Tori West
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Tori West

Editor of BRICKS MagazineLondon, United Kingdom
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Tori West

Editor of BRICKS MagazineLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a London-based editor, freelance writer and publisher. I'm mostly known for my publication BRICKS. I've previously written for Gurls Talk, Riposte Magazine and ELLE. My writing focuses on politics and feminist issues, emerging talent, fashion, art and identity. I am passionate about using my voice to challenge societal constructs and lift up marginalised communities. I'm motivated to support lesser-known talent and creatives. In 2017, I created Publish Cardiff, a one-day publishing event of talks and workshops with an aim to combat the lack of alternative education methods available in Wales for creatives; Dazed, Refinery 29 and British Vogue all hosted talks. Aside from publishing and writing, I also regularly lecture on the Fashion courses at the University of South Wales. I've also mentored for brands such as Depop and Melissa Shoes.
Projects
  • ELLE 'Girl From The Valleys' Tori West On Why We Need To Embrace Our Accents
    ELLE 'Girl From The Valleys' Tori West On Why We Need To Embrace Our AccentsThe founder of Bricks Magazine discusses the sound of social mobility (print and online)
  • Nylon: Interview with Girl Knew York, Ariana Grande's Tattoo Artist
    Nylon: Interview with Girl Knew York, Ariana Grande's Tattoo Artisthttps://nylon.com/mira-mariah-ariana-grande-tattoo
  • BRICKS - Desmond is Amazing Cover
    BRICKS - Desmond is Amazing CoverCasting and production
  • BRICKS Launch Party
    BRICKS Launch PartyOrganised our BRICKS launch night at Lover Studios, maxed capacity in under 30-mins.
  • GURLS TALK - This Zine is Celebrating The Creative Womxn of Manchester
    GURLS TALK - This Zine is Celebrating The Creative Womxn of ManchesterFrom activists to Olympians, musicians to politicians, there is a long history of pioneering women who have helped shape Manchester’s culture. But with that being said, why do we only associate the Northern city’s popular culture with cisgendered men?
  • Riposte #10 - Forbidden Fruits - why don’t we talk about female masturbation?
    Riposte #10 - Forbidden Fruits - why don’t we talk about female masturbation?Riposte Magazine issue 10 article followed by a talk hosted by Nellie Eden at the Ace Hotel.
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Projects credited in
  • JGrrey for BRICKS Magazine Voices Digital Cover
    JGrrey for BRICKS Magazine Voices Digital Cover@jgrrey for @bricks_magazine Voices Digital Cover photo: @m.sholaja photo assist: @bamgbala.studios interview: @letiziacons dig. assets: @anavi_civac
  • Cover story: Liza Bilal Co-Led Bristol’s BLM Protest That Sparked a Global Push for Change
    Cover story: Liza Bilal Co-Led Bristol’s BLM Protest That Sparked a Global Push for ChangeFor our latest BRICKS Voices digital cover, meet an organiser behind Bristol’s history-making BLM demonstration, Liza Bilal, as she discusses racism in the UK, Black Lives Matter and mental health. Read the cover story here: https://bricksmagazine.co.uk/2020/11/27/voices-cover-liza-bilal-activist/
  • BRICKS x Fred Perry - 10 Years on, How Amy Winehouse Is Still Inspiring Women in Music
    BRICKS x Fred Perry - 10 Years on, How Amy Winehouse Is Still Inspiring Women in MusicAs part of Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse Foundation's decennial collection celebration, I coordinated and wrote this article featuring four rising stars in the music industry and how Amy's influence is still inspiring their work a decade since her passing.
  • BRICKS #8 'The Let's Evolve' Issue
    BRICKS #8 'The Let's Evolve' IssueI assisted Editor-in-Chief Tori West in producing this issue of BRICKS Magazine remotely during lockdown. Inside, I introduced and edited an insightful discussion between cover star Caroline Polachek and frequent collaborator A.G Cook, analysed the future of fashion with industry innovators, and interviewed some of the faces behind Instagram's biggest activism accounts.
  • BRICKS #7 'The Rise Together' Issue
    BRICKS #7 'The Rise Together' IssueI produced the Rise Together issue of BRICKS alongside Editor-in-chief Tori West and Features Editor Luke Smith. During the production of this issue, I wrote the cover story with Australian musicians Amyl & The Sniffers. Additionally, I assisted on shoots and interviews for the 'Portraits' section and published a fashion feature with TOMS Senior Director Lisa Hogg.
  • BRICKS magazine Issue 8 - Retouch work
    BRICKS magazine Issue 8 - Retouch workDid retouch work for the Dorian Electra cover, this being: detach image from blue screen/ colour grading/ general skin & clothing retouch
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Work history
    Bricks Magazine logo
    Bricks Magazine logo
    EditorBricks Magazine
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    - Manage all social media and marketing - Identify the most compelling visuals for print and online - Proofreading and copywriting - Writing and publishing articles/interviews - Coordinate the print schedule - Develop platform growth and social engagement - Coordinate contributor schedules - Asset development and design - Oversee all brand partnerships
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    EditorChime for Change
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Weekly meetings with the company's founder based on my research for the report - Working with Irregular on topics to be covered in the report's gender section - Identifying Gen Zs and commissioning them to create content (writers, interviewers etc) - Write the Editor's Letter for that section Report is sponsored and released in partnership with Gucci's Chime for Change initiative and is accessible for free viewing here: https://www.irregularlabs.com/gender
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Skills
  • Styling
  • Print Production
  • Content Creation
  • Commissioning
  • Editing Copy
  • Event Coordination
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring
  • Public Speaking