Spaces & Places is a three-week series focusing on the private and community areas we occupy, the ways we personalize them, and the meanings that we assign to them. Organized and edited by Meg Jones Wall.
Hello, you beautiful queers! Even after nearly a year and a half of pandemic living, I’m still not quite used to being anywhere other than my own space — but it’s also meant that I, like so many others, have been paying very close attention to the things that make my place really feel like home. It’s what inspired me to put together this special issue focused on Spaces & Places: exploring what home means, how we use our spaces, and ways to make the places that you spend your time as functional and beautiful and individual and magical as possible.
But we don’t just want to talk about what we love — we also want to hear from you, to see your favorite spots, to know what makes your space feel special. What does your home look like? How does it feel? What do you love about it, and what do you wish you could change? For this community gallery, show us your absolute favorite part of your space. Whether it’s your reading nook, your bed, your garden, your patio, your office space, your corner of the kitchen, or any other space that belongs to you – we wanna see it! How have you made it your own? What changes, if any, have you made? Where did you get that incredible lamp / set of linen sheets / vintage couch / repurposed piping? How did you put this space together, and how do you use it? What does it mean to you? How long did it take you to get this space the way you wanted it? Why do you love this space so much? What are you still hoping to find or improve, and what do you love just as it is?
Gallery Theme: Spaces & Places
1. Take a photo of your favorite room, corner, or space — you can be in it if you like, but you don’t have to be!
Photos should be between 1024-3024 pixels wide so they’ll look nice on a full screen. Please don’t send anything smaller than 1024 pixels wide.
2. Send your picture and info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject SPACES & PLACES GALLERY. Copy/paste this mini form into your email and fill in the blanks with your info!
NAME / PRONOUNS* / AGE* / PHOTO’S LOCATION
Details*: Tell me why this space is special to you, how you designed it, where your favorite pieces came from, and anything else you think it’s cool or interesting!
*Optional but lovely.
I reserve the right to edit your sentence/s for length or spelling errors. Your photo will appear in a full screen gallery on Autostraddle.com and might be used on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to promote the gallery. If you don’t want your photo to appear on social media, please make a note of that with your submission. You reserve full rights to your photo. Photos will not be used to promote anything other than this exact gallery, and will not be used in any other future post.
Deadline: July 20th, 2021
Leave your questions in the comments, and thank you so much for participating in this gallery — I can’t wait to see your spaces!
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