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Blood Memory

Words by E. Photography by Claudia Soraya. CW: sexual assault, rape.   I could not open like a flower I clenched, unblooming I writhed   A kind relic from days of glass thermometers and mercury medicine squeezes my hand, holds my wrist the attending doctor bracing herself on my inner thigh, her head between my…

How A Women’s Razor Company Is Working To Defeat Body Hair Stigmatization

Guest contributor Madison McKeever is a writer and increasingly radical feminist who is obsessed with gluten free cinnamon rolls, conspiracy theories, Zadie Smith, living vicariously through The L Word, and incessantly ranting about the orgasm gap. Her work has been published in Atlas, Reading A Bit, Shapes, and Slutmouth Magazine. She probably wants to ask…

In Media Res: Notes from My Eating Disorder Relapse

TW: eating disorders, body image [NB from Q: This was written about 2 months ago in the midst of an ED relapse – it was barely even written for the blog, but we’ve decided to share it anyway. I’ve since “recovered,” so let’s all agree to view this as a historical relic]   My perception…

Island Movies

by E. Photography by Noel Nichols.   I grasp at the edges of language to describe it. A state of perpetual submersion: underwater, but not yet drowning. My lungs functioning at half-capacity. I can see the sunlight refracting through waves above me. Salt stinging my eyes.

Notes on the Body // My Transition Journey

by Zelda Wait. Zelda is a trans woman writing about the experience of her transition. Photography by Mikail Duran. My body is an open forum for discussion. This has been true since the day I came out as trans, before I began to medically transition to today. My experiences in life are all subdued when…

I’m Here! I’m Queer! I Promise!

By contributor Taylor Wear. Photography by Toa Heftiba. Full disclosure: I am unabashedly feminine. I love face masks and false lashes and bright, audacious lipstick and ridiculous hoop earrings. And in spite of our current state of affairs, I adore men. Which is convenient, because if someone asked you to guess my sexuality off appearance…

Yas Hunty // Unpacking Gay Culture with Tom & Alex

Friends of Boshemia and partners Tom Holmes and Alex Nolan unpack the toxic, tragic, fabulous and fierce aspects of gay pop culture. Tom: I don’t like Madonna. Sure, the odd song, such as ‘Vogue’ and ‘Beautiful Stranger’ takes my fancy, but I certainly don’t “stan” her as a great deal of gay men do. While I…

Teaching The Future // Education Activism with Huw

Huw is a primary school teacher from Plymouth, UK, and has been teaching for almost 5 years. He is an educational activist and has recently become the Plymouth Branch Secretary for the ATL section of the National Education Union. We caught up with him to talk education activism, the National Curriculum, and arts and sex…

How ICE is Abusing Trans Asylum Seekers

Reporting by Erin Ammon. Photography by Mitch Lensink. In recent weeks, Americans have been following the news with horror as the United States Government willingly separates children from their families, in an effort to send a message to people who are attempting to flee to safety that they are not welcome here. This latest initiative passed…