The Mistreatment of Amber Heard

You heard she deserved it. You p u l l e d her a p a r t taking her words and / spitting!! / on her!

A drawing of Amber Heard pasted over newspaper clippings and translucent outlines of flowers.

Content warning: Depp v. Heard case; references to domestic and sexual violence, misogyny and drugs


You heard she                snorted c o c a i n e                   in court. You heard she threw           human
      in their bed.                 You!     heard she referred to him as scourgedwashed-up, burned

                                                                         (Burn her!)

You heard she ssssssssl     u    r r e d   her   w o  r d   s. You “heard” she was “concerned” when her
“dog” stepped on a “bee.”


You?                            heard he deserved more. You heard she SURGED in court when asked about
her $$$$ charity money $$$$.

                                                                        (Cancel her!)

You heard she was undeterred,         using tissues to o̶b̶s̶c̶u̶r̶e̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶b̶r̶u̶i̶s̶e̶s̶. You                    heard that
he spurred her on with                                          assault, murderous texts.

                                                      (Absurd, you must have misheard!)

You heard she deserved it. You  p  u   l  l e  d her  a  p a  r  t  taking her words and spitting!!

on her!                You!                     prefer not to                  observe the        abuse and humiliation,


[but instead] preserve the power by forwarding memes of a woman crying about her abuser, You!

were unperturbed.                   You hurled insults with biting hatred and you cursed her and

                                    when you cursed her, you cursed all women and all girls.

                                                         All that demand to be heard.

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition One 2024


It’s 2012 and you have just opened Tumblr. A photo pops up of MGMT in skinny jeans, teashade sunglasses and mismatching blazers that are reminiscent of carpets and ‘60s curtains. Alexa Chung and Alex Turner have just broken up. His love letter has been leaked and Tumblr is raving about it—”my mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it.” Poetry at its peak: romance is alive.

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