Creative Response

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

Through a series of photographs, Davey uncovers her relationship with her daughter Alice who has Down syndrome. This unusual confession speaks to our social and personal fear of ‘difference&#...

In their cross-media project, Kotsopoulou & Walsh demonstrate how today’s photographic & performance practices can challenge patriarchy by referring to the history of documenting R...

In the midst of COVID-19 crisis, inspired by The Movement 4 Black Lives, Mahan shares criticism of American cinema and proposes radical changes to the current film industry.

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Sharma offers a heartfelt artistic tribute to ‘invisible’ migrant workers and their hardships during the lockdown in India.

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Dashdorj-Escobar contemplates what isolation and connection might mean during the lockdown in our peculiarly digital age.

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Harper reflects on intense loss, grief and craft, as she shares a deeply personal design, which she completed in the midst of the pandemic.

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Solari presents a series of compassionate vignettes—seemingly mundane observations from the time when she was saying the final goodbye to her mother.

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From her personal perspective in these two delicate and minimal poems, Sinha captures the intangible, futile ambience of 2020.

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Hoping for a systemic change to how autism is socially approached, Dear writes a sincere poem observing her brother’s anxiety around the daily news and food in the time of pandemic.

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Kiernan & Lee-Merrion present notes on two poems to demonstrate their contextual and gender reflection that inspired their poetry book in 2014.

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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