Meet Roxanne and Africa. On a warm Sunday afternoon at Mildred’s in Kings Cross, these two young women sat down to have lunch and catch up on each other’s lives. The conversation led to past and present relationships, life experiences and inevitably ended on all things sex.
This then turned into a discussion about faking orgasms and why many women felt the need to do it. They facetiously came up with the idea of creating a female-led creative powerhouse that produces thought-provoking clothing and all things art.
They decided to start off with a shameless, straight-to-the-point slogan tee. Four short words conveying frustration and a lack of women’s needs being met in the sexuality spectrum. What was initially a fleeting suggestion thrown around in jest became something much bigger.
The Cherry Revolution was born.
This two-some aims to confront societal norms surrounding women, sex and gender roles through art and social activism. The Revolution begins with their first act of change, introducing the clothing brand and house mantra ‘Death To Faking It’.
A movement through which they want to raise awareness and spark honest conversations ranging from sex-positivity, mental health, sexual abuse, to advocating for more thorough sex education in schools.
The Cherry Revolution was built for all genders (and non binary folx) to be a part of and to positively encourage every human being to take charge of all areas of their lives. The first self-titled collection is available now in 'The store'!
Keep up with the movement via the official Instagram @cherryrevolution where they openly discuss various topics and share their life experiences daily.
The Girl On The Subway - by Lisa Schwartz
I Never Got To Tell You - by Lisa Schwartz
Lisa Schwartz is a 29-year-old South Florida-based writer, blogger, amateur poet, speaker, and nap enthusiast. Her pronouns are she/her/hers. She is a proud bisexual teetotaler and survivor of sexual assault, reclaiming and exploring her story one word at a time. You can find her blogging at lisainprogress.com and on Instagram @lisa_in_progress.
Photo: by Priscila Futardo
S C R A T C H E S - by Nadine Plummer
Nadine is a thirty-something who has been writing ever since she could put pen to paper. Currently doing a Masters in Black British Writing at Goldsmiths, she enjoys writing poetry in particular as it helps her freely express herself. She feels strongly about women of colour speaking up, being bold, and unapologetic about their narratives. Nadine hopes that these erotic pieces can positively resonate with others and will encourage readers to explore their divine sexuality.
Photo: by Lakin Ogunbanwo