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Piercings

by Chris Hawkins. This poem appears in Boshemia Magazine: BODIES. Photo by Connor Irwin.   Your earrings were still on my desk, one week and half after you plucked each from either lobe and left them to glimmer in the energy— safe, inefficient glow which lit that late-evening, shifting into early-morning, post-viewing of a musical…

A Love Letter to Antidepressants

by Georgia White. This piece appears in Boshemia Magazine: BODIES.  At the Museum Brandhorst in Munich there’s an art installation, comprised of rows of shelves two metres tall and nearly nine metres long. Sitting on the shelves are hundreds of small multi coloured objects, varying slightly in size. I thought, at first glance, that they…

Winter King

In the dark valley, at the end of the old world, once stood a great stone lodge. The dwelling existed without time, bound only by fragments of collective memory. It was a place the extinguished came to deposit their recollections of living before crossing into the ridge beyond Winter. I came in from the snowdrifts,…

A Pilgrimage to Self Love

This piece originally appeared in Boshemia Magazine Issue 03: Bodies. It has been a long pilgrimage to a place of self-love. I can see the summit, yet I have not fully and truly arrived. I have learned to love the steep, wide slopes of my hips, and the soft rotundity of my tum—the droop of my breasts, nodding earthwards…

Manila Luzon’s Period Queen Gown is Not About Taste

Hey Kitty Gurls! Who’s watching RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4? So far, no major complaints. It’s already miles better than All Stars 3, and hopefully, it’ll keep up the momentum. The runways, in particular, have been fierce and fabulous. Last week’s theme was “Curves & Swerves, padded for the Gods,” and we got a…

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Does the Perfect Gay Rom-Com Exist?

Boshemia columnist Alex Nolan is on a quest to find the perfect gay romcom. I love classic romcoms. Give me every iteration of Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore and Kate Hudson you can and I’ll still eat it up. Those films are great because they make you feel good. Queer romances, however, tend to…

Men Must Stop Using Male Suicide as a Trump Card

Regular contributor Liam Atterbury discusses the frequent mis-placing of important discussions around male suicide and mental health. You can see more of Liam’s work in Issues 02 and 04 of Boshemia Magazine, available from our online store. Six months on from the death of Anthony Bourdain and the topic of male suicide still lingers on the…

Louis CK is Dead. When Will He Notice?

As 2018 settles into the dust and we enter a post #MeToo age, now is the time for men to come forward and apologise. Now is the time for them to learn from their mistakes and work with their communities to better themselves and other men. To quote a now-dead comedian, now is the time…

New Year, New Congress

Behind the scenes look at Congress in 2019 by A. Image of Nancy Pelosi via People.  Dear Reader, New year, new Congress! On January 3, when the 116th Congress convenes, its first order of business as a body will be to elect its leaders. Now that Democrats have majority membership in the house, they’ll have…

Boshemia Best of 2018

It’s been a year of powerhouse womxn, fabulous page to screen adaptations, overwhelmingly binge-worthy television, and Fuck-You-Pay-Me music. The babes at Boshemia rounded up their favorite bits of pop culture of 2018. Films Blackkklansman Spike Lee’s best movie in years, Blackkklansman is an engaging and exciting retelling (ish) of a black man infiltrating the KKK.…

Behind the Scenes of Lame Duck Congress

A is a Boshemia columnist writing about their experiences working behind the scenes at the US Capitol. Photograph via Politico.   Dear reader, When last we spoke, the midterm elections were looming with an intensity that caused everyone to speculate on the veracity of claims made in the Book of Revelation. Yet we’ve made it…

The ‘Incomplete’ Family: A Short Symposium

Boshemia columnist Ropa is in conversation with her two housemates about their experiences of growing up in single-parent households. Isabel sips her hot chocolate while Diana eats toast. ‘Are you gonna use our names in it then?’ Diana asks. ‘I’ll use different names.’ I reassure her. I place the recorder in the middle of us…