Shine ALOUD Magazine launched in 2011, with the aim of providing sex and relationship information and guidance to young people under 25, in addition to tackling the lack of diversity in mainstream media. 

Through the creation of 7 publication and our ongoing work as an organisation we have been able to successfully address some of the sensitive issues and topics that effect young people in relationship to sex and relationships and most importantly,  provide a platform for BAME writers to produce and publish content. 

We pride ourselves in creating a culture of sexual health empowerment and sex positvity as well as visibility for those who are often voiceless, all of which is paramount in reducing sexual health inequalities, particularly among marginalised groups 

We recognise that a collaborative effort is needed to continue the work of addressing sensitive topics and creating diversity within the media, with this in mind, some of our friends include 

Black Ballad – Black Ballad is a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women. They elevate the voices of black British women through content, community and commerce.

Shades of Noir


If you are doing similar work in this area and would like to do some collaboration, feel free to contact us.

About Shine Aloud

We are a youth led social enterprise that aims to provide creative solutions to address sexual health inequalities among marginalised groups!