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London: To Be Queer and Love Football

Emerging Women in Film

What does football mean to you? That's the question we asked three emerging women filmmakers through a partnership with Girls in Film, a collective that empowers female-identifying creatives in the film industry. And from their communities in Lagos, London and New York City, they answered.

In "One of Us", Lydia Garnett profiles people in London who are breaking down gender barriers and stereotypes in football. Watch her film above.

Emerging Women in Film: To Be Queer and Love Football


Lydia Garnett, 30, is a photographer, director and editor of Accent Magazine, based in London. And for her, giving a platform to genderqueer athletes is particularly important.

"I'm a queer person. I think it's really important to see and hear more queer voices in film and football", Lydia, who also plays on an LGBTQ football team in London, said. You can follow Lydia on Instagram, @lydia_garnett, and see more of her work at www.lydiagarnett.com.