Creative Response

Personal engagement with visual culture from a feminist perspective through poetry, design, art, collage, video, creative written word pieces. Always boundary pushing or avant-garde and at the forefront of feminist engagement.

Inspired by the ‘Thirteen Tenets of Future Feminism’, Sophia Kier-Byfield writes an affective document in fragments about a series of events and workshops at O space in Aarhus, Denmark....

In a personal, cross-genre piece examining female desire, Nia Davies interrogates the three-way dynamic between viewer, viewed and photographer on Instagram.

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Following the media storm around Maria Schneider’s treatment on the set of Last Tango in Paris, Jazmine Linklater draws on manifestoes, media interviews and Laura Mulvey’s essay ‘Vis...

Forty-two years after Chantal Akerman made her film about Jeanne Dielman, Gloria Dawson writes a poem as she watches the woman on the screen.

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Inspired by Tracey Emin’s My Bed and Shelley Jackson’s My Body— A Wunderkammer, Jessica Tillings produces a series of artworks concerned with process, self-portrait and the ...

Paulette Jonguitud articulates the struggle to continue feminist practice in art, and in life, in this fabular tale of women’s existence during wartime.

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In a deconstruction of Ukrainian wedding traditions, Solomiya Moroz explores Oksana Kazmina’s feminist interventions in archival video footage.

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In a fragmentary poetic essay, Amy McCauley examines penises, the act of looking and two works by female artists: ‘Fillette’ by Louise Bourgeois and ‘Action Pants’ by Valie Export.

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WHO SUPPORTS US

The team of MAI supporters and contributors is always expanding. We’re honoured to have a specialist collective of editors, whose enthusiasm & talent gave birth to MAI.

However, to turn our MAI dream into reality, we also relied on assistance from high-quality experts in web design, development and photography. Here we’d like to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to the feminist cause. Our feminist ‘thank you’ goes to:


Dots+Circles – a digital agency determined to make a difference, who’ve designed and built our MAI website. Their continuous support became a digital catalyst to our idealistic project.
Guy Martin – an award-winning and widely published British photographer who’s kindly agreed to share his images with our readers

Chandler Jernigan – a talented young American photographer whose portraits hugely enriched the visuals of MAI website
Matt Gillespie – a gifted professional British photographer who with no hesitation gave us permission to use some of his work
Julia Carbonell – an emerging Spanish photographer whose sharp outlook at contemporary women grasped our feminist attention
Ana Pedreira – a self-taught Portuguese photographer whose imagery from women protests beams with feminist aura
And other photographers whose images have been reproduced here: Cezanne Ali, Les Anderson, Mike Wilson, Annie Spratt, Cristian Newman, Peter Hershey