Creative Practice

Putting feminist thought into movement: video essays, short films, spoken word.

Sledmere’s poems offer shimmers of intersecting events and intimacies, felt in sensuous narrative potential dissolving into lyrical simultaneity.

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Invoking Kali draws on the Sanskrit genre of sacred stotra

Black Love poem will resonate with the black community, allowing for connection to uncomfortable feelings provoked by past and present injustices.

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Allowing little Klara to ruin her drawings, Pospislova-Kralova embraces her daughter’s ‘improvements’ to her work as a metaphor for the challenges and gifts of parenthood.

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When a queer’s mother moves into a nursing home, revelations occur but COVID-19 thwarts a reunion.

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Sprecher’s touching photo essay featuring her mum’s morning routines is a song of praise to motherhood that proves stronger than any illness or physical disability.

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Milliken offers a piece of hybrid writing that explores the reparative potential of gaps in times of turmoil.

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This series of paintings, on which Bishop has been working during COVID-19, constitutes a performative and deliberate attempt to hold and reckon with a turbulent inn...

Wuon-Gean Ho’s creative practice is in tension with the dematerialisation of the body in the digital world. She posits the existence of a gaze that emanates from the face and is received by the c...

Inspired by Goethe’s ‘delicate empiricism’, Maggie Nelson and Sontag, Crossman’s fieldnotes from the maternity ward offer a roaming inquiry, a visceral record of the first hours and...

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