DIGITALIS MINOR (2018)

A print feminist publishing project

This project was born in response to the recurrence of flat female characters in media and aims at exploring alternative femininities through fiction storytelling.

It is a 50-page publication featuring 3 short stories centred around complex women characters.

Its name, Digitalis Minor, is inspired by an attractive but toxic foxglove plant to ironically evoke women’s traditional comparison to flowers.


This issue is entitled “Night Club Poetry” and is focused on stories related to nightclubs - those fantasy places that offer an escape but also reinforce social dynamics.

The short stories were written by Hélène Belaunde. My role involved the co-founding, art direction, design, and publishing of the project along with the shooting of the photographs illustrating the short stories.

The zine is currently sold at concept bookstore Motto Books in Berlin.

Excerpt from the foreword:
“(...) We want women to be front and center of the narrative. Our characters are complex and multifaceted, they are not always cool, not always pretty, and not always cheerful - just like you and me. We wanted them to be planets of their own rather than satellites orbiting around men, while at the same time shedding light on the subtle ways the male gaze seeps into our psyche, whether we like it or not. Even when we feel free and powerful as we dance the night away.”

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