The new issue of “Vogue Polska” looks into modern day values

They are fighting for the truth, speaking for those whose voice is being suppressed and inspiring others to follow their dreams and fight for a better future. In the June edition of our magazine, coming in two versions with different cover pages, we are taking you for a meeting with extraordinary people. Find out what we have for you this time.

“While it’s true that some of my favorite philosophers would write for both academic and ordinary readers, a library is a place where I feel happiest. I have never wanted to become someone you might refer to as a celebrity,” — says Amia Srinivasan interviewed by Wojciech Engelking. Her book titled “The Right to Sex” has just been published in Poland. Srinivasan, who heads the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, tells Vogue Polska how difficult it has been for her to break free from the stereotypical patterns imposed by the media — there have been social media accounts, professional photo shoots or even an interview with Emily Ratajkowski. A year after the release of her book, the British philosopher born in 1984 does not want to be a celebrity, but wants to express her opinion on public matters, but only those that are genuinely public and not made public by her own activity. 

As we enter the Pride Month, Basia Czyżewska talks to Bart Staszewski about his new project — a documentary series about rainbow families: “I have been in a relationship for years; I cannot make it formal, but I can say it is deep and genuine. It is my family,” — says the activist and filmmaker. It started with an online ad seeking people willing to talk to the camera about who they consider to be their families and what their everyday life looks like. Among hundreds of responses, there were a few stories of rainbow families, such as the one told by Paulina and Patrycja from a small Silesian village, who raise two kids together and are expecting another one. “I was thinking a lot about the risk my protagonists were taking. You read so much about persecutions, which can affect the weakest and most vulnerable ones — the kids from rainbow families. I didn’t want to put anyone in danger, but just intended to take a look at the situation. What I found was true warmth, acceptance and support,” — emphasizes Staszewski.