MUSE: Tattoo Artist Jacqueline May

After a bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Auckland, a year of graphic design in New York, and a couple years of what May calls “janky stick and pokes” in her Melbourne apartment, the idea of an giving tattooing a real go finally stuck.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SYLVIA PLATH.

I discovered Plath when I was 19 and was reading The Bell Jar for the first time. I had just taken some time off university, and I was struggling with my own mental health when I read her semi-autobiographical novel and was introduced to Esther Greenwood. In Esther, I found a character who understood everything I was going through, who described her own depression with the words I could not find within myself…

Thank you, Gord Downie.

We can’t say we didn’t see it coming. Yesterday, Gord Downie succumbed to glioblastoma, the deadly brain cancer he was publicly diagnosed with in 2016. At the age of 53, Gord lost his battle, and Canada lost an Icon.