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January 24, 2017 - Written by:

Behind the Lens: My 10 Minutes with Prince William



Words by Samia Meah I was five when my father died and we lost everything. I know everyone says that, but he really was. Up to that point he had been our family’s sole-breadwinner, our cook and cleaner. We struggled to cope without him and things at home quickly deteriorated. Soon after his death, I became a victim of abuse... Read the rest of this post...


March 18, 2016 - Written by:

Perfect Song: Interview with Indie Filmmakers Andreas Kranzler and Ian Locke

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At aliljoy we believe in the power of creativity and the importance of supporting artists who challenge perceptions and find beauty through narrative and visual art. We invited indie filmmakers Andreas Kranzler and Ian Locke to share why they feel art matters, on female characters and the inspiration behind their forthcoming short film Perfect Song.  (Andreas Kranzler) (Ian Locke) Could you... Read the rest of this post...


June 2, 2015 - Written by:

Dating Expert Suzie Parkus Is Going To Answer YOUR Questions!

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Dating dilemma? FEAR NOT. We have an actual bonafide dating EXPERT in the building people (okay we don’t have an actual ‘building’ but you know what I mean…)! Suzie Parkus, owner of Meet Your Match, is going to be answering your dating questions this June on Suzie has featured in The Guardian, Observer and The Daily Mail. Her ethos is clear... Read the rest of this post...


April 15, 2015 - Written by:

‘You just have to be kind – there’s nothing bigger than that’. – INTERVIEW: Pavan Amara, Founder of the My Body Back Project


Sitting in a pretty teashop in Camden on a rainy Sunday morning sounds like a lot of people’s idea of a cosy way to spend part of your weekend. And on this particular occasion, it was made even more delightful with the company of Pavan Amara (or Pav for short), founder of the My Body Back Project. My Body Back... Read the rest of this post...


January 5, 2015 - Written by:

‘Go Out, Do Your Thing, Don’t Look Back’: An Interview with Audrey the Artist


I first met Audrey when I was on the search for an artist to collaborate with on our new ebook Smash it!.  I immediately connected with her work. I mean, I couldn’t stop talking about it – these wacky pictures of girls with swirls of colour on their faces – there was just something so emotive about her style. You gotta know something about Audrey:... Read the rest of this post...


January 4, 2015 - Written by:

Women, Business and the Publishing Industry: A Chat with… Ruby Mae Moore [Video]

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Are you thinking about starting your own business? What’s more important: talent or passion? Was does it take to work in the publishing industry?  We chat to Ruby Mae Moore, Editor in Chief of Amor Magazine, on her personal journey, how she started the magazine, what she looks for in a new writer and what brings her joy! If you enjoyed this video... Read the rest of this post...


November 10, 2014 - Written by:

Careers & Creating Your Own Path: A Chat with… Adam Bradford [VIDEO]


Do you need to go to university? How important is a mentor? What’s the most common mistake that young people make in business?  We chat with Adam Bradford, mentor at UnLtd, entrepreneur, managing director of UnITe Computing and ambassador for the Peter Jones Academy on his personal struggles and his top business advice. Oh yeah, and what brings him a lil’... Read the rest of this post...


July 4, 2014 - Written by:

Street Art, Urban Joy: An Interview with Turnpike Art Group


Street art really brings me a lil joy! Since moving to Turnpike Lane, I have been truly inspired by the awesome artwork all around the local area. ‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls’ – Pablo Picasso. ‘Who is responsible for these visual delights!?’ I would exclaim to my housemates as I returned home... Read the rest of this post...