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Author: Amy Freeborn

Phox Pop magazine Issue 4

Phox Pop is a magazine founded by a woman; editorial and art directed by women; copy checked by women; and, to date, a majority of the content has been produced by women (83%). My editorial decisions are entirely driven by what I come across / am recommended / is submitted to us, that 1) fits the thinkers, seekers, makers, doers strapline, and 2) I personally find curious and/or creative. But in a world that is still disproportionately geared towards men – professionally, financially, even in terms of women’s bodily autonomy – it’s refreshing to find, issue after issue, so...

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Score 1: Women

‘He managed to become a CEO without sacrificing his masculinity.’ That’s not a sentence anyone is likely…

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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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