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DADDY’s Best Of 2017 

 

What better way to recover from your NYE hangover than with our roundup of some of our best articles of 2017? We published a LOT of great work, so no shade intended to writers we don’t cite here, but these were the pieces that gave us goosebumps.

 

Charlie Wührer wrote about coming out in your mid 20s:

 

“We fall in love with people and not with gender,” she said a little sternly. “True,” I thought, “but when I’m in a room full of strangers my eyes never find and follow the men.”

 

On Coming Out In Your Mid-Twenties

 

“One does not take an Audre Lorde quote and turn it into a platitude about getting your toenails painted.” Tashina Blom wrote about how self-care isn’t revolutionary unless you’re a revolutionary.

 

Why Self-Care Is Not Revolutionary Unless You’re A Revolutionary

 

Claudia Turner made us splutter-laugh our coffee over ourselves like characters in a sitcom with “Conversations Since I Began Dating Myself”

 

Conversations Since I began Dating Myself

 

In April Rin Johnson wrote a reflection on Get Out and the white gaze, in Berlin & elsewhere — we´re still thinking about it 7 months later:

 

White People Are Looking At You!

 

“People are so strange and hot and lovely: one morning I spent my 30 minute ride on the U2 gazing covertly at a girl with limp hair, dreaming of the life we’d have in Rome.” Mikaella Clements on falling in love with strangers:

 

All The Strangers I’ve Fallen In Love With

 

“The two-piece I was rocking was patterned with perfect paisleys. I stepped out with hesitancy, confidence, pride and a light smattering of fear. “ Hamza Beg talked about wearing a shalwar kameez & weathering white microaggressions.

 

On Sartorial Diversity And Some Classic Old-School Cultural Representation

 

EVBG founder Marie Beckmann was so fucking bored of the men in Berlin´s art scene talking down to her:

 

Men Of The Art World! Please Stop Monologue-ing At Me, Thx

 

Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor and Isaiah Lopaz, two brilliant Berlin-based artists from the US, weighed in on the discussion about moving the house of civil rights icon Rosa Parks from Detroit to a private backyard in Wedding.

 

Is Moving Rosa Parks’ House To Berlin A Step In The Right Direction? It’s Complicated… (Part 1)

 

Self-described prude Samuel Jefferson hit the sex party for the first time:

 

Three Thousand And The One: A SNAX Odyssey

 

And lastly, an ode to being a rude ass bitch – because sometimes, when being polite gets you nowhere, adapting to your surroundings by unleashing the inner beast can be incredibly therapeutic 😉

 

The Life-Changing Magic Of Being A Rude Bitch

 

 

Written by: SophieKemi

Images by: Coco (7), Nico (1), Kemi (2)

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