A lesson in behavioural intervention

When you think of playground behaviour, name calling, bickering, games of kiss chase and stuck in the mud are probably a few of the things that come to mind.

Minus the mud, these are a few of the things that could also come to mind when you think of the modern-day internet.

For women, this can pose…

What Pornhub’s Most Searched Terms tell us about our sex lives

From incest to Rick & Morty parody porn, writer Rebecca Rhys-Evans investigates how culture creates trends in pornography.     Pornography, porn, hard-core, soft-core, smut, filth, adult material, explicit content – whatever you want to call it, we know you’re watching it. Pornhub has released its Most Searched Terms of last year and the jury…

Happy Halloween

This spooky photo series comes from horror movie stills mostly from the 60s and 70s, drawing inspiration from Dario Argento, Jess Franco, and Jean Rollin among other directors.   “It comes from the idea that good horror stills can often be more satisfying than the movies themselves because they can’t disappoint you with bad dialogue…

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Sisters of the Succubus

Something wicked this way comes… Most Bewitching Bite, Fabulous Fangs and Miss American Vampire 2018 – we reimagine a beauty pageant for the undead to ring in Halloween. ☾☾ ☾☾☾☾☾☾ Photography by Joanna Wzorek. Art direction by Mona Leanne and Ione Gamble. Makeup by Mona Leanne. Hair by Paul Jones. Set design by Stefania Lucchesi. Styling by…

The Very Scary Film – A new monthly illustration

Charlotte Tymm a.k.a. Trashpanda is a self-taught artist based in London. For Polyester, Tymm re-creates different iconic film poster’s each month. This month, for halloween, its “The Vey Scary Film” starring icons such as big hungry fish, weird man in mask loves a power tool, hot blonde rad outfit, and creepy teenage girl.

Submit yourself to ‘Darkness of the Fantasies’

“Darkness of the Fantasies,” created and conceptualized in collaboration with Mateo Suarez, evokes heaven on earth. Inspired by dark fantasy manga, Final Fantasy, and early 2000s internet, the editorial explores themes of subversion and genderfuck through the depiction of the Fantasies, wearing garments and accessories by MATEO. ]photographer: Rebecca Liu @darqsouls2 (they/them) designer/stylist: Mateo Suarez…

These Latinx artists dicuss subject and photographer

Interview between Blair Cannon and two up-and-coming young Latinx artists, lberto Vargas (A) and actor/artist Andrea Granera (B), discussing the roles of photographer and subject.  This improvised shoot is a project about how being a subject can be a performance in itself—it points to a confidence in us that we may not have in our everyday lives and…

What it’s like to be actressin’

Building a career as an Actress brings with it a set of tasks and hurdles that are unique to the profession. I caught up with Rose Williams, most famous for her roles as Young Vinnie in A Quiet Passion and her most recent role as Princess Claude in CW’s Reign. With both an upcoming film, Changeland, and a series, Curfew, airing on…

Use This Spell to Hex TERFs

This summer, we have a rare opportunity to improve trans rights. Come Out For Trans Equality and have your say on reforming the Gender Recognition Act. We turned to YaYa Bones, the non binary witch and musician  (musical moniker of multi-disciplinary artist Ayesha Tan-Jones) to bring us tools, a spell and a video, for erradicating TERFS. Follow the spell…

La Femme Féroce: Is Copping An Attitude A Bad Thing?

This is an editorial inspired by empowered strong females with attitude. Why does attitude need to be associated with negative connotations? In this editorial I wanted to reclaim attitude as a positive word to describe a strong boss female. The styling & aesthetic is inspired from characters from Coyote Ugly and the likes of Alabama…

BLEACH exploring distance and being hidden

‘BLEACH’ aims to convey the thoughts and feelings that racial minorities may feel through isolating themselves from their culture due to the whitewashing of media outlets.       “I have gone through this myself and would love to share my story in such a diverse feminist magazine as yours to help other poc that may…

Experience the flowery universe of BABA DRAGA

  “Flowers represent the femininity, the happiness, the sun. They’re my way to travel, to see the world. When people comes to my place, nobody talks about the furniture but the flowers all the time.” – Draga     Baba Draga is inspired in a grandma who lives isolated in her own “cage”, denying the french daily…