Although I’ve written quite a lot about photography and photographers, I don’t own a camera and hardly ever take photos. Apart from a few sexually explicit Polaroids, the only personal pictures I have are ones taken by friends, all crammed haphazardly in a folder in my filing cabinet. If I rumma…
On the Roof
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
God and Me
‘All my religious experiences—if we can call them that—have been drug-related.’
‘Now that we were out of danger it seemed possible that there had never been any danger.’