Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Head of Editorial at gal-dem and freelance journalistLondon, United Kingdom
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Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Head of Editorial at gal-dem and freelance journalistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a journalist, writer and editor whose work focuses mainly around feminism, politics and race. As the opinions editor at gal-dem I have the amazing responsibility of editing some of the most personal, important narratives being produced by women of colour, and I'm very lucky to have a complimentary position at Dazed magazine, alongside freelancing for the Guardian, VICE and the FT. I have recently signed with an agent to produce my first book. Tweets @CharlieBCuff.
Projects
  • Our stories need to be told – life as a black female journalist starting out
    Our stories need to be told – life as a black female journalist starting outFour young black women discuss online trolling, professional barriers and developing a thick skin in their chosen industry From left: Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Emmanuella Kwenortey, Isabel Togoh and Aletha Adu are all recipients of the Guardian’s Scott Trust bursary. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian
  • WHAT WE’VE LEARNT FROM THE SKIN LIGHTENING SERIES
    WHAT WE’VE LEARNT FROM THE SKIN LIGHTENING SERIESI first became aware of skin lightening when searching for hair-care products in my local cosmetics shop. Sandwiched amongst jars of coconut oil and tubs of hair relaxer, “skin-whitening”, “skin-brightening” and “skin-toning” products gleamed at me from neatly-stacked shelves; plastered with the faces of “fair-skinned” black and Asian women. Whether it be in Paks hair shop in Dalston, or Sheba’s hair shop in Peckham, wherever women of colour frequent for their beauty buys, skin-lightening produc
  • Why Are Twice the Number of Black Women Imprisoned for Drug Crimes in the UK Than White Women?
    Why Are Twice the Number of Black Women Imprisoned for Drug Crimes in the UK Than White Women?BY CHARLIE BRINKHURST-CUFF AND ELLA WILKS-HARPER (Illustration: Ella Strickland de Souza)
Projects credited in
  • Rocks stars: Meet the teen BFFs who went from classroom bants to the big screen
    Rocks stars: Meet the teen BFFs who went from classroom bants to the big screenIn an interview for gal-dem, I chat with Bukky Bukray and Kosar Ali about their movie debut as Shola, nicknamed Rox and Sumaya in Sarah Gravon’s ‘Rocks’. https://gal-dem.com/rocks-film-bukky-bakray-kosar-ali-interview/
  • Rocks Film - Article for Gal-Dem Magazine
    Rocks Film - Article for Gal-Dem MagazineI shot two of the main characters of a brand new up and coming film called 'Rocks'. Hosted by Gal-Dem Magazine.
  • Gal-Dem Magazine Columnists
    Gal-Dem Magazine ColumnistsI photographed and edited portraitures of Gal-Dem's new columnists for their magazine. The people I met during the shoot were very lovely and the Gal-Dem team was very amazing as well.
  • Channel 4 x gal-dem Black History Month project
    Channel 4 x gal-dem Black History Month projectResearching and presenting a video short for the All 4 platform
  • Issue 1: gal-dem
    Issue 1: gal-demFounded and produced the first print issue of gal-dem "gal-hood" in 2016.
  • In her own world: an interview with Tierra Whack
    In her own world: an interview with Tierra WhackTierra Whack editorial fror Gal-Dem Written by Tara Joshi Photography Lou Jasmine
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