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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Issue 1: gal-dem
    Issue 1: gal-demFounded and produced the first print issue of gal-dem "gal-hood" in 2016.
  • The Long Goodbye - Riz Ahmed x WePresent
    The Long Goodbye - Riz Ahmed x WePresentActor, musician and activist Riz Ahmed has never been afraid to speak his mind. Whether in the roles he chooses or giving impassioned speeches in parliament, his work is reflective of what is happening in the world today. Now to coincide with the release of his new album, The Long Goodbye, Riz is releasing a new short film of the same name, as part of a collaboration with WePresent and directed by Aneil Karia. A sobering and powerful watch, The Long Goodbye imagines a dystopian near future and s
  • LITTLE SIMZ - GALDEM PRINT ISSUE 4
    LITTLE SIMZ - GALDEM PRINT ISSUE 4Commissioned embroidery art of Little Simz for Gal-dem's Un/Rest print issue.,
  • "LETS GET THIS BREAD" - GALDEM PRINT ISSUE 4
    "LETS GET THIS BREAD" - GALDEM PRINT ISSUE 4Commissioned artwork created for Galdem The Un/Rest issue.
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