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...

What a Sugar Addiction Taught Cosmic Strip About Creative Drive

In this personal essay, Cosmic Strip frontwoman Camella Agabalyan talks us through the process of putting together an unreleased music video, and what the experience of creating the band’s song Sugar Rush taught her about addiction, mental health, and creativity. I originally wrote Sugar Rush when I was ill and had to cut out sugar from my...

In Podcast Episode Four we Deep Dive on Queerness, The Golden Era of Hollywood Actresses, Quarter Life Crisis’ and Abusive Relationships

Listen here! We’re back to our normal format, and this episode sees multi-medium artist Misha MN (@mx_misha) talk us through the intrinsic link between queer culture, the Golden Era of Hollywood, and what it’s most iconic stars can teach us today as part of our obsessions series.  Expect to learn about how Hollywood censorship laws...

The Polyester Podcast Transcripts Are Here!

Read all our podcast episodes in full, right here. As you’ve hopefully heard by now, we’ve started a podcast. With new episodes dropping every two weeks, we’re half way through the first season and have covered everything from contraception to skincare and featured some of our favourite artists such as Polly Nor and Rene Matic....

Our Third Podcast Episode Explores Skincare, Stress, and Fan Girl Culture

Episode three is here! In this instalment of The Polyester Podcast, visual artist Chloe Sheppard jumps in as guest host to talk us through everything she loves about fandom and fangirls for our ‘obsessions’ series. From following around musicians on tour to becoming a touring photographer herself, we learn how being a fan has informed...

Erratic and Enigmatic

Never before released official biography and intimate drawings depicting sneak peek into the life of Glasgow’s most fabulous performer  Liv Fontaine hatched from a large and ornate Faberge egg somewhere int he later part of the 21st Century. The mysterious artist (who some call an enigma) describes her unusual birth as her first memory and...

The Second Podcast Episode is Here: Featuring Polly Nor and sex expert Ruby Rare

The illustrator and issue eight cover girl talks us through her vintage matchbox collection, while Ruby dispels all the myths surrounding our contraceptive choices If you somehow missed our first episode (catch up here if so); we’ve started a podcast series! Released every two weeks on a Monday, we’ll be exploring what makes our favourite...

Listen to the first episode of our podcast!

We’re taking our first steps into the world of audio communication with our very own podcast series – hear the first offering right here. Bridging the gap between our online platform and the biannual print zine, we’re super excited to be exploring the world of podcasts with an eight part series getting under the skin...

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Blonde Bombshells

From Karina Longworth’s phenomenal podcast series Dead Blondes (where 5 out of the 11 Blondes profiled were of the Bombshell persona variety), to Tumblr fan pages, it seems that society is still obsessed by the idea of the Old Hollywood “Blonde Bombshell”. While Hollywood has had many popular blonde actresses during its century-odd existence, (from...

Whats hot or not in 2019 with Travis Alabanza

If you don’t already know the force that is Travis Alabanza, where have you been? Travis is a non-binary performer, writer and theatre-maker who made big waves in 2018 for Gender non-conforming and trans community. Polyester speaks to Travis on their personal experience in 2018 and what’s hot or not in 2019. ❣ ❣ ❣...

Question everything with ‘a Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality”

New Year calls for self reflection: A Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality A comfortable, acceptable queer narrative begins so: “Ever since I was a child, I knew I was different”. I didn’t. In fact, I was explicitly taught otherwise. I knew I was loved. I knew I had friends, talents, and privilege afforded...