Say hello to Rowan Ellis on podDIVA

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Don’t miss out on today’s serving of #QueersForYourEars BY DIVA STAFF Rowan Ellis is a writer, video essayist and LGBTQI advocate who has racked up over 8 million views online. In today’s episode she joins DIVA junior staff writer, Eleanor Noyce, to talk about her debut book, Here And Queer: A Queer Girl’s Guide To [….]

Retreat to Out & Wild this summer, the UK’s first Wellness Festival for LGBTQI women and non-binary people

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Are you looking for somewhere remote, wild and beautiful to recharge your batteries? Out & Wild may be the place for you this summer BY JANE FAE, IMAGE VIA OUT & WILD FESTIVAL ON INSTAGRAM Polly Shute is the co-founder of Out & About, a group that connects the LGBTQI community through shared experiences, as [….]

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 [….]