Words by Marjam Idriss


Virginia Wolf Sappho always looks a bit grumpy cus

Iris Murdoch

Radclyffe Hall in riding gear carries a whip at all times

Wenche Lowsow in queer heaven there’s no monogamy right

Tuulikki Pietilä Eleanor Roosevelt

Emily Dickinson Audre Lorde

Sylvia Rivera Tove Jansson

Marilyn Monroe Florence Nightingale no shut up it’s true

Frida Kahlo Phillipa Foot

Agnes Wergeland Billie Holiday Patricia Highsmith

Ebba Sparre Queen Christina of Sweden

Marlene Dietrich

Joan Crawford Greta Garbo

Katharine Hepburn my friend told me basically everyone in all black/white films ever

Edith Piaf


Gertrude Stein, Amelia Earhart, Dusty Springfield

Marsha P. Johnson, Edna St. Vincent Millay

someone suggested

Julie d’Aubigny bi fencing opera singer posing as a nun

queer vigilante Stormé DeLarverie, Leslie Feinberg, Eleanor Butler & Sarah Ponsoby

Anne Lister, Adrienne Rich

Elizabeth Bathory it will probably be fine what is heaven for if not experimenting with thumbscrews

if there’s no monogamy in heaven there’s also no judgement so the whole bloodbath thing is fine and not even true but her being a dyke is true

Aileen Wuornos, Josephine Baker

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, and so on


Featured image by Maisie Noble https://www.instagram.com/maisienoble/?hl=en

Photograph: Josephine Baker

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