Say hello to the new editor of DIVA

Carrie Lyell: “This really is my dream job.”


Talie Eigeland


We are so pleased and proud to announce that Carrie Lyell is the new editor of DIVA magazine.


“Professional gay” Carrie has worked at DIVA for nearly four years, first joining the team in November 2013 as Editorial Assistant, before progressing to Deputy Editor in April 2016. Her highlights so far include interviewing Ellen (yes, that Ellen), reaching "peak lesbian" at Dinah Shore and meeting all kinds of inspiring individuals from our community.


In addition to her work at DIVA, Carrie has written for many other publications including The Guardian, Curve and Lesbilicious. She has a degree in journalism from Edinburgh Napier University.


Carrie is over the moon about her recent promotion and told us:


“I am thrilled and delighted to be the new editor of DIVA magazine and am really excited about getting my teeth stuck into this new role with my fantastic team. I learnt so much working with my friend and former editor Jane Czyzselska, and look forward to carrying on her great work. 


“Thank you to DIVA publisher Linda Riley for giving me this opportunity. This magazine has been an integral part of my life for many years so this really is my dream job.”


Another key member of the DIVA family is publisher Linda Riley, who commented:


“I’m delighted for Carrie that after all her hard work she has now been appointed editor of DIVA magazine. It’s a well-deserved promotion and I am sure Carrie will continue to maintain the high standards expected of a DIVA editor.”


With Carrie as our new editor, Roxy Bourdillon has taken over as deputy editor. Carrie said, “I can’t think of a better right hand woman.” Roxy said, “Ahhhhhh!” and started doing a happy dance. Once she’d calmed down, she told us:


“I’m so happy for Carrie about her new role. She’s going to be absolutely amazing. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to Linda and Carrie for giving me this incredibly exciting opportunity.”


Keep in touch with Carrie by following her on Twitter @seej. Or you can email her at and let her know what you want to see in DIVA.


Only reading DIVA online? You're missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It's pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves. // //


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