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DAMSEL | The Diary of Anne Frank review

The Diary of Anne Frank is a play adaptation of the diary kept by Anne Frank during World War II. It follows the Franks (Mr and Mrs Frank, and their daughters, Margot and Anne), the Van Daans (Mr and Mrs Van Daan, and their son, Peter), and Mr Dussel, during their time in hiding in […]

DAMSEL | The Corporatisation of Motherhood

The following content could be distressing to readers. Damsel advises discretion and would like to provide a content warning for abuse and toxic parenting. DISCLAIMER: I, the author, am a white cis woman. However, I will be discussing issues that surround society’s blatant erasure of the trans narrative. If I have said anything inaccurate or […]

DAMSEL | Spotlight On: Angel Haze

American rapper Angel Haze has two albums under their belt, a few mixtapes, and a string of singles all at the age of 25. Haze’s music is evocative, heavy, and thought provoking, with songs exploring and subverting ideas of identity, race, and social justice. Haze, born Raykeea Wilson, identifies as pansexual and agender, saying “I […]

DAMSEL | Queen Sugar Review

There are only a handful of writer/directors that I feel completely safe in the hands of, and one of them is Ava DuVernay. If you’ve seen anything by DuVernay (Selma, 13TH, Middle of Nowhere, This Is the Life), then you know what I’m talking about. She delivers diverse stories in a real, confronting, and gritty […]

DAMSEL | One Year on From Lemonade – The Triumph of White Mediocrity

“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” – Malcolm X Music, vocals, visuals, costumes, choreography. Beyoncé. It’s been one year since Lemonade – the album that ushered in a new era of […]

DAMSEL | Marge Simpson Anime and the Liberation of Women – Words with Soolagna Majumdar

27 year old Soolagna Majumdar is a Bengali-Indian Perth-based artist whose Marge Simpson anime has become an internet phenomenon. Majumdar’s work explores the themes of female liberation, compulsory heterosexuality and capitalism. With the first batch of her zines completely sold out, and the second well on its way, Majumdar caught up with Damsel editor Ishita […]

DAMSEL | Review – Marge Simpson Anime

A surrealist, manga-influenced series of illustrations about Marge Simpson’s “soft liberation” through sapphic love and self-understanding: this is the unlikely premise behind Perth-based artist Soolagna Majumdar’s Marge Simpson Anime. But as the story unfolds across over forty pages of dreamy copics and watercolours, it feels more and more like the narrative and perspective it provides […]

DAMSEL | LGBT Media to Watch: Desiree Akhavan and The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Desiree Akhavan is a bisexual Iranian-American film director, producer, screenwriter and actress. She was born in New York City in 1984, after her parents fled Iran for Paris in 1980 during the Iranian Revolution, arriving in the USA just three years later. Her father has not returned to Iran since the 80s, but Akhavan occasionally […]

DAMSEL | Gratuitous, Overly Ambitious and Completely Missing the Point – A Review of 13 Reasons Why

The following content could be distressing to readers. Damsel advises discretion and would like to provide a content warning for suicide, sexual assault and rape. 2017’s most controversial television series, Netflix’s original 13 Reasons Why, has generated both praise and severe criticism from viewers and has divided public opinion. The show, which provides an episode […]

DAMSEL | Reporting Sexual Assault on Campus

For some survivors of sexual assault or harassment, reporting the incident/s is an important step which helps them to process what happened. Sexual violence is never the survivor’s fault but many people feel hesitant to come forward for fear they will be stigmatised or won’t be taken seriously. If you would like to report an […]


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