30 Seconds To Greatness: gal-dem’s Liv Little

As part of our #LifeHacks project, NME and the University of Salford are asking prominent figures from the creative industries to give an insight into their career journeys.

Each ’30 Seconds To Greatness’ video features a bitesize piece of advice, or a lesson learned, from someone who has made it to the top in music, fashion, film, tech, and other creative industries.

This time, our words of wisdom come from Liv Little, founding editor-in-chief of gal-dem, an award-winning magazine written by women of colour and non-binary people of colour, for all to explore. She founded the magazine while she was studying at Bristol University and wanted to reach out to other women of colour because she was frustrated by the lack of diversity on offer.


Little also works in TV and curation, and her advice reflects the fact that in the creative industries, not everything works out the way you want it to. “Don’t be afraid of failure,” Little says. “And have lots of plates spinning.” Watch her full 30 Seconds To Greatness advice above.

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