The Home Issue
Issue #2 (2016/17)
9.5 x 6.5″
gal-dem is a magazine (online and in print) and creative collective comprised of over 70 women and non-binary people of colour which launched in September 2015.
About this issue:
This year’s issue theme is “home”, and features content centred around the experiences of what home means to us as women of colour, both in a personal and political sense, starring up and coming south London musician Ray BLK.
It features articles about growing up black in the LGBTQ community, the Grenfell Tower tragedy, interviews with our favourite musicians, and beautiful photography from the likes of Nadine Ijewere and Kiran Gidda. This is an issue not to be missed.
The aim of gal-dem is to open up our take on the world to a wider audience. We want people from all backgrounds to engage with the work we are doing. It’s no secret that the mainstream media doesn’t represent or reflect us, so we are doing it for ourselves.
gal-dem was founded by Liv Little who, frustrated with the lack of diversity at Bristol University, wanted to reach out to women of colour like herself. The team began to grow and we now have editors, contributors and illustrators who come from all walks of life. We are ready to provide you with thought-provoking content, eye-catching visuals and an abundance of giggles.
As well as producing a magazine, we also put on events including (but not limited to), comedy nights, politics panels, film festivals, bi-monthly gal-dem sugar club nights and museum takeovers.
We are always looking to welcome more wonderful women of colour and non-binary people of colour to the team; so, if you are interested or simply want to know more about us please take a look at our FAQs and get in touch via our contact page with any pitches or ideas.