MIISTA

  • When A Lingerie Company Dictates Your Highest Aspirations

    A few days ago, when I read that Victoria's Secret had cast its first transgender model for a catalog shoot, I thought, Okay, good. But then I rea...
  • Miista On Tour. Next Stop: McMullen, Oakland.

    Last Tuesday we had a great pleasure to stop at McMullen - Oakland's biggest closet that we proudly call our stockist. “I’m constantly looking for...
  • A Monster For Our Time

    The story of Jeffrey Epstein is a story of wealth and power, a sordid tale of white male privilege at its most toxic extreme. Naturally, it involv...
  • Do I Own My Body?

    It is very common to hear and read expressions such as “It’s my body and I do what I want with it”, “selling/renting one’s body/womb”, “My body, m...
  • Fear No More: One Night In London And Some Verses By Shakespeare

    Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,  Nor the furious winter’s rages;  Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages.    Let us...
  • Low Sex Drive? It's Just A Shot Away!

    Ever since Viagra hit the market in 1998, big pharma has been trying to come up with an equivalent drug for women. One sticking point is that ther...
  • Long Live Our Prince

    I can't remember how I became aware of Prince's album Dirty Mind. I just remember the thrill it gave me. Those provocative lyrics about incest and ...
  • Current Awakenings: Ageism

    We are undergoing a feminist awakening that hasn’t been completed yet. And that’s really exciting, don’t you think? Who knows what this and other ...
  • I'm Nuts, You're Nuts, They're Nuts: Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, but for nearly everyone, mental health is a daily issue. We all deal with mental illness, if not in...
  • Get Up, Stand Up for Reproductive Rights

    While the rest of the world moves closer to recognizing women's rights, the US is facing a fierce battle that we thought was settled back in 1973. ...
  • Daenerys Targaryen: Empowerment, Depatriarchalisation and Demonisation

    Our fathers were evil men, all of us here. They left the world worse than they found it. We’re not going to do that. We’re going to leave the worl...
  • All The Words!

    Annual lists of new words are usually a treasure trove of portmanteau and tech slang, with something for everyone to screech "EW!"at. The American...