ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END NEXT MONTH
They say all good things must come to an end and after almost 13 years it’s time for me to move on from DIVA. Needless to say, it’s been an absolute pleasure and privilege to edit the magazine I’ve written for since its early years. I became a journalist because I couldn’t see my voice reflected in the heteronormative newspapers and magazines (the internet didn’t exist when I started!) and when I got my first job, I wrote about others whose voices were marginalised. Raising the profile, and thereby status and self-worth of marginalised lesbian voices was one of my primary aims when I became editor of DIVA in 2004 and over the years this has expanded to include more bi, trans and non-binary and QTPOC voices. It’s hard to please all the lesbians all the time, but I believe that bringing strong marginalised voices to the fore will be particularly important going forward and it’s something that I know the DIVA team are committed to pushing even further. I want to thank you, dear readers, for your continued support of DIVA. All the wonderful people I’ve met and featured in the magazine have played a part in creating and fighting for lesbian, bi, trans and non-binary culture and space. All those who write in and tweet: you have helped make the magazine what it is today. I have enormous respect for team DIVA and I hope you’ll continue to enjoy the wonderful magazine I am leaving behind, as I will. As a freelance writer, you may see me popping up in your favourite magazine from time to time. I’d like to also take this opportunity to offer the publishers at Twin Media Ltd, Linda Riley and Silke Bader, my very best wishes for the future.
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