Consent is Crucial

BDSM has been in the media a bit more than usual recently thanks to the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. While it’s great to see it being talked about more, Fifty Shades is not the greatest example of safe BDSM practice. I won’t go into too much detail, but there’s a lot of information on…

Culture not Costume

Festival season is here – remember to be respectful and think about the cultural implications of what you wear! And of course, have fun, be safe and look out for one another! Happy festivalling to all our bitches!

Our Lady of Forgiveness

When I was fourteen, I received a death threat through a MySpace message from a disgruntled eighth grade girl. This was my first introduction to “girl hate.” The hostility, anxiety, and sheer terror that resulted from this message created an internalized hatred for women within me that would take me years to overcome. My first…

Guest Artist: Poet Meggie Royer

    Ode to Ovaries According to biology women are born with all the eggs//they’ll ever have// so some girl collects robin shells//and finches and blue jays// drains the slippery bodies inside like oysters//til all that’s left//is hollow// til their dead pulses//turn this into a poem//and she waits// and waits and waits//lining them up on…

A Springtime Playlist

The sun has finally come out here in the UK, and I’ve started listening to some more light & summery music to celebrate! Here’s a playlist of some of the female musicians or female-fronted bands who have been serenading me over the last week or so – add them to your springtime soundtrack! Chela –…