I like reading magazines, when it is freezing cold outside nothing is cosier than a good mag, a cuppa and a duvet. Regrettably it seems I should not be afforded that luxury as there are only a few mainstream magazines that can be bothered to reflect the diversity Great Britain on their glossy pages, which means I cannot buy the magazines. Why would I support a publishing house that doesn't value me? If Stylist magazine started charging I would buy it - since their all white pages were brought to their attention they went back to their contact books and asked advertisers and photographers to add some colour to the magazine. I have no idea why other magazines can't manage to do the same thing, its really not that complicated.
I know there are a range of magazines targeted at black women in the UK, but I don't like them, and I don't want the magazines I read to be segregated, I assume I don't need to explain why. All I want is a sodding magazine to read where everyone in it is not white. How in 2014 is this still too much to expect?
My current stress has reminded me how upset I was when I was planning our wedding. Bridal magazines are the worst, I brought mine in New York. Apparently black people don't get married in the UK.
You would think the entire magazine industry would be engaging everyone with any money to actually buy a magazine or two. It appears not so I am off to bang my head against a wall and buy some American magazine subscriptions.