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Manifesto

- FOR THE COMMUNITIES & THE ALLIES
- BECAUSE REPRESENTATION IS A STEP TOWARDS VALIDATION
- AND DIVERSITY IS MORE BUZZWORD``

THIIIRD is dedicated to exploring diversity in identity, but not as a ticked box, form-filled understanding of what it means to be diverse.

 

We centralise diversity to our ethos but reject tokenism. We do this through a celebration of multiculturalism, without a need to erase or devalue the importance of heritage, cultural differences or downplay the ways in which factors such as race, gender and sexuality come into play and influence experiences or access.

 

As s a platform which prioritises the contributions of people of colour, women, lgbt+ and other marginalised groups, it is the objective of the magazine to create content, have conversations and provide a platform to the talents and topics that are the most important to those within our communities.  We believe that we all need and deserve to take up space, but representation is especially important for those who identities are least celebrated within the mainstream.

 

THIIIRD is inclusive and allyship is at the magazine’s core. We believe that everybody should be able to identify with everybody’s struggle, however the way we do this is by handing over the mike, showcasing heroines and heroes from divergent backgrounds and empowering people to create and share their stories.

 

The ethos of our THIIIRD has been informed by decolonial and intersectional feminist thought. We believe in the potential of print/multi-media to give validation, that representation is a powerful tool for self-affirmation and that conversation is the springboard from which powerful things can begin to happen.