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. ❣ ❣ ❣...

Question everything with ‘a Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality”

New Year calls for self reflection: A Guide to Thinking Critically About Your Sexuality A comfortable, acceptable queer narrative begins so: “Ever since I was a child, I knew I was different”. I didn’t. In fact, I was explicitly taught otherwise. I knew I was loved. I knew I had friends, talents, and privilege afforded...

The Monstrous Mystique of Femmes in Horror Films

The scent of sage lingers heavily in the air as female oddities of every form gather in darkness to smudge away the inevitable ennui of kinky kittens and sartorially safe succubi… Feminine monstrosity as a fashion sense- the trashy transcendency, the burning of boundaries and the perverting of perspectives, is hella la mode but never...

Drum Roll Please, Here Comes The Bride

In celebration of ten drummers drumming, photographer Weishan Hu explores maternal relationships and holy matrimony in a new photo series for our alternative twelve days of Christmas. ༺♥༻ ༺♥༻༺♥༻ ༺♥༻ Photography by Weishan Hu. Styling by Bahkita Fok. Hair and makeup by Liuyi. Featuring Juicy Chan and Susan Yuan.  To check out the rest of...

Ms Claus Has Come To Visit: Nine Ladies dancing

We’re in the final throes of our twelve days of Christmas. Next up, it’s nine ladies dancing which means celebration time! Aoife Cullen creates Ms. Claus and ICE queen looks for you to serve at your next Christmas soiree… ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* MS CLAUS *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ ✧・゚: *✧・゚:* ICE QUEEN *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ To check out the rest of our alternative advent...

Angel Hair Pasta : Eight Maids Are Milking

Kyara Simone and Melanie Lehmann present to us ‘ANGEL HAIR PASTA,’ for Eight maids are milking as part of our alternative twelve days of Christmas. A set of images based around a concept focusing on two women portraying angels in a new age of feminism that’s allowing women to be ethereal, untouchable works of art...

God is a Womxn: Six Geese A-Laying

At the half way point of Polyester’s twelve days of Christmas, Kim Thompson reimagines six geese a-laying — cos we all know men ain’t shit. To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

Stack ’em High, it’s Five Gold Rings

For the fifth instalment of our holiday countdown, Doxi Mylk adds all the gold rings to their Christmas wish list, ‘cos five just simply ain’t enough… To check out the rest of our alternative advent series, click here.

Advent Reimagined: Two Turtle Doves

For Polyester’s 12 days of Christmas, Iris ray reimagines two Turtle Doves as a photo series. Photography by Iris Ray. Styling by Ivory Woods. Makeup by Lucy Fleur. Featuring Linda Chen and Lucy Fleur. ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

Have yourself a Polyester Christmas: Partridge in a Pear Tree

  For the first post in Polyester’s twelve Day of Christmas, Gina commissioned Emma T to illustrate a contemporary take on Partridge in a Pear tree.

How a manicure can help you campaign for trans rights

This comic is part of Charlie Cragg’s Nail Transphobia editorial takeover. To read Charlie’s editors letter and find out more about her work, life and activist campaigns, click here. Charlie’s own brand of activism — fabulous activism — has always been about engaging real people in tiny acts that spur on concrete change. From her...

Alex Margo is an old-school Hollywood bombshell for the digital age

Charlie Craggs selects three Trans sisters to talk to whilst decorating their nails for #Nailit #NailsTransphobia campaign. Meet Alex Margo a.k.a OLD DRAG who is always impeccably dressed from of their archive in vintage pieces and signature dots makeup.  ALEX a.k.a. OLD DRAG I’m an artist based in London. In my work, I consider questionable authority through...