Pushed and Pulled: On a Shared Female Experience

Written by Harriet Clarke Artwork by Laura-Joy Pieter I have been thinking about the idea of liminality recently; of living between tensions, between mindsets, or between states. As a woman (inclusive of any and all lived experiences) there is a specific feeling I’ve had and many other woman I know have felt the same. It’s…

This Girl Makes… An Impact: Harriet Speed and Furniture Making

Firstly, could you tell us in only 10 WORDS about This Girl Makes? An initiative that celebrates women in craft and design. Now is your chance to expand with a more in-depth description of your project… It started in October 2016 as a blog that posted every week, including interviews with a variety of designers…

A Period Drama: Why we need to start talking openly about menstruation

Written by Heather Walswalchdevries Art by Elena Chabbi “I might shower tonight,” I told my friend and colleague Scott. “Whoa, is that time of the month again?!” He replied, referring to the ongoing joke that my sense of hygiene is severely underdeveloped, and that if I was a Sim the little thing above my head would…

Kiss it Better: Joanna Black’s Senninbari Dress Project

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Amelia Dearing Edited by Shaina Ford “Welcome to my wardrobe. I have been wearing and collecting these items since I was 15 and I’m only selling my collection now because my son is not a crossdresser and I don’t know where else it would go.” This is the welcoming…

Converting the Nonbelievers: The importance of solidarity for feminism

Words by Heather Walswalchdevries Art by Harriet Speed I have a brother, a father, a mother and a boyfriend who I love (maybe not my boyfriend yet: we’re taking things slow, you know), admire, and who I overall find interesting and intelligent human beings. Despite the fact that I am so very fond of them and…

How to Be a Better Ally

Words and Video by Shaliz Navab Over the past three months, I surveyed and interviewed fifty women of color living in Germany, France, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK on the topic of allyship. The women participating in these interviews came from several different backgrounds, with roots in: South Africa, Eritrea, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda,…

Project FEM Fashion Show

On September 9th, Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, which would usually be host to sweaty bodies drinking and dancing until the early hours, became host to some much more righteous activity; ProjectFEM’s feminist fashion show and exhibition. As we walked in, we were greeted with walls bathed in pink lighting (we were definitely in the right…