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Doing it for themselves

Sandy (left) and Emma, surrounded by some of their eye-catching designs

Sandy Dicks, 47, and Emma Dobbs, 37, are the hard-working married couple behind Slamsister Designs, a lesbian card company which also sells prints, calendars and other cool stuff. They live in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

DIVA: Slamsister launched almost three years ago. What was the inspiration behind the brand?

SANDY & EMMA: Emma studied fine art and animation at Central St Martins in London and her style was always comic-book pop art when she painted. Slamsister came about through the birthday cards she made for friends. She had been searching for a project and making cards just for girls was always a dream for her. The name Slamsister was a nickname her brother called her when she was a kid.

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Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, Carol, 12 Years A Slave) talks with refreshing openness about her work, her relationships and inadvertently coming out in our in depth interview with her. Also in this issue: BFI Flare - Our pick of this years festival. Kaitlyn Alexander. Will "the lesbian Netflix" change the face of lez and bi culture? Transgender parenting. Interactive artist and activist Maya Choudhury. What is life like for those who are queer and autistic? LGBT history in museums. DIVA's history quiz. Jacky Fleming. Why has bi-activist Charlotte Dingle befriended her school bully? Meet the couple behind lesbian card company, Slamsister designs. Travel with us to Spanish lesbian resort, Bambu or find romance in New York. Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.