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Briony Brake
Founder/Editor

Welcome, my name is Briony! I’m a student and as such I am poor, a scavenger, lazy and oh so happy to procrastinate. If found without a cup of tea, I’m probably in desperate need, so hand one over for safety reasons.
I love old films and happy things. I hate sad things, disaster movies, and vomit, but largely my enemies can be named sexism and mental health issues. As a result I am often to be found writing about them in an attempt to scare them off…

 

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Sian Brett
Contributor/Social

Oh! Hello. Didn’t see you there. I’m Sian, one of the writers at this lovely online magazine. Thank you for visiting.
I study Theatre, I write, I watch a lot of sit-coms and when I grow up I want to be Caitlin Moran. Or Patsy Stone. I want to talk to you about mental health, and sexism, and death, and the media, and love, and puberty.
I also would quite like to make you laugh so we’ll see how this goes.

 

 

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Jessica Yang
Contributor/Social

When I was 2 years old, I tried to ride my bike for the first time around my garden. After 5 minutes, I waddled my chubby little legs over to my mum and told her ‘I can’t get this fucking bike to work’. And that just about sums up my life and my reaction to it.

I now study Psychology and am passionate about films, love, mental health and the growth of human compassion. I also didn’t learn to ride a bike until I was 10.

 

 

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Maxene Sommer
Contributor

Don’t judge me but I’ve written a limerick:

I could’ve just written an ‘About Me’ 
But I like veggies, drawing and TV, 
I design lots of houses, 
And wear pretty blouses, 
And I wish that this blog was my degree

 

 

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Sophy Edmunds
Contributor

Hello there! I’m Sophy, and as a student I spend most of my time crying under piles of books, and slowly driving myself to insanity whilst clutching coffee. If I’m not doing that, I’m probably trying to befriend farm animals. I like talking about the empowerment of women and how this has evolved – but I mostly like talking about constructions of gender and sexualities through history. I also love period dramas. Did you guess I study history?

 

 

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Courtney McMahon
Contributor

Hallo! Ik Ben Courtney!

I have a dog named Star, a cat named Iero, and three cacti named Shirley, Barbra, and Kimya. I’ll give you three clues to guess which subject I’m studying: I roll around the floor, I make weird noises, and I read lots of dope plays.
I’m an aspiring Artist, Playwright, Performer, and Director.

Also my favourite colour is orange, and I collect postcards.

 

 

Rowan Duval-Fryer

Rowan Duval-Fryer
Contributor

My name is Rowan and when I’m not in the kitchen cooking up a storm (read: mess), I can probably be found watching videos of cats.

As a student, I’m both poor and passionate about many things such as veganism, literature, red wine, and equality for women. I also do yoga, and work for a charity teaching sex ed in Africa, so you can expect such topics to pop up in my writings.

 

 

Amber Berry

Amber Berry
Contributor

Hi there! I’m Amber, a pug lovin’, vegan student nurse.

I’m passionate about a plethora of topics including feminism, mental health, body image and lgbtq+ issues. I also love to read, exercise, eat, and sleep (not in order of preference). 

I’m on a self-love journey and my motivation is seeing other women being positive about their bodies.

 

 

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Lara Scott
Contributor

Hi, I’m Lara and am lucky enough to write for this amazing blog.

I have a love of actors, hence my plan to become a casting director.

I am still coming to terms with my new graduate status, therefore writing for Anthem is being done between finding that elusive dream job and flat hunting.

I hope to write about culture, the arts and women.

 

 

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Beth Farrell
Contributor

Hiya, my name is Beth and I am a vegetarian bookseller and student from the North.

I adore feminism, books and snacks and I think that the world can and should be a better place for all living things.

I dislike inequality, bad mental health days and poorly made cups of tea and I think that if we all make a stand against something we believe in, we can really make a change for good.

 

 

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Eleanor Manley
Contributor

Hello, my name is Eleanor! I’m a recent graduate currently trying to work out this whole adulting thing. 

I will read pretty much anything I can find and my dream is to one day have the Beauty and the Beast library. On a Saturday I will regularly be found running around a hockey pitch and as such I am very interested in how sport can be used to empower women and i’m ready to kick some butt one post at a time.

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