Archives for posts tagged ‘androgyny’

Review: In One Person by John Irving

Brave and beautiful at times, In One Person is a tragicomic story of desire, longing and sexual identity. It both delights in and agonises over sexual differences and gender-bending, with a diverse cast of characters and a conflicted narrator who comes to understand that “we are formed by what we desire.” This is John Irving’s […]

David Bowie + Andreja Pejic = everything?

The Stars (Are Out Tonight), the second single from David Bowie’s upcoming record The Next Day, was released earlier this week, and it’s kind of everything. The song is beautiful, grungy and melodic, with a sweeping energy that is unmistakably Bowie. But what’s more exciting is the way it is brought to life in a […]

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Why you should marry the Beast, but not Prince Eric. In case you were wondering which Disney Prince you should marry, Thought Catalogue provides a pretty convincing guide. Timeless Bad Advice: Hugo Schwyzer presents the case against settling for Mr Good Enough. Taylor Swift is all kinds of beautiful in US Vogue.Read the profile feature […]

In which I talk about Andrej Pejic some more

(Edit July 2014: This was written when Andreja was going by Andrej and using male pronouns. At the time, it was to the best of my knowledge that she identified as male. Any essay I would write about her today would look very different, though still celebrating how amazing she is.) Andrej Pejic modelling bras for Hema, and why I […]

My new friend Jon-Jon Goulian

Over at Killings, the blog of the wonderful Kill Your Darlings journal, I wrote about a day I spent with my brilliant and delightful new pal Jon-Jon Goulian, author of The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt… ‘A strange kind of intimacy': a day with Jon-Jon Goulian The first time I heard of Jon-Jon Goulian, […]

Review: The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt

In the first of my ‘3008 Bookshelf’ columns for 3008 Docklands magazine, I reviewed The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt by Jon-Jon Goulian. Jon-Jon Goulian is one of the strangest people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the sweetest, and his utterly lovable memoir is both heartbreaking and heart-warming, leaving you with an […]

Boys in skirts

(Edit July 2014: This was written when Andreja was going by Andrej and using male pronouns. At the time, it was to the best of my knowledge that she identified as male. Any essay I would write about her today would look very different, though still celebrating how amazing she is.) Excitement! My article on Andrej Pejic, […]

Caged birds

In the latest issue of 3008 Docklands magazine, I talk to the delightful Richard Nylon about feathers, fashion and the ballet. Richard Nylon has always been fascinated by feathers. “Birds are the closest thing to dinosaurs that we have,” he says. “So the idea is that feathers are modified scales. They’re made of protein like […]