The internet in the 2010’s was a very special time and place to come of age as a trans woman. It was right at the end of old systems of categorization and identification, as well as the old internet.Read More
The scene is all too familiar, the gestures rehearsed. It begins with the innocence of casual browsing, the wide-eyed wonder as you click and scroll, traipsing around some mildly interesting news article. Then it leers at you, inevitable and horrible.Read More
This is the story of my arrival to Berlin.
1. The setting. (Separation) t is spring 2019, and I have just moved to Berlin. I am filled with excitement and curiosity to rediscover the city I was born in, but that I haven’t lived in since I was a toddler. I am still able to romanticise the U-bahn and the fact that I sleep in a bare room on a shitty mattress. It suits the coming of age narrative I created in my head. The 30 days I spent here so far have been full of encounters and activities, as if I made it my goal to explore each facet of the city as fast as possible.Read More
Have you ever walked into a room on a warm evening and noticed an unpleasant odor? So unpleasant and complicated that it is visible to the naked eye?
I haven’t smoked for two months, yet I wake up every day with an acid taste in my mouth. The bitterness that I reflect to others mirrors the bitterness within me. It’s a bitterness so rich with associations, so raw and complicated.Read More
The feeling of mud on Ivar’s feet was one of his favorites. When he was still a small child, the most thrilling sensation was the touch of water and earth on his thin skin.Read More
It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s and living with my first partner that I began to realize just how much the physical abuse I faced as a…Read More
Do you remember them? Did you read them, or do you just remember the covers? Girls turned into starfish, boys into tigers, and it was beyond wacky. I remember staring…Read More
COVEN BERLIN met four years ago with the idea of pursuing a sex positive, genderbending, non-dogmatic project based on feminism, art, and love. It was born around a kitchen table…Read More
Last winter I came to visit my partner in Berlin. I noticed that I was spending a lot of time thinking about which homeless person to give my money to….Read More
I want to talk about power, the great enabler of so much negative so-called ‘asshole’ behavior. We are more aware than ever that power by domination through degradation is…Read More