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.

Backman Rogers offers a humorous reflection on ‘The Expulsion from the Temple/Female Christ’, the 1969 happening at the Danish Stock Exchange.


Inspired by Tina Modotti, Bustamante & Strippoli create a visual story that interweaves the past with the struggles of contemporary feminism.


Invoking a lineage of female ancestors, Igwe reimagines the Aba Women’s War, a major anti-colonial uprising in Nigeria.


Offering a grotesque alternative to resist the idealisation of one body type, The F Word challenges our unattainable standards of beauty.


In this poem, Anna Backman Rogers reflects on boarding schools, the middle classes, Brexit, conservatism and fathers.


Haywood weaves a feminist love song to her wyrde kinde from grief,  embracing poetic communities through time and space.


A meditation on the scrapbook Shirley Jackson used to store the hostile letters from readers of her infamous short-story ‘The Lottery’.


In this performative essay, Brown explores different registers of erotic writing, particularly the pleasures of writing for oneself.


‘I do not want him to be comfortable. I do not want you to be comfortable … A table may stop. A heart may stop. Something.’


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&#...


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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