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.
Print is dead, apparently, but the world of independent magazine publishing is growing by the day and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The demand for beautifully crafted print magazines has defied the countless bleak warnings of print being on its way out.
The world of ballet is a pale one. Like other high art forms, ballet is often seen as an interest reserved for upper-class white people. The stark lack of diversity in this field of dance means that white performers are simply the norm.