“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.
❤ Gyrl Gaze- Tabita Rezaire ❤
The internet is a space that is moved and navigated by the other; marginalized people, women, queer kids, immigrants, etc. At least, this is what I’ve always believed. With the flow of discourse and art that exists on the internet amongst people of colour, women, and queer folk,
Feminism and the Male Gaze
Taking a closer look at the way feminism and publicly embracing sexuality fit together. When Emma Watson publicly voiced her concern about Beyoncé’s feminism being “very conflicted” because of the “male voyeuristic experience of her” earlier last year, even the last person had to admit that she still had a long way to go. The...
Collective Practises: Milah Libin of Smart Girl Club
For this instalment of Collective Practices we talk to Milah Libin, a New York based artist and writer. With her close friend Destiny Frasqueri, (Princess Nokia), Milah started Smart Girl Club collective, focusing on creating a safe space for female creativity.
Collective Practises: Sofia Niazi
Our Collective Practices: Creating Space For Female Creativity, series continues with Sofia Niazi, illustrator and Co-founder of OOMK, (One Of My Kind), zine. Sofia’s illustrations are poignant and insightful, her series WOT, (Women Of Terror), highlights how injustices brought on by the war on terror affect women and families. Another series, for the Museum of...
Polyester ❤’s Robyn Nichol
The 19 year-old feminist fine artist, Robyn Nichol from West Yorkshire caught our attention with her beautiful and raw artwork all on display on her Dropr website. As an artist, Robyn strives to use different mediums from sewing and embellishment to painting and photography, with each piece projecting a relatable message. Robyn says her drive...
Selfies: Strike a Pose and Ditch the Patriarchy
Everybody nowadays seems to have their own opinion regarding selfies; from being a narcissistic damaging action to women’s empowerment, to a harmless trend and part of the cyber antics that have come to represent our generation in popular culture.
“Feminism is a basic concept. I think it’s rad.”- Polyester Chats to Molly Soda
We talk with Molly Soda about feminism, using your bedroom as a workplace and tween dreams