Amsterdam – Magazine Girls Like Us has a mission – ‘mapping new routes towards a fantastic feminist, post-gender future’.
Now on its fifth issue, it is doing just that, profiling international women who are making a difference in the arts, culture, fashion and activism.
Like many of the Womazines that have burst onto the indie magazine scene in the past year, Girls Like Us seeks to break free of the shackles of traditional female-orientated publishing. There will be no tips on how to lose weight or get rid of that cellulite. In its place are thoughtful features and personal essays that are all geared towards unfolding ‘feminist legacies’. Representative of this is the issue’s cover star, androgynous performance artist boychild [sic].
Media that does not homogenise women with a restrictive view of their interests, but instead celebrates their diversity and sees beyond traditional categories of fashion, beauty and diet all appeal to The Athena Woman – women of the 21st century who are strong and assured in their own skin.