Femme Salée strives to generate art scholarship focused on complex embodiment, cultivate critical & creative digital art & writing practices, & encourage challenging conversations directed towards a more inclusive art world.


In all that we do, Femme Salée is a crucial & innovative online art journal & shop dedicated to the voices working within exceptional art communities.


Femme Salée is an online intersectional art journal focused on queerness, feminism, & disability in the arts. Working closely with artists, writers, curators, & art enthusiasts, Femme Salée produces projects that demand thoughtful reading & viewing. Femme Salée’s primary publication is the yearly journal issue, which is currently produced in Denver. The fundamental objective of this journal is to promote & support anyone passionate about bringing disability, feminism, and queerness to the forefront of art scholarship, art practice, & curation. Issues are devoted to the collaborative production of knowledge around specific concerns related to human experiences such as pain, care, & dependency. Issues may include digital essays, interviews, reviews, literature, artworks, performances, or exhibitions. Art practice, criticism, history, and theory are most important to us.

Femme Salée was founded in 2017 as an informal collective of artists, writers, & curators for the purpose of publishing an online art journal that resists the normalization of culture. Through sustained inquiry & creative research, we strive to enrich the public sphere by encouraging art enthusiasts to elevate the voices sharing exceptional narratives.

Contribution to the yearly magazine issue is currently by invitation only, but Femme Salée aims to have open calls in the future.

def: femme∙salée n., French, dirty or nasty woman, salty woman. A feminist, queer, and disability studies concept used to describe a person who insists on disrupting the mainstream consumption of art and culture.

Editors & Staff

Founder & Director Mary Grace Bernard

Copy Editor Ashley Mingus

Volunteer Opportunities

At this time, Femme Salée is completely volunteer-run. We are always looking for interns and volunteers passionate about art, writing, and promoting underrepresented voices. Femme Salée seeks interns or volunteers to assist with editorial work, grant research and writing, and content research. If these opportunities are of interest to you, please email us at femmesalee@gmail.com with your curriculum vitae and a letter of purpose.