DIVA EXCLUSIVE: Andra Day is our jaw-dropping new cover star

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PLUS Sapphic Saxons, Julien Baker and BFI Flare BY DIVA STAFF, COVER IMAGE BY MYRIAM SANTOS We’re in love with this gorgeous, golden cover, shot by Myriam Santos. Once you’re done feasting your eyes, head inside, where actor and musician Andra Day speaks exclusively to DIVA’s Roxy Bourdillon about transforming into Black, bisexual icon Billie [….]

NEWS: Vodafone announces a global commitment to supporting all employees during menopause

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Vodafone has made a game-changing new dedication to employees to mark International Women’s Day 2021 BY DIVA STAFF To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, Vodafone has announced a new global commitment to ensure that all employees are supported during the menopause. In keeping with this year’s IWD theme of #ChooseToChallenge, the company is challenging the [….]

Looking for a virtual event to celebrate International Women’s Day?

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Join this event for poetry, performances and presentations in line this with this year’s #ChooseToChallenge theme 🔥 BY DIVA STAFF In keeping with the International Women’s Day 2021 theme #ChooseToChallenge, we have the perfect International Women’s Day event for you. Starting at 6pm this evening, this virtual event organised by LelmEducation will incorporate a diverse programme of [….]

This TEDx video about overcoming depression might be the most important thing you watch today

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“Remember that somewhere, a flower is breaking out of concrete and you will too” BY CARRIE LYELL I first met poet, writer and illustrator Bethany Rose in 2014, when I profiled her in a feature about the finest spoken word artists on the UK scene.  She inspired me as we spoke, on a chilly Hampstead [….]

International Women’s Day: Ella Grace drops an empowering ode to womanhood

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With new single She Looked Like Me, Ella Grace is striving to make women feel seen and cherished ✨  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy International Women’s Day! There’s no better day than today to blast some incredible tunes by the women who are leading the way in music. Here at DIVA, we’ll be blasting the new [….]

International Women’s Day: DIVA meets akt charity founder

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Cath Hall MBE tells DIVA all about her journey to becoming one of the UK’s most influential activists for queer youth WORDS BY BEX SHORUNKE, ILLUSTRATION BY JESSICA SHARVILLE In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we took the opportunity to spotlight one of the country’s most instrumental straight ally activists for LGBTQI rights – [….]

Why we love Mademoiselle Mapuin: The bisexual, sword-fighting singer of the 17th century

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Just Like Us ambassador Sophie Cundall shares her bisexual icon with DIVA for International Women’s Day BY SOPHIE CUNDALL Picture the scene: a costume ball, think Bridgerton but a century or two prior, transported across the channel to France. Dresses swish in time with throbbing violins, playing the music du jour. A couple appear, centre [….]

Toff London partners with Switchboard for LGBTQI inclusive watches

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Check out this new range of watches that gives back to the LGBTQI community 🌈 BY DIVA STAFF LGBTQI support charity and helpline Switchboard has partnered with well-known watch brand Toff London for a new collection of Pride themed watches, with 5% of each sale going straight to the charity.  Toff London’s new range of [….]