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...

Collusion is the New Label Putting Gen Z Front and Centre

“When I was growing up there wasn’t something that reflected who I was or who I wanted to be,” says Rene Matić, founding collaborator of Collusion. “That’s why Collusion feels hopeful to help form something for the coming of age.”  A new brand from the people behind ASOS; Collusion aims to cut through the bullshit...

LIMBO – The Monthly Polyester Comic

Limbo is relatable for people who are in the in-between stages of adulthood, this is a mainly autobiographical series about constantly going to the pub, getting with rubbish guys, dropping out of uni, etc. Comic: Maddie Cottam-Allan    

Q&A with Herstory founder Alice Wroe

For Alice Wroe, women today should not just be empowered by their contemporaries. For the past few years, she has been unearthing amazing women from the past who have been largely concealed by patriarchal historical narratives. She aims to share these discoveries through her project in order to make the participants feel ‘bigger and taller’;...

Carolyn’s Fingers – Twice Born video

Carolyn’s Fingers are a queer-romantica-electro band hailing from London, Cambridge and Madrid. Specialising in electro trippy shoe-gaze — it’s romantic, queer as fuck, dark and glitchy. But also it’s sometimes cute and soft. A trio, Jess, Chess and Carmen sing about queer love and sex, pain, mental health, myths, goddexes and equality politics. All self...

Why We Need To Treat All Skin Tones Equally

The story of colourism is deeply anti-feminist. It is the story of femininity diminishing with skin darkness, romantic rejection by men both black and white and a society that denies women of colour agency and fullness of emotion. I argue this because the elevation of black women of lighter skin tones indicates a society with...

How Protest Has Become Profitable

If there’s a scheduled protest on the horizon, there’s a good chance you’ll engage in the following routine:  someone will send over a Facebook invite to register your attendance, you’ll accept, and make plans with friends or colleagues to make signs the night before (often over a bottle of wine). On the day of protest,...

This Queer Chinese Electropop Star Is Speaking Out

Chenta Tsai aka Putochinomaricón (translated as “FuckingChineseFaggot”) is a Chinese electropop singer and musician who talks about racism and being migrant and LGBTQ+ in this homo/transphobic country that is Spain, minorities, being bullied, and pop culture. His videos are always very DIY, and he’s so charismatic. His first hit in his career was to sing...

Poetry For The Heartbroken

The Lie   She brought me back a lemon from Naples, So I put it in the freezer Without quite knowing why.   When the freezer broke, The lemon grew mould And I couldn’t bring myself to tell her.   Next time we met she looked at me With her citrus eyes, And I saw...

Femmes Omitted: Wu Zetian

As controversial figures go there are few more divisive than Wu Zetian, the first and only female Emperor in the history of China. She was the concubine that rose to power, but her legacy is one of wickedness. Was one of the most powerful women in history a callous tyrant, or just another victim of...

Sophisticated Pervert

He has exquisitely poor taste. It’s not hard to spot a thinly-veiled affinity for the raunchy and lewd in the very way he carries himself. He’ll agree, subversion has its kicks, but indulgence is his top-priority. He’s probably the bastard son of Dorian Gray and John Waters. I’ve been calling him a “sophisticated pervert” —...