I Eat Dogs

This collage series by Sophie Keith invokes visions of movement and the visceral to explore female sexuality, as physically layered as it is metaphorically. Art: Sophie Keith

What Sex Means To Those Who Have Been Sexually Exploited

Sex. To someone who hasn’t been chained in an attic, beaten, strangled, and raped, sex can mean love. Sex can mean pleasure. Sex can mean adventure. Sex can mean children, and family, and more love. Love and pleasure are not what victims of human trafficking equate to the performance of any sexual act.Young girls and...

Pigtails And Poppadoms

Stories about the coolness of my hair, my food, and my culture. As a brown girl born and raised in Bangkok, pigtails were a permanency growing up. They were easy for my mother and my myriad of aunties to quickly weave together. They would melodically repeat the same phrase over and over again, that pigtails...

Don’t Call Us A Girl Band

“Girl bands” don’t want to be called “girl bands”, and it utterly perplexes me. Last December, I put out an open casting call for a “girl band” of my own. I posted self-made flyers around my uni’s music building. My desperation to create a band came in A4-paper form: “BASSIST LOOKING TO FORM ALL-FEMALE GARAGE-PUNK...

The Doll Diaries

When was it that we started dressing for others acceptance and stopped wearing what we wanted?   The first beats of music start to play in the background. Sometimes it’s the latest pop song that’s been blasted on the radio for days, other times it’s something from Bach’s concerto No 6 (It always makes it...

GIRL

​It is becoming hard not to sound like a cliché when talking about girlhood, sexuality and feminism. In the past years we saw a huge rise of feminist art and music. Girls are finally raising their voices through creative outlets expressing and celebrating their own ideas of sexuality, beauty, confidence. Somewhere behind the glitter, rose...

Going Out

With this project the goal was to evoke the energy and mood of going out in the city, along with the intimate moments before heading out. From texting friends, to hunting down an address to the party, to checking yourself out before leaving the apartment. Credits: Photographer: @ashleyjowilson, Design and animation: @mollythevaldez @judsonthevaldez, Model: @sashaco_ with @requestmodels, Makeup: @chiaki_honda, Hair: @highboy_bebop 

Safe Sex At Parties

This perfectly succinct poster is a summation on how to practice consent in all actions at parties. Comic: Jenna Houston

The Cracks In Your Foundation

The course of true foundation love never did run smooth. There are too many independent variables, too wide a variety of problems, too much potential for disaster. And it’s not like dodgy eyeshadow or mascara, which you can generally MacGyver into some semblance of a “look” – bad base looks like bad base. It can...

Single Fat Female

“Why can’t I just be in a fucking relationship” I find myself whinging to my friend probably for the 57th time this year. She then suggests I join tinder for what also seems to be the 57th time this year. Now there are two reasons I find myself refusing to download such app; one being...

Grandmother

I undertook a photographic project with my grandmother (who I live with)  and together we explored ideas of the performed self whilst drawing comparison between us as grandmother and granddaughter. Doing this project was a way to empower and give confidence to each other both as women and within our relationship. Images: Florence Hutchings

Gal Pals x Polyester Pride Playlist

In our August playlist, we collaborate with Brighton based queer club night Gal Pals to celebrate their Brighton Pride event. Gal Pals is a queer dance party, hailing from Brighton via East London, playing music exclusively by women. Created by queer couple Scarlett and Candice, Gal Pals puts queer women and non-binary people front and...