Art + Feminism // Wikipedia, Representation & Art

Can you name five women artists? Off the top of your head, no Googling or asking a friend. Put that smartphone away, please. No cheating. Take a minute. It is okay if their names do not fly to the forefront of your mind immediately. I’ll wait. If you can name five women artists, go ahead…

Sometimes, I Don’t Feel Anything

cw; mental health, depression Two paper bags on my floor, several errant socks and a pile of clothes at the end of the bed (and spilling out of the washing basket). Dinner was a prepacked sandwich and two bars of chocolate. I think it’s been over a month since I called home. It’s been worse…

A Semi Reverent List of Oscar Host Suggestions

Happy Oscar Season, Gays (and pretentious straights)! With the release of the Golden Globe nominations and the general little gold man smell in the air, I’m sure we’re all counting down the minutes for us all to waste 6 hours to see Gaga’s gracious-but-disappointed-with-the-loss-face (I’m sure it’ll be stunning). But wait, what’s that I see…

We Were Not in Love

Gail Webb wrote this poem during Boshemia’s Made-in-a-Day Zine workshop with Dizzy Ink. The theme of the zine was Nostalgia. Look for more of her poetry in the upcoming ORIGINS issue of Boshemia Magazine.    WE WERE NOT IN LOVE We were not in love  Though we listened to 10cc Day after day it gave…

Toots & Boots // Michelle Obama, Black Friday and Christmas rom-coms

Michelle Obama discusses her memoir with Oprah, Vanessa Hudgens does a Lindsey Lohan (not the messy version), and Boshemia reflects on the morality of American holidays – all in this week’s Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 @Askapoc This instagram account is described as a ‘safe space for Non POC to ask questions to a community of…

The Land of Milk and Honey

by Ropafadzo Mugadza. Photograph by Tim Johnson. My aunt and uncle found my brother standing outside the coach station. Naked. His body rattling like wind chimes in a storm. A year later my sister and I were stood in the same Johannesburg coach station. He left it with nothing but his life. We were determined…

The Way Out

Short story by Boshemia columnist Alex Nolan. Clearing was a town in a wide-cut circle of space, among an ocean of trees that spanned miles. Clearing was town where people were born and where they died without ever seeing beyond its borders. No one knew what, if anything, was outside the forest’s borders. It was…

Toots & Boots // Beautiful Boy, Ocasio-Cortez, and #ThisIsNotConsent

Artful cinema, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s insta, and victim-blaming in Irish court have Boshemia all talking this week. Read below for this week’s instalment of Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 A Star is Born Lady Gaga is killing it in the recently released A Star is Born. This is her most extensive foray into film (although she has…

Vintage Cuts // Analog Collage with Jordan McKenzie

Jordan McKenzie of San Jose, California is an analog collage artist. Drawn to sharp cuts and vintage aesthetic, Jordan’s pieces are an ode to print culture. To see their work and inquire about collaborations, see @alldaydirt on IG.  “I connect the most with pieces that are derived from my idea of a woman being a…

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…