what it's like to come out as depressed
After coming out as suffering from depression in an article for i-D earlier in the year, performance artist Scottee looks at the way his life has changed since, and the ways “a flamboyant, fat femme” struggles through a world of muscled, macho males.
femme shaming and fighting back against gay-on-gay prejudice
Is effeminacy is performed, then surely masculinity is too?
speaking up against the silence surrounding mental health problems
How do you come out to your friends that you’re having a depressive episode?
is japan more or less feminist than the west?
Japan is known for its robotic toilets and love of eccentricity, but its progressive feminism doesn’t really ring true to western ears. How much truth is there behind the subservient female stereotype?
in a culture based on non-human contact, why are so many eager to pay for affection?
Out of Japan’s celibacy syndrome has sprung an exciting, neon-lit array of Love Hotels, Cat Cafés and Circus Bars, but what do these two opposing cultures say about the Japanese longing for affection? Artist Scottee investigates…
the real side effects of bulking
Is an addiction to protein powder any less serious than an eating disorder?
a letter to your teenage self: scottee
It’s the age of insecurities, awkward firsts and growing pains; if only we knew then what we know now! To celebrate the release of The Coming of Age Issue, we’ve asked some of our favourite contributors to write a letter to their 16-year-old selves...
how edinburgh fringe is tackling mental health through comedy
Being an artist and battling with your mental health often go hand in hand, but it’s not all romantic tragedies and struggling geniuses. As Edinburgh Fringe kicks off, performance artist Scottee gets some artists to open up about their issues…
call yourself a man? an experience of male bonding in a japanese bathhouse
Scottee explores the alienation of British masculinity, and the hot, steamy, naked and enlightening ritual of the Japanese onsen.
is tv fame the only way you can prove your worth?
TV talent shows are a huge part of contemporary culture, but when they have a reputation for damaging the integrity of the artists who apply to them, why do so many people still seek fame through them? Performance artist Scottee explains why he’s never...
leaving labour and going green
Scottee explain why for the first time in his life he's voting Green, not Labour.
the increasing commercialisation of queer america
London’s gay clubs and bars might be fading away, but across the pond drag is back, gender is on the agenda and New York’s queer spaces are becoming increasingly commercial. But does this make them neo-queer or simply sell-outs? Performance artist...