Liv Little


Liv is our editor-in-chief. She's a 23-year-old curator and producer

Hannah Gooding

Hannah is a philosophy graduate from London who works in Garment Technology. She is dedicated to improving diverse representation in the fashion industry and aspires to one day running her own fashion brand that caters to short women with big boobs.

Antonia Odunlami

Music Editor

Editor, writer, specialist radio producer and DJ, Antonia Odunlami is passionate about documenting and championing emerging artists bubbling from sub-cultures within her east London home and further afield, wide-ranging global sounds that drive the new wave of artists on the rise.

Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff

Deputy Editor

Charlie works as a freelance journalist and Weekend Editor for Dazed as well as helping to edit gal-dem. She's recently finished a Newspaper Journalism MA at City University via the Guardian and won the 2017 Georgina Henry Award for Innovation in Journalism on behalf of gal-dem.

Heather Barrett

Opinions Editor

Heather is an editor, teaching assistant and youth worker based in London. She loves creative writing, cartoons, her pet rabbit, and pretending to be vegan.

Leah Cowan

Politics Editor

Leah is the Politics Editor at gal-dem. She works in the ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) sector, and supports the abolition of immigration detention, deportation, and the prison industrial complex.

Niellah Arboine

Lifestyle Editor

Niellah is an English & Creative Writing graduate and works within the arts. She's worked as a production assistant at the National Theatre and is a freelance writer and workshop facilitator. Her main focuses are literature and the arts. She loves cooking, cycling and binge watching TV.

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Chief Sub-Editor

Kuba is a freelancer and journalist at The Pool. She recently graduated from City University with an MA in Newspaper Journalism.

Emma Blake Morsi

Assistant Lifestyle Editor

Emma is a multi-disciplinary producer awarded the 2017 UK Apprentice Of The Year for her work with Bristol’s first female record label Saffron Records. Featured by the BBC, she’s the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the interactive storytelling magazine Nocturnal and juggles her BSc Fashion Management studies at UoM as a freelancer for Rising Arts Agency, Arnolfini, Plaster Creative Comms, Situations, and Watershed.

Grace Shutti

Assistant Music Editor

Grace is a freelance journalist, producer and presenter currently working for The Guardian. She loves documenting music, arts, culture and identity and thinks the best way to do it is through people's stories.

Jinan Younis

Assistant Politics Editor

Jinan is a recent graduate in Theology. She now works in the charity campaigning sector and is passionate about women's rights. Her feminist activism in her earlier years led her to being awarded the Christine Jackson Young Person Award at Liberty Human Rights.

Kemi Alemoru

News and Features Editor

Kemi is a staff writer at Dazed Digital and a freelance journalist who trained at City University. She writes about race, politics and pop culture.

Leyla Reynolds

Art Director

Leyla's true love is illustration. She created our gal-dem logo and her work can be found all over the site.

Mariel NO

Assistant Arts and Culture Editor

Mariel is the assistant arts & culture editor at gal-dem. She splits her time between illustrating, embroidery, and spending too much time on instagram.

Micha Frazer-Carroll

Arts & Culture Editor

Micha is a writer, musician and Psychology and Sociology student, who talks a lot about social constructs and lives her life on the internet. As Editor in Chief of Blueprint, a magazine that focuses on mental health, she is passionate about BME representation and the way that it interacts with wellbeing.

Sami Theminimulle

Assistant Opinions Editor

Sami is the assistant opinions editor at gal-dem. She likes whales, creeping on twitter, milkshakes and having multiple side hustles.

Suyin Haynes

Editor at Large

Suyin Haynes is an Associate Editor at TIME magazine in Hong Kong. In her spare time she can be found watching RuPaul's Drag Race and editing for gal-dem.

Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy

Zainab is a University of Bristol graduate currently working in the city.


Video Editor

Ifama is a freelance video editor, a secondary school social justice workshop facilitator and an avid lover of music videos and all things south London.

Paula Akpan

Social Media Editor

Co-founder of the 'I'm Tired' Project and gal-dem's social media coordinator. Paula spends her days watching Law & Order SVU, ranting on twitter and trying to figure out how to relocate to Wakanda.

Shanice Dover

Social Media Editor

Shanice is a recent journalism graduate and gal-dem's social media co-ordinator and Twitter goddess – now masquerading as an actual adult in a marketing role whilst trying to release her inner care free black girl.

Simran Randhawa

Assistant Politics Editor

Simran Randhawa is the assistant politics editor at gal-dem. She is also a writer, model and digital influencer who has been featured in publications such as Dazed and Nylon.


Varaidzo's writing has been featured in New Statesman, Complex, Dazed, and award-winning anthology 'The Good Immigrant' amongst others.