For me, inhabiting a body deemed female has entailed living with an acute, persistent awareness of it in public. I have tried imagining my own invisibility in the world I traverse, by pretending to remain impervious to the unrelenting, unseemly, invasive stares of men who threaten to consume me whole: on pavements, busy streets, public transports and in the the unnamed, unremembered claustrophobic spaces I have only fleetingly occupied.Read More
Ladybeard's "Hysteria" series of events features non-conforming artistic voices and provides live opportunities to exchange challenging ideas, play with concepts of fixed gender and identity, and cause trouble, MUCH MUCH NEEDED TROUBLE!Read More
One year after the publication of "Reversible", Marisa Crawford speaks to HYSTERIA about nostalgia, music and feminist commentary on popular culture and literature.Read More
The sisters were invited as guests of the Vancouver International Women’s Film Festival to present and talk about their film ‘ Stingray Sisters’. The film is centred around Noni, Alice and Grace Eather and their fight to protect their community and lands from experimental forms of offshore mining.Read More
The few times I’ve confided in trusted friends that I sometimes experience sexual arousal from non-sexual stimuli, I’ve braced myself for the snide question, “What drugs are you on?” But thankfully, I haven’t yet been asked that question. More often, I’ve been met with curiosity.Read More
We stand on the shoulders of women.
Women who cracked, splintered and broke the glass ceiling.
Women who cast their heels off and attacked the patriarchy with stiletto points.
Sand down my skin with your gritty tongue,
licking up the salt, built from all
the tears I never cried.
outh door lock
shut head cage
up cage lock
head door no
mask is an islandRead More
On Saturday the 23rd of September you are invited to Livia Rita’s Brexit Wedding. Taking place at the Total Refreshment Centre, the launch of Livia Rita’s second single “Heart Tattoo” has been developed in close collaboration with East 15 Angels, Nwando Ebizie, Hannah Ringham, Brigitte Aphrodite, former hysterian Ama Josephine Budge, Rowena & Maisie, Ale Marzotto, Virgin Xtravaganza and more.Read More
The meaning of abolishing the family for communists is an end to the coercion currently implicit to all parenting. It is the establishment of new universal conditions assuring each child an upbringing which matches their fundamental needs.Read More
Against Equality offers a critique that doesn’t take queerness to simply be a cultural identity, but one that exists within an economic framework.
Pomegranates, the ancient fruits are like the heart; they take and take and take until they burst, the heavy seeds like blood vessels, filled with pink, sweet liquidagainst the cold steel blade.Read More
I look down upon myself and I see breasts. With hair. Uneven. Like milk bottles – the flowing rivers of Baby-lon.
A man: I look at you and see everything that I am not.Read More
telling about that
is not like coming out
but it is in small ways
when your friends laugh around the doubts...
Running from 2-26 February 2017, the ‘Festival of Abstracted, Ritualized and Embodied Live Art’ promises to bring ‘happenings, workshops, performances, live music and films’, exploring ‘perception: altered states, visual illusions and hallucinations, dogmatic thinking…’ HYSTERIA spoke to co-curator Nwando Ebizie (http://www.nwandoebizie.com) ahead of the ritualistic Opening Ceremony.Read More
Are we in the forth-wave? What does the young feminist movement look like? I spoke with an Edmonton, Alberta-based feminist art collective called Tennis Club in order to find some answers.Read More
Cisgender academics, scientists, psychologists and sexologists as well as the media have historically created a pathological picture of trans people - a cissexist practice continually reproduced in the university.Read More
The work was part of a film installation that Strasser exhibited at Guest Projects in London in September 2015. The work is very much animated by an anxiety, a need to produce, a need to articulate.Read More
When discussing the basis for this paper as a group we had trouble working through the problem of the ‘surface-level’ understandings of feminism, present meanings which barely skim the problems faced by many different groups of women and non-binary people today.Read More