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DIVA About Us

DIVA History

 

DIVA was first published in March 1994 and remains the only monthly glossy newsstand magazine for lesbians and bi women in the UK.

 

The DIVA MISSION

 

DIVA aims to deliver the best information, inspiration and online shopping to lesbians everywhere! We aim to provide excellence in innovation, information and entertainment for all our customers, and to make them feel individually special, and connected to our wider community. We provide the highest-quality magazine, retail experience and web presence possible for gay women and are dedicated to creating and evolving a magazine and a community to be proud of.

 

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DIVA Meet The Team

Silke Bader is Publisher

Silke Bader is Publisher

Silke is the sole owner of LOTL & CURVE Magazine, and was listed as the eighth most powerful lesbian by CLEO Magazine. She also sits on the Board of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Australian LGBT Awards and Zambi Wildlife Retreat. Silke and her partner of 18 years were instrumental in the changing of the NSW adoption laws.  She lives with her partner and two teenage children in Sydney, Australia.

email: silke@twinmediagroup.co.uk | direct line:

Linda Riley is Publisher

Linda Riley is Publisher

Linda Riley is the founder of major diversity events such as the European Diversity Awards, an event which honours individuals and organisations who work to help create a fairer, more inclusive society. She is the founder of the Global Diversity List, a comprehensive guide to the individuals who are putting diversity at the heart of human resources within the world's biggest organisations. Riley is also the publisher of OutNews Global and responsible for many other diversity focused events.  Linda is a trustee of Action Breaks Silence, a charity working to empower and educate girls at risk of violence in India and Africa. She is a Patron of the LGBT youth homelessness charity, Albert Kennedy Trust, patron of Diversity Role Models and is a trustee of GLAAD and GLAAD UK.

 

email: linda@twinmediagroup.co.uk | direct line:

Jane Czyzselska is Editor

Jane Czyzselska is Editor

Jane has written for DIVA since 1994, and joined as its editor on April Fool's Day 2004. An auspicious day for her (it's her mum's birthday), she waved her freelance career as a journalist for The Times, the Independent and Horse & Hound goodbye. She loves: dancing to old school funk and disco, the smell of wet pinewood, babbling brooks, peak experiences, dirty electro, summer orchards, rock'n'roll, fresh blueberries in Greek yoghurt, Japanese tattoos, cycling through the centre of London at breakneck speed, 1970s Cutler and Gross specs, freedom-fighters, Mies Van der Rohe and Britt Ekland in The Wicker Man. She hates: racism, homophobia, transphobia, not being able to speak Spanish. Or ancient Greek. Pneumatic drills. And snobs.

email: janec@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400

Carrie Lyell is Deputy Editor

Carrie Lyell is Deputy Editor

Carrie joined DIVA in 2013 as Editorial Assistant having previously written for Pink Paper, Lesbilicious and The Guardian but is secretly bitter she never got the chance to join Newsround's Press Pack. Originally from Edinburgh, she's still getting to grips with being a Londoner. Carrie took over as Deputy Editor in April 2016. You can find her infrequently tweeting @Seej. 

 

email: carrie@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400

Louise Carolin is Sub Editor

Louise Carolin is Sub Editor

Louise has written for DIVA since 1994, and joined the staff in 2001. In the 1980s, she was a member of the collectives which produced the cult lesbian and gay magazines Shocking Pink and Square Peg. During a career best described as "chequered", she has also worked at the Lewisham Pizza Hut, Camberwell Music Library and Brixton Town Centre Management. She loves: pug dogs, 60s soul, the London Eye, red lipstick and her period. She hates: text speak and inconsiderate yobs who cycle on pavements. In 2016, Louise stepped down as Deputy Editor and is now responsible for subbing and invoices. 

email: louise@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400

Roxy Bourdillon is Editorial Assistant

Roxy Bourdillon is Editorial Assistant

Roxy joined DIVA in May 2016. In a past life she lived in Sydney and wrote for LOTL, Australia's premier magazine for lesbian and bi women, and had a smashing tan. A fierce femme, Roxy loves everything girly, including girls. When she's not working in the DIVA office, she can be found blogging about her many dresses at roxyvintagestyle.com.

email: roxy@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400