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...

Images That Urge You to Embrace Your Inner Child

Celebrating the joy of creating without purpose. “I guess the point of the garments was collaboration for collaborations sake, and pulling worlds together from long distances, and about plunging into action and not being fussed about ‘where are you going?’.” — Jender Anomie Rachel Hodgson, who created these images, is also on episode five of...

Stack ’em High, it’s Five Gold Rings

For the fifth instalment of our holiday countdown, Doxi Mylk adds all the gold rings to their Christmas wish list, ‘cos five just simply ain’t enough… To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

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...

Mandy Stoller’s Hollyweird Premiere

Mandy Stoller’s  3 minute documentary Hollyweird on Los Angeles photographer Danin Jacquay follows the contrasts and comparisons between being ultimate glamour and completely gross. Can we be sexy while being revolting? Does joining the two become sexual or repulsive – or something entirely inbetween? This documentary premieres exclusively on Polyester as a celebration of all things weird...

Materials

Using found objects, clothing, and makeup, I transform my own body into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. It can be hard to find examples of women using makeup and fashion to take control of their image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive and I seek to fill...

Photos From Grandma

My work has stemmed from a deep love for treasure hunting, estate sales, lost memories, and old things. In a sense with my work, I hope to cherish the past and preserve memories whether they are my own or from a strangers. Photos have a great tangible quality about them, but what happens when the...

What Makes Me, Rachel Hodgson

When encountering art before knowing the artist, the imagination runs riot. Would they be tall or short? Happy or sad? How will they dress? On viewing the varying types of creative media that Rachel Hodgson puts forth into the world — from her specific style of photography to rude and crude graffiti — it’s hard...

Expressing Opinions

Ona Greenberg takes on the male art world’s superiority complex and the difficulty of expressing opinions within it. As always, Greenberg stands up for a woman’s space in an exclusive space. Comic: Ona Greenberg