‘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
Bisexuals and pansexuals are exist in our human universe, and need characters to represent them in fiction. In our heteronormative society, it is customary to assume straightness of all characters, and as we grow to include gay and lesbian characters it becomes easier to assume characters with same sex partners are gay or lesbian.Read More
Trouble finding your hotspot? Isabella Kottek has got ya.
Our smartphones are our constant companions - they've got more secrets on us than we do on them. Through our miniature screens, no one can tell how alone we actually are.
~ Best viewed on a smartphone for maximum loneliness. ~Read More
Rachel is a lady on adventures and she's got the photos to prove it.Read More
It’s happened to all of us. It might be over dinner, during the ad breaks on TV, or in the midst of a Uni lecture. Things get a little heated, and then a little more heated, before an iciness descends over the dinner table as two or more parties get locked into a cold war over whichever topic of conversation was (foolishly) brought up. It’s then that those magical words are spoken, that salve to soothe all wounds, to melt the ice and warm your hearts;
“Let’s just agree to disagree, shall we?"
Fuck the culture of victim blaming in which we live.
Fuck that I thought there was a hierarchy of rape and mine just didn’t make the grade. Fuck thinking that because it wasn’t as awful as it could have been I didn’t have a right to be angry. Fuck thinking that his mum having no idea anything was wrong the next day when she dropped me at train station made it in any way okay. Fuck thinking that something has to be violent in order to be unwanted and forceful.
An Ode to my Queer SelfRead More
I was 23 when a doctor put me on a low dose contraceptive pill, YAZ. I was diagnosed with menorrhagia (very painful periods).Read More
"What surprises me about the people who are in it? I try to be very open to whatever people are bringing. I remember this woman in Edinburgh once, she said ‘I just think this might be a load of bollocks’, [laughs] which I really enjoyed, because it could be a load of bollocks. I mean it could be with us all sitting here, revelling in each other’s company or it could be really important. I think sometimes some of the worst art I see is trying to say that something is one thing. Nothing is one thing. Nothing is simple, nothing is pure, nothing is monocultural in that way."Read More