The Power of The Individual

Glacier Girl’s latest column for Polyester. In light of COP21 and surrounding events I’ve been thinking a lot about the power of the individual. A lot of us feel we don’t have any significance- our personal actions wont make a difference. Powerless. For me, these past few weeks have been massive confirmation that we all...

We Need to Talk About Channing

It’s difficult, years down the line, as the dedicated owner of both a life-size cutout of the man himself AND a Magic Mike XXL poster, to believe that I can have ever hated Channing Tatum. But I did, and with great vitriol. At school I (and I can’t be alone in this) was forced to...

❤ Gyrl Gaze- The Pastels ❤

Once upon a time, a trio of girls from Australia decided to create a beauty Youtube channel unaware of how massive an impact they would make or how many people they would reach. In December of 2014, The Pastels was born and 74 videos and 4,335 subscribers later, they are making more than a dent...

Why a ‘good abortion film’ should never just be an ‘abortion film’

It’s no secret that abortion is a tricky subject for people to handle. With the recent shooting at Planned Parenthood, the abortion laws in Ireland and stories of illegal abortions around the world, abortion has been hitting all of our news screens in the past few months. But what about our film screens? Grandma (2015)...

Locked Out: What Happens to Women After Prison?

“Everyone’s so nice here. Everyone treats you like a human being, and not this strange alien who’s committed a crime…. You need that after prison, to build yourself up after being told, ‘You’re bad, you’re a terrible person, you’re an outcast from society’. Because that’s what you’re told virtually every day in prison. It’s very...

Giant Lemon and The Bastard Sword

[cycloneslider id=”3319″] A new comic from super babe Brie Moreno

Una Jynxx’s monthly astrological forecast

[cycloneslider id=”3271″] The second instalment of horoscopes from 16 year old oracle of the internet and Polyester’s resident astrologer. And for those missing the festive period (Halloween, duh), heres Una’s lantern carving video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bD331J_69U&feature=youtu.be

Big Tits & Little Shits- on growing up with buxom breasts

I was fine with my big tits until I was 14 in the P.E. changing rooms and another girl told me that I had the body of a 40 year old. Up until that point, I’d always had a sense of faux pride in what my body had provided for me – big breasts that...

Daughters of Darkness

It’s Halloween, and as many of us don our vampire costumes, we look back at the female vampire and its history. The vampire flick is a genre that has a deep-rooted connection with feminism and queer theory, yet is encompassed within the male gaze and is a genre intertwined with misogynistic and homophobic tendencies. It’s...

Glacier Girl x Halloween Competition

    What’s the scariest thing you could dress as for Halloween? Climate Change of course! Send me photos of your climate change themed Halloween for a chance to win some glacier girl merch and a copy of Polyester issue three! I’ve dressed up as causes of climate change: fossil fuels and animal agriculture- the main...

Here’s What Went Down at Our First Birthday Party…

[cycloneslider id=”3113″] On the 26th of September Haggerston’s hub of disco and drag, The Glory, played host to a trailblazing squad of girls and guys, gathered in their best party gear in celebration of one amazing year of Polyester in print. Kicking off at midday, we saw some of Polyester’s most loved contributors – including our...

Where’s My American Pie?

There is an aspect of our adolescence that is ignored by our parents and over exaggerated by the film industry – of older boys and younger girls (note, I said boys). When you’re fifteen, the guys you hang out with are eighteen. And it’s great: they buy you fags and take your virginity and drive...