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Naître

You must have left your skin in my bed,

a layer of cells to replace the sheets.

Or did I imagine you here—

hands coaching, coaxing,

hoaxing, scorching?

No, that was your work,

and now I’ll slip into your suit

(my cocoon),

waiting to be reborn

looking like you—

so you might love yourself more.

— By Caitlin Johnson

As many of my friend-followers know (because I can’t stop talking about it (sorry)), I’m headed to Banff National Park in 10 days! A mere week after the submissions for the Fall ‘14 issue are due! That means this deadline is the tightest yet. Be sure to get me your submissions by September 10 or email me tonight with your extension request! High-res

As many of my friend-followers know (because I can’t stop talking about it (sorry)), I’m headed to Banff National Park in 10 days! A mere week after the submissions for the Fall ‘14 issue are due! That means this deadline is the tightest yet. Be sure to get me your submissions by September 10 or email me tonight with your extension request!

The Summer ‘14 issue has been restocked at BookPeople, Farewell Books, and BookWoman in Austin, Texas! Only a few copies remain in stores and online so get yours while you can High-res

The Summer ‘14 issue has been restocked at BookPeople, Farewell Books, and BookWoman in Austin, Texas! Only a few copies remain in stores and online so get yours while you can

Submissions for the Fall ‘14 issue are due no later than September 10! Visit TheVaginaZine.com/Work for more information how, what, and why to share  High-res

Submissions for the Fall ‘14 issue are due no later than September 10! Visit TheVaginaZine.com/Work for more information how, what, and why to share 

Thank you to the incredible Summer ‘14 sponsors! Interested in sharing your small biz with Vagina’s international fan base? How about supporting the creative work of women around the world? Half-page ads in the Fall ‘14 are just $25! Email me at Hillary-Anne (at) TheVaginaZine.com for more information High-res

Thank you to the incredible Summer ‘14 sponsors! Interested in sharing your small biz with Vagina’s international fan base? How about supporting the creative work of women around the world? Half-page ads in the Fall ‘14 are just $25! Email me at Hillary-Anne (at) TheVaginaZine.com for more information

Confessions of a Feminist Househead

Listen, children/

Let me tell you about this thaaaang/

Called House Music

Unknown Classic House Track

My love of house music often feels like a line in the sand between me and my fellow feminists.   A line which is drawn along lines of class and racial and sexual identity.  How can I, they ask me, love a genre of music that is notorious for being a “boys club” and for perpetuating narrow standards of beauty?  Because when I’m down with Riot Grrrl and Ani DiFranco and punk rock (to use some over-worn stereotypes of “feminist” music), my feminist bona fides are not questioned, but mention a love of house music and I get either blank stares or suspicious side-eyes. 

House is a brand of music that has been called, variously and non-pejoratively, (at times) “club music,” “dance music,” ”electronic music,” or “electronic dance music” or “EDM.”  Before it was co-opted by the current wave of dubstep-centric, corporate overloads like LiveNation and Goldenvoice, “EDM” was sometimes used in the 90s to distinguish house, trance, techno, etc. from other “electronic music” that could be described as more experimental and less melodic (and therefore certainly less danceable), like “noise music” or “future music” (which have roots that stretch back to the 19th Century).  Any true house music fan will tell you, though, EDM in general has been much-perverted (and not in a good way) into a soulless corporate money-making machine, with Las Vegas and “superstar DJs” at the center of its cold, dead heart.

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Submissions for the Fall ‘14 issue are due no later than September 10! Visit TheVaginaZine.com/Work for more information how, what, and why to share  High-res

Submissions for the Fall ‘14 issue are due no later than September 10! Visit TheVaginaZine.com/Work for more information how, what, and why to share 

Thank you to the incredible Summer ‘14 sponsors! Interested in sharing your small biz with Vagina’s international fan base? How about supporting the creative work of women around the world? Half-page ads in the Fall ‘14 are just $25! Email me at Hillary-Anne (at) TheVaginaZine.com for more information High-res

Thank you to the incredible Summer ‘14 sponsors! Interested in sharing your small biz with Vagina’s international fan base? How about supporting the creative work of women around the world? Half-page ads in the Fall ‘14 are just $25! Email me at Hillary-Anne (at) TheVaginaZine.com for more information

I’m so excited to announce that the wonderfully talented, very cool, and sincerely sweet Kendal Kulley will be designing the Fall ‘14 cover! Kendal and I first met when her friend Asia Rose Phua had her work featured in the Winter issue. Since then, Kendal’s print work and photography have been featured in the Spring and Summer issues. I hope that you’ll submit some of your work for the Fall ‘14 issue, whether you’re a first-timer or a regular contributor! — TheVaginaZine.com/Work High-res

I’m so excited to announce that the wonderfully talented, very cool, and sincerely sweet Kendal Kulley will be designing the Fall ‘14 cover! Kendal and I first met when her friend Asia Rose Phua had her work featured in the Winter issue. Since then, Kendal’s print work and photography have been featured in the Spring and Summer issues. I hope that you’ll submit some of your work for the Fall ‘14 issue, whether you’re a first-timer or a regular contributor! — TheVaginaZine.com/Work

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