5Harfliler is an online journal focusing on gender, politics, art and pop culture. The publication is based in Istanbul and pursues a transnational feminist agenda. For any queries, please contact us at 5harfliler@gmail.com

Wandering Feelings from Performance to Textile: Interview with Sevda Semer

A significant part of my work stems from not daring to call myself one and looking for expressions outside of what I imagined was “official” art.

Can a Refuge Be Found?

Even though I had dreamt of running away from everyone and everything from time to time, my first and only time running away from home was when I was eight years old.

Works by major Ukrainian folk artists under attack in Ukraine

Maria Prymachenko represents both folk naivety and rootedness in the tradition and the liberation from the conventions that women experienced in rural Ukraine.

On Women’s Right to Being Lazy: Zsofi and Bori from the “Lazy Women” Team

Lazy Women is a platform dedicated to all women who have been accused of laziness at least at some point in their lives. It is a platform where you have zero obligations; you can do, think and express whatever you want.

We NEED to talk about contraceptives; in the name of our sexual health

What have I learned when asking women what makes them choose the contraceptive method they use.

Rebekka Endler: “If You Can’t Navigate Here, This Is Not Your City”

How the fuck did we all end up in patriarchy in the first place and how do we get out of it?

Healer, Rapist and Cult

What ever happened to Mara Lorenzio?

Imaginary Islands and Turkish Dogs: İstasyon and the Ethics of Care

İstasyon should be treated with the dignity of a universal work of global fiction rather than a representative of the Turkish ethos.

“We are not wretched cleaners. We are domestic workers, and we are unionized!”

An in depth interview with the women of Domestic Workers Union, their achievements, priorities and call for solidarity.

Bedsheets, Coffee, Period Blood: Works to Overthrow the System

Artist Zehra Doğan talks about her process of creating her first solo exhibition while in Tarsus prison, convicted for a painting she has done on the violence that took place in Nusaybin against the Kurdish population.

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