Claire Skinner: Teaching empowered me to create change

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Claire Skinner, co-chair of Mercer Pride and Head of UK Fiduciary Content and Delivery, talks to myGwork’s Louise Sinnerton about her experience in the classroom Claire started working at Mercer straight after graduating, and was always out at work. She’d bring her partner to social events, although she wasn’t someone that shouted about her sexuality: “I [….]

Introducing DIVA’s Emerging Voices

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Want to be a guest book reviewer for DIVA? Read on… As the arts pages in print media shrink and unpaid opportunities proliferate, it’s getting harder and harder for talented reviewers from marginalised backgrounds to get a foot in the door. The annual VIDA review looking at the number of female writers being reviewed and [….]

The ultimate playlist for lez/bi women

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Emily Bashforth handpicks her favourite tracks for girls who like girls BY EMILY BASHFORTH  Music is a wonderful form of emotional expression and is somewhere members of the LGBTQ+ community can find comfort. Members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies produce relatable songs about the struggles an LGBTQ+ individual may face or simply switch up the gender pronouns in your [….]

Laurel Holloman: “I shouldn’t identify as bisexual”

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The former L Word star speaks to Rachel Shelley about identity politics and her creative career change BY RACHEL SHELLEY  FROM THE VAULTS The sirens are wailing on the streets below Laurel Holloman’s downtown LA studio, and she’s struggling to make herself heard. But she really wants to set the record straight. “I think maybe [….]