How to champion working-class creatives: In conversation with Tori West
Friday March 3rd - 1:30pm - 2:30pm - USW Theatre
Meet Tori West, founder of BRICKS Magazine, which carves a space for those who don’t fit into normative structures, providing creative services at affordable prices. Tori is a multidisciplinary creative with experience in writing, presenting, content creation, and brand partnerships. Originally from Caerphilly and now residing in London, she is a publisher, writer and editor of feminist fashion magazine BRICKS, launched the project with a desire to question and change the industry by promoting the work and voices of marginalised people.
Since its first issue, BRICKS has earned a name for itself as an important queer and working-class led independent publication, with previous cover stars including drag queen Sasha Velour and sex positive musician Brooke Candy. Coming from a working-class family in Caerphilly, West has also become well known for her openness around the financial struggles often faced by young creatives, often discussing her work as a freelance writer and part-time cleaner, presenting an honest and realistic portrait of herself on social media as opposed to only posting her successes.
With over 250k likes on TikTok and a dedicated following on Instagram has had brand partnerships that include Gucci, Monki, H+M, Depop, Adobe, Apple and Tinder.
Join us as we discuss Tori’s career so far, how you can include intersectionality outside of your own and the future of working-class creatives.
About Tori West
With over 250k likes on TikTok and a dedicated following on Instagram, Tori is a multidisciplinary creative with experience in writing, presenting, content creation, and brand partnerships across a wide range of topics including sustainability, tech and inclusivity. She is fiercely passionate about education and has been tasked with workshops, panel talks and consultancy for all sorts of organisations from schools to major brands with topics including sustainability within fashion, politics, feminism, mental health and Welsh culture. Past clients + press include The Face, Gucci, Monki, H+M, Adobe, Apple and Tinder.