‘Gal Pals’ is a term which is often seen to erase queerness in the mainstream media. From Calamity Jane and Katie Brown singing “never underestimate a woman’s touch” (1953) to the kiss between Betty and Veronica (or Beronica) in the TV series Riverdale (2017); many representations of queer female relationships have been buried under the guise of close, platonic, straight friendship.Read More
Cassandra Martin presents 'Crayon Creations', a series of dynamic crayon illustrations exploring her relationship with her body and the world around her.Read More
Please stop telling me that you’ve found the cure, you’ve found the answer to my complicated, exhausting, nuanced, personal, and all-consuming problem.
Do you really think that if the answer was that simple, just lying there in front of my face, I wouldn’t have tried it? Or at least considered the possibility?
How can I have feelings of love and loyalty and gratitude to the same group of people that make me feel scared to leave my house at night? Or are they a collective group at all? But if they are not then who am I scared of? And who am I angry with?Read More
It started maybe about ten years ago. It would be a sweltering hot day and, in accordance with the weather, I would choose to wear one of my flowing sundresses that used to make me feel so happy. But then I would walk to a friend’s house or to catch a tram. The sweaty place where my thighs meet and rub as I walk would become red, raw, and irritated, until I would find myself at home hours later- lying on the couch, legs up, bag of frozen peas on my thighs, cursing the day the sun came into being, along with the sick, sadistic liars who told us that summer was fun and carefree.Read More
"This is about exploring my sexual identity whilst also being in a long-term heterosexual relationship; how I navigate and balance this. It's about whether I can question these things with my limited experiences, whether or not my sexuality has to be "proven", and whether I even need to define it at all."
Love 6, 2016
Crayon & watercolour