Liv Little

South London

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Name, where are you from?
Liv Little. South London born and raised.

What do you do?
I do a lot. I’m a bit manic. Television, production, radio, audio producing. I do a lot of curating and writing. I’ve written in a few books. Plus, I’m the founder of a company called Galdem. The reason why I do all these things is because I like experimenting with different formats and seeing what fits with different stories. All of my work is about telling people’s stories. And not everything fits in an article or in a film or an exhibition, it’s really nice to play around with different formats.

Describe your style in three words?
I’m trying to be bolder, but I’m actually quite basic. I like simple pieces, but bright. And I wear turtle necks way too much. I would say, simple, comfortable and bold.

Which music defines the teenage you?
Pre-teen was like Avril Lavigne vibes, but that was definitely around primary school. I used to wear quite boyish clothes, like baggy jeans and stuff. That didn’t last that long though. I’d grown up around good music, like soul music. My mum was really big into D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill so I always had that playing in my house. That’s the sort of stuff that I listen to consistently now.

A British icon who has inspired you?
I’m not going to say my mum because I always say my mum! There are loads of people that have done amazing things that I didn’t discover until later in life, like Olive Morris who was an activist in Brixton who did a lot for the working class rights, black people’s rights. And then there’s Una Marson who was the first black British woman to have a show on the BBC. It was called West Indies Calling. So they’re pretty cool. And also in a contemporary setting, Lady Phyll for her activism and also Michaela Coel.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
It has to be D’Angelo! About three years ago my mum got me tickets for Christmas. It was just the best. I can’t stress enough how incredible it was!

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