Issue 18: The Body As...

Here are bodies that are overworked, stigmatised, and feared. Denied access at borders, controlled and de-legitimized by reductive legislation; these bodies endure the full array of state forces. Restrained by dominant definitions of the ‘acceptable body’, erased by common consensus, reduced to the minimum dimensions or calorie requirements needed to maximise profit; the body is a battleground of desire. Here are bodies that are loving, excessive, and refuse to be censored. By listening to and protecting one another, the collective body is strengthened. These bodies preserve and retell their stories, transcending prevailing narratives—together they educate, diagnose and heal themselves, generating an inclusive body knowledge. These bodies invite you to take action to transform the landscape of representation. Here are bodies that create their own hope. From tooling up to protect our data bodies, to rendering the violence done to bodies en masse, this issue looks to explore concepts of ‘the body’ in an expanded sense.

Printed: May 2017

  • Contents

  • Black and Transgender

    — Khaleb Brooks

  • A DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity

    Noah Kelley

  • A Statement from This Body

    Travis Alabanza

  • Breathe and Push

    Lady Stardust

  • Cyborg Witches

    Liz Parsons

  • Direct Action

    Resist & Renew

  • Fuck Passing

    Morgan Potts

  • Gynepunk Manifesto


  • Invisible Labour


  • Invisible Woman

    B Perk

  • Lessons in Anti-Apathy

    Liv Wynter

  • My Body and the Village People

    Selina Thompson

  • Policing Sex

    Misha Mayfair

  • Politics of the Body

    Juliet Jacques

  • Rhythm and Matter

    Silvia Federici

  • Routine Destruction

    Architectural Workers

  • Side Effects

    Helena Blackstone



  • The Assessment

    Christopher Wilcock

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