Stack at home: gal-dem, September 2019

by Kitty Drake in September 2019
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This month’s delivery is a bit of a phenomenon. A magazine created by women and non-binary people of colour, in the last year alone gal-dem has worked with Michelle Obama’s team to help launch her autobiography in the UK, taken over The Guardian’s Weekend magazine for one issue, and started a running club with Nike.

All that was achieved on the side, fitting in around ‘real’ jobs, as is so often the case with independent publishing. But in April this year founder Liv Little published an open letter announcing the arrival of “gal-dem 2.0”, funded by outside investment that means the team is now working as a full-time professional media organisation. You can see from editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff’s opening letter (page three) how energised they are by the opportunity, “to try and shake up the dying industry we are a part of”.

It’s a true watershed moment and we were really excited to be send gal-dem out to Stack subscribers this month. Below we’ve rounded up some of the posts about the magazine on social media. Right at the bottom you’ll find our September subscriber of the month…

5. Tonic

For this Stack subscriber, gal-dem arrived at just the right time.

4. Table manners

We like this table scene from Flora Muirhead.

3. More plant life

Lots of joy, and more plants, from Ryan lanji.

2. Love from Sweden

Stack subscriber Erik Stattin tweeting out gal-dem from Sweden.

1. Fanboy

Tony Inglis is our winner this month, for this lovely snap with gal-dem’s editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff.

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