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The words I never asked for: fighting street harassment with Colère:Nom féminin

The words I never asked for: fighting street harassment with Colère:Nom féminin

Trigger Warning: Sexual violence Sometimes, when you travel across Europe to take part in a workshop, you end up having to share a room with someone you don’t know. “How will she be like? Will we get on?” That’s how I met Chloé, and I needn’t have worried: we got on alright. Something we had in...
Club Culture and male domination: how to change it

Club Culture and male domination: how to change it

Translated by @pixelrust and @donasonica Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? Clicca qui. I dove into electronic music 4 years ago, after spending my adolescence exploring the lands of post-rock, metal, hardcore, post-punk, post-anything. Multiple times, I had tried joining bands as a singer, but nothing ever actually came out of that. Sometimes the reason was that...
In Defense of Literary Women: An Interview with E. Jade Lomax

In Defense of Literary Women: An Interview with E. Jade Lomax

Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? Clicca qui.   James Potter, Harry’s father, used to be a bully. We know that, JK Rowling knows that, but that didn’t stop James from growing into a worthy adult, one who deserved his friends’ affection, his lover’s love, and his child’s admiration. And it may be okay. Let’s move on...
Hell is a teenage girl: innocent, cruel Persephone

Hell is a teenage girl: innocent, cruel Persephone

 Translated by Silvia Colombi Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? There is a young girl, thin ankles, who plays in a flower field. Something terrible is going to happen to her and she will have no choice. She will scream her father’s name but he will not help her. Or, there is a woman, merciless and arrogant,...
Chaste and pure: on the Myth of female Virginity

Chaste and pure: on the Myth of female Virginity

Translated by Egle Morrone Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? The first time is important for a girl: when I was young, this is what I got from magazines, books, teen dramas, and the mushy second-hand romance novels I used to buy for 200 Lire* each and devoured when there seemed to be nothing else at home....
Soft Revolution presents: La Luz

Soft Revolution presents: La Luz

With Soft Revolution we already presented the adorable Quilt and today we switch the atmosphere a little bit, even if we stay in the US. La Luz (a name that means “the light” in Spanish), play an irresistible surf music with vintage echoes. Nowadays it is difficult to find such strong images in an album,...
An interview with Meagan Fredette

An interview with Meagan Fredette

Translated by Vittoria Bernardini Vuoi leggerlo in italiano?   The universe of Italian fashion blogs is not among the most stimulating, as we discussed not so long ago. It is mainly characterised by repetition and imitation of mainstream fashion magazines, and people such as myself feel the lack of feminist perspectives on the art of...
Songs and tips with Elephant 6’s stellar girls

Songs and tips with Elephant 6’s stellar girls

translated by Ilaria Iannicelli Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? Clicca qui. Today, I come bearing gifts: an interview to Laura Carter and a magical playlist with the most beautiful songs written by the women of the Elephant 6 Recording Company, an american collective of musicians which generated several independent bands of the 1990s. Many of you...
It wasn’t the feminist thing to say, but I said it anyway

It wasn’t the feminist thing to say, but I said it anyway

Translated by Martina Del Romano Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? 7 How much time do we waste explaining to annoying or just plainly curious people what it means to be a feminist and why we have chosen to define ourselves as such ? In my case, a lot. So much that, at times, I would love...
Tomboys have it tough

Tomboys have it tough

Translated by Martina Del Romano Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? I don’t know if it ever happened to you – and it probably did, especially if you’re a woman – that upon entering some closed public space full of people –  a lift, a bus or a waiting room –  you’d feel as if the eyes...
Of Looking Bad in Pictures

Of Looking Bad in Pictures

Translated by Ria Novielli Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? “ Photogenic:  Adjective. (Especially of a person) looking attractive in photographs or on film: a photogenic child ”   Recently, after a night out with friends, I happened to address a friend of my boyfriend’s a little too desperately when he tried to take a picture of our...
Being fat in summer

Being fat in summer

Vuoi leggerlo in italiano? For yet another year I didn’t lose weight, essentially because the bother of being fat doesn’t even come close to the bother of the idea of being on a diet. Twenty days ago the summer heat arrived even in London (yup, only three weeks ago, that’s Northern Europe for you), and...