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May 27, 2019

My name is. It begins and ends with the spirit of my Aiga. The spirit of my ancestors, guided by the stars across seas, navigating new waters and new worlds. The same spirit my great grandfather, Leapai of Malie, upheld in the Mau Movement for Samoa’s journey to independence; in honest leadership, tautua, and in […]

May 27, 2019

CW: Partner Abuse Ownership is a concept I struggle with. I’m 21. I modestly own a few cameras, the odd kitchen appliance in my flat, and a wardrobe of clothes I’ve accumulated over the last four years. These things are mine to do whatever I want with. I could paint my breadmaker black and set […]

May 27, 2019

I love Kanye. Now, I’m not necessarily talking about the Kanye who waltzes into the Oval Office to demonstrate his admiration for a man who wouldn’t look out of place in either a travelling circus or a field of oranges. I’m talking about Kanye the artist, Kanye the creative. Whether as a prepubescent teen claiming […]

May 23, 2019

As a kid, I would always get in trouble for talking with my mouth full.   I’m sure most of us have been there, stuck in this dichotomy wanting to comment on absolutely everything, while catering to a child’s perpetual hunger. Without realising, I was a juvenile multitasker. I wanted the best of both worlds. […]

May 23, 2019

  Dreams of stardom are easy, fulfilling, and most often, fairly fleeting. It’s not very hard to look at a person in the media who’s doing well for themselves, and decide that you want that life.   I should know. I did.   My name is Emma Maguire, and I’m a reformed YouTube vlogger. I’ve […]

May 21, 2019

A perky young woman waves to the camera. She has long shiny hair—maybe there is a hint of exhaustion in her eyes, but who can tell? The refrain comes: “Hi guys, and welcome back to my channel!” She tells us her name, and the name of her child; perhaps the child is just out of […]

May 20, 2019

I don’t know about you, but my sex education was garbage. In my backwards, patriarchal education, I didn’t learn about basic health and safety measures. And I definitely didn’t learn about female anatomy.   A UK study from February of this year found that 52% of people couldn’t locate the vagina. Of the women in […]

May 20, 2019

“RUIN YOUR FUCKING SELF BEFORE THEY DO. OTHERWISE THEY’LL SCREW YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE A NOBODY. THEY’LL KEEP YOU ALIVE BUT YOU’LL HAVE TO CRAWL AND SAY “THANK-YOU” FOR EVERY BONE THEY THROW. YOU MIGHT AS WELL STAY DRUNK OR SHOOT JUNK AND BE A CRAZY FUCKER. IF THE RICH GUYS WANT TO PLAY WITH YOU, […]

May 20, 2019

“It felt like spaghetti and meatballs—as if my insides were spaghetti and meatballs, and someone was eating it up.” Cara Adler was experiencing this level of pain almost constantly throughout last year. She has endometriosis, a condition of the uterus which causes huge amounts of pain, amongst other symptoms. I barely knew what endometriosis was […]

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