Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie Phillips – London-based journalist

Photograph: Maryann Morris

London-based arts & culture journalist and author of Why Solange Matters. Has been featured in The Independent, New Statesman, Time Out, The Wire, The Quietus, She Shreds, Noisey, Bandcamp, NME, Kinfolk, and M Magazine.

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Why Solange Matters

A Black feminist punk performer and important new voice recounts the dramatic story of an incandescent musician and artist, Solange Knowles whose unconventional journey to international success on her own terms was far more important than her family name. (Out April 2021)

“Forget ‘Gimme Indie Rock,’ this is Gimme Afro-Punk Feminist Knowledge right here” – Thurston Moore


Music

I am the singer and guitarist in London-based black feminist punk band Big Joanie. I also play in my solo outfit Stef Fi. I have been involved in the London punk scene for over a decade.


Public Speaking

I was the host of a BBC World Music episode speaking to musicians about dismantling expectations. I also hosted one episode of Unsung, a podcast by Crack Magazine on Sonos Radio speaking to musician Samuel T. Herring from Future Islands and I chaired a panel with Celeste Bell and Paul Sng on Poly Styrene at Decolonise Fest. I have experience of giving public talks on the subjects of race and gender in the music industry. I was also part of a panel on International Clash Day at the Museum of London, took part in a panel on at gal-dem’s event Bridging the Gap, and I was on a Women Make Noise panel discussing the exclusion of black women in the music industry.


Other services

  • Music bios & press releases
  • Copy writing
  • Content editing
  • Event organising & curation
  • Diversity & inclusion consultation