Say hello to DIVA’s new editorial assistant, Eleanor Noyce

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“Before I came out, I used to read the pages of DIVA in secret” BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY ELEANOR NOYCE Hi DIVAs! My name is Eleanor, and I’m DIVA’s new editorial assistant. I’m originally from Hertfordshire, and I moved to the East End this September to pursue my London dream. When I’m not penning [….]

Introducing Char Bailey, DIVA’s new features writer

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“I’m on a mission to keep DIVA representing all of us” BY CHAR BAILEY Hello Divas, As if I’m writing this. It seems all prior knowledge of how to use words is evading me and the taps on my keyboard have never sounded louder. My names Char Bailey, I’ve been a Diva fan forever and [….]

Meet DIVA’s new junior staff writer, Nic Crosara

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Nic Crosara opens up about their hopes for this next chapter BY NIC CROSARA Greetings Earthlings! My name’s Nic, I’m excited to be starting this new chapter at DIVA. I’ve been writing stories since I was three but I began my journalism journey in 2018 when I reviewed Dirty Computer. I have since frequently covered [….]

Sex Education season three is out tomorrow and we can’t wait to meet Cal

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The Netflix comedy-drama introduces some much needed non-binary representation BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY SAM TAYLOR: NETFLIX When watching trailers for Sex Education back in 2019, I assumed the “will they won’t they” trope between Otis and Maeve would be what carried the show. This is perhaps why I put off watching it for so [….]

Confessional: An intimate interview with Janet Devlin

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“I wrote poetry rather than songs, it took the pressure off. I can’t write when I’m in survival mode” BY SAMANTHA GRIERSON, IMAGE BY CLAIRE BROWN In a grey and uninspiring room, I met with Janet Devlin. She’s pre performance and taking time out before she takes the stage for the third night of her Confessional tour, [….]

Homotopia has just announced their 2021 lineup including Jade Anouka, Rosie Jones and Tabby Lamb

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The theme of this year’s festival is Coming Out, which, after a year of COVID-induced lockdowns, is a welcome play on words BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY MICHAEL SHELFORD Liverpool’s Homotopia Festival has been championing queer art since 2004. This year, it’ll be taking place throughout October and November, featuring the likes of Jade Anouka, [….]

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Heather Peace joins the cast of EastEnders in a groundbreaking moment for #WLW representation

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Buckle up DIVAs, because EastEnders is about to become queer as hell BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY TALIE ROSE EIGELAND In an incredible turn of events, DIVA favourite Heather Peace is set to join the cast of the iconic BBC soap EastEnders. Heather is most notable for her roles in BBC One’s Waterloo Road, Emmerdale, London’s Burning and Lip Service, [….]