issue no. 5
I was a bright teenage girl... I was loved by so many... But, in one day I suddenly realized I was afraid. Afraid. Afraid of death, pain, my frailty, the outside, and even certain rooms of my house.
Dear "Help, I'm a six-year-old trapped in an adult's body" person…
These fervent femmes prevail in social justice.
By saying the well-behaved rarely make history not only condones one’s lack of research, but excuses it.
This is about mental illness, despair, hiding, not reaching out when you need to. It's about the shame that goes along with not being the perfect ideal of everything.
How do we make sense of world where sexual predators rule? How do make peace with a certain dirty word? How do we make any of this better?
the november pleasure center is a completely random curation of thought-provoking art, music, humor, and life: take a look.
issue no. 4
Transgender: One Person's Journey details photographer April Hartford's transition from Justin to April. Kristin sits down with the artist to talk all things trans and more.
The Albuquerque slam poeta is a force of words, recently taking the tenth spot at the Women of the World Slam Poetry...
I am here as the embodiment of love...
First off, be not alarmed—I am not an actual slave, nor am I a sex slave. Neither is to be taken lightly or facetiously. The title stems from my melodramatic take on my professional life, which is thus…
The Fabü umlaut is in the spotlight this month, because it’s metal time. Hoist your lighters aloft as we pay tribute to some of the heaviest women out there today. Let’s roll, rockers…
She may not be a trained music historian, but as a performer, curator, and musician, Patti Littlefield knows her shit—especially when it comes to the women of jazz.
issue no. 3
Writing historical romance that embodies the flavor of a bygone era while maintaining prose that does not normalize misogynistic and anti-feminist behavior is not only achievable, but downright crucial.
When my body was taken from me temporarily that evening, I felt I had failed. I felt like the pressure to be sexy and beautiful was a scam and I walked right into it.
Luscious feminine energy, by way of Mother Earth, Frida Kahlo, and Emily Gonzales.
Contributor Angela Lovell's poetic call to finding strength in struggle.
This is presence. This is range. This is command.
Amindi K. Frost’s soul-soothing groove “wet jeans” heads up the july 2017 pleasure center. See more here.
issue no. 2
Can one woman change the world?
"I never felt safe. I never was safe." Artist and gallery owner Katie Neeley on serving in the Marine Corps and recovering from sexual trauma and PTSD.
Ignoring the rules of the status quo, Alison Goldfrapp writes her own narrative.
Lex Voytek explores sexual fluidity: "I always assumed I was a mostly straight, cis woman. But something about my sex always felt wrong . . . "
"Was it the media that came up with this heart shaped shit that represents this so called metaphorical love?" Angela Lovell pours out her heart in this poetic essay, written on the eve of Valentine's Day in 2014.
Installation Chiharu Shiota heads up the May 2017 Pleasure Center. View the curation here.
issue no. 1
Pushing boundaries is deliciously fun—and hard.
I was looking for failed points of connection to what I thought I should be as a good woman—a doting daughter, a willing parent.
Simply because she chooses to be.
Nowhere is Cuntism more necessary than in the music industry.
Fasten your hairpins and drink in this list, in random order, of some of the creative arts’ finest females.
Can you be a rebel and a pop star living in the most superficial culture on the planet?
Artist Suzanna Scott's "Coin Cunt" in honor of International Women's Day. Dive into the March 2017 Pleasure Center here.