I like to swim in interesting, historic and quirky pools, both indoors and out, but I don’t always know where to find them. I decided to research the kinds of pools I like in the UK and make a map of them, a small digital project. I thought this could be a resource to help me find cool places to swim, and that other people might also find it useful.
I have just published the first iteration of this map, which will likely be expanded in the future.
Charlotte’s Pool Map: explore the map and the dataset.
Last August I was lucky enough to be a very tiny part of the Shopping video for their new single The Hype. Yeah! Can you spot me?!
This issue features reports on The Autism Show, autistic zines, advocacy, pseudoscientific specs, Oliver Sacks and Gayle Newland. The cover shows an iconic still from the film Rain Man, rendered as a Jack Chick tract, with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise’s heads on fire.
You can get a paper copy by contacting me. You can also download and read digital copies of issue 4 and all of the back issues:
You can also download and read digital copies of the zine.
I’ve been in the paper writing about my family, MI6, the state, surveillance, secrets, snooping, class, gender and being queer.
Isy has just published Eat Like It Matters: Food Choice, Nutrition and Wellbeing in a Capitalist Food System. This is a small publication with big implications.
Isy is rare in the field of dietetics and nutrition in that she integrates health at every size principles into her work. With this work she deepens an analysis of food and wellbeing under capitalism with HAES and she does the necessary work of encouraging vegans in the left to engage with their own fatphobia. It’s accessible and beautifully made.
I am really thrilled to have contributed a small piece to this book.
The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired Miranda July’s Joanie 4 Jackie collection of around 300 videos, documentation and press materials. I am in one of those videos, recorded about 20 years ago.
Find out more in this article from The New York Times: Miranda July Shares Her Vintage Feminist Film Archive