Stephanie Phillips

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

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

New position at YouthNet

I am happy to announce that I am the new Editor of, YouthNet’s help and advice website for 16-25 year old. I am responsible for updating the website, writing … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Essay in One Beat Zine’s Identity Issue

I don’t always get paid for my work, so if you’ve liked my pieces and want me to write more you can donate a couple pennies to keep me going in … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review | Dark & Lovely at Ovalhouse Theatre

“Hair is just hair.” Leeds-based artist Selina Thompson opened the London leg of her new interactive performance piece Dark & Lovely with this stark revelation. Dark & Lovely examines what … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

BBC Local Radio Interview

I was interviewed on several BBC local radio stations on Sunday 27 September to discuss Viola Davis’ Emmy win, lack of roles for black women in TV and my Media … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

If Cookie Ruled the World

Imagine if Cookie Lyon actually ran the music industry. Just imagine. Everything would be at least 50% more fabulous, leopard print fedoras would become the standard industry uniform and there … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview | More Than “Just” a Singer

The human voice has always been an enthralling and powerful instrument to me. The sound that escapes through parted lips can tell the deepest truths in a world where honesty … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review | Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter (Fortuna Pop!)

Despite what many a cantankerous punk will tell you it really doesn’t take too much to start a DIY band. It’s easy enough to find like minded, rough and ready … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The State of the British Media Panel Discussion

I recently spoke on a panel put together by Consented TV about the state of the British media. The panel featured Peter Yeung, Josh Kitto, Sunny Singh, Sirena Bergman and Maurice Mcleod. … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment