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. ❣ ❣ ❣...

Meet the self-proclaimed Trans Deamon

Charlie Craggs selects three Trans sisters to talk to whilst decorating their nails for #Nailit #NailsTransphobia campaign. Meet Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley the self-proclaimed Trans Deamon. Danielle a.k.a Ladydangfua  I’m a black trans artist working in animation and sound in order to unpack living as a trans body. As well as dreaming of a physical archive which...

What it’s like having Gender Dysmorphia

As a part of Charlie Craggs takeover, she has selected Lucia Blake who runs Transmissions, a club night and support group which acts as a response to the unpleasant and unprecedented rise of the “TERF” movement, to speak on what its like to have Gender Dysphoria.   So recently (after copious amounts of gin) I revealed...

Hermaphroditus & Salmacis

The origins of the word androgynous can be traced back to a myth in Aristophanes speech in Plato’s Symposium; that people used to be spherical creatures, with two bodies attached back to back. There were three sexes: male people were from the sun, female people from the earth, and androgynous people who came from the...

Woman In The World: Passing, A Family Tradition

“My little girl is here!” My grandmother is lying in bed (bone cradling cloth), her room barren apart from the mattress, a roku TV and some jewelry on a nightstand. My sister and I hover, looking over her, specters of family made manifest before sharp but dying eyes. Emily looks at me, confused as to...

Identity as Artform: Yotam Mahler Track Premiere

In his new project ‘What Is Your Art?’, Israeli singer and producer Yotam Mahler uses music and photography to explore the intricate issue of identity and the idea of gender subversion as an artform. While working at his music studio in downtown Tel Aviv, Mahler got to know the community of transgender prostitutes working on...

Woman In The World: A Letter to the Boy I Could’ve Been

“Donald Trump nominates conservative Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court: America’s highest court will likely become more conservative.” … “The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on March 28 in the case of a transgender teenager from Virginia who sued his school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom, a case that...