One from the vaults: In her city cycling

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Danielle Mustarde joins founder of indie cycling brand Goodordering, Jacqui Ma, for a ride through east London BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. ABOVE JACQUI MA. IN-ARTICLE IMAGES BY J.L. ARMSTRONG When the women-led, largely-queer #TeamGoodordering invited #TeamDIVA for a “leisurely sojourn through Jacqui Ma’s London”, we couldn’t resist. The aim? To see just how easy it is [….]

Headshot Image description: Alice Sheppard is a light skinned multi-racial woman with brown, yellow and copper streaks in her curly hair short har. She smiles warmly and leans forward, resting her cheek on her hand. She is wearing a black long-sleeved top and a short gold necklace. Photo by Beverlie Lord.

DIVA meets Alice Sheppard, the disabled dancer challenging the industry

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“Theatres are ready for disabled audiences, but they aren’t ready for disabled artists” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY BEVERLIE LORD Alice Sheppard had no idea that life would lead her towards her love of dancing. She only took her first class after being dared to do so, but loved it so much that she resigned [….]

SPORT: Tokyo 2020 may be postponed, but that won’t stop Team GB’s Laurie Williams

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“Wheelchair basketball opened my eyes to what I could do” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES LAURIE WILLIAMS Just days before the organisers of Tokyo 2020 and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the expected postponement of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic games, we spoke to wheelchair basketball player and Paralympian Laurie Williams, 28, as she waited [….]

NEWS: Nicola Adams OBE features on £20 note

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The Olympic boxer took to Instagram to celebrate her exciting achievement BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Olympic superstar and DIVA favourite, Nicola Adams had some exciting news this week and we couldn’t be more thrilled for the Leeds-born boxing champion. Nicola Adams OBE has been awarded a new redesigned £20 bank note with her [….]

Want to get your body moving (but don’t know where to start?)

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We’ve got you covered with these LGBTQI-friendly sports clubs and communities 🎾⚽️🏀⚾️ BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE GODISABLE JACOB. With spring just around the corner, the sun making the odd (gleefully welcomed) appearance here and there, and that light March breeze, now is a 💯 time to pick up a new sport. First off, you’re not [….]

TRAVEL: A weekend of surf, cycle and soul in LGBTQI-friendly Portugal

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Lisbon’s oceanfront cousin Cascais is the “coastess with the mostess”, says Danielle Mustarde WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. LEAD IMAGE VISIT CASCAIS Which city comes to mind first when you think of Portugal? Lisbon? Porto, perhaps? Unless you know the region well, it’s likely these two diverse and welcoming cities are the first to [….]

TRAVEL: Constance Craving

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Danielle Mustarde pedals her way to inner peace along the shores of Europe’s postcard-perfect Lake Constance WORDS AND IMAGES BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE Here’s the thing. I love living in London, but I’m a northerner at heart and, every once in a while, the horn-blaring, underground-rumbling, fume-filled capital can get a little… much. I mean, was it really [….]