This week on Radio DIVA: Rain Dove, Sarah Walk and Amelia Stubberfield
"Gender capitalist" Rain Dove is in the studio straight from historic reveal as both DIVA and Gay Times cover star
Model and activist Rain Dove makes history by appearing on both DIVA and Gay Times cover simultaneously
In the Radio DIVA studio with Rosie and Heather this week, model and self-titled Gender Capitalist in fashion, film and activism, Rain Dove is back in London, after making history this morning by appearing on both DIVA Magazine's brand new cover and Gay Time's new cover simultaneously.
BREAKING #LGBT NEWS: We’re making #LGBTHistory with revolutionary @raindovemodel appearing on the cover of #DIVAmag AND #GayTimes on the same day! This is the 1st time someone has featured on women’s & men’s mag simultaneously #GenderCapitalist #RainDove https://t.co/P23014lUqo pic.twitter.com/x5rfpU7U4P— DIVA Magazine (@DIVAmagazine) 20 February 2018
"DIVA Magazine did something historic that not only serves as a marker for where we are as a society - but also serves as a beacon of hope for those who typically feel ostracized", Dove told DIVA.
"I'm so excited to be able to talk about the next evolution of the recognition of diversity on Radio DIVA this evening!"
Head to the DIVA website and Twitter page now to find out more!
Joining Rain will be actor, theatre maker, comedian, writer and director Amelia Stubberfield who's new solo show Borderline is playing as part of London's Vaults Festival, which showcases innovative and daring work from artists living in and around the capital.
Navigating mental health, queer identities and feeling “different” with a deft comic touch. Amelia weaves between stand-up, comedy and theatre in Borderline, a show that begs the question, "What is 'normal' anyway?"
"I'll be talking about my new show which premieres at the Vaults Festival this Saturday", Amelia told DIVA. "The show is a comic exploration of mental health, queerness and the pressures we face to be 'normal' in an absurd world.
“I'm really passionate about reaching audiences who can relate to my show's themes to encourage them to come along, engage and share their thoughts afterwards - that's why I'm looking forward to being on this week's show.”
On top of that, Radio DIVA favourite and singer-songwriter Sarah Walk is back in London and will be sharing music from her new album, Little Black Book, which she describes as, "an insight into the layers of the human heart, and the turbulence of relationships as they rise and fall."
If you haven't heard Sarah's music, check out her single Prettiest Song below (it's lovely...)
Plus! With the Winter Olympics now at full throttle, and with a record number of openly LGBTQ athletes competing, roving reporter and The L Word royalty, Rachel Shelley asks, "who’s your sporting icon?"
And of course, the ever fabulous Radio DIVA "lesbro" Jonathan Phang will be back with the latest LGBT headlines from OutNews Global. Make sure you tune in and join the conversation by tweeting @RadioDIVA104_4 🎙️
While you’re here…
Resonance FM, host to Radio DIVA, celebrates its sixteenth anniversary this year, and with it, the team hope to consolidate, refine and grow as an organisation. To be able to do that, they urgently need to relocate studios and broadcasting gear, as the current site is being redeveloped - at considerable cost - hence a fundraising target of £100,000.
Our dedicated Annual Fundraiser website is now live: https://t.co/eW5qHSZ53C We are trying to raise money to move our studios. Do chip in! And check out our forthcoming live events: pic.twitter.com/OAIsAw7Ngf— Resonance FM (@ResonanceFM) 18 January 2018
The move will also allow Resonance FM to expand their facilities and become a central hub for expressive and discursive mass communication.
"We want to make this fascinating and successful experiment a sustainable, on-going concern - one which grows in proportion to its seemingly unlimited potential", the Resonance team told DIVA.
"And we want to build a vital legacy which informs, entertains, inspires and encourages more people of all backgrounds and ages to create, experience and enjoy the best possible radio."
Be part of Radio DIVA's future now. Join in our Fundraiser!
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