Stack at home: gal-dem, September 2019
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…
For this Stack subscriber, gal-dem arrived at just the right time.
— Not yet attending your BBQ (@minnyeu) September 9, 2019
4. Table manners
We like this table scene from Flora Muirhead.
I've heard and read a lot about how brilliant this magazine is but I've never got around to buying an issue (story of my life 🙄). So, I'm so glad that this month's @StackMagazines subscription has sent me a copy!! @galdemzine pic.twitter.com/v426AVL0Z8
— Flora Muirhead (@flora_muirhead) September 11, 2019
3. More plant life
Lots of joy, and more plants, from Ryan lanji.
— R Y A N • L A N J I (@RyanLanji) September 14, 2019
2. Love from Sweden
Stack subscriber Erik Stattin tweeting out gal-dem from Sweden.
— Erik Stattin 🦊 (@mymarkup) September 12, 2019
Tony Inglis is our winner this month, for this lovely snap with gal-dem’s editor Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff.
— Tony Inglis (@TonyInglis1) September 21, 2019