Gal-dem issue 4
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by Lucy Corkish in October 2019
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The first print issue of gal-dem launched in 2016 as a magazine created by women and non-binary people of colour, and from the start the response has been extraordinary, but in April 2019 founder Liv Little published an open letter announcing the arrival of “gal-dem 2.0”. Outside investment gave the team the resources to work as a full-time professional media organisation. You can see from editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff’s opening letter how energised they are by the opportunity, “to try and shake up the dying industry we are a part of,” but she also acknowledges the still-exhausting reality of running the magazine as a regular nine to five. Gal-dem’s funding model may have changed, but its mission remains the same, presenting voices that dig deep into the many experiences of women and non-binary people of colour.

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Job title
Head of Editorial

What is gal-dem?
gal-dem is a new media publication, committed to telling the stories of women and non-binary people of colour.

What makes it different to the rest?
We are uncompromising in our mission of addressing inequality and misrepresentation in the industry through platforming the creative and editorial work of our community across essays, opinion, news, arts, music, politics and lifestyle content.

Who makes gal-dem?
gal-dem is made by a team of brilliant editors and designers.

Who reads it?
Our readership is diverse — I’ve packed mags off to Kenya, Australia and Tunisia as well as lots locally in the UK.

Why do you work in magazines?
A classic reason: I’m passionate about storytelling.

Aside from the print magazine, what else are you involved in?
Thankfully, gal-dem is now my full-time job. I’m so proud to be a journalist shaking the table.

What would you change about gal-dem if you could?

Where do you see gal-dem in five years?
A hub of investigative, creative journalism, events and everything in between that has gone worldwide.

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