“Saint Sebastian, I have many things to confess.”
It never occurred to me that photography could exist so close to home.
“It is still frowned upon for women to have multiple sexual partners – but there are also a plethora of contradictions that come with it.”
“I thought that if you could leave and learn and see beyond your own back fence you were somehow no longer trapped like cattle in the run.”
“I should be an amoeba.”
“closing her eyes as their lips meet / she can taste her desperation / desperate to forget the boys who came before”.
Some wildly juicy stories emerged from the Fifty Shades phenomenon, saucy and embarrassing alike. But what really left me gasping, so to speak, was the lack of education, shared both by the author, E. L James, and my friends, about safe BDSM practices.
Creative piece ‘Remix’ by Jasmine Ryan: 2020, paper, glue, and Photoshop.
The pigments separate in front of your eyes, as you look closer. Blood is pain but also life,
damage but also strength.
When you look at blood, you look at yourself.
Fat liberation has taught me that rooting self-worth in fatphobia and the desire to be skinny will never benefit anyone (including people who are skinny) because it is a never-ending race to the bottom.