Celeste Mountjoy Talks @filthyratbag

Scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, one tends to find a variety of things. Sometimes amidst the coal, you find a big diamond rock. In my case, I stumbled upon a comic by Celeste Mountjoy. And it got me wondering – what does Mountjoy’s alias, filthyratbag even mean? Under the username filthyratbag, Celeste’s art is...

An Interview With Sara Sutterlin

Sara Sutterlin writes from an inner darkness; she embraces her own badness and finds comfort in that of others. Like her friend Noah, “I love him because he is openly Bad, like me”. Through writing she opens herself up and pours her deepest thoughts and rawest feelings onto paper; or a word document; or iPhone...

Queer Realities

From Lara Croft cyberbimbos to the static growth of female employees, technology has long been held captive by a testosterone-fuelled industry. Virtual realms and digital landscapes ubiquitously glorify misogyny, capitalising on gender stereotypes and nourishing the male machismo. Technology may be thrusting us into the future, but its banal representation of gender identity in the...

She is Everywhere, But Does She Really Exist?

“Kim Kardashian knows exactly what you think of her. She presses the cloth tighter against her skin Her smile is a promise she never intends to keep”                                                    – Clementine Von...

Scarlett Carlos Clarke by Antonia Marsh

[cycloneslider id=”antonia-scarlett”] Ahead of our fourth issue launch tomorrow night at MOTH club, (preorder and event details here), we publish the second part of a head to head interview with photographer Scarlett Carlos Clarke and curator Antonia Marsh. See the first part and accompanying shoot by Scarlett in issue four. “Less than a week after Scarlett...

Freedom/Ination

[cycloneslider id=”freedomination”]    It’s February now and most of our New Year’s resolutions have probably been apathetically dropped; our concern for ‘the more important things in life’ taking the reigns in our day-to-day lives. Fortunately, however, Vancouver-based photographer Megan-Magdalena Bourne hasn’t given up on hers. This year she’s started making short films to accompany every photo...

Ugh, Boys! Part Five

[cycloneslider id=”ugh-boys-part-five”] A new instalment of our comic exploring all the creepy way guys hit on girls by Miu Hatano. Keep up with the series here.

❤ 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...

Boycott Boyfriends 2015

The latest instalment of, ‘My Therapist Gave Me An Assignment: Write about Your Ex’ I’m on this no boyfriend kick right now. It’s a really strict diet. I usually have this tendency of jumping from one relationship to another and right now I’m trying to avoid that. It’s excruciatingly hard. Love and boys are cool,...

Life in 2D: Why Are Video Games Still So Sexist?

  While watching a friend of mine play the latest version of Metal Gear Solid, the Phantom Pain, I discovered the game’s primary female protagonist, Quiet. Quiet, as the name suggests, is quiet. She does not speak, but, despite this and her lack of attire, she is a skilled assassin, accompanying Snake on missions throughout...