One In Five Project

I was raped in 2014. I struggled to function in everyday situations, leaving my flat in London was difficult and the only place I felt safe was my bedroom, I grew confidence to be able to go to university and be in the darkroom printing for hours and hours on end. I started drinking a...

Behind Patriarchy Looms The Spectre Of Tacky Lesbianism

There’s a specter haunting patriarchal beauty standards: the specter of tacky lesbianism. For the purpose of this article, I am going to self-identify as a someone who is: nonbinary butch a lesbian, and (in this case, most importantly) habitually tacky.   I am not going to attempt to define tacky lesbianism in this article, as...

The Jennifer Lawrence Effect

Did you catch [insert any late night talk show]? Spoiler: it involved another slim, probably white, cisgender star sharing quirky anecdotes about their “awkward” adolescence. We need to talk about the celebrity identity crisis. Sure, it’s a little late to challenge the concept of celebrity idolization, but just because we’re image-obsessed skin bags doomed to...

Dicktionary: Frute

Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do. frute\ [froot] \ adj frut∙er: frut∙est A frute is someone who dresses or displays behaviours that are a combination of funky and cute. 1: CUTE, FUNKY, PRETTY, ATTRACTIVE,FUN, AMAZING, ADORABLE, SWEET, COOL. That coat looks so...

Dicktionary: NFI

Words we wish were in the Oxford English Dictionary, but for now the Polyester Dicktionary will have to do.