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Hope 100: Two magazines shaking up media for women and girls

These two independent publications are adding different voices and diverse perspectives to the media landscape

These two independent publications are adding different voices and diverse perspectives to the media landscape

This piece is part of our Hope 100 series, telling the stories of the people and organisations creating hope for 2020 and beyond

#43 gal-dem

Founded by Liv Little as a side project while she was at university, gal-dem has become one of the standout success stories of media publishing in the last decade. Little (pictured left) created the digital and print magazine as a space to publish stories that mattered to women and non-binary people of colour. Last year was a milestone in the publication’s history; it secured enough investment to employ its team full time and turn gal-dem into a viable business.

• As featured in Positive News January-March 2019 issue

#44 Kookie

Challenging pervasive gender stereotypes, Kookie magazine aims to show its readers that there is more than one way to be a girl. It is a quarterly print magazine for girls aged seven to 12 that helps to inspire (one recent feature was titled ‘How to be an inventor’) and to spark creativity. It was founded by Vivien Jones (pictured right) and Nicky Shortridge, mothers frustrated with the pink monotony of existing media for girls. Issues are made in collaboration with readers.

• As featured in Positive News January-March 2018 issue

Image credits: Liv Little: Vicky Grout; Vivien Jones: Suzanne Ross-Hughes

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