Liv Little

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Liv Little (born Olivia Little) is the founder of gal-dem - an online and print magazine run by women of colour.[1] In 2016, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women.[2]


Little was born in January 1994 to a Jamaican-born father and mother of Guyanese descent. She was raised in South-East London and attended Blackheath High School and completed A-Levels at Newstead Wood School for Girls. During a year out between school and university she completed a 12-week placement in India as a Health and Livelihoods Coordinator with Restless Development, a branch within the International Citizen Service. She later studied Politics and Sociology at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2016 with First-Class Honours.


Little founded gal-dem while at university after being frustrated with the lack of diversity at her university.[3] The gal-dem team consists of over 70 women of colour, most of whom are based in the UK but with others in countries around the world.

In 2016, to celebrate their first birthday, gal-dem produced the first print edition of the magazine.[4] On 28 October 2016, the collective ran the Friday Late session at the V&A Museum.[5] The session featured an all-female line-up, with activities ranging from a mass twerk workshop to the chance to hear the best female London MCs.


  1. ^ "Liv Little, Women in science and health, Could men have a role to play in refuges?, Woman's Hour - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  2. ^ "BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list?". BBC News. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  3. ^ "About | gal-dem". gal-dem. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ Kemi Alemoru, "gal-dem just launched a print mag and it’s a game changer", Dazed, 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Friday Late: gal-dem". Retrieved 8 December 2016.