Gina Tonic is a freelance journalist and editor who has worked as a writer professionally for over five years.
Polyester is a self published, intersectional feminist arts and culture publication that I have contributed to for over four years. In 2016 I stepped up to online editor and oversaw Polyester's social media and blog, curating and commissioning pieces on a bi-weekly basis. During that time, I also helped with brand collaborations including Converse and Nike, as well as working on Polyester events and parties.
Coming back to Polyester in 2020, I have helped to launch the membership platform The Polyester Dollhouse and am now the acting Deputy Editor for Polyester. This work has included editing pieces, curating content, social media management, producing covers and shoots and feature writing as well as brand collaborations with Valentino, Monki, Doc Martens, Bloomsbury and more. Some of my most recent bylines at Polyester include:
If you wish to work together on a project relating to Polyester, please contact me here.
A publication by fat people, for fat people and those that care, The Fat Zine was co-founded in the spring of 2020 by Gina Tonic and Chloe Sheppard and I have been the acting Editor in Chief since issue two.
All profits from issue one were donated to BLM charities and causes and we used postcards to raise money for British Food Banks. The two issues we have put out have had over 100 pages of exclusively fat related content by fat creators and each issue sold over one thousand copies each.
The Fat Zine website has a blog that is updated weekly with extra content on fat issues and experiences and our Instagram has achieved over 20k followers in the space of one year.
Copies of the print zine are available to purchase not only on our site, but in physical locations in Canada, Ireland, London and Belgium.
Following The Breakdown's launch in December 2020, the mental health and wellbeing site has seen itself blow up as an incredible resource for both lighthearted and in depth looks at mental health topics. I first signed on to The Breakdown as sex and relationships editor and now also help to head up the food and drink vertical too. As well as editing, I also wrote often for the site. I stepped down from this position after six months as I took on a more senior role at Polyester Zine.
Here are a selection of some of my bylines on The Breakdown: