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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 of 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 a 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.

 

 

Jasmine York

Jasmine York
Contributor

I’m Jasmine. I like flowers, veggies and doggies. I don’t like sleeping patterns, gender roles or roast dinners. My favourite thing about myself is my generosity. I like to read books about nutrition, aromatherapy and mental health. 

I’ve interned with a mental health charity that helps individuals who struggle with mental health get back into work. I love stories about how experiences with mental illness have equipped individuals with unstoppable creativity and inspiration.

 

 

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Charlotte Morris-Davis
Contributor

Hiya, I’m Charlotte and I can’t think of anything worse than that thing where they go around the room and ask you to say one thing about yourself, this feels a bit like that. I find politics interesting, animals cute, and I like cacti so much I got one tattooed on me.

I like to complain about things that need complaining about like bad movies, and generally what it’s like to grow up in a society that under-appreciates women.

 

 

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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Lauren Barnard
Contributor

I’m Lauren and I’m so hyped to be a part of Anthem.
A Potterhead whose life is a concoction of childhood movies, panel shows, many wonderful animals, and many, many books.

When I was a kid I wanted to be a Zookeeper and a spy, (yes, simultaneously.)

When not writing I can be found in Waterstones and/or befriending strangers’ dogs.

 

 

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Ellie Cook
Contributor

Hi there, I’m Ellie – ardent feminist, filmmaker, and pastry lover!

Catch me wandering around London wielding a camera, or maybe talking to strangers about food. When I’m not on a film set I love hanging out with amazing women, talking about mental health, and writing about life working in the film industry.

When I grow up I want to be a mermaid, and also open an animal rescue centre with my husband.
 

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