We Celebrate Sad Girls on Episode Five of the Podcast

It’s the sad girl episode! Guest hosted by beloved Polyester contributor and writer Lauren O’Neill. We’re super excited to be talking to Melissa Broder, the writer behind Twitter account So Sad Today, about her novel The Pisces.  Melissa and Lauren discuss how to navigate the void of our existence, the enmeshing of intimate relationships with...

BLUE

This is a series based on my own experiences that depict the different shades of depression; both the ups and the downs. Illustrations: Beth Richardson

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 Real Demons

Giving is often seen as this thing where you are good and all those beautiful descriptive words anyone would want to be described with. You give to feel, help other and maybe help yourself feel a little good, but I found myself giving to the point that I had nothing left. I had given the...

I Call My Mood Swings Doris & Diana

Doris is the biggest bitch I know. Doris is HOLY FUCK WHAT IF I AXE MURDERED SOMEONE BY ACCIDENT. Doris is there is no way I’m going to hold your baby just in case I drop it, and I would prefer to stay in bed watching 10 seasons of friends on repeat than bathe in...

Depression In The Sweet Flesh

[cycloneslider id=”depression-in-the-sweet-flesh”] Mental illness, for me, is characterised by a type of suffering that is impossible to put into words. Depression is romanticised and overused as a character trait on TV and in the media, yet those who suffer from mental illness are afraid or often do not feel safe expressing how they really feel...