Today (Monday, 21st February), famous musician and activist, Yungblud took over The Big Issue as guest editor to create a special edition of the magazine this week.
Dominic Harrison, aka Yungblud, aged 24, is an activist and musician who has built a devoted, and growing, global fan following. He deals in protest, in speaking for the outsider and in creating a new space for those who feel left behind – making him a perfect fit for guest editor at The Big Issue.
Yungblud chose a number of celebrities to star in his edition in his edition of The Big Issue, including Fearne Cotton, Louis Theroux and drag artist Bimini Bon-Boulash.
He explained why he chose them: “Fearne Cotton summed up my teenage years. On Radio 1 she was unashamedly herself, always authentic and the warmest person to spend time with. I hope you enjoy spending time with her in this issue.”
Fearne Cotton was keen to be a part of the special edition, as she is an ardent fan of both Yungblud and The Big Issue: “’I’m a huge Big Issue fan and have been for a very long time. There was a long period of my Radio 1 career, when I had this really lovely friendship with a Big Issue seller who would be in that weird forecourt of the new BBC building. I’d see him every day, and we’d have a coffee together.”
Yungblud continued: “Bimini Bon-Boulash, what a legend. With every great cultural movement, there’s someone with the ability to communicate it to the masses in a truly authentic and iconic way. I feel a connection with Bimini. A beautiful soul with a powerful voice.”