Kayza Rose (she/her)
Kayza Rose is the COO at AZ Mag and is a creative producer, artistic director, activist, filmmaker & Arts Council England Change Maker who uses creative practices to give marginalised groups a voice.
Ashton Attzs (they/them)
Ashton Attzs is a 22 year old queer, black, London based-artist. Their paintings and illustrations are a vehicle to empower the everyday person. From the dreamy blues, to the cotton-candy pinks-popping against their charmingly distinctive, racially and gender- diverse animated characters. Their work is bold, joyful and unapologetic both in style and message.
Commissioned by the likes of Instagram, Footlocker, Tate, Vice, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Disney and Universal Music. In 2018, Attzs won the coveted Evening Standard Art Prize: for their painting of transgender swimmers, “Don’t Stay In Ya Lane”.
babirye bukilwa (she/her)
babirye is an actor, model, poet (SISTA!, THE COLOUR OF MADNESS) podcaster and a songwriter. Most recently seen returning to the National Theatre stage opposite Cate Blanchett and directed by Katie Mitchell, her notable work includes the Royal Court, the Hampstead, The Nottingham Playhouse, the Arcola, Soho, The Leicester Curve, BBC, Channel 4 and the ICA. babirye was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Shortlist 2019. She has also been invited to join the BBC London writers room, as well as the royal court writers room. She is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Peckham with her second play ‘…cake’.
Kevin Morosky (he/him)
As a creative director at Havas and co-founder of POCC (People of Culture Collective) , Kevin actively seeks to bring greater representation and smarter storytelling to clients such as Samsung, O2 and Paypal. He’s also the co-founder of Qmmunity Podcast. Throughout his career, he’s found ways to keep his passion for film directing and photography alive – both in client and personal work.
About AZ Mag
AZ Magazine is an online platform created by four Black queer women in a bid to address the need for spaces where LGBTQ+ Black people and people of colour could amplify their voices, share their stories and feel safe in their community. Over the past five years we have built a self-funded, award-nominated online community, social space and events company, (all whilst maintaining full-time jobs!) Since it’s birth in 2015, we’ve produced 10+ events, shared 250+ stories and reached people in over 200 countries- including places where it’s illegal to freely identify as LGBTQ+.
AZ Mag is currently hosting a fundraiser to support Black LGBTQ+ creatives. You can donate here.