Chief Digital Officer, L'Oreal
The media is notorious for being pale, male, and stale, which makes Gal-Dem, the UK publication launched in 2015 by Liv Little, all the more important for the future of the industry. The magazine aims to rebalance the lack of representation by telling stories of women and nonbinary people of color, by those same groups.
It’s run a wrecking ball through the media industry, and in 2018 took over The Guardian’s Weekend magazine for a collaborative issue. (Sales of The Guardian reportedly increased that weekend.) The magazine is branching out from print. Steadily gaining in popularity, the website published a book, "I Will Not be Erased," in June 2019 and recently launched a podcast in collaboration with Acast.
In the initiative to make the media truly representative, Gal-Dem is providing a platform for those who felt they didn’t have one. “What is so important for us with the work that we do is that the next generation — as much as our generation and generations above us — have space for certain conversations that we wish we would have had growing up,” Little told Mashable.