Gyrl Gaze: Sanaa Hamid

The topic of cultural appropriation and how it correlates with the digital age has been a prominent one on the Internet, but it’s hard to see anyone try to relay this conversation beyond a text post on tumblr. Sanaa Hamid is the brilliant mastermind behind “Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation,” a photography project that broke down…

The Nostalgia Effect: Misconceptions About Young Creatives And The Internet

During this season’s fashion week a controversial article made its way across the Internet that criticized creatives rejection of necessary, innovative work in favor of nostalgic trends. Journalist Nathalie Olaf pointed out that our generation look towards the past instead of focusing on bigger issues of the present, something she says, “prevents the emergence of…

Lil’ Alien – Ida Ekblad’s show at Herald Street’s Soho space.

An out of space body beams down to meet us! This character jumps out of Ida Ekblad’s show, ‘A gentle looking little alien of sorts’, which is one half of two shows she has at the Herald St gallery in London, (the other more abstract series is on display in Bethnal Green, both open until…

Gyrl Gaze: Shade Mag

Tumblr has always been a haven for people looking to start a movement and get their voice across. Though this has certainly put the focus more on marginalised people, there has been a lack of critical voice and a huge lack of inclusion when it comes to people of colour. But recently, there’s a wave…

The A-Z of Trash Fashion: A is for the Ashleys

“Ashley, a name that stands for beauty and specialness” – Ashley A The Ashleys were the original mean girls. Before pink Wednesdays there was purple day, where the same rule applied for the pre-pubescent girl gang as it did for the Plastics – break the rules and you can’t sit with us! In Clueless-esque outfits:…

‘Whaaaat’s a cammmmerraaaa?!’ – A Look at Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s crazy show Priority Innfield.

Priority Innfield sees the old chapel at Chalk Farm over-run by constructed sets, housing the creative duo Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s latest video works. Viewed in what seems to be a series of dark american patio areas, the whole place feels perfect for any high school party, a gentle introduction when compared with the…

Dear Celia.. Boys Suck

Hi, I’m in kind of a difficult position and I don’t know how to get out of it. My boyfriend broke up with me like 2 years ago, and since then it’s all been a huge messy cycle of me attempting to be his friend, him agreeing, him changing his mind (via texts like “I…

Fabiola Ching

FABIOLA is a 17 y/o queer immigrant bby and college student living in the east coast. she writes a lot and sleeps very little. Her fave topics of discussion include class and race in feminism, fashion theory, and human interaction. she also edits and curates her own zine, the coalition zine. blog: immigrantgirls.tumblr.com

Giselle Defares

Giselle enjoys googling random things like it’s academic research but her grandma Hilda had a premonition of a great future. So, there’s that. Tumblr: http://zilvertong.tumblr.com/

Laurence Philomene

Laurence Philomene is a Montreal-based freelance photographer. She started taking pictures and posting them online when she was 14 and hasn’t stopped since, developing her own dreamy, pastel-hued aesthetic. Nowadays, you can find her at home playing with dolls, taking care of her birds, napping and taking pictures that explore themes of gender identity, femininity,…

Adriana Padilla

  Adriana M. Padilla is a 22-year-old writer and stylist currently based in the island of Puerto Rico. Her work has been in VICE’s The Creators Project, Fatcap and Grape Magazine. She has an intense magnetism towards feminist art theory, drunken noodles, Italian horror films and 90s underground music. When she isn’t aspiring to become…

Dicktionary: Pwett

pwett \ [pwrett] \ adj pwett∙est: pwett∙er pwett is used to describe something bad or unpleasant. 1: BAD, DAMP, NASTY, UNATTRACTIVE, UNPLEASANT, SECOND-RATE, UNSATIFACTORY, SHODDY, UNFAVOURABLE. Did you see that dress online? It was completely pwett. That is so pwett!   Illustrations by Emma Farrant