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BY DIVA STAFF. COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY OLIVIA LIFUNGULA, HAIR + MAKE-UP BY CAT PARNELL, STYLING BY ELLA-LOUISE GASKELL
Welcome to our October issue, DIVAs! This Black History Month edition is a special one, featuring none other than internationally renowned singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. Chatting to DIVA editor-in-chief Roxy Bourdillon, she discusses her first time at UK Black Pride, coming out and embracing authenticity.
What’s it really like swiping right when melanated? Nic Crosara investigates
This is allyship: How Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE channels queer, Black power
A League Of Their Own: The power of Black, queer joy onscreen
“It’s trans time!”: How Yasmin Finney is changing the world, from Heartstopper to Doctor Who
Kemah Bob’s Guide To Life: The comedian and host of Foc It Up! comedy club shares her words of queer wisdom
“You can be queer and play jungle”: SHERELLE, DJ and founder of record label BEAUTIFUL on uplifting Black, queer talent in electronic music
Everything falls into place: ABISHA chats sad queer bangers, being scouted and her latest EP
Code-switching: Nic Crosara pens a love letter to Harriet Tubman
Queer Black women are having their ADHD diagnoses missed: Here’s why that’s important
LGBTQIA rights in Iran: DIVA investigates
PLUS: Jimanekia Eborn, Black Angel, Iris Prize & more!
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