There is commercial feminism (the one that pushes large fast fashion chains to produce series t-shirts dedicated to girl power) and then there is real activism, like the one that transpires from the pages of Girls Like Us, the magazine founded in 2015 by Jessica Gysel.
With an ever-changing theme, in each issue interviews, experimental works and unpublished portraits focusing the spotlight on an international community of women (sexual orientation and gender identity does not matter) who are establishing themselves in the fields of art, culture and activism. Among his signatures stand out names such as Juliana Huxtable and Chris Kraus.
Girls Like Us it fights patriarchy by mixing politics and pleasure.
Number of pages: 128
ISSUE # 13 - The Club Scene
There will never be enough queer spaces, but surely clubs are as good a place as any to start exploring this world.
For generations, the club has been a space of legends, gossip, rumors and queer history, a place to come together and build communities, to feel safe and to experiment.
The editors of "Girls Like Us" decided to create an issue focusing on queer architecture in 2019, long before the pandemic hit. They found the Swedish queer art and architecture collective MYCKET to fill this role, and later also realized how much these spaces are missing in times of pandemic. Because losing clubbing is one thing, but not being able to dance is another thing entirely.