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Author: Amy Freeborn

Score 1: Women

‘He managed to become a CEO without sacrificing his masculinity.’ That’s not a sentence anyone is likely to come across in their daily readings…

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Phox Pop magazine Issue 3

Three issues in, I guess I really am a magazine publisher now…! This third instalment is inspired in part by the years of my teens and early 20s I spent living by the ocean. I couldn’t begin to count all the shells and pebbles and other stuff I picked up on beach walks during those years. So when I came across the story of Steve Etches, whose lifetime of beachcombing for fossils culminated in the establishment of a museum, it really resonated with me. Slightly further along the Issue 3 commissioning process, when (cover star) Steve McPherson got in touch about...

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Women’s March On London

Yesterday, around 100,000 women, men, and children marched through the streets of London, in single-figure temperatures, to affirm that women’s rights are human rights. Millions more marched in at least 15 other cities and countries around the world. We marched in protest at the US presidential election of Donald Trump — a politically-inexperienced, self-confessed groper of women, and frequent speaker of misogynist, homophobic, racist, and anti-environment remarks — over the much more accomplished — and also female — Hillary Clinton. We marched for women’s reproductive rights; for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people; we marched for...

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Phox Pop Magazine Issue 2

It was probably less than an hour into the launch party for Phox Pop magazine Issue 1 that I knew for sure I’d be doing an Issue 2. Despite my single-minded ‘just-do-this-one-at-least’ approach to the inaugural issue of Phox Pop magazine, pretty much as soon as I had officially released it into the world, and my friends and peers were buying copies, flicking through them, and reacting really positively at that party, I had decided that this second instalment was inevitable. Of course, what’s also inevitable, is the massive amount I’ve learned between the figure-it-out-as-I-go-along approach of number one,...

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