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DIVA About Us

DIVA History

 

DIVA was first published in March 1994 and remains the only monthly glossy newsstand magazine for lesbians and bi women in the UK.

 

The DIVA MISSION

 

DIVA aims to deliver the best information, inspiration and online shopping to lesbians everywhere! We aim to provide excellence in innovation, information and entertainment for all our customers, and to make them feel individually special, and connected to our wider community. We provide the highest-quality magazine, retail experience and web presence possible for gay women and are dedicated to creating and evolving a magazine and a community to be proud of.

 

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DIVA Meet The Team

Kim Watson is Publisher

Kim Watson is Publisher

Kim has been working at DIVA since its launch in 1994, starting on advertising sales, marketing and distribution. In 2010 she was promoted to Managing Director - Media & Marketing for Millivres Prowler Group, is also the publisher for DIVA . 

 

Her first job in publishing was in 1986 as an editor's assistant for Pins and Needles magazine. She left to join The Times' and Sunday Times' ad department. Next stop was a three-and-a-half-year stint as advertising manager and then commercial director at the Pink Paper. She joined Millivres in 1994 to work on Gay Times and DIVA, and set up the company's marketing department.


A postgraduate in Digital Marketing, Kim was appointed a Fellow of the IDM in 2013 In her spare time she promotes and performs at women's music event www.She17.com and is also a keen guitarist/bassist, former footballer and ocassional skateboarder. Kim has also written short stories, features and reviews for DIVA, GT and the Pink Paper. She and her partner have a daughter and two boy cats, and  live in North East London. 

email: kim@millivres.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400

Jane Czyzselska is Editor

Jane Czyzselska is Editor

Jane has written for DIVA since 1994, and joined as its editor on April Fool's Day 2004. An auspicious day for her (it's her mum's birthday), she waved her freelance career as a journalist for The Times, the Independent and Horse & Hound goodbye. She loves: dancing to old school funk and disco, the smell of wet pinewood, babbling brooks, peak experiences, dirty electro, summer orchards, rock'n'roll, fresh blueberries in Greek yoghurt, Japanese tattoos, cycling through the centre of London at breakneck speed, 1970s Cutler and Gross specs, freedom-fighters, Mies Van der Rohe and Britt Ekland in The Wicker Man. She hates: racism, homophobia, transphobia, not being able to speak Spanish. Or ancient Greek. Pneumatic drills. And snobs.

email: edit@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400

Louise Carolin is Deputy Editor

Louise Carolin is Deputy Editor

Louise has written for DIVA since 1994, and joined the staff in 2001. In the 1980s, she was a member of the collectives which produced the cult lesbian and gay magazines Shocking Pink and Square Peg. During a career best described as "chequered", she has also worked at the Lewisham Pizza Hut, Camberwell Music Library and Brixton Town Centre Management. She loves: pug dogs, 60s soul, the London Eye, red lipstick and her period. She hates: text speak and inconsiderate yobs who cycle on pavements.

email: louise@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7400

Carrie Lyell is Editorial Assistant

Carrie Lyell is Editorial Assistant

Carrie joined DIVA in 2013 having previously written for Pink Paper, Lesbilicious and The Guardian but is still bitter she never got the chance to join Newsround's Press Pack. Originally from Edinburgh, she is now learning how to be a Londoner. Any help gratefully received. You can find her infrequently tweeting @Seej. 

 

email: carrie@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7422

Ash Allibhai is Head of Advertising

Ash Allibhai is Head of Advertising

Ash is the honorary "DIVA" of the DIVA team and heads up all advertising and brand partnerships for the brand. He has been with DIVA magazine since 2013 selling classified and print advertising, and has steadily climbed the ranks, now heading up the commercial team.

Ash has worked in advertising for the past 12 years working for EMAP as well as ARISE, an African Lifestyle publication. A lover of all things fabulous, Ash has a not so secret obsession with Nene Leakes and Sharon Watts. 

 

email: ash@millivres.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7406

Jo Vasconcelos is Media Sales Executive

Jo Vasconcelos is Media Sales Executive

Jo joined the DIVA team in 2014 as the office prote-gay and oversees all Classified enquiries. With a background in music and creative media, Jo has previously worked with record labels, and major music festivals and has previously produced video content for independent and charity clients. When he's not in the office, Jo can be found hugging that third bottle of wine on a Friday night or dancing on top of bars wishing he was in Coyote Ugly.

email: jo@divamag.co.uk | direct line: 020 7424 7451