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 [….]

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, [….]

#LetsTalkBipolar: Eradicating the stigma within ourselves

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Actor, activist and Bipolar UK ambassador April Kelley introduces a Twitter event for Pride Month BY APRIL KELLEY Happy Pride Month my DIVA’s! I’ve teamed up with Bipolar UK this year to tackle the million-dollar question… How do we eradicate stigma? I’m talking both the stigma around sexuality and mental illness. It’s a double whammy [….]

MUSIC: LAKY on mental health and coming to terms with her sexuality

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“I owe it to my younger self to shout it from the bloomin’ rooftops!” INTERVIEW BY HARRIET ARGENT, WORDS BY MARTINE HESS Just in time for Mental Health Awareness Week, LAKY has released her first single, Saving Me. In a powerful yet vulnerable voice, she addresses her personal struggles with mental health and hopes her [….]

Super Connected: Is social media messing with mental health?

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Released in time for Mental Health Awareness Week UK, Tim Arnold’s new music project is a must Super Connected is the brand new feature-length film and album from singer-songwriter, filmmaker and LGBTQI ally, Tim Arnold. The incredible new single of the same name introduces one of the project’s key themes: “the seductive power of social media [….]

Young lesbians most likely to experience loneliness and isolation in the LGBTQI community, according to new research

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“It is yet another reminder of why events such as Lesbian Visibility Week are needed for our young people who are still so clearly struggling for equality in every aspect of their lives” BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY JOICE KELLY FOR UNSPLASH Young lesbians are the most likely in the LGBTQI community to experience tension [….]

Nothing Compares 2 Sarah Walk

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The singer songwriter talks to DIVA about her second album and reimagining a track made famous by Sinéad O’Connor BY NADIA DAVIES Released three years after her debut album Little Black Book, Another Me is the second album from Minneapolis-born singer-songwriter Sarah Walk.  Raw and refreshingly honest, the album explores themes of vulnerability and toxic [….]