Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie Phillips is a London-based freelance journalist and content writer, specialising in music, race and feminism.

Black outlook: why the marginalised need sci-fi more than ever

The world changes, but our need to take a break from it doesn’t. From H.G. Wells’s scientific fantasies to the popularity of the Marvel franchise and The Hunger Games, sci-fi … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

In conversation with Mangoseed

My parents always used to say that there’s no song that wouldn’t sound better as a reggae song. Now that could have been their overwhelming sense of Jamaican importance (we … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

How much are black ideas worth?

In the past, if the average person wanted to know what was going on around the world, what the latest trends were or take in the thoughts of their generations … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fried chicken and swimming really aren’t pressing issues for Black British youth

The BBC is an institution close to many people’s hearts. Known for its programmes about working your fingers to the bone baking a Victoria sponge in what must be an … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twenty Years or More From Stardom

I want to play a game. Close your eyes, relax your mind and trust me. There’s a star onstage. A rebellious star, a captivating star, a rock star. When your … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s clear which race the Italian Government wants to procreate

Italy: The place to go for delectable cuisine, breathtaking culture and that creeping sensation that you’re living in worst of the 1950s. From Berlusconi’s many, many gaffs to the abuse … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Singer / Songwriter panel at Bridging the Gap

It was great to speak on the singer / songwriter panel at Gal Dem‘s event Bridging the Gap: Women in Music at Rich Mix. I shared a panel with Fran … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Are all-male bands who use female names alienating women in music?

With the likes of Single Mothers, Black Girls and Asian Babes using gendered terms to mask their masculinity, Stephanie Phillips investigates the effect it is having on women in music. … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Azealia Banks’s rage is understandable, but not when she’s using the rhetoric of white racists

Shade is a hell of a drug. Once you take it you just can’t get enough. The line between hilarity and pain is so fine it’s barely visible, but it’s … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crooked Grrrls

Originally published in One Beat Zine’s Identity Issue, November 2015 I always knew that I was different. Well, not that I was different but that I was treated differently to … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Article in Intersectional Politics For Punx Zine

You can order the first issue of Intersection Politics for Punx zine which features my article. The first issue focuses on race and racism in the UK DIY punk scene. … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Casting A Black Hermione Challenges Storytelling

Waking up on Monday to a feed full of tweets about a black Hermione Granger, my first thoughts were that maybe some Potter fan boys and girls had taken over … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment