Inside London’s Feminist Wrestling Club

  Watch out: female wrestling is not just a fiction popularised by Netflix. At EVE, the London club of “Punk, Feminist and Riot Grrrl of Pro-Wrestling” women are rocking and kicking asses.   This Sunday 4th of March, it was cold in The Resistance Gallery, the place where EVE’s members are training. “Don’t worry, you...

Iara Lee, ‘Burkinabe Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso’

I discovered the work of film director Iara Lee, founder of Cultures of Resistance foundation, whilst researching the role of women in the Western Sahara conflict, which she explores in her documentary, Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara. After speaking about her experiences in the refugee camps in Algeria, I was excited...

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 

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...

Reclaim The Street With Us And Them

The collection Us and Them is about embodying discarded street furniture as a reclamation of the streets by women, and as an act of resistance against the normalisation of patriarchy. The political slogans were inspired by graffiti on mattresses in Hackney, an obvious nod to feminist Artists and particularly poignant to Trump’s inauguration. A metaphor for the dead end situations...

Suck It To The Man

Set in a dark and damp corner of an East London pub, a soft storm is reaching its climax under the sweet hum of Frank Ocean. The cream of a light ale, brewed with age and set in stubborn tradition, floats about his pink mouth. We’ve had this conversation before and oh how he likes...

You Pay Or I’ll Slay

I have been modelling since I was 14 years old. I started out with a big agency in the capital. It was daunting — coming from a small town up North, London was terrifyingly huge. I’d go to all my castings accompanied by my mum. She plucked my eyebrows for the first time ever on...

Pretty Girli

She’s the teenage riot that’s been heralded as the UK’s answer to Brooke Candy. Making music that sounds like getting a bit too drunk on vodka & mixer as a 15-year-old, Girli sits down with Luna Cohen-Solal to talk feminism, fashion & female film characters. What made you choose music as a means of expression...

A Picture Says A Thousand Words Part Two

  💖 A picture says a thousand words: second in the monthly series looking at poetry in response to images of culture queens by artist Liv Wynter – this time we’re OBSESSED with Mariah… 💖   Theories about why white str8 male poets love to write about the city as their girlfriend/wifey/bae: because they r SO ENTITLED they...

Hi Boo, I Love You

If there exists a colour with more polarising qualities than pink, I’m yet to be graced by its presence. Chosen moniker of Alecia Beth Moore, king of Cam’ron’s iconic fur get up, and key signifier of the Barbie franchise (see also female baby announcements and the women’s toiletries aisle) it is perhaps the only colour...

Lil’ Alien – Ida Ekblad’s show at Herald Street’s Soho space.

An out of space body beams down to meet us! This character jumps out of Ida Ekblad’s show, ‘A gentle looking little alien of sorts’, which is one half of two shows she has at the Herald St gallery in London, (the other more abstract series is on display in Bethnal Green, both open until...