An adaptation of Nic Holas' Brow Talk about how far we have come in depathologising but not depoliticising our sex lives, guest edited by TLB founder Ronnie Scott; Georgia Mill elucidates the invisible but entrenched barriers to queer parenthood in Australia; An exploratory essay from Tess Pearson that pieces together language and the body after pregnancy; Kate Scardifield with an experimental essay on limbs, detachment, and the instinct to collect and categorise; Aurora Scott with a lyric essay on islands, rocks, isolation and attention; Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn writing on breaking the silence in the mining industry and why it is so hard to be heard; an excerpt from Eloise Grills' upcoming Brow Books publication big beautiful female theory; Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, translated by Erin Goodman, with a story that peers through the screen and finds the other side wanting—plus an interview between author and translator on work, intimacy, and the soundtrack to it all; punchy dystopic fiction from Kang Young-Sook, translated by Janet Hong, on contagion and the bonds that hold us.
Poetry from Rosmarie Waldrop, Georgia Kartas, Panda Wong, and Jason Phu.
Columns including Antonia Pont’s tour-de-force ‘Thinking Feeling’ column about the ethics and micro-dynamics of leadership; Jana Perković’s column ‘The Critic’ reflects on Exit Strategies, and the complex work of leaving; and Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang’s famous ‘Law School’ sex+relationships advice column.
‘By Numbers’ feature by Panda Wong that uses numerical data to investigate the world of trees.
New comics and visual art from Anya Davidson, Wakana Yamazaki, Mary Leunig, Can Yalcinkaya, Ashley Ronning, Angelica Roache-Wilson, Humyara Mahbub, Shae San Sim, Emma Davidson, Zane Zlemeša, Ben Constantine, Emilie, Walsh Christine Obst, Tom Groenestyn, and Oscar Nimmo.