Ben Platts-Mills is a writer and artist based in the UK. Between 2013 and 2016, he led Who Are You Now?, a life-writing project that published the stories of brain-injury survivors. His memoir Tell Me the Planets was published in 2018. On Instagram, he is @benplattsmills.
Consciousness and altered states
Animal, vegetable, mineral
Cruel and unscientific, the ‘vegetative state’ diagnosis stems from a hierarchical and bigoted view of all living things
Human rights and justice
Patients and psychiatrists at Saint-Alban in France fought against fascism side by side. What can we learn from them?
Illness and disease
On Matthew’s mind
An operation to remove a brain cyst changed Matthew’s identity. Who will he become after the next round of surgery?