Which do you remember, the first time you saw an X-ray, or the first time you felt a kiss? Both? For me, it’s both.
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‘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.
‘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 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.
Brad Feuerhelm spoke to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about the stories that lie behind his images from the issue and how his work is informed by his love of horror movies.
‘In Iris, they speak a language with a hundred pronouns.’
‘My blood is on its way to becoming something that even when given for free can be brokered and sold like ingots or wheat.’
‘though I’ve sat where torrents recall no slush / I’m drawn by your ceramic explosions’
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