Meryl McMaster Image Essay: Threads of Self Meryl McMaster Image Essay: Threads of Self

Meryl McMaster Image Essay: Threads of Self

Meryl McMaster Image Essay: Threads of Self

Through Meryl’s distinct approach to photographic portraiture and self-portraiture, she explores questions of identity in relation to land, lineage, history and culture.

Meryl McMaster Image Essay: Threads of Self

Meryl McMaster Image Essay: Threads of Self

Through Meryl’s distinct approach to photographic portraiture and self-portraiture, she explores questions of identity in relation to land, lineage, history and culture.

Coronavirus and sex work Coronavirus and sex work

Coronavirus and sex work

Coronavirus and sex work

As the coronavirus erupts, people are panicking. Me, I’ve worked for seven years with the threat and awareness of illness and violence.

Coronavirus and sex work

Coronavirus and sex work

As the coronavirus erupts, people are panicking. Me, I’ve worked for seven years with the threat and awareness of illness and violence.

Queer and femme Queer and femme

Queer and femme

Queer and femme

In year 3, Lisa Andrews calls me a lesbian. We are down the bottom of the playground, a group of girls gathered by an alcove in the hedge.

Queer and femme

Queer and femme

In year 3, Lisa Andrews calls me a lesbian. We are down the bottom of the playground, a group of girls gathered by an alcove in the hedge.

Archer Magazine issue #13 – the FIRST NATIONS issue Archer Magazine issue #13 – the FIRST NATIONS issue

Archer Magazine issue #13 - the FIRST NATIONS issue

Archer Magazine issue #13 - the FIRST NATIONS issue

Now out – Archer Magazine: the FIRST NATIONS issue featuring words by Andrew Farrell, Indiah Money, Kai Clancy, Laniyuk, Rose Chalks, SJ Norman, Timmah Ball, Tré Turner, William Cooper.

Archer Magazine issue #13 - the FIRST NATIONS issue

Archer Magazine issue #13 - the FIRST NATIONS issue

Now out – Archer Magazine: the FIRST NATIONS issue featuring words by Andrew Farrell, Indiah Money, Kai Clancy, Laniyuk, Rose Chalks, SJ Norman, Timmah Ball, Tré Turner, William Cooper.

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Meryl McMaster is a Canadian artist and a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U). Through her distinct approach to photographic portraiture and self-portraiture, she explores questions of identity in relation to land, lineage, history and culture. Her work has been ­included in exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally, including the National …

Coronavirus and sex work

As the coronavirus erupts, people are panicking. Me, I’ve worked for seven years with the threat and awareness of illness and violence. My body has always been on the frontline with my work; viruses and infections are a risk with every client. Vigilantly checking he doesn’t finger me with the same hand he just used …

Queer and femme

In Year 3, Lisa Andrews calls me a lesbian. We are down the bottom of the playground, a group of girls gathered by an alcove in the hedge. We have been playing ‘Witches Boarding School’ and I am excelling at my role as the evil headmistress. Lisa has broken some arbitrary rule and I am …

Content warning: This piece describes intimate partner violence. Let me tell you when I realised you were hurting me. It was in our old house, the one filled with the type of furniture four nineteen-year-old students can afford. I sat on the two-seater lounge with my friend Iris across from me on the recliner. “How …

Well as per usual, the Mardi Gras put us through a range of fuckery this year. Firstly, the ANZ advertisement and the cringeworthy as hell hashtag “lovespeech”. Puke. So, the ANZ ad saw a range of young LGBTQIA+ people naming the slurs that have been used against them. Ending with some rubbish about how words …

Monday night – hardly prime real estate for a date, but it was December, and so the days were bleeding into each other, weeknights taking on that languorous pace usually reserved for weekends. We sipped our beers, ran through the standard topics. I didn’t particularly like the way he put his hand on my thigh …

Sex toys can be useful not just in facilitating pleasure but also in the journey to overcoming body dysphoria. In the same year I got my period for the first time, I got my first vibrator. I was 12. Unlike many people I know, I didn’t feel shame or embarrassment over my period. I was …

It is late November 1943, and a man in his late 30s walks down the dingy streets of Montmartre, Paris. He smokes the last precious breath of a cigarette whilst a truck carrying German troops rushes past him, splashing water onto his pants leg. This man has recently left prison with a large manuscript for …

My home village is situated at the base of a small mountain. From there, you could hike a path all the way to its peak and, weather permitting, see miles of Welsh countryside. But most of the time it was foggy or raining. In the village itself, there was very little to do. There was …

I remember my very first time. As I walked up to the house my mouth was dry. I knocked on the door, nervously clutching my character sheet and bag of dice. I was 27, going through a painful and messy divorce, and about to live out a long-held dream: I was going to play Dungeons …

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