The Arts & Health South West Podcasts are audio conversations with practitioners from around the South West about different areas of arts and health practice. Also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify!

Ache Magazine with Kirstie Millar and Katrina Millar (01-04-21)


About the Episode

This episode is a conversation between AHSW General Manager Hannah, Katrina Millar and Kirstie Millar, the creators of Ache magazine. Ache is an intersectional feminist publisher exploring illness, health, bodies and pain. The discussion explores the ways writing can be used as a vehicle for opening up irrational, subversive narratives about bodies, and how this can be a way of resisting the rational medical discourse on health. Other areas this episode touches on are personal experiences of Endometriosis, eating disorders and health anxiety, ways to approach health from a more intersectional perspective, and exploring illness creatively within a community.



Find out more about Ache magazine at their website: https://achemagazine.co.uk/

You can buy Cusp, a new collection of feminist writing exploring bodies, myth and magic via their online shop: https://achemagazine.bigcartel.com


Follow Ache on social media to hear about upcoming workshops and events, and future submission announcements:

Instagram: @helloachemagazine

Twitter: @ache_magazine


Here are some more links related to the topics covered in the episode:

  • Race and Health is a collective of academics, artists, activists and individuals seeking to reverse the harmful effects racism and discrimination has on health. Website: https://raceandhealth.org/   / Instagram: @raceandhealth
  • Cori Smith is a trans man living with endometriosis. In this essay Cori speaks on the difficulties he has encountered when seeking gynaecological healthcare as a trans man.
  • Endometriosis UK is a national charity that offers valuable resources for individuals who think they might have endometriosis or are living with the condition.
  • BEAT is a national eating disorder charity with information, resources and support.
  • Black Minds Matter is an organisation connecting black individuals with free mental health services and offering valuable mental health resources.

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