Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director Cat van Maanen runs Conker Magazine alongside her team as part of the Wildabout Collective.
Making the ‘invisible’ visible.
Conker is a platform that aims to shine a light on marginal experiences through the medium of personal story telling, art and film.
Conker is curated by survivors for survivors in the hope to destigmatise these experiences, providing our audience with a place of purging and healing.
Conker is a powerful and empathetic community that gives those affected by a wide range of experiences the kindness, understanding and space they deserve; with themes relating to mental health, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, body positivity, intersectional feminism and so much more. Conker Magazine publishes two issues per year, and their latest issue (Volume 2 - Rise) has been available since July 2018. The magazine is about overcoming and supporting those who have had marginalising experiences. Each issue is a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit. It’s a safe space. With personal stories, art, poetry, editorials and lots more content, this magazine gives you that little break from the world that we all need from time to time. Purchase the latest issue on the link below.
Some info on the current issue, volume 2:
“The second volume of CONKER magazine! In this issue, you will find interviews, DIY activities and ideas geared towards self-care. We also feature many incredible artists, poets and other creatives! The topics of this issue includes: Post Natal Psychosis and Depression, Alopecia awareness, body positivity, self-expression, female friendships and Identities (and much more). Pop the kettle on, and settle into our summer issue...”
Volume 3 coming soon…