Katharina Lina is a beauty and culture editor based in London. 

 

Currently the digital editor of Infringe Magazine she oversees all copy, content management, social media, and communications.

 

Previously Katharina worked as editorial assistant at King Kong Magazine between 2016 and 2018 while simultaneously completing her BA Fashion Journalism degree at Central Saint Martins. 

 

Capturing the essence of her personal interests, Katharina’s graduate project gave birth to Dragon Lady, a printed alternative beauty publication focusing on queer and POC perspectives.

 

DRAGON LADY

Dragon Lady is a print beauty publication for those who don’t see themselves represented in mainstream media. A space for the marginalised, the outsiders, the eccentric nonconformists.

 

Eurocentric beauty ideals are constantly slapped in our faces, even in parts of the world where achieving these ideals is unrealistic. Skin-bleaching, eyelid surgeries, and models of colour out of jobs are merely physical symptoms of a singular white beauty ideal.

This magazine provides inclusive representation, self-aware reflection on popular culture, and an exploration into how beauty and makeup can shape identities, without an exclusive or commercial agenda.

Writing Samples
 

Degendering Hair

...one buzzcut at a time. In honour of the one year anniversary of shaving her hair off, Katharina Lina reflects on the experience.

published by INFRINGE

RAISING WOMEN GIRLS

Puberty and womanhood are distinctly different states of development, but today the two are being merged in the name of consumerism

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Nikki Nelms

The author of several iconic hair moments in recent pop culture, on her Instagram show, not always having a method, and elitist structures in the industry

published by INFRINGE

WANG NEWONE

the Shanghai-based artist creating surreal CGI hairstyles

published by INFRINGE

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LOVE REVOLUTION

Meet four body positivity advocates who are fighting erasure with visibility

published by Dragon Lady

THE UGLY TRUTH

Makeup is fun and creative; but for many, there is an underlying malice when self-expression meets street harassment

published by Dragon Lady

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ARAB GOTH PRIESTESS

In conversation with Ashtart Al-Hurra, the queer DJ and activist, on identity struggles, growing up mixed-race, and finding peace in alternative music and beauty.

 

published by Dragon Lady

THE PERENNIAL APPEAL OF JAPONISME

On Western fascination with Japanese art and aesthetic, in an attempt to reflect on a heavily Japan-inspired King Kong issue #2

 

published by King Kong

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1-800-Chanel

Chanel Croker on the importance of creative expression, building her career, and her love for ‘bad’ hair

published by INFRINGE

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Princess Gollum

The multi-hyphenate on how to deal with social media, growing up sheltered and allowing yourself to break free and live your truth

published by INFRINGE

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