A brief history of the LGBT flag

When I visited San Francisco this summer, I was thrilled to be there over Pride weekend. I expected the parade and a whole lot of other fabulous goings on, but what I didn't expect was to find an LGBT history lesson in a department store. Hanging in the atrium of Bloomingdales was a gigantic flag... Continue Reading →

Review: Fierce Femmes

When I heard about the latest Familyyy Fierce event, via Rarely Wears Lipstick columnist Rubyyy Jones, I knew I simply had to go along. Sadly, my diary was not my friend on this occasion and I couldn't make it, so I got in touch with one of the most fierce femmes I know to ask... Continue Reading →

Rubyyy Jones: Balance

Hello Darlings! Hope this blog post finds you enjoying your deep and delicious summer. We've been so blessed with such joyful sunshine this season while tumult spells summer for many around the world. I hope you are safe, sexy and sound in yourself, getting ready for a beautiful Autumn which blows in a bit more... Continue Reading →

Is Monogamy Dead?

Monogamy. A great topic for a stand-up comedy show, don't you think? Rosie Wilby certainly thinks so, as that's what prompted her to create "Is Monogamy Dead?", a show about relationships, sex and infidelity. Not only is it based on observation and anecdotes, but there's also some actual survey data in there... plus, Rosie once... Continue Reading →

Irreverent Dance do Pride

Back in May, I received an email from the diversity officer at work about what we could do to celebrate this year's Pride Festival. I clicked the link and browsed the events on offer, but one thing stood out to me about everything else... you could apply to be an official walking group in the... Continue Reading →

Abuse, discrimination and solidarity

Have you ever been yelled at in the street or discriminated against because of your gender? Laura Bates has, and she set up the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012 to document women's routine experiences of prejudice in order to prove how bad the problem is and create some solidarity. Since then, the project has helped... Continue Reading →

Fashion Theory: Judith Butler

Part 5 of a 6-part series on aspects of fashion theory, specifically cultural studies and object analysis. Written partly to reassure myself that I do understand the concepts and partly to help clarify things for others, this post is based on notes I took during a lecture at London College of Fashion by Dr Agnès... Continue Reading →

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