A new web magazine co-founded by two King’s alumni is challenging fashion and feminist norms.
Marielle Nicol, BA’18, who studied classics and religious studies, and journalism grad Dina Lobo, BJ(Hons)’16, launched GirlCove.ca on April 30 with their friend Hanna Nicholls.
“GirlCove is a new online magazine exploring the worlds of intersectional feminism, social culture and fashion politics on the East Coast. We are committed to creating a safe community to discuss, learn and unlearn ways of thinking in our society,” Marielle and Dina wrote in an e-mail to King’s.
Dina told the Chronicle Herald that fashion magazines cater more to the male gaze even though they claim to stand for topics for women. “We wanted something new,” she said in a May 21 article.
Girl Cove, however, also incorporates old things, as Dina writes a bi-weekly column where she explores and reinvents clothes from her mom’s closet. (She’s also an avid thrift store clothes shopper.) And Dina writes about more than fashion, addressing in a recent column the provocative question of equity in the literary world.
Recent articles by Marielle include a personal essay about her attempt to wear each item of clothing in her closet, and her struggle to balance living in the physical world versus dwelling there on-line.
“Good luck to these student entrepreneurs aiming to make a difference,” tweeted King’s President Bill Lahey.