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Nudity Redefined // Feminism and the Male Gaze in the Nude Portrait

by Selina Macias (@afrogyps). Photography by Victoria Dewey (@tori_ventures).  Patriarchal ideology has long defined how we perceive feminine nudity, modesty, and sensuality. Through this male gaze, the nude self-image of women becomes distorted and controlled, and traditional masculine interpretations of modesty become a means of restraining the female body. American poet and feminist Adrienne Rich…

On Radical Motherhood and Gigs in Academia with Jennifer Grubbs

Interview by Daniela Jungova.  Dr Jennifer Grubbs is a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University. As a mother of three kids under the age of six, she maneuvers the personal and the professional both inside and outside of the classroom on the daily. And…

Ode to an Ever-Changing Wardrobe

by Robbie Masters. Robbie is a writer and fine artist based in Bristol, UK. Their work addresses questions of transgender identities, mental health and sexual politics through a queer feminist lens, drawing upon their personal experience as a queer, femme survivor.  There’s a grumbling in the basement; in my stomach; in the depths of my mind. There’s…

A Self-Care Approach to Mental Health Isolation

by Kelly Ronaldson. Photo by Naomi August. This time last year, I was halfway through my first year of university, living in the heart of my favourite city, and on my way to securing my dream career. Things weren’t perfect, but I had an incredible group of friends, a revitalised love for writing and a…

Before It Happened

CW: sexual assault.    you have to understand who i was before it happened.   youth surged through my veins seeped from every pore filled my sanguine lungs laced every breath. young and fun and a little dumb, in my prime.   age five, high tide some cloudy beach each collapsing wave dissolves into glitter…

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…

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…

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…