Gal-Dem Magazine Issue 6 (Roaring Twenties) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Welcome to Gal-Dem’s Roaring Twenties. This issue asks what could the 2020s look like, and what do we want from them? What can we learn from organisations like The Advocacy Academy, which is training new generations of social-justice campaigners? What does a world look like when we re-evaluate our attitudes towards drugs, towards housing, towards whole industries? As we progress through (and for one of us, past) our twenties, what parts of our histories do we cherish and hold close? Who are the artists, makers and creators we want to champion today and tomorrow?
We have created this edition full of hope for a new era, one that harnesses the nostalgia of the recent past as a tool to drive us forwards. Invigorated by a new century, and acutely aware of the past mistakes we cannot replicate, this edition asks us to imagine how we can make the 2020s roar in their very own way.
Gal-Dem Magazine is a new media publication, committed to telling the stories of people of colour from marginalised genders. With our online and print magazine, we’re 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. While Gal-Dem makes decisions on content based on relevance and quality, we also recognise the under-representation of people of colour in journalism and we welcome and encourage contributions from people with a lived experience of what it means to be of that demographic. The current journalistic landscape is 94% white and 55% male and Gal-Dem is actively trying to redress this imbalance in media more broadly through both our editorial and commercial work. We believe that taking control of the way we are portrayed in the media is essential – but our end goal is not simply representation: our journalism and creative work can shape debates, shift discussions, create new ways of thinking and contribute to social movements. We empower and support the creative work of our communities through disrupting tired stereotypes and showcasing their work and thoughts as a vital part of discussions in a whitewashed media environment.
Details: Gal-Dem Magazine – Issue 6
English, 126 pages, 17 x 24 cm