This week despite being in isolation i chat with Founder and CEO of gal-dem magazine and media company, Liv Little. She’ is one of 2020’s Forbes 30 under 30 and has quickly created a small empire within culture. It was a fascinating inside look into starting your own business and building right up with meaning and style. Liv’s recommendations went beyond the 1-2 per section as she shouted out so many amazing women working in media and culture today, a total joy.
gal-dem's Liv Little Founder of the Trailblazing Magazine Aiming to Represent & Empower Women of Colour
Liv Little on Jazz Shapers with Mishcon de Reya. Jazz Shapers in association with Mishcon de Reya broadcasts every Saturday at 9am, with a repeat on Monday at 5am, just before the Business Breakfast. Presented by broadcaster and Mishcon de Reya’s Director of Business Development Elliot Moss, Jazz Shapers shares music from the risk takers, leaders and influencers of jazz, soul and blues, alongside interviews with their equivalent in the business world: entrepreneurs who have defined and shaped business categories and ways of operating, defying convention and have gone on to achieve great success. With more than 900 people, Mishcon de Reya is an independent London-based law firm that serves an international community of clients. In their words: "We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal.'
Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff on rushing black women syndrome
Growing up with gal-dem
For the last episode of the season, hosts Liv Little and Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff share their own extract: an essay they collaborated on years previously about ‘rushing women of colour syndrome’. Reflecting back on their headspace at the time of writing it, Liv and Charlie reflect back on what has changed, what has stayed the same and what they’ve learned along the way.Growing up with gal-dem is taking a short break, but we'll be back with you in February! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How To Make Magazines Work In 2020, According To gal-dem's Liv Little
After Work Drinks
Hello gorgeous listeners. We’re very excited for this week’s episode with the truly brilliant Liv Little. Liv is the creator and former editor of gal-dem, a magazine created exclusively by women and nonbinary people of colour. gal-dem is a rare print magazine success story, building a cult audience while simultaneously helping to change up the UK’s wildly white media landscape (94% of British journalists are white). Liv, who launched the mag when she was only 21, has been listed as one of the BBC’s 100 most influential women in media, as well as a Forbes’ 30 under 30. As she announces a major career pivot (she announced she’s stepping down as editor and CEO in September) we talk to Liv about the future of print media, how to balance being ‘nice’ with being a boss, and how to be a CEO in your early 20s. Happy listening ❤️ Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
For this episode, I recorded Liv Little, the founder and CEO of gal-dem -an award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour.Here is a scary stat for you - the current journalistic landscape is 94% white and 55% male. What I love so much about gal-dem is that they are actively trying to redress this imbalance through both their editorial and commercial work.And in this interview, I got a real understanding of the magazine and how Liv came to start it at the age of just 21! We chart the different influences in her life from how her mum’s social enterprise work influenced her growing up to going to Bristol Uni and how hard she found it not seeing people like herself with the same background and experiences. It is through this isolating experience that Gal Dem was born – a chance for Liv to carve out her space and create a community.She credits her ambition and sheer determination for making it all possible. She talks about the many skill sets she had to develop quickly to become CEO and the importance of surrounding yourself with experienced mentors that can help you with all the different aspects of your business. It’s not about following in their footsteps but instead have access to a pool of knowledge that can help you make better decisions.There is a huge amount we can all learn from Liv’s amazing story.
Here we speak with Liv Little; is a curator, audio producer, editor-in-chief and founder of gal-dem, a fledgling media empire ran exclusively by femmes and non-binary people of colour. She shares her process post modeling for Our Naked Truths - the live series, what it means to listen to self, honor your boundaries, letting go of unrealistic expectations and the art of rest. Expect nourishment, laughter and above all a powerful truth. Hosted by Founder Jocelyn Yeboah-Newton, Produced by Nicole Logan and Sponsored by Mutulu Botanica.
#63 Growing Up In The Time Of Corona with Liv Little & Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
In this episode Zing Tsjeng is joined by Liv Little, editor-in-chief of gal-dem, a media empire run exclusively by women and non-binary people of colour. Liv shares with us the story of her life through five brilliant books which have meant something to her. Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy. This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Liv Little is the founder and tour-de-force behind gal-dem, an online and print magazine written by women of colour and non-binary people of colour for all to explore. Today we’re in conversation to discuss the genesis of gal-dem and how she’s learned to separate herself from the business she’s built. We explore how gal-dem is helping women and non-binary people of colour navigate our fraught political moment, and why she and the team at gal-dem published I Will Not Be Erased, a project offering words of wisdom to their teenage selves. Liv discusses baking, feeding people she cares for and falling in love with writing again, and how she stays focused on gal-dem’s ultimate mission of revolutionising the publishing industry. She also discusses living life unafraid to love, and how she’s unlocked the little box she put away when she was sixteen after having her heart broken.--@_busybeingblack is the podcast exploring how we live in the fullness of our queer Black lives. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate, review and subscribe; doing so lets others like us hear the voices amplified here. #busybeingblackThank you to our partners, UK Black Pride and BlackOut UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices