WTF is the Mind?

What comes to mind when you think of the mind? Is the mind the brain? The thoughts? A formless entity? Safe to say, it’s complicated and can’t be explained by any one person as it means something different to each of us. The speakers at last month’s music, art, and storytelling event – What Does […]

Stick it to stigma on National Stress Awareness Day

In the spirit of sticking it to stigma and for Stress Awareness Day, we’re here to remind you that stress is a reaction – and there’s ways to manage when our bodies and minds feel overwhelmed, under pressure or under attack. Stress Awareness Day, or SAD if you’re a little twisted like us, is a […]

How to win the culture wars and catalyze meaningful change

Uniting the tofu-eating wokerati with the old world mindset can be easier than you think.  Suella Braverman may no longer be Home Secretary, but the sentiment behind name-calling such as ‘tofu-eating wokerati’ mirrors the hallmark of this age: fragmentation of society – and finding belonging in niche sub-cultures. From the real world to the virtual, […]


Mind Made Manifest: A What Does Not RAW Exhibition What births creative genius? Aristotle said, ‘No great mind ever existed without a touch of madness’. And this exhibit makes this abundantly clear. From painting to acting, writing, dance, and songwriting, the pain of human experience is often what drives people to create – as a […]

“The Visibility Cloak”: A WDN Campaign

This campaign kicks off on World Mental Health Day. But we don’t want it to end there. When it comes to Mental Health, people can’t always believe what they can’t see so we decided to launch the Visibility Cloak. Coz F*CK being invisible, and struggling alone.  How does it work? Below are 10 Truths & Ways […]

Men’s anxiety, why it matters, and what is needed to limit its risk for male suicide

This article was first published on Springer Link by  Krista Fisher and others under the Creative Commons License. The article has been edited to remove references. Despite being the most prevalent mental health disorder experienced by men, anxiety has been overlooked in mental health scholarship. Anxiety is often the first mental health disorder young men experience, and if left […]

Galleries continue to erase women artists in their blockbuster exhibitions

This article was first published on The Conversation by Eliza Goodpasture under the Creative Commons License. The National Gallery recently announced its summer 2023 exhibition, After Impressionism, claiming the show will celebrate the “towering achievements of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gaugin and Rodin” among others. The response on social media to this announcement was largely, “where are the women?” Some […]

The pain of prolonged grief disorder

Psychologists are beginning to understand that for some people, intense and sustained feelings of loss are symptoms of a serious condition — one that can last for years and erode wellbeing This article was first published on Knowable Magazine by Alison McCook and others under the Creative Commons License. The article has been edited to […]

Learning by Doing: it pays to get your hands dirty from day one.

It would be fair to say that at What Does Not, we’re anti-vanilla. We’re interested in the individuals and experiences that shake up the monotony so many professionals settle for, and we want to be part of the action. That’s why, despite the fact that there are multiple ways to gain knowledge, we have our […]

Jack & Jane of all trades? A 21st Century Renaissance human.

What does it mean to be multi-talented in today’s creative industries? A ‘Jack of all Trades’ can be a tricky one to pin down. Not the person – we mean the phrase itself. The term seems to have originated in Renaissance England. There are some who argue it was first used by poet Robert Greene […]