There has been much discussion around the book publishing industry’s lack of diversity in recent years. Every week there seems to be another news article about what must be done to make the industry more accessible and reflective of our society.
“Black women in 2018 are well past making waves – we’re currently creating something of a tsunami.” When I read these words in the first few pages of Slay In Your Lane, I predicted that it would be one of my top books of 2018. I was right.
On 29th October 2017, the country held its first ever Black Girl Festival at Kachette in East London. The festival is the brainchild of curator Nicole Crentsil and Paula Akpan, co-founder of the ‘I’m Tired’ project. Its aim was to “celebrate and explore what it means to be a Black woman in the UK”. The ongoing (mis)treatment of…
I never thought much about race when I was younger. Despite growing up in a predominantly white area of North London and attending a predominantly white school, the subject rarely crossed my mind. I was well into my teens before I began thinking more deeply about my identity and how society views me as a…
In a fairly short space of time, independent titles have had a massive impact on the magazine publishing world. Women are the ones making many of these successful independent magazines. Ladybeard, Mushpit, The Gentlewoman, Oh Comely and Riposte are just a few examples.
Everyone is talking about self-love. I used to think self-love was about liking what you see in the mirror, but I’ve realised that it’s so much more than that.
It’s an amazing time for independent publishing, and it’s so easy to publish a print magazine now. Whatever your interests, there’s a publication out there that caters to them. I don’t believe that print is dead (but I’m a bit biased). Here are some independent magazines that I feel deserve your attention and coins.
I’ve come to the end of my three-year journalism course (sigh). Earlier this year I helped out with admissions interviews and met some prospective students who hope to study journalism at Westminster this year. They asked me what advice I’d give them to succeed on a journalism course.