Mother tongue

My mother’s tongue is harsh. Hers is a language of efficiency, deftly cutting between ribs to strike to the tender core. In my mother’s tongue, what has happened to my body, what my body has done, is called Fehlgeburt. FailRead more…

Profile : Rebecca Jones

Rebecca Jones is a feminist animal studies researcher, advocate and activist based at the University of Strathclyde. Her PhD, Consuming Men: Masculinity, Meat and Myth in Literary Fictions from Mary Shelley to Ursula Le Guin, applies theoretical frameworks taken fromRead more…

Profile: Aurora Campbell

Aurora Campbell is a Melbourne-based artist who explores the link between technology and sex, relationships, self-esteem, sexuality and vulnerability. In an age where Tinder has become the main tool for courtship, she is interested in how the modern day smartRead more…

Sir

‘Hello ma’am,’ the charity woman called out to me, but then her face clouded. ‘I mean sir.’ Another flustered pause before she reversed again: ‘I mean ma’am.’ Years of practice enabled me to politely decline making a donation without laughing.Read more…