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...

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...