When I Talk About About Taking Up Space

This is my personal conclusion to the series of interviews I conducted for Polyester, ‘Collective Practices- Making Space For Female Creativity’. The story of how I came to write these and the struggles surrounding women and the spaces in which they reside. When I talk about taking up space, I don’t just mean literal space,...

Polyester First Birthday Celebrations- A Day of Panels & Workshops.

  To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of our first zine we invite contributors past and present, as well as the Polyester team, to curate a full day of feminist n queer workshops and panels. ʸ(ᴖ́◡ु⚈᷉)♡⃛ (♡ ὅ ◡ ὅ )ʃ♡  Fundraising for Polyester issue four. Tickets are £8 for the full day,...

Live Fast Die Young, Gross Girls do it Well

My body does something gross at least once a day – from producing an assortment of goos, to picking God knows from between my thighs, to sticking my finger into my belly button and sniffing it. Human bodies are gross, but girls’ bodies are grosser. For whatever reason, I’ve always thought that you have reached...

Remember the Glaciers: Introducing Elizabeth Farrell

Most commonly known in the virtual world as Glacier Girl, I am a 19-year-old visual environmental activist from London. I was awarded a ‘Gap Scholarship’, (for this year), by the Royal Geographical Society for my project ‘Remember The Glaciers’ and am starting university in September to study geography and environmental studies. Remember The Glaciers aims...

Polyester ❤’s Boy With Wings

Having originally met in Birmingham, Poppy, Leo, Sean and Tom are now based in London and together as Boy With Wings they make electronic pop that’s both fun and thoughtful.

Creative Practises- Grace Miceli

For the latest instalment of Creative Practises- creating space for female creativity, we talk to Grace Miceli, a multimedia artist and curator currently living in New York. Grace’s work, notably her T-shirts named Drizzy Inflammatory Essays, (where Grace prints Drake lyrics in the style of Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays), are all over the Internet right...

In Conversation With- Skinny Girl Diet

As part of our poster collaborations, all this week we’re previewing our ‘in conversation with’ pieces which accompany the A2 posters. Second is Skinny Girl Diet… Already endorsed by the likes of Neneh Cherry, Skinny Girl Diet are taking London as their own and changing the industries perception of all female bands while their at...

The Coven Collective- In Conversation With.

As part of our poster collaborations, all this week we’re previewing our ‘in conversation with’ pieces which accompany the A2 posters. First up is The Coven Collective… Founded by photographer Laurence Philomene and Eleanor/Luna e Los Santos after growing up online and observing budding photographers and their growing opportunities due to the connections made on...

❤ Gyrl Gaze- Christina Poku ❤

“She does the work”. That’s the first phrase that popped into my mind when I first stumbled across Christina Poku. I was instantly hit by the variety and consistency; at first glance, one can immediately tell that Christina is an artist that does work.

“I don’t want to make something that’s universally enjoyed.”- Reba Maybury

Walking through the Barbican café clad in an ankle length black PVC coat, emblazoned with badges that read, “tory slave” and “bollocks to austerity, tax the rich”, Reba Maybury isn’t your typical ex fashion student.

The Seduction Strategy of Fashion

A motive of fashion is to exhibit the self – it is a pathway of distinction, travelled with cotton and tulle. Clothing is a medium of communication; it is crux in identifying and securing your social role in culture at large. People that dismiss fashion as frivolity miss the baseline of clothes itself: nobody goes...

“Biogirl” in a Drag World

The first time I saw a House of Gunt show, I fell in love. At the time, I wasn’t really sure WHAT I was falling for, but it was alluring enough that I showed up at the next event in a floor length mumu and coordinated green lipstick, eyeshadow, and eyebrows, only wishing I could...