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The QueenDom



A photoshoot inspired by fairytales and royal funkiness. The photos were taken by the impressive Boris Mitkov, a young photographer based in London and the makeup was handled by the brilliant, award-winning stylist, Christelle Kedi. The swagger, of course, is entirely my own.






Diriye Osman is a Somali-born, British writer, artist and editor. His fiction and non-fiction has been published by ‘Time Out’, ‘Attitude’, ‘Prospect’ and ‘Kwani?’ He is currently the deputy editor of ‘SCARF’ Magazine and is studying for an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is at work on a collection of short stories about gay and lesbian Somalis living in London and Nairobi.