Caitlin Mae Thomson (she/they)

Caitlin (she/they) is a poet, academic and freelance journalist/editor. She studies at Trinity College Dublin in Gender and Women's Studies (M.Phil) and holds an English Literature (BA) degree from the University of Bristol.

Specialities include: theories of the body; medieval studies of sexualities and gender; trans and intersex history of the twentieth century; feminist art history; queer literature and poetry; the sociological histories of sex work and sexuality; and black British writing and history.

Bylines include: Versification, Bullshit Lit, Dreich, Trouvaille Review, Candid Orange, Empoword, Screen Queens, Safe & Sound, Ta Voix, Helicon, Inter:Mission, Hercampus, That's What She Said, WACK and YARN.

Latest pieces...

The weaponisation of makeup is radical and political in the hands of the queer community, not Kamala Harris

The Telegraph’s highly controversial article ‘Why Kamala Harris is the modern beauty icon the world needs’ reignited the beauty debate among feminists. Whether you believe makeup is intrinsically oppressive or empowering, you cannot deny the article was laughable for its characterisation of Harris’ simplistic makeup as a political tool or as the sign of a beauty icon. Feminist theory and discourse have centred around the implications of makeup for heterosexual, cis women for far too long.