Hair is often the first attribute people notice to identify gender, and it is often the first thing we choose to modify to help signify who we are or want to be.
From the removal of unwanted hair, the yearning for more hair, the loss of hair, the style of hair, the absence of hair, to the religious significance of hair, you’ll find a variety of pieces in this issue directly and indirectly discussing the role of hair in our lives.
60 full color pages of art and writing, published in 2015. Our inaugural issue includes:
A collaborative Suffragette City project about the corruption of culture, featuring the intricate—and stunningly beautiful—braided hair sculptures of artist Joanne Petit-Frère. Photography and post production by Alannah Farrell. art direction by Alannah Farrell, and Gwynn Galitzer. On-set direction by Rain Dove Dubilewski.
Gerry Visco takes us back to 1979 when she lived on NYC’s Upper West Side with her “gay pimp” and best friend, photographer Bobby Busnach; earned her keep with her bombshell good looks as a call girl; and landed a role in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories.
Claire Molek talks with visual artist, tarot reader, and witch, Katelan Foisy, about the occult and its relationship to her artwork and feminist movements throughout the ages.
Aviva Morris writes about her personal hair journey—from growing up with trichotillomania, to becoming an Orthodox Jew, and the empowerment she found in a culture often perceived as oppressive to women.
Poetry by Molly Rose Quinn, Linda Stern, Jordan Franklin, and Olivia Mardwig.
Activist Lucy Parks discusses gender identity and non-normative hairstyles as a form of activism.
Through surprisingly beautiful data visualizations, Lily Gist blurs the line between scientific analysis and artistic expression. In her series, Metrics, she explores the ways that her remnants of facial hair affect her ability to find satisfaction in everyday tasks, rigorously analyzing the lasting toll of her high school transition and her transgender background.
With humor and frankness, Diana Salvatore recalls her awkward coming-of-age years and the new outlook on herself that came with a good blow dryer.
With a nod to Zap Comix's exploration of the grotesque and absurd, Lucia Love's Titanium Wig tells the adventure of an "impenetrable 'do" that can survive the constantly shifting future.
Alannah Farrell’s photo essay, Gingers, celebrates redheads of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors.