Author page: Stella-Jehan

Female Black Dandies, And Redefining Masculinities

The notion of “black dandyism” has started growing into a vast, worldwide phenomenon, aiming to represent different perceptions of black fashion and expression, and throw light on the social connotations that choices in clothing and presenting the intersections of individuals’ identities (such as race, gender, age, sexuality etc.) expose and…

Lane Moore And Queering The Mainstream

Criticizing mainstream media and the ways they’ve contributed and affected the shaping and policing of women’s identities, choices, bodies and appearances, is an important step in the process of altering the popular discourse around – and for – women and their lives. However, assigning new features in the mainstream media…

The Importance Of Doing Things Alone

A couple of days ago I visited my parents. Now, I realize that I’ve written a great lot about my mother, mostly criticizing things she’s said, done, or believes and, probably still sentimental from the last visit, I need to make myself clear: I love my mother, and I do…

Things An Asexual Ally Should Know

Selena Seraphin, an 18 year old model based in Australia, recently talked about being asexual, a thing she knew even before she learnt the word to describe it in her early adolescence. Asexual people don’t experience sexual attraction towards other people. Selena Seraphin says that she’s described her identity as…

The Love Of Political Correctness

In Greece where I live, there is a Facebook group called ‘Ancient Memes’, which has grown really popular during the last years, since it started off as particularly funny. Its point is to write ridiculous meme phrases on historic pieces of art, something like ‘Classical Art Memes’, with usually absurdly…

Growing Up And Carrying Your Home With You

Home is where the cats are, or where the heart is, or, according to the great popular philosophers, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, home is wherever I’m with you. Despite the limiting, for people who decide they’re better on their own, nature of a song of an otherwise high…

How To Let Go Of Your Fear Of Abandonment

Have you ever caught yourself irrationally fearing that your partner will fall in love with every stranger they see on their street? That they haven’t texted you for an hour because they’re bored of you and all the magic between you has been lost since that morning when you ate…