Fangirls are Cyborgs

If you’re not a fan, have never been a fan and would rather drink a glass of spit than be called a fangirl in public – this isn’t for you. Please see yourself out.

Smells Like Teen Blaming: Why you all Need to Quit Hating on the Girl Who Wore the Kurt Cobain Suicide Letter Shirt

Whether you’re the queen bee or the kid who hangs out alone in the library, high school is a pretty difficult time for everybody with hormone levels running as high as your pressure to get good grades. It’s around this time when you start to mold your own identity and make some pretty questionable life…

Gyrl Gaze: Vivian Fu

My favourite thing about photography and the digital age today is the vulnerability and closeness that artists have in their work; there’s a link between the digital age and the ability and freedom to convey intimacy, through photography, from the artist to the viewer the way Vivian Fu does. I’ve admired Vivian Fu’s self-portraits and…

Collective Practises: Lucy K Shaw

Virginia Woolf once wrote ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’, but surely its even better if that room is filled with other like minded individuals, who will support you every step of the way? In a society such as ours, where the individual gain…

How to Deal with Your Problematic Fave

  Together with the change in broadcasting towards the internet, the way we deal with celebrities changed at the same speed we adjusted our concept of privacy protection.
Information is communicated more quickly, (though not more accurately), and we have direct sources, whether it be Iggy Azaleas twitter account or a shakily recorded red carpet video…

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…