails to move neuroscientist Richard Wingate to tears. Here he captures that enduring sense of wonder.