gal-dem (stylised lower case) is an independent British online and print magazine produced by women of colour and non-binary people of colour.[1][2]

FrequencyOne per year
FormatOnline and print magazine
FounderLiv Little
Founded2015; 7 years ago (2015)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

History and profileEdit

The magazine was founded by Liv Little in 2015. It produces one printed issue a year, as well as appearing in its online format. The website has six content sections: arts, lifestyle, music, news, opinion, and politics.[1] The first print issue, "the gal-hood issue", sold out its print run of 1,000 copies; the second issue, "the home issue", was planned to have a print run of 3,000 and also sold out.[3][4]

In 2016, the gal-dem editorial collective curated an event at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of its Friday Lates series. It showcased work by contemporary young artists of colour and was described in The Guardian as "nothing short of breathtaking".[5]

In August 2018, the gal-dem team guest-edited an issue of The Guardian's Weekend magazine.[6][7][8]

In June 2019 gal-dem released the book "I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories About Growing Up As People of Colour, an anthology from some of the women and non-binary people of colour who write for the magazine.[9]


  1. ^ a b "About". gal-dem. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ Grace Wang (March 2017). "10 independent women's magazines everyone should read". Stack. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ Jamieson, Ruth (31 July 2017). "Zine queens: how women's magazines found new life via indie publishing". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Print issues sales page". gal-dem. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  5. ^ Okolosie, Lola (4 November 2016). "People of colour are painfully absent from our museums. Let's change that". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  6. ^ Musariri, Dorothy (10 August 2018). "Gal-dem mag team take over Guardian Weekend as 'agents of change we need' to raise voices of women and non-binary people of colour". Press Gazette. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Guardian Weekend: gal-dem takeover". Guardian Weekend. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  8. ^ Little, Liv; Denes, Melissa (18 August 2018). "gal-dem Guardian takeover proves diversity breeds creativity". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  9. ^ London, Bianca (7 June 2019). "This collection of personal, powerful essays about what it's really like to grow up as a person of colour is a must-read". Glamour Magazine.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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