Lindsay Bottos - Anonymous messages from tumblr on webcam selfies, 2014
I get tons of anonymous messages like this every day and while this isn’t unique to women, the content of the messages and the frequency in which I get them are definitely related to my gender. I almost exclusively get them after I post selfies. The authority people feel they have to share their opinion on my appearance is something myself and many other girls online deal with daily. - LB
Call for submissions
LGM, a fortnightly peer-led support group for young creatives with mental health issues, are putting out a zine exploring everything and anything to do with the topic.
"We’d love anyone with something to say to contribute so we’re looking for photographs, writing, illustrations, or whatever you’d like to put in the zine.
We’re trying to avoid an overly emotive approach as we want this to appeal to a wide range of people, so it would be great if pitches were more informative or light-hearted, but we’re open to anything so drop us an email!”
Deadline for submissions: Monday February 24th
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.
- Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
- Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
- Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.
Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.
— Fat Queer Tells All: On Fatness and Gender Flatness - By Allie Shyer (via cassket)
Maria Pizzeria wearing our Princess, Babe, Witch and Kitten beanies
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Photography by Arvida Byström
Belong/Longing by Vivian Fu
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the words belong, belonging, and longing.