- intimates - 

Issue Seven 

 
 

An evolving digital issue exploring the theme of intimacy.

 

* This digital issue is a work in progress, an open ended space for others to share their work and ideas about intimacy. We are always accepting submissions for written content and creative work. E-mail us to submit: armoiremagazine@gmail.com

* We unapologetically give preference to content created by women and WOC

* We released this issue for an optional donation. If you have the means to give, we will donate 100% of all funds received to the Center for Reproductive Rights or donate directly.

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armoire mag exclusive / art and photography

Jaraé

 

 

Model: Jaraé Holieway 

 

 

  

@blacmagic_woman 

 

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ART

Tendership

 
 
 
It is my belief that by acknowledging and cherishing our ‘backyards,’ people would be more wholesome.
 
 

My work is a collection of images of closeness, caring and kink. Intimacy is a powerful thing and I wish to utilize that power through erotic art to support greater awareness of gender fluidity, feminism and non-monogamy. I try not to bolster the heteronormative, stereotypical narrative too much in my illustrations, there's definitely not a shortage of that out there. When I started painting Tenderships, I made abstract black and white paintings with subtle hints of sexuality but my practice has grown into a more explicit storytelling. I hope my work provides a window into a more sex-positive, body-positive, kink friendly, and age tolerant sensuality ... one where gender and sexuality is on a spectrum and not always a permanent and binary. It is my belief that by acknowledging and cherishing our ’backyards,’ people would be more wholesome. It’s okay to explore your sexuality without guilt or shame with all the creativity, beauty and depth one has - as long as everyone on board has full consent.

 
 
 

interview / art

Make Love by Tina Maria Elena

 
 
 
It feels like there’s finally a common voice from women around the world who are taking charge of their sensuality and supporting each other in the fight against the taboo that has forced us down for so long.
 
 
 
 
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interview / art / sex education

Bits & Bods

a project by Bethan Mooney and Isabella Connelley

Q: For whom did you create "Bits and Bods" and why?

Bits and Bods is for teenagers. Our primary focus has been on teenage girls, and we’re working hard to expand this to include trans and gender non-conforming voices. We knew from our own experiences of school that formal sex ed is pretty shit; it’s full of stigma, is super heteronormative, avoids pleasure all together and so on. And then there’s not many other reliable sources that are also fun and engaging. So we decided to help fill that gap ourselves. We want teenagers to learn facts and also to learn that this stuff is normal, it’s good to talk about, it shouldn’t be embarrassing!

 

Q: How do you see art intersecting with sex education and empowerment?

Art is powerful - people can connect with it on so many levels. Our aim is to create emotion through spectacle, using stylized imagery to show how weird and wonderful bodies and their functions truly are. When audiences gasp, cringe, laugh - we start to break down taboos and rubbish ideas that this stuff should be shameful and secretive, provoking conversation which inevitably leads to education.

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Q: What were your experiences with sex education; what was missing from the conversation?

Sex education was way too anatomical and heteronormative; feelings, consent and pleasure were never mentioned. It was a complicated time for us and there were a lot of questions we wanted to ask but, for some reason, we felt we couldn't. To have a space beyond the classroom where you could go with no judgement and find answers would have been bloody great, which is exactly what we want to achieve with Bits and Bods

 

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Armoire Mag Exclusive / photography 

Undressed by Daniel Cavanaugh

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Models: Malik Alain / @oceanshades and Han Lee / @fieuve.han

 

 

... continued

Issue 7 / Intimates

photography and art

photography

Jacquie Ray, Kim Marie & Brandy Eve Allen

 

 
 
 

Intimates

by Brandy Eve Allen

 

love is a fire

suffocate it, put it out

give it space to breathe.
 
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