One from the vaults: In her city cycling

Published on :

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 [….]

TRAVEL: Constance Craving

Published on :

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 [….]

VIEWS: Running circles around the patriarchy

Published on :

“What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric?” BY GEM BARTON Don’t feel like changing your lifestyle just because the clock turned midnight? Don’t think you have anything to “resolve” other than just being yourself? What better way to stick two fingers up at the anti-feminist #NewYearNewYou rhetoric than engaging [….]

Fancy a game of rounders this Rainbow Laces season?

Published on :

“A big thing for rounders is nostalgia, that and it’s very social. It is competitive but it’s not all about competition” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “I feel quite lucky, I’ve always worked in sports. Always played sports,” explains 43-year-old Natalie Justice-Dearn as we discuss her recent appointment as CEO of Rounders England and this year’s Rainbow Laces [….]

Get your kicks: Women’s football is on the up

Published on :

“Diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of women’s football” BY MEGAN EVANS. IMAGES MEG EVANS, NAZ AHMED AND HOLLY DOWNING. A record-breaking crowd of 77,768 people witnessed the England women’s football team (#TheLionesses) take on Germany at Wembley Stadium recently. Unfortunately, England suffered a 2-1 defeat as Germany just managed to sneak one over [….]

Running up that hill: DIVA meet London Frontrunners

Published on :

Fancy pulling your trainers on for the Pride 10k this August? (Or coming along to cheer and be queer!) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE SUSSEX SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY The first time I tried running? I truly hated it. You couldn’t have convinced me otherwise. No matter how hard I pushed myself, I couldn’t keep up with my [….]

Why Megan Rapinoe is our *fave* this World Cup

Published on :

Her response to a potential invitation to the White House? Pure gold. BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE JAMIE SMED. Captain of the US women’s football team (and queer dreamboat) Megan Rapinoe, has caused a stir by saying that she wouldn’t be going to the, and we quote, “fucking White House,” even if her team won the [….]