In a new art installation, Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West, who specializes in experimental technicolor lighting and whose work increasingly critiques still-rigid contemporary ideas about gender and sexuality, worked with 40 women subjects — including Stephanie Beatriz, Nikki Hearts, Gaby Dunn, Jazzmyne Robbins, Isis King and more — to do just that.
“There are a lot of butches out there still. More than ever. And in a larger variety than ever. And that is what my project depicts, in style, body, race and gender non-conformity.”
Your community gallery for May! Nearly 100 queers doing the work!
Sometimes you have to step outside to remember who you are and who you want to be. And sometimes, you have to retreat to the epicentre of yourself, surrounded by whatever environment you can create.
“What I’m saying is not that art solved my problems, but instead that the strength I found through creating and through fighting back, still pushes me forward.”
It’s another community gallery! What were we all up to on those March Friday nights? I’ll tell you, it did involve some cute cocktails.
“Generally in life all I want to do is: good work for good causes with good people. I want to be a good designer, I mean truly, deeply good at my craft; everything else is semantics.”
Your next community gallery is here! Come gaze upon nearly 170 queer bedrooms of our lives, and the queers who queer them. Safe for work, more or less!
“My niece shows me her Instagram feed and I see no one like her looking back at me. The people I love have fleeting reflections in the media.”
Your communal photo gallery is here! Gaze upon nearly 200 queer as fuck kitchens, and the queers who queer them.
We spent some time making vision boards for 2017 because we needed the therapy. And the hope.
So everyone can celebrate whatever myriad ways boobs are present in their lives this holiday season.
Displaying the art and taking time to understand its message and content implies value of the work itself. Doing so would acknowledge that women, people of color, queer and/or trans people are a part of art’s history. But this is not happening.
“The moon is my muse and ruler. I love her many faces. I love being her daughter, her sister, her boyfriend, her girlfriend, her theyfriend, her lover, her handmaiden, her houseboy — you name it and I’ve dreamed such things.”
Look at this awesome list of gorgeous stuff I’ve put together for you—all of it designed and/or created by at least one woman or nonbinary artist!
Polaroids of LA’s #NoDAPL protest on November 15, 2016.
Get totally unsettled with this tour of our creepiest places.
“I offer products that strive to act as feminist propaganda, as a reality disruption. To pay my gargantuan monthly student loan debt by selling weird feminist gear? It seemed like an awesome joke on the universe.”
I visited two Pride parades in Portugal and I’m here to tell you all about it!
“Trendy bisexual girls hugging at camera”