what 'rookie' meant to a generation of young female writers
As Tavi Gevinson announces the closure of her website for teen girls, Polyester Zine's founding editor, Ione Gamble, explores its impact on DIY culture and amplifying the voices of young women.
gal-dem are proving you can change mainstream media for the better
Forming a "creative community filled with incredible women of colour,” website and collective gal-dem has captured the hearts and minds of many WOC who felt excluded by the whitewashed mainstream media.
as gal-dem launch their own magazine, take an exclusive look inside issue one
As the inaugural issue celebrating girlhood, female friendship and growing up hits shelves, we share Grace Barber-Plentie’s discussion of how early noughties music videos filled the blanks of her black girlhood...
meet gal-dem: a site for girls of colour by girls of colour
Frustrated by a whitewashed mainstream media, Liv Little and Leyla Reynolds are two of the girls behind gal-dem, a online creative space championing ethnically diverse narratives and news.
take an exclusive look inside typical girls zine
Presenting a diverse range of fascinating women, considering topics from gender and identity politics to music industry classism and climate change, The Naked Issue is the zine you need now.