Nomi & Martine

Singer-songwriter Nomi Ruiz, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on a heavy dose of Hip Hop, Freestyle, Pop and House Music .  As a child, she began composing songs around Hip-Hop heavy street samples. Her velvety vocals, personal lyrical content and dark melody lines found refuge in these raw arrangements, creating a unique brand...

The Real Demons

Giving is often seen as this thing where you are good and all those beautiful descriptive words anyone would want to be described with. You give to feel, help other and maybe help yourself feel a little good, but I found myself giving to the point that I had nothing left. I had given the...

Simulated Life

Creating and controlling Sims is one of the most innocent thrills anyone can have in life. I create them in my image, albeit, within the presets Maxis has to offer. I carefully develop their lives as the pinnacle of simhood. Within the confines of that hard drive, I am god, and she’s driven by two...

I Swear To Always Be Your Pretend Lesbian Lover

Have you ever seen that meme saying something along the lines of: “as your best friend, I swear to always pretend to be your lesbian lover when you get hit on by some ugly asshole in a bar”? If you haven’t, then let me explain that it’s been circulating for a while now and the...

Chang

Chang stands and fights for the visibility of the Asian community within the art world. He is an fine art student who creates work based on his experience within the gay community. He highlights his experience as a person of colour within the white gay community, which from his experience has been all bout masculinity...

The 12 Consequences Of Being A Woman

  Women are blamed for being raped. Every six seconds a woman is molested and raped, even with anti-rape laws and strict enforcement of punishment for rape worldwide. The act of victim-blaming women happens more often than you think. We often blame the substance (i.e. alcohol) if it’s a man who rapes a woman and will more...

Define Sex

The start of a monthly comic by Jenna Houston, the first of which explores personal definitions of sex in a heteronormative world. This piece looks at vaginal penetration being seen as the sexual norm and only method of losing virginity, which can be problematic for anything other than an able-bodied cisgender heterosexual relationship. Even within...

Maggie And Rene Get Married

When we told our friends and family that we were getting married, we were met with a mix of responses. So many of our loved ones were unequivocally happy for us, “over the moon” etc. However there was also a lot of scepticism and criticism of our choice to get married, ranging from a classic...

Mix #3: Hellcat For Polyester

Hellcat is the latest artist to produce a mix for Polyester – well, less of a mix & more of a track. The Portland-based, non-binary producer, they’re currently working on a “really nice weird hip-hop EP” which should be out soon but the dates are rather vague. Here they talk the music scene in their...

Lifting The Whole Galaxy Up

In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, Jonno Revanche pens this lament to their queer identity existing in a foreign world. It started with the remnants of a little rush. Seeing myself in other people, and then turning back inwards. I thought I was ‘boring’ once. I knew that there was more to it than...

Aliens From Your Planet

👽 A short visual story by 19-year-old photographer Dmitry Comarov about a family of aliens which land on planet earth, their outlook too forward thinking & complex for the modern world. His work looks at the social & political climate of Russia & its effects on the younger generation. 👽 Photography: Dmitry Comarov. Styling: Daria Remizova. Hair...

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

It’s no secret that girls get handed a crappy deal in the music industry – just look at the Kesha shitshow with Dr Luke. That’s why we’ve started a project to big up the DJs that aren’t your archetypal heterosexual male, starting with a mix from terribilis – aka Molly O’Reilly. The 18-year-old, London-based DJ is part of...