Femmes Omitted: Wu Zetian

As controversial figures go there are few more divisive than Wu Zetian, the first and only female Emperor in the history of China. She was the concubine that rose to power, but her legacy is one of wickedness. Was one of the most powerful women in history a callous tyrant, or just another victim of...

Is Yoga A Scam?

                                  Our monthly comic from Yaga Sara is focusing on yoga: Ignorance is bliss it can be easily achieved with the help of these three asanas, suitable for beginners. Comic: Yaga Sara

Sophisticated Pervert

He has exquisitely poor taste. It’s not hard to spot a thinly-veiled affinity for the raunchy and lewd in the very way he carries himself. He’ll agree, subversion has its kicks, but indulgence is his top-priority. He’s probably the bastard son of Dorian Gray and John Waters. I’ve been calling him a “sophisticated pervert” —...

MAKE SOME NOISE: Polyester x PUSSYLIQUOR

PUSSYLIQUOR are one of the hottest new bands around, self- described as ‘unapologetic punk female power,’ the four piece from Brighton are taking no shit when it comes to making their way in the world. In the first in her monthly msuic column for Polyester, Georgia Evans caught up with lead singer Ari to talk...

LIMBO – A New Monthly Polyester Comic

Limbo is relatable for people who are in the in between stages of adulthood, this is a mainly autobiographical series about constantly going to the pub, getting with rubbish guys, dropping out of uni, etc. Comic: Maddie Cottam-Allan

Introducing A New Kind Of Still Life Photography

I carefully arrange things and then capture the scene on film. By using photography, I aim to create an exaggeration of reality and compounding of fears. I ask myself: When does a dream become a nightmare? The still life, as a type of representation, nods toward product and food photography, but I try to complicate the...

Meet The Artists Making Bodies Better Places

They make a living off the female form, evoking power and strength in exposing, highlighting the most vulnerable yet beautiful thing about us: our naked home. In doing so, both Liah Edwardes and Hilde Atalanta have created powerful communities of self-love and reconnection. Liah, aka @DriftedLineDesign, sees each body as originally beautiful. No duplicates, no...

India’s Gaze On Women: Priyanka Shah

It’s hard to be a woman in India. From birth many suffer the consequence of gender hierarchy, where baby boys take the top spot in many families as they are considered both good luck and a blessing. As a female you’re at a disadvantage in society before you’ve even started your life. With a more...

Heather Glazzard Is Reclaiming Exposed Female Bodies

My work has always massively focused on pulling a vulnerable side out of queer women weather it’s through a fashion shoot or a documentary portrait sitting or a bit of both. there’s this idea that by being exposed it allows you to become very vulnerable. Exposure can be done through many ways, in this one I chose...

The Performance Artist Exorcizing Her Demons On Stage

Celeste XXX is something that I have created as a rebellion towards conventional views of art, music, and the female form. XXX meaning sexually explicit or provocative content XXX meaning poison “punk” does not have to have a distorted fast pace guitar and angry vocals and pop does not have to be a mainstream thing....

Femmes Omitted: Nellie Bly: The Girl Puzzle

As women, we know the feeling of outrage when our entire existence is reduced to archetypal gender norms: a man telling you to get back to the kitchen, to smile as if you exist for his gratification only, what you can and can’t do with your own body. That outrage, and that fire, is the...

Cruise Through This Artist’s Neon Paradise

In a city inundated with neon signs and partially functioning LED lights, their presence can often feel hackneyed. LA artist Ginger Q. knows this. Yet, that doesn’t deter her from the versatile and appealing medium that is neon; it intrigues her. In her most recent solo show, entitled Flip It N’ Reverse It, Ginger explored...