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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: 020 7267 9602

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: 020 7267 9602

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 7267 9602

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 7267 9602

Roxy Bourdillon is Web Editor

Roxy Bourdillon is Web Editor

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 7267 9602