ARK debuts with a secure sense of self

A few days before the release of her debut Single ‘Made for Us’, ARK sits down with Sassy to talk about the catharsis of songwriting, the celebration of female artists and understanding oneself. ARK's debut EP is filled with lyrics presenting emotionally mature ideas embedded within sophisticated melodies and compositions. During this interview ARK allows for the honesty and truth heard in her … Continue reading ARK debuts with a secure sense of self

Giulia Mangoni in discussion with Bethany Burgoyne

London-based artist Bethany Burgoyne explores the delicate theme of abortion and the way it relates to the body through her colourful, humorous and oddly disturbing digital paintings. The awkward is placed alongside the beautiful, the angular against the curvy. In her new series ‘Homage to My Sisters’, seductive lines swim alongside repellent forms to create … Continue reading Giulia Mangoni in discussion with Bethany Burgoyne

Bodily Exploration

Alakina Mann's illustration 'Sexualite Egalite Liberte' was recently showcased in London's "Nasty Women" Exhibition. She talks us through her ideas and thoughts about sexuality and how it has influenced her work. My drawing practice has always been quite body-lead; how it feels, how I feel about it, it's the one thing I can trust and … Continue reading Bodily Exploration

Bloated-lady-of-the-night

I live in constant fear of failure. Every decision I make is marked by high levels of anxiety and months (sometimes years) of afterthought. “Did I make the right choice? Will this lead to my inevitable doom? Will my future be marred with unhappiness and regret.” Having an abortion was the only decision I never second guessed. Six … Continue reading Bloated-lady-of-the-night

A Pure Kind of Behaviour

It has recently occurred to me that I share the behaviour of a Pure Exhibitionist. Wikipedia describes this as 'being content with just showing off the genitals' (insert a sigh of relief when reading the word JUST). Perhaps the penny should have dropped sooner after years of keeping curtains open, lights on and clothes off. I'd understood this routine as somewhat free-spirited, nurturing a love for seeing the ever-changing sky. It transpires I just want … Continue reading A Pure Kind of Behaviour

The Goody Two Shoes

I have the deep-rooted fear, instilled from a strict childhood, of being told off. The moment I recognise the severe, questioning tone, my heart will triple its speed and panic sets in through a flush of heat making my skin feel like it's coming out in cold sweats. I have recently reacquainted myself with breaking the rules and rebelling, consequently I am also experiencing moments of panic and the need … Continue reading The Goody Two Shoes

The First Sassy Story

Biting my nails is a bad habit of mine which I fall into when I'm anxious, feeling uncomfortable or thinking really hard, like now! Pressure of the first Sassy post.  (Finger's firmly back on keyboard, not in-between teeth) This is not my only bad habit, another that I recognise in myself, aswell as others around me, is … Continue reading The First Sassy Story