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Bodies: we all have them, but our relationship with our own body is completely unique and specific to us, to our background, our gender, our sexuality, our race, our faith, our health and our mind. It is an incredibly important relationship to explore. On Bodies is a collection of short stories, essays, poetry and art to explore the often difficult, often miraculous relationships people have with their bodies. 

The contributors for On Bodies include Michael Amherst // Marta Bausells // Stephanie Boland // Sami Çapulcu // Jake Elliott // Cara English // Livia Franchini // Rosie Haward // Clouds Haberberg // Rachel Heng // Krish Jeyakumar // Umairah Malik // Rica March // Christina McDermott // Kiran Millwood Hargrave // Kasim Mohammed // S. Niroshini // Stephanie Phillips // Ari Potter // Aki Schilz // Alice Tarbuck // Rebecca Thursten // Bryony White

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Below you can find out a little more about the authors and artists involved in On Bodies and the work they do outside of 3 of Cups.

 Michael Amherst is a writer and critic. His debut book  Go the Way Your Blood Beats  is published by Repeater Books. His short fiction has appeared in publications including  The White Review  and  Contrappasso  and been longlisted for BBC Opening Lines and Bath Short Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, New Statesman, Attitude and The London Magazine, among others. He is a recipient of an award from Arts Council England and is currently working on a novel as part of a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London.

Michael Amherst is a writer and critic. His debut book Go the Way Your Blood Beats is published by Repeater Books. His short fiction has appeared in publications including The White Review and Contrappasso and been longlisted for BBC Opening Lines and Bath Short Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, New Statesman, Attitude and The London Magazine, among others. He is a recipient of an award from Arts Council England and is currently working on a novel as part of a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London.

 Marta Bausells is a writer and editor living in London. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the Observer, Literary Review and Electric Literature, among others. She is literary editor at ELLE UK, European editor-at-large at Literary Hub, and a contributing editor at Oh Comely magazine. She also  asks strangers on the tube  about the books they're reading. She has recently spent time in Berlin on a fellowship from the International Journalists Programme. She tweets at  @martabausells .

Marta Bausells is a writer and editor living in London. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the Observer, Literary Review and Electric Literature, among others. She is literary editor at ELLE UK, European editor-at-large at Literary Hub, and a contributing editor at Oh Comely magazine. She also asks strangers on the tube about the books they're reading. She has recently spent time in Berlin on a fellowship from the International Journalists Programme. She tweets at @martabausells.

 Stephanie Boland has written for the New Statesman, Asymptote, LA Review of Books and Prospect. She has a doctorate in modernist literature and lives in South London.

Stephanie Boland has written for the New Statesman, Asymptote, LA Review of Books and Prospect. She has a doctorate in modernist literature and lives in South London.

 Sami Çapulcu is a mathematician and amateur science nerd. To date, most of her writing has been for zines and compact political flyers. She is an organiser around anti-racist and queer struggles, and plans/facilitates workshops rather than sleeping.

Sami Çapulcu is a mathematician and amateur science nerd. To date, most of her writing has been for zines and compact political flyers. She is an organiser around anti-racist and queer struggles, and plans/facilitates workshops rather than sleeping.

 Jake Elliott is a writer. He lives in London.

Jake Elliott is a writer. He lives in London.

 Cara English is an Irish funeral poverty campaigner, trans rights lobbyist and chef. Her work is concerned with what constitutes the feminine under capitalism, and what role government plays in bringing about bodily dignity. You can read more about the campaigns she's involved with at  Fair Funerals  and  Gendered Intelligence .

Cara English is an Irish funeral poverty campaigner, trans rights lobbyist and chef. Her work is concerned with what constitutes the feminine under capitalism, and what role government plays in bringing about bodily dignity. You can read more about the campaigns she's involved with at Fair Funerals and Gendered Intelligence.

 Livia Franchini is a writer and translator from Tuscany, Italy. Selected publications include The Quietus, 3:AM Magazine, Funhouse, LESTE, Hotel and The White Review. She has translated Natalia Ginzburg, James Tiptree Jr., Sam Riviere and Michael Donaghy among many others. In 2016 she co-founded CORDA, a journal about friendship in the time of new borders and in 2017 she was selected as a writer-in-residence for the CELA Europe project, which will see her work translated in 6 languages. She is one of the founding members of FILL, Festival of Italian Literature in London, where she lives and she is working on her first novel, as part of a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.

Livia Franchini is a writer and translator from Tuscany, Italy. Selected publications include The Quietus, 3:AM Magazine, Funhouse, LESTE, Hotel and The White Review. She has translated Natalia Ginzburg, James Tiptree Jr., Sam Riviere and Michael Donaghy among many others. In 2016 she co-founded CORDA, a journal about friendship in the time of new borders and in 2017 she was selected as a writer-in-residence for the CELA Europe project, which will see her work translated in 6 languages. She is one of the founding members of FILL, Festival of Italian Literature in London, where she lives and she is working on her first novel, as part of a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths.

 Rosie Haward is a writer and podcaster based in Amsterdam, where she recently completed an MA in Critical Studies at the Sandberg Instituut. As well as writing about queerness in both fictional and theoretical modes, together with Matty Hemming she co-writes and presents the podcast  Textual Feelings , which focuses on genre-bending, queer and feminist books. To see more of her work visit  her website .

Rosie Haward is a writer and podcaster based in Amsterdam, where she recently completed an MA in Critical Studies at the Sandberg Instituut. As well as writing about queerness in both fictional and theoretical modes, together with Matty Hemming she co-writes and presents the podcast Textual Feelings, which focuses on genre-bending, queer and feminist books. To see more of her work visit her website.

 Clouds Haberberg is a half-Italian, London-based musician, writer, and doodler of hand-lettered profanities. This is their first published piece. Elsewhere, their work focuses on disability, mental health, queerness, and apocalyptic sun cults.

Clouds Haberberg is a half-Italian, London-based musician, writer, and doodler of hand-lettered profanities. This is their first published piece. Elsewhere, their work focuses on disability, mental health, queerness, and apocalyptic sun cults.

 Rachel Heng is a Singaporean writer living in Austin, TX. Her debut novel,  Suicide Club , is forthcoming from Sceptre in July 2018, and will also be published in 8 other countries. Her fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, Prairie Schooner's Jane Geske Award, and has been featured by the Huffington Post, The Independent and Grazia. Short stories she's written have appeared in The Offing, Prairie Schooner, The Adroit Journal, the minnesota review and elsewhere. Rachel is currently a James A. Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers.

Rachel Heng is a Singaporean writer living in Austin, TX. Her debut novel, Suicide Club, is forthcoming from Sceptre in July 2018, and will also be published in 8 other countries. Her fiction has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, Prairie Schooner's Jane Geske Award, and has been featured by the Huffington Post, The Independent and Grazia. Short stories she's written have appeared in The Offing, Prairie Schooner, The Adroit Journal, the minnesota review and elsewhere. Rachel is currently a James A. Michener Fellow at the Michener Center for Writers.

 Krish Jeyakumar  is a British-Tamil creative, born and bred in East London. They have a degree in English, a passion for photography and spend most of their time researching, writing and dreaming about hindu vedic literature. Most of their work is based around their experience as a gender confused, androgynous brown person. They can be found wandering around looking for leaves to press, or  more conveniently on Twitter .

Krish Jeyakumar  is a British-Tamil creative, born and bred in East London. They have a degree in English, a passion for photography and spend most of their time researching, writing and dreaming about hindu vedic literature. Most of their work is based around their experience as a gender confused, androgynous brown person. They can be found wandering around looking for leaves to press, or more conveniently on Twitter.

 Umairah Malik is a freelance writer, mental health activist and bookworm. She is the blog editor for literary magazine Salomé and has written for various publications.  Read her blog  or  follow her on twitter . 

Umairah Malik is a freelance writer, mental health activist and bookworm. She is the blog editor for literary magazine Salomé and has written for various publications. Read her blog or follow her on twitter

 Rica March is a comic artist from Stockholm, Sweden. She enjoys working in a variety of genres, but especially likes to focus on queer representation in historical settings. Her work has been part of several comic anthologies, most notably  Beyond 2: The Queer Comic Anthology  by Beyond Press.  You can find more of her work on her website .

Rica March is a comic artist from Stockholm, Sweden. She enjoys working in a variety of genres, but especially likes to focus on queer representation in historical settings. Her work has been part of several comic anthologies, most notably Beyond 2: The Queer Comic Anthology by Beyond Press. You can find more of her work on her website.

 Christina McDermott is a writer living in Liverpool. She was born in Manchester in 1982 and graduated with a BA in History from University College London in 2004. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, Independent, Washington Post, BBC, NME and The Pool among others and she runs the social media agency Cattington.  She tweets at @christinamcmc .

Christina McDermott is a writer living in Liverpool. She was born in Manchester in 1982 and graduated with a BA in History from University College London in 2004. Her work has been featured in the Guardian, Independent, Washington Post, BBC, NME and The Pool among others and she runs the social media agency Cattington. She tweets at @christinamcmc.

 Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, and bestselling author of  The Girl of Ink & Stars , which won the British Children’s Book of the Year, and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, and  The Island at the End of Everything , which won the Historical Association Young Quills Award, and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, and the Blue Peter Award. Her forthcoming books include  The Way Past Winter  (Chicken House, 2018), and her debut novel for adults,  The Mercies  (Picador, 2020).

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, and bestselling author of The Girl of Ink & Stars, which won the British Children’s Book of the Year, and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017, and The Island at the End of Everything, which won the Historical Association Young Quills Award, and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, and the Blue Peter Award. Her forthcoming books include The Way Past Winter (Chicken House, 2018), and her debut novel for adults, The Mercies (Picador, 2020).

 Kasim Mohammed is a 23-year-old writer based in Nottinghamshire. He works as an editorial assistant during the day and as a critic on culture to anyone who will listen at night. He is currently working on several writing projects (far too many to handle) and aspires to make the publishing industry as colourful as possible, starting with himself.

Kasim Mohammed is a 23-year-old writer based in Nottinghamshire. He works as an editorial assistant during the day and as a critic on culture to anyone who will listen at night. He is currently working on several writing projects (far too many to handle) and aspires to make the publishing industry as colourful as possible, starting with himself.

 S. Niroshini is a Sri Lankan-born writer of fiction, essays and poetry raised in Australia. Her work engages with themes of gender, cultural history, migration and memory. After a brief career as a solicitor she returned to her original love of writing, performance and visual art. She lives in London. You can find more of her work  on her website  or via her Twitter.

S. Niroshini is a Sri Lankan-born writer of fiction, essays and poetry raised in Australia. Her work engages with themes of gender, cultural history, migration and memory. After a brief career as a solicitor she returned to her original love of writing, performance and visual art. She lives in London. You can find more of her work on her website or via her Twitter.

 Stephanie Phillips is a London-based arts & culture journalist. She is also a member of black feminist punk band Big Joanie. Her work has been featured in outlets such as Noisey, Bandcamp, and Alternative Press. She contributed an essay to the 2017 anthology Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them edited by Rhian E. Jones and Eli Davies. She also contributed several essays to Women Who Rock, edited by Evelyn McDonnell. You can follow her on Twitter @stephanopolus or  read more of her work here .

Stephanie Phillips is a London-based arts & culture journalist. She is also a member of black feminist punk band Big Joanie. Her work has been featured in outlets such as Noisey, Bandcamp, and Alternative Press. She contributed an essay to the 2017 anthology Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them edited by Rhian E. Jones and Eli Davies. She also contributed several essays to Women Who Rock, edited by Evelyn McDonnell. You can follow her on Twitter @stephanopolus or read more of her work here.

  Ari Potter  is a Bengali-British writer who's particulary interested in gender, mental health and cultural identity. She's previously appeared in gal-dem, Orlando and Litro. By day, she works for a health and social care charity, and, separately, has recently launched her own campaign on  consent and sex education .

Ari Potter is a Bengali-British writer who's particulary interested in gender, mental health and cultural identity. She's previously appeared in gal-dem, Orlando and Litro. By day, she works for a health and social care charity, and, separately, has recently launched her own campaign on consent and sex education.

 Aki Schilz is a Queen's Ferry Press Finalist (Best Small Fictions), and has been featured in the Wigleaf Top 50. She was the winner of the inaugural Visual Verse Prize, and the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014. Her writing appears in print (inc. Synaesthesia Magazine, Year's Best Weird Fiction IV, Popshot, An Unreliable Guide to London) and online (inc. The Bohemyth, Cheap Pop Lit, The Vagina Project, And Other Poems). She is co-founder of the #LossLit project, a judge for the Bridport Prize and Creative Future Literary Awards for marginalised writers, and Director of The Literary Consultancy.

Aki Schilz is a Queen's Ferry Press Finalist (Best Small Fictions), and has been featured in the Wigleaf Top 50. She was the winner of the inaugural Visual Verse Prize, and the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014. Her writing appears in print (inc. Synaesthesia Magazine, Year's Best Weird Fiction IV, Popshot, An Unreliable Guide to London) and online (inc. The Bohemyth, Cheap Pop Lit, The Vagina Project, And Other Poems). She is co-founder of the #LossLit project, a judge for the Bridport Prize and Creative Future Literary Awards for marginalised writers, and Director of The Literary Consultancy.

 Alice Tarbuck is a writer and PhD candidate in innovative poetics and environmental humanities at the Scottish Poetry Library and Dundee University. Recent publications include an essay for Nasty Women by 404 Ink, a forthcoming essay in The Bi-ble by Monstrous Regiment. She has poetry published in Zarf, Datableed Zine, Antiphon and others, and was recently shortlisted for the Jupiter Artland Poetry Prize.

Alice Tarbuck is a writer and PhD candidate in innovative poetics and environmental humanities at the Scottish Poetry Library and Dundee University. Recent publications include an essay for Nasty Women by 404 Ink, a forthcoming essay in The Bi-ble by Monstrous Regiment. She has poetry published in Zarf, Datableed Zine, Antiphon and others, and was recently shortlisted for the Jupiter Artland Poetry Prize.

 Rebecca Thursten is a British writer based in Brooklyn. She is working on a PhD at NYU and is trying to spend less time on the internet. She can be found on the internet, tweeting from @tacceber.

Rebecca Thursten is a British writer based in Brooklyn. She is working on a PhD at NYU and is trying to spend less time on the internet. She can be found on the internet, tweeting from @tacceber.

 Bryony White is a writer based in London, UK. She is currently completing a PhD in Performance, Contemporary Art and the Law at King's College London. She has written for the TLS, LA Review of Books, ArtMonthly, and Hazlitt and recently ran a non-fiction reading series at the South London Gallery. Her work can be found at  www.bryonylwhite.com

Bryony White is a writer based in London, UK. She is currently completing a PhD in Performance, Contemporary Art and the Law at King's College London. She has written for the TLS, LA Review of Books, ArtMonthly, and Hazlitt and recently ran a non-fiction reading series at the South London Gallery. Her work can be found at www.bryonylwhite.com