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Out on the street

HOMELESS BECAUSE OF HER SEXUAL IDENTITY, ONE YOUNG WOMAN DISCOVERED A NEW TALENT WITH THE HELP OF TWO CRUCIAL ORGANISATIONS

Kat N Jagne was just 17 when she found herself homeless. A “misunderstanding” with her family meant she was forced to move out, but with nowhere to go, she ended up sofa surfing around various friends’ houses or, when her luck ran out, wandering the streets until it was light outside. Days were spent in the library, killing time, and trying to figure out where she was going to get money to feed herself.

The impact of homelessness, both on Kat’s mental and physical health, was profound, and she ended up being hospitalised for two months for an eating disorder. “It technically wasn’t an eating disorder,” she says, “I just didn’t have money to eat. It really broke me down. I felt like there was no one I could ask for help.”

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We are over the moon to have YouTuber Shannon Beveridge on our cover this month. As well as looking super fly in our exclusive photoshoot, she talks to DIVA editor Carrie Lyell about being the role model she so desperately needed when she was younger, and tells us why she’ll never let the cameras into another relationship. Also in this issue: - Danielle Brooks tells Roxy Bourdillon what she really thinks of that controversial Orange Is The New Black story line - Young M.A on being accepted as a lesbian rapper - How to be an author: Lesfic author Kiki Archer shares her tips - Living with HIV: How austerity is harming the most vulnerable women in our community - Believe: An extract from Nicola Adams’ new memoir - Travel with Pride: An activist’s guide - Bi family: “I walked my dad down the aisle at his civil partnership” Plus interviews with Elliott Sailors, Rhyannon Styles and more!
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