Authors

Alice Parkin

Visual arts editor

Cazz Blase

Music editor

Cazz Blase is a writer/journalist/blogger from Stockport. She has been writing for The F-Word since 2002 and co-edited the music section alongside Holly Combe between 2011 and 2013. Her growing awareness of sexism as a young teenager in the early 1990s coincided with a burgeoning political awareness, post Poll Tax riots, and with her discovery of both the 70s punk scene and the 90s Riot Grrrl movement. This led her to create the fanzine Aggamengmong Moggie between 1993 and 1999 and (much, much later) to write extensively about the UK Riot Grrrl scene and women and the UK punk scene. She will happily explore all kinds of music and has a ‘restless ears’ approach to trying different things out, which has led to a proliferation of Swedish electro/R&B on her mp3 player and a fascination with loud, angry, glitchy electro pop. She saw Florence + The Machine headline British Summer Time in Hyde Park in July 2016 and hasn’t been quite the same since. Cazz also writes about music on her personal blog and about Manchester and Greater Manchester at Too Late for Cake.

D H Kelly

Contributing editor and blogger

D H Kelly is a writer who buys bird food in bulk

Emily Zinkin

Comics editor

Genevieve Richardson

Features editor

Genevieve Richardson is an occasional writer and full-time cat mother from London. She currently works as Parliamentary Assistant to a Labour MP. Her enthusiasm for feminism was firmly cemented during her master’s degree, in Development Studies. There, she also set up a feminist book club and ran sexual consent workshops for new graduate students. She has a particular interest in intersectionality, gender-based violence, socialist feminism, and sex and body positivity. She also enjoys singing, learning new languages and cultivating her skincare collection. When she’s not tweeting about pop culture and embarrassing moments, she tweets earnestly about politics, gender and race @genev_ieve.

Jenny Williamson

Picture editor

Lucy Everitt

Features editor

Lusana Taylor

Non-fiction and regular content editor

Sophie Whitehead

Fiction editor

Ania Ostrowska

Contributing editor

Ania has been The F-Word's film editor since 2011. She's seriously biased towards documentaries (because she thinks truth is stranger than fiction) and is currently on a sabbatical, finishing her PhD about (surprise surprise) women documentarians.

Holly Combe

Contributing editor

Holly Combe has been a feminist for as long as she can remember but became active when she joined Feminists Against Censorship (FAC). She started reading and contributing to The F-Word in 2002 after receiving an e-mail about the site in a Yahoo group she took part in at the time. She joined the blog in 2005, was a music editor from 2011 (a role she stayed in until 2014) and became editor of the TV section in 2013 (until 2016). She was the rotating editor from July 2016 to July 2017. Holly has had writing published in a number of other outlets including Yahoo!, STUDIO magazine, Economic Issues, Scarlet magazine, The Guardian, The Fresh Outlook, The New Statesman, Bookslut, Girlchick and The Oxford Mail. She mainly works as a copy editor, but you can sometimes catch her taking part in radio debates or DJ’ing. Along with this, she has an MA in Applied Social Research. You can follow Holly on Twitter @hollycombe

Joanna Whitehead

Jo is a London-based writer and editor specialising in LGBTQ+ lives, travel, women, culture and more. She has written for The Independent, The i, DIVA magazine and PinkNews. From 2014-17, she was The F-Word’s music editor, and the site’s rotating editor from July 2017-18. Prior to focussing on writing full-time, Jo worked in the criminal justice system and charitable sector supporting victims of crime. Originally from Yorkshire, she likes reading, long walks, music, petting stranger’s dogs and chocolate. You can find her on Twitter @MsWhitehead100

Jess McCabe

Editor at large

Lissy Lovett

Comedy and theatre editor

Q: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: That’s not funny! Lissy Lovett works in the arts and lives in London. She likes comedy, theatre, reality television, sewing, beer, Norwich City Football Club and feminism. From time to time she tweets @lissylovett.

Lily Kendall

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Abby O'Reilly

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Aisling Twomey

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Alicia

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Amber Collins

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Amy Grant

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Asiya Islam

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Carrie Dunn

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Charlene Moore

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Chella Quint

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Christina Carè

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Christina Carè was a contributing editor for The F-Word and writes regularly at https://medium.com/@christinacare. She works in in the arts for Spotlight, the home of casting, and is very interested in relationships, art, language and class issues as they intersect with feminism. She tweets erratically @christinacare

Dawn Robinson

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Erin Aniker

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Gemma Fraser

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Harriet Kilikita

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Helen G

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Iman Qureshi

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Jolene Tan

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Josephine Tsui

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Kaite Welsh

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Laura

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Liz Smith

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Lizzie Atkinson

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Lola Adesioye

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Louise Livesey

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Lynne Miles

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Mathilda Gregory

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Megan Stodel

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Monica Karpinski

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Nicholl Hardwick

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Philippa Willitts

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Pooja Kawa

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Samara Ginsberg

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Sara Vali

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Shiha Kaur

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Shoshana Devora

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Sophie Jackson

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Stephanie Phillips

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Tara

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Yasha Gosrani

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zohra

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Alessia Galatini

Alessia Galatini has a BA in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University and an MA in Screenwriting from London College of Communication. She won the 2017 Sandra Ashman Prize for Fiction and is currently working on two short films. As a feminist and LGBT writer, she’s got a thing for narratives that play with the unexpected and challenge tropes and conventions. She also really likes penguins

Anna Dannreuther

Anna is a human rights lawyer with a particular interest in women’s rights and has worked in London and New York. She founded and runs the website IdeaSphere.org. She's on Twitter @annadannreuther

Caitlin Warren

Caitlin is a film graduate and writer who works in television production. She is fascinated by onscreen representation, particularly of under-represented groups

Charlotte Barnes

Charlotte Barnes is a West Midlands based author, poet and academic. She can often be found with her head in a book, or prattling on about a book she's just finished reading. For all things book-, tea- or writing-related, you can follow her on Twitter: @charleyblogs

Daniel Dyson

Daniel Dyson is a part-time writer, part-time primary teaching assistant. He is terrifyingly close to 30 and trying very hard to turn one of these into a proper career. His main interests are equality, football and Paw Patrol

Isobel Anderson

Isobel Anderson is a musician, sound artist and mentor. She has had 20 million streams on Spotify, has an MA and PhD in Sound Art and in 2017 was a PRSF Women Make Music recipient

Jenna Kirby

Jenna is an Account Manager working in digital marketing, based in the south-west. She volunteers with dogs where she can and also is an ambassador for the Young Women's Trust, supporting women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay

Jo Greene

Jo Greene works for a company that provides sanitary bins to companies in the UK. She frequently writes about topics concerning women’s health, menstrual health and issues surrounding period poverty

Kirsty Folan

Kirsty is a singer songwriter and released an album last year which can be found on Bandcamp. She is hoping to soon study a PhD on the effects of age on creativity in popular music. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, long walks in the countryside and cosy nights in

Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips lives in Manchester and is a marathon running convert and wannabe triathlete. Her writing is published/forthcoming in Constellate Literary Journal, Pithead Chapel, the Pulp Idol 2018 anthology and others. She has performed at Liverpool's Writing on the Wall festival, is nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize for fiction, and can sometimes be found on twitter @lisacphillips

Poppy Burton-Morgan

Poppy Burton-Morgan is the artistic director of Metta Theatre

Sophie Small

Sophie Small is Tumblr Community Manager for the Girl Museum. Based in Liverpool, she is passionate about feminism, advocacy, heritage and creative expression. And also chocolate. Sporadically, she tweets @sophieesmall More reliably, you can find this project and more at @girlmuseum

Thais Nepomuceno

Thais Nepomuceno is a Brazilian audio-visual producer and journalist based in Berlin. Since a young age she has worked as a producer of events dedicated to the youth from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, such as Geringonca Project and Cineclub CineCamarim. She has written numerous online film reviews and contributed as interviewer and photographer to the project Mulheres Poderosas. Currently she’s working as a journalist while researching and producing her first documentary about the neighbourhood of Madureira in Rio de Janeiro

Victoria Bailey

Victoria Bailey has dual Canadian/British citizenship, and as such, enjoys attending music and arts events in both the UK and Canada. Victoria works as a freelance writer and is currently working on a PhD and novel focusing on the history of representation and realisation of single mothers over the last century