The Leiden Guide to Feminism


  ‘…when young women move into the world and they realise… “Why am I being treated differently?” and they start to blame themselves because they don’t understand that they are part of a historic pattern…which is…working a little bit against them.’ – Emma Watson [for Buzzfeed, March 2017]   The other day a friend of mine came across a term that she didn’t fully understand: intersectional feminism. She realised she should probably know what that was so she asked me to help her learn about this. I am by no means the world’s feminist guru, however, I am fascinated by… Continue Reading

Homecoming


                          ‘Bega Court, or Bega flats, was an ACT Government Housing complex established in the 1950s and was the first place I lived. Being only brief and in the first year of my life, I don’t remember anything and have viewed it only from the outside for the following 2-25 years. In more recent years, I’ve found myself admiring the buildings for their Post-War International style design and continued purpose, and perhaps also accepting my earlier connection to the dwellings – realising I shouldn’t be embarrassed for having… Continue Reading

A Begrudging Examination of Valentine’s Day


  Each year in the lead up to February 14, I conduct a debate with myself about whether or not to write about Valentine’s Day. My personal stance on this romantic holiday is one of disdain. I agonise over writing an article that says as much or simply inferring my sentiments by not acknowledging the occasion at all. This year, like every other year, I had decided to go down the lack of acknowledgment route. However, while sitting on a milk crate, waiting for my life partner in crime to finish work, I had a change of mind. It was… Continue Reading

This Twitter Bot has got us all Hot and Bothered


  In honour of Valentines day we have found a twitter bot that mashes together romance novel excerpts and dank video game memes. Try sending one to your crush and see what happens. Here are a few of our favourites to get you in the mood. You’re welcome.   For a moment, he wondered what would happen if he leaned down and took those full pink lips for the kiss he’d wanted to give her since day had broken. But before he could act, she whispered, “I can’t rocket jump.”   He wrapped her in his arms, pulling her tightly… Continue Reading

Colour Field


                    Credits Concept/Art Direction: Caleb Williams and Sanjana Alex Photographer: Caleb Williams / www.calebwilliams.com.au / Instagram @caleb3200 Model: Sanjana Alex Designer: Sanjana Alex / Instagram @sanjanaalexdesigns   Sanjana has designed a ‘one off couture concept dress’ inspired by recent scientific research on the PTE enzyme, an enzyme which could play a key role in the break down and purification of toxic chemicals. Sanjana told us: ” …I manipulated techniques such as beading, embroidery, dyeing and pattern-making to represent each stage of finding the PTE protein’s structure. It begins at the very bottom of the… Continue Reading