Back to work for me – maternity leave doesn’t last forever!

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“There have been times I’ve struggled, constantly battling with the pressures of life as a stay at home mum of three” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So that’s me back at work after 10 months off with my family. I can’t help but be all reflective when I come to the end of something or am about [….]

Pop princess Saara Aalto has dropped her brand new video and it’s breathtaking

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The Dancing On Ice star teams up with trans charity Mermaids for the glorious Dance Like Nobody’s Watching BY ROXY BOURDILLON Saara Aalto’s new single Dance Like Nobody’s Watching is the sort of song that’s so good it gives you tingles. A soaring ode to living and loving authentically, this track reminds us all of [….]

It’s the L Word update you’ve been waiting for

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Showtime has confirmed a new series of your favourite show will air this year BY ROXY BOURDILLON It’s official. Like totally, seriously, 100% official, for real. The L Word is back with an eight-episode series due to premiere in 2019. Showtime announced the glorious, gay news at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. They [….]

Creating creative communities in Yorkshire

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Giving a voice to York’s LGBTQI community through the arts BY EMILY EATON HLGBT York is an organisation working to give northern LGBTQI people a voice – through creativity and collaboration. Emily Eaton speaks to their producer, Mei Wilshare, to find out more… DIVA: Tell us a little more about HLGBT?MEI WILSHARE: HLGBT York is a collaborative [….]

Ladybones: A one woman show about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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“I wrote this play because I wanted to show OCD on stage in a truthful way” BY SORCHA MCCAFFREY  When I was a little kid I used to wake up my mum to check she hadn’t died in the night. My head was full of intense worries and patterns and numbers and routines.  Fifteen years [….]

A love letter to my true soulmates

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Roxy Bourdillon celebrates the power of female friendships this Galentine’s Day Strangers have always stared at me. I get it. I like brightly coloured retro clothes and I’m in possession of a pair of comedically massive norks. As a teenager, I would regularly cry myself to sleep over the sniggers, feeling violated, ashamed and just [….]

Vita & Virginia to open this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival

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True story of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and enigmatic aristocrat, Vita Sackville-West, kicks off LGBTQ+ Film Fest BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia, which opens this year’s BFI Flare LGBTQ+ Film Festival – the UK’s longest running LGBTQ+ film event – tells the story of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West’s intoxicating encounters. “We’re [….]

Bang Bang Romeo’s Anastasia Walker chats coming out, Ru Paul’s Drag Race and Sofar Sounds

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“Growing up it was me, myself and I – I didn’t have any role models; I had to have that belief in myself BY EMILY EATON A “global community creating intimate gigs for artists and music lovers” Sofar Sounds is – if you haven’t already been – a bloody great way to spend an evening. It’s an [….]