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Tahmina Begum

Editor-in-Chief of XXY Magazine and freelance journalist

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About me

Editor-in-Chief at non-binary fashion, culture and politics magazine and platform XXY Magazine and freelance journalist. Recently published in : The HuffPost UK and The Debrief.

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  • Fashion
  • Online
  • Marketing
  • Creative Direction
  • Media
  • Social
  • Editorials
  • Events Management
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Copy Editng
  • Journalism Writing

Work history


Freelance Journalist


May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Recently published in HuffPost UK, The Debrief, gal-dem, Thandie and Kay and more.


CEO & Editor-in-chief

XXY Magazine

Dec 2014
  • Freelance
  • XXY Magazine is an independent fashion, art and culture magazine and platform focusing on emerging creatives. Soon to publish its first limited edition print copy and podcast. This role entails business and creative skills. The prior encompassing the production of media kits, business plans and planning themes in advance. As Editor-in-Chief, directing and overseeing the team is an integral part of the role alongside commissioning various artists and writers. As XXY is also a platform, this role has given me alternate skills such as hosting panel talks, interview artists, assemble a PR showroom at London Collections: Men and guest lecture at universities.


Fashion Editor

XXY Magazine

Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Freelance
  • The tasks were working closely with the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director, as well as a large range of creatives, to plan months ahead for visuals, interviews and projects across the platform. In addition to balancing a group of writers with editorial projects.


Deputy Fashion Editor

XXY Magazine

Oct 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Freelance
  • As Deputy Fashion Editor, the initial promotion was to aid the Fashion Editor by assisting their vision for the magazine. As well as learning how to copy edit, proofread articles, gain IT skills in WordPress, MailChimp and awareness of SEO and analytics.


London Fashion Week Intern


Feb 2013 - Feb 2013
  • Internship
  • Photographing street style and uploading content across the website.


Features Journalist


Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Freelance
  • Working closely to the Editor to write culture, fashion and style pieces for the website.


Fashion Journalist

The Editeur

Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Freelance
  • Pitching fashion and blog ideas to the Fashion Editor.



XXY Magazine

Dec 2012 - Oct 2013
  • Freelance
  • Produced articles by working closely with the Fashion and Culture Editor and assisted at any events such as London Fashion Week and London Collections: Men to review shows and network with creatives.




Oct 2012 - Feb 2013
  • Freelance
  • Writing style articles for a student audience.



English Literature and Publishing Media

Oxford Brookes

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016



London Book Fair Trailblazer Award


  • Short listed for theLondon Book Fair Trailblazer Award 2016