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Black Lives Matter

Words by Siân Irvine Over the past 2 weeks or so, we have seen worldwide outcry, grief and anger at the death of George Floyd at the hands of police brutality.Floyd’s death woke the world up. Petitions turned to protests turned to riots, and a statue of Edward Colston, 17th century slave trader, found a […]

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A Life Illustrated

Words and illustrations by Siân Irvine One thing that lockdown has taught me is that it’s never too late to try something new. When you have the time, the world is your oyster. I’ve found a passion for illustration and drawing during this time which has been massively keeping me afloat. Every day, every hour- […]

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Every Body Is Beautiful

Words and photography by Siân Irvine Body positivity is loving your body, in all of its glory. It is knowing that imperfections make us unique. It is knowing that there is no “perfect” body, that the beach will get any body that we decide to give it, and that despite what the media tells us, the only […]

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What Feminism means to me…

Words by Siân Irvine Feminism was the realisation that I was not the only one who felt undermined for being a girl. It was recognising that my feelings were legitimate, honest and true. It was realising that I was not alone. My feminism was expanding my knowledge and understanding of issues that didn’t affect me, and […]

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Goodbye Lemonade…

By Siâ Irv September was a month of celebrating all things Beyoncé, girl power, and making something sweet out of sour situations. In Lemonade we found peace, solace and power. We celebrated our individual womanhood and each other’s, basking in the glory of what can be achieved when you look for the best when you […]

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The Ultravenus Archive

Two and a half years ago, Ultravenus was created as a university final major project, an exploration of femininity, the grotesque, and hair. It has grown into something of a revolution, a movement, and a voice- something I am incredibly proud of, and hope to continue to nurture and grow. However, first and foremost, Ultravenus […]

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