❤ Gyrl Gaze- Tabita Rezaire ❤

The internet is a space that is moved and navigated by the other; marginalized people, women, queer kids, immigrants, etc. At least, this is what I’ve always believed. With the flow of discourse and art that exists on the internet amongst people of colour, women, and queer folk,

Invader Girl

Back in 2012 a Danish born London based singer going by the name Cinnamon Girl released a stand out track ‘Friends’. Fast-forward to 2014 and Camilla Roholm returned, this time under the guise of Invader Girl. The phenomenal unicorn filled video for ‘Starting Fires’, remixed by MS MR, left us wanting more. Her sound is...

“Biogirl” in a Drag World

The first time I saw a House of Gunt show, I fell in love. At the time, I wasn’t really sure WHAT I was falling for, but it was alluring enough that I showed up at the next event in a floor length mumu and coordinated green lipstick, eyeshadow, and eyebrows, only wishing I could...

Feminism and the Male Gaze

Taking a closer look at the way feminism and publicly embracing sexuality fit together. When Emma Watson publicly voiced her concern about Beyoncé’s feminism being “very conflicted” because of the “male voyeuristic experience of her” earlier last year, even the last person had to admit that she still had a long way to go. The...

Collective Practises: Milah Libin of Smart Girl Club

For this instalment of Collective Practices we talk to Milah Libin, a New York based artist and writer. With her close friend Destiny Frasqueri, (Princess Nokia), Milah started Smart Girl Club collective, focusing on creating a safe space for female creativity.

“We actually cried after the first gig” Polyester chats to Hinds

Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials, Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen make up the quartet band, Hinds. Hailed from Madrid, England – amongst many other countries around the world – have guzzled down this garage lo-fi influenced girl band.

Dicktionary: Peglittle

Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do. peglittle \ [peg-lit-l] \ verb peglittle is to communicate in an unfriendly way. 1: UNFRIENDLY, HATEFUL, CHILLY, COLD, ALOOF, SOUR He was so peglittle about it.   Illustration by Emma Farrant

How Pretty in Pink Helped Me Discover My Queer Identity

My first camp crush was 100% polyester: a calf-length dress in baby pink with large blush polka dots, the fabric hung loose around the waist and crop sleeves falling blousily either side. The neckline drew up into a deep V which gave onto a panel of pink lace; the laced skimmed over collar bones into...

Why we Need to Celebrate the Athletic Body

I recently read an interview with FKA twigs in which she highlighted an issue that I’ve never heard discussed before. An issue that has dictated the way I’ve viewed myself since the incredibly young age of eight. Now, at nearly twenty, I’ve finally heard the words I’ve been waiting to hear.

Fangirls are Cyborgs

If you’re not a fan, have never been a fan and would rather drink a glass of spit than be called a fangirl in public – this isn’t for you. Please see yourself out.

Our Girl Lollipop- Arvida Bystrom

We all know why Arvida Byström is important. Her pastel perfect photography deconstructing the feminine gender code made us all question why we were so freaked out about growing armpit hair, getting our period, or secretly wanting to keep our My Little Ponies.