Sex, Drugs and Cowpunk! Lucy’s Story
“I wanted to be able to say, ‘Girls can do it too. We’re on the road, we’re in a band. Of course we drink, of course we take drugs, of course we go with groupies. We can do it too.’ I was always very fierce in that we shouldn’t be excluded because of our gender.”…
An Afternoon in Primark Changed My Life … Joni’s Story
“It touched other aspects of my life for years to come: finding work was difficult because I was so searchable. Nobody wanted ‘that angry transwoman’ working for them.”
Growing Up Hated … Shona’s Story
“I’ve been hated for my skin colour, for my sexuality, for my mental health, things I can’t change. People are going to hate me whatever, so I might as well be who I am. I don’t care what people think anymore.”
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Sometimes I Look for the Love of My Life When I Pee … Illustrations by Odara Rumbol
Inspirational, motivational illustrations that make it just a little bit easier to be a woman.
Celebrating Female Desire … Art by Paola Rossi
This month’s featured art celebrates the free expression of love and passion between women while exploring the conflict between our inner darkness and light … Meet Peruvian-Italian artist Paola Rossi.
Who Am I, What is My Purpose? Art by Nicola Copsey
“It was my attempt to express all the elements of autistic sensory overload, for example light, sound and vision, to people on or off the spectrum, as many people have no idea what living with this aspect of life is like.”
the moon is a lesbian … Poetry by Maddie Fay
the moon is a lesbian, which i know because she has kissed every inch of my body more often than any lover i’ve ever known.
British Habesha Girl: Poetry by Zelly Lisanework
I am a Habesha Girl I am a British Girl Existing with my duality Liberated in my sexuality Defined by no one.
What They Told You … Spoken Word Poetry by Louise Clare Dalton
“I wrote this poem to unpack a specific experience, in order to move on and continue the journey towards loving myself completely. Looking at the internalised homophobia I carried from my school years for such a long time was a huge step forward in accepting and celebrating my sexuality. Writing it down takes away its…
Blogs by Incredible LGBTQ+ Women
Random Thoughts: Dear 15-Year-Old Me …
Janine Norris: A letter of hope and understanding from the future to her struggling teenage self.
Chronically Fabulous: The Critical Role of D&D in an Isolated World
By Josie Quinn: “In a year of isolation and fear, Dungeons & Dragons has not only kept me connected with the outside world, but given all of us the much needed chance to escape our current reality, even if only for a few hours.”
Giving Shame the Finger!
Louise Clare Dalton. “Let’s talk about shame baby, let’s talk about it and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the … oh wait. Hon, let’s not kid ourselves, there isn’t much ‘good’ to speak of when it comes to the shame surrounding sexuality and queerness.
When you see your first lesbian crush thirty years later and she has no idea who you are …
By Hayley Sherman: “Picture the scene. It’s 1991. I’m thirteen, she’s twenty-six. I’m an iffy-looking, greasy-faced, stalkerish teenager and she’s a respectable, married foreign languages teacher. Let’s face it, it was never going to work.”
Confessions of a Lesbian Cliché … I get my eyebrows threaded!
By Kirsten Leah: “I forced myself into a box to fit the cliché, basically. And unlike most clichés relating to lesbian-kind, the butch-femme binary is one that I absolutely detest.”
Transitioning Triathlete: The World Rugby Ban
By Kimberley Drain: “So, again, I’m left wondering if I have a place in the world of sport right now.”
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