Peculiars magazine is a platform created with the aim of bringing awareness around mental health, through art. We showcase artists from all over the world: some are photographers, some are poets, some are illustrators, some are writers,… but they all have one thing in common: they’re fighting their demons. They’re survivors.
Célia is an artist, psych student & mental health advocate from Belgium. As a mental illness survivor, she would love to inspire and help those who are also struggling with their mental health. Her favorite medium is film photography. As for now, she mainly uses self-portraiture to express herself.
Claire L. Smith
Poetry/Short Story Editor
Claire is an author, poet, screenwriter and filmmaker from Australia. Her writing is based from the gothic fiction genre with poetry and fiction featured in Death and The Maiden, Horror Scribes, The Horror Tree, Mookychick, Moonchild Magazine and of course, Peculiars Magazine. Her upcoming gothic horror / romance 'Helena' will be released by CLASH Books in October 2020.
When she's not writing, she's feeding her passion for film and reviewing releases for horror-culture outlet Morbidly Beautiful.
Artists seeker & interviewer
Lexi Jude is an surrealist black and white fine art photographer, artist, & poet based in the United States. She fights for authenticity, vulnerability, and individuality through her creative expression. She is not afraid to depict and explore taboo normality’s and unspoken realities in her work. She hopes evoke emotion and a connection with her audience by being transparent about her own mental health journey with her art. She has had photography exhibitions in Milan, Italy and Miami & Tampa, Florida (United States). Her writing and photography has been published in Retrograde Magazine, SoundBite Magazine, COA Magazine, Every Pigeon Magazine, OURS Magazine, Sugar Magazine & Peculiars Magazine.