Connie is an MA Communications and Media graduate and aspiring journalist with particular interested in politics, sex positivity and digital feminism. In her spare time she enjoys life drawing and adding to her bookshelf, and has a particular love for authors Sara Baume, Jhumpa Lahiri and Bernardine Evaristo
Holly Combe started reading and contributing to The F-Word in 2002. She joined the blog when it began in 2005, which led to her being part of the blogging collective that emerged in 2008 to help run the site. She also has The F-Word to thank for kickstarting her editing career: this began back in 2011, when she became co-editor of the music section with Cazz Blase (a role she briefly held on her own in 2013 and then shared with Joanna Whitehead until 2015). She went on to take over from Mathilda Gregory as the sole editor of the TV section in 2013, continuing until 2016, when she took on the position of rotating editor for a year. You can follow her on Twitter @hollycombe
Alessia Galatini is Film and TV editor for The F-Word. She works as a screenwriter, script editor and film journalist. As a feminist and queer woman, she’s got a thing for narratives that play with the unexpected and challenge tropes and conventions. She also really likes penguins
Alice is eternally studying for a PhD in archaeology; otherwise she’s a huge sci-fi and fantasy nerd who lives in her local cinema, loves taking cat photos, playing videogames and making geeky embroidery
Ania was The F-Word's film editor 2011-2019 and a rotating editor 2015/16. She's seriously biased towards documentaries (because she believes that truth is stranger than fiction) and even has a PhD about contemporary women documentarians in the UK
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
Ciara is from Manchester and is passionate about all things politics and history! She loves books, writing and is a huge Manchester United fan. She is interested in pretty much anything relating to feminism and political history
Fliss was introduced to the concept of feminism through raiding her mum's bookshelf for non-fiction as a precocious 10-year-old. She follows an intersectional approach that focuses on social justice and equity for all.
By day she works in comms for a large national charity, by night she reads, watches trash TV with her flatmate and continues her ongoing struggle to finish all the crafting projects she's started
Freya is an aspiring creative non-fiction writer who currently works in Comms and Fundraising at Oxford University. Her favourite writers include Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, Roxane Gay and Isabel Allende.
Freya’s political awakening began with the 2010 student protests against tuition fee increases in the UK and grew throughout her university studies, where she developed a special interest in Latin American history and politics. She enjoys learning languages, cooking and dancing flamenco in her spare time
Genevieve Richardson works in Parliament and does freelance writing on the side. 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 was the features editor from 2018 – 2020 and the rotating editor from 2020 – 2022
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
Jenny has been a feminist since the moment a savvy teacher pressed a copy of Eve Was Framed into her teenage hands. Today, having just about recovered from a decade-long professional detour into accountancy, she’s a freelance writer, editor and proofreader.
Kathryn Creith is an aspiring journalist in the world of news and politics. Originally from Northern Ireland, she has recently moved to London and is enjoying navigating the city life. Her passion for feminism began during her university degree, in English Literature. Her favourite female writers include Maya Angelou and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
She also loves exploring new places, coffee dates with friends, Pilates and a good Netflix series.
Originally from Manchester, Leah lives in London and worked as a literature programmer before joining a human rights charity that supports writers and artists. She occasionally writes fiction and likes to read books written by women
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
Lusana is the regular content editor The F-Word. Her feminist awakening came by way of Bikini Kill and The Beauty Myth.
When she’s not working as an editor for an independent fiction publisher, she’s probably taking photos of her cat
Sophie is a feminist writer and editor, having discovered the joy of writing when they were gifted a Barbie typewriter on their fourth birthday. They previously co-edited features for The F-Word and they also write about feminism’s intersections with mental health and LGBT+ communities. Sophie makes a living working in student politics and spends their spare time watching any television about happy queer characters that they can possibly find. Born and raised in New Zealand, they now live as close to London as they can get without going broke. You can find them on Twitter at @sophlynne
Zoe works for an independent publisher in Manchester. She is the co-host of spoken word night 'Verbose', and co-editor of The Book of Newcastle. She is a writer of prose and poetry, with work published at Dear Damsels and The Grapevine
Alex Burnett is a political and social historian of the 20th century United States and a PhD. student in the joint History & Women’s & Gender Studies program at the University of Michigan. Alex’s research explores queer and trans politics, racial capitalism, the family, cities, and the US carceral and welfare states from 1945 to the present. Outside of the classroom, Alex is a steward with Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO), AFT Local 3550 and a graduate researcher with The Carceral State Project at the University of Michigan.
Alexandra is a teacher and writer with an interest in culture, feminism and education. She has a BA in English Literature from Cambridge and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Birkbeck. She writes poetry, short stories and is in the final throes of a novel. When she isn't teaching or writing she can often be found chasing her two small children around her dog
Allie Liu is an English Lit & American Studies graduate with a background in children's TV, having worked on the first animated series to centre on a Black British family. She now works for an international women's rights NGO. As a strong feminist, Allie is drawn to narratives and media portrayals of women, and women of colour in particular
Amber Wisteria is a Media Communications and Psychology student at Bath Spa University. She's a proud member of the LGBT+ community, and lover of all things photography, animal, or gaming related. She comes from a rural part of Ireland, where reading by a window as the rain pours is a common occurrence
Amy Feldman is a writer and editor from Bath, UK. Her work has been published by Dear Damsels, Travelettes and Vintage Life Magazine and she’s the author of Cats of the National Trust and Dogs of the National Trust. When she’s not reading and writing she’ll probably be found playing roller derby, or thinking about it
Anne Charnock’s debut novel, A Calculated Life, was a finalist for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award and the 2013 Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award. Her writing career began in journalism and her articles have appeared in The Guardian and New Scientist among others. She studied environmental science at the University of East Anglia and gained an MA in fine art at the Manchester School of Art. She is interviewer-in-residence for the Arthur C. Clarke Award as part of a collaboration between the award and the Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Anne is also a founder member of the Womens’ Writing Network. You can find out more about her on her website or on Twitter @annecharnock
Antonia is a London-based writer with degrees from Queen Mary University and UCL. She is culture editor at New Socialist where she writes primarily on film from a feminist perspective. A lifelong feminist and animal welfare advocate, her other areas of interest include mental health, disability rights and an end to austerity
Bethany is a recent graduate from the University of Bristol and a future trainee solicitor in Manchester. Outside of studying, she enjoys writing (mostly on legal or feminist issues, and sometimes both!), baking and telling anyone who will listen all about her love for her dog. Nine times out of ten she will be found with a cup of tea in her hand
C L Murphy lives on the very westerly edge of co. Clare, Ireland. She’s had short stories and poems published in UK, Ireland and USA, and her short story, UNCLEAN, has been recorded by RTÉ Radio 1. She’s working on her first novel
Carmen Walker-Vazquez is a history of art student at Leeds University, in love with all things medieval and directed by Agnès Varda! She is currently on the committee of Leeds Student Radio, runs a poetry and spoken word show on the independent Sable Radio and frequently contributes to the Leeds University newspaper, The Gryphon. When she's not sat at a computer, you can find her making endless cups of hot lemon squash and painting on old bits of furniture
Dr Charlotte Barnes is an author and academic from the West Midlands, UK. She is a lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. Her research considers the representation of female violence in contemporary fictions. She explores this in non-fiction and fiction works alike, having published a number of crime/thrillers with Bloodhound Books
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
Erica Lee Martin is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist who has been classically trained in singing and acting. Currently living in London, UK, Erica is writing and producing music, music videos, short film scores and online content. She's also the co-founder of London-based feminist theatre company Esmond Road Productions
Gabrielle is a writer and Labour Party member from Manchester, who has long recognised the bias of London-centric politics and political media. Through writing, Gabrielle aims to pull feminist issues and other underrepresented groups and topics into the spotlight and give them the attention they deserve
Harriet is a writer and academic interested in film, TV, celebrities and pop culture. She is currently based in the North West of England where she completed a PhD on the intersections of celebrity and the Gothic in literature and media, indulging her two great loves: spooky things and trashy things
Iona Westlake loves all things film, TV, arts and culture. She is a filmmaker with a BA in media arts from Royal Holloway, University of London and will be studying for a MA in history of art this autumn
Jade is currently going into her third year at the University of Southampton. In her spare time she likes to keep busy with volunteering work helping the wellbeing of young people locally, alongside political education. She’s always had an interest in feminism and political theory, which is something she wants to pursue after graduation, working in political research
Jasmine Hodge is a press manager and music journalist living in the UK. You can find her writing at Louder Than War and Clash Magazine, as well as all on her website. She tweets at @ObviouslyItsJaz and her artwork can be found on Instagram at @artbyhodge
Jenna is an Account Manager with experience in the creative sector. She currently works at an animation studio and loves building strong relationships within the industry and chatting about the wonderful, characterful work they produce. She writes in her spare time on a freelance basis, and enjoys reviewing books and films through an intersectional lens, and creating copy for her local animal charity
Jess is an assistant editor living in Manchester. She studied for an MA in English Literature at the University of Sheffield and is currently the events officer for The Society of Young Publishers North. She is a lover of good poetry and good food, and is especially fond of things that combine the two
Jessica White is a PhD student at the University of Liverpool, researching the history of the British textile industry and its representation in nineteenth-century literature. She is currently interning on the BBC Radio 4 podcast You're Dead To Me, hosted by Greg Jenner, contributing to the writing and research team. She is an avid reader, and particularly interested in reading women and non-binary writers, especially those from or writing about Ireland, the north of England and Nigeria. She writes mini book reviews of everything she reads on Instagram
Jessica-Rose Mills is an English Literature and Film Studies student at Bath Spa University. Her biggest passions include Disney, horror and 80s pop culture, and you'll often find her in the folklore section of the local library. She is proud to come from North Devon
Jordan is a freelance writer and journalist living in London. She has just graduated from the University of Limerick where she studied literature. She is interested in contemporary and feminist books, poetry, and literature that wrecks your head (but in a good way)
Joseph Warne is a Film and Screen Studies student at Bath Spa University. His areas of interest include musicals, Greta Gerwig and the adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. Also a part-time broadcaster at Bath Radio, he seeks to become the next Mark Kermode
Kathryn Tann is a writer and freelancer from south Wales, now living in the North. She has a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing, and works in publishing, events and podcasting. She reviews literature and theatre, has published a number of short stories, and is currently working on her debut novel
Katie has been writing about film for over 10 years. Having been brought up on the classics from Empire Strikes Back to Marx Brothers’ A Night at the Opera, Katie has been obsessed with film since she was young. By night she is a film critic for various outlets and by day works in film distribution
Kerry is a Birmingham-based professional coach and communication expert with a passion for empowering women to succeed. She has a love of ancient history, particularly women’s history, and relishes the opportunity to travel whenever she can
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
Leah is a freelance educational designer and consultant who spends a lot of her spare time thinking about languages and linguistics, mental health, or cryptic crosswords. She dreams of writing novels but is usually too busy reading them. Follow her on Twitter at @wordsaboutbooks
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
Madeleine Feeny is a critic and editor whose writing has appeared in the FT, Economist, Spectator and 3:AM, among others. She is the founder of a literary events platform, A Moveable Feast, and has worked in publishing in London and Barcelona
Madeline Beach Carey is the author of the story collection Les filles dels altres. Her essays and stories have appeared in El Món d’Ahir, de/rail, The Alameda, The Sultan’s Seal, and RIC Journal. Currently, while polishing her own novella, she teaches writing workshops at the Irish Writers Centre and privately
Mary is a podcaster and sociologist who emphasises creativity and intersectionality within her work and her life. Her podcast, Thrifting Minds, discusses all things fashion, sustainability, and environmental/social justice: from how to find the best-hidden treasures when thrifting, to diving into the ways fast fashion dirties our water and pollutes our air. Beyond podcasting, Mary has always had a deep passion for film and creating. She spends her extra time working on screenplays, learning to make her own clothes, collaborating with other creatives, and dissecting films with her partner
Natalie has worked in the publishing industry for the last seven years, at some of London’s leading independent publishers. She works in the literary team at the Finborough Theatre, and has had eight productions of her plays staged at the Edinburgh, Camden and Brighton Fringes. Her playwriting has been shortlisted for The Bruntwood, Haymarket and Papatango prizes
Pauline Blanchet is a photographer, videographer and producer. After graduating from SOAS, University of London, she founded Aral Sea Productions which seeks to widen participation in the creation of documentaries, photography, and audio
Rachel Kevern is a French and English literature undergraduate at the University of Oxford. She enjoys art, films, books, acting, drinking coffee and writing about things that have absolutely nothing to do with her degree
Rebecca Rogerson is a marketing officer at a national charity. Outside of her day job, Rebecca has a keen interest in LGBTQ+ rights, and can often be found reading or trying to entertain her feral kitten
Rebecca Wilson is a freelance writer and managing editor at Latin America Bureau, an online and print publisher of independent news and analysis about Latin America, focusing on struggles for social and environmental justice and conveying the voices of frontline partners in the region
Rebeka Lužaitytė is a Media & Communication graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University, where she served as the Entertainment & Technology editor for the student magazine, The EDIT. She is currently studying MSc Film Studies at The University of Edinburgh
Rosie has just graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English literature. Her final year dissertation considered the queering of identity in the work of Djuna Barnes and James Joyce. She is a lover of books, films and sausage dogs
Sabrina Doshi is a freelance writer, who has graduated with a BA degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York and is an incoming Masters student at the University of St Andrews. She is a passionate feminist, regularly writing and campaigning against sexism. She is the founder of the website, Beyond The Western Gaze which shares blogposts about diverse history and cultures.
Sage Brice is an artist and social scientist who researches the politics of nature, particularly in relation to queer and trans ecologies of identity. She has written for a number of journals and independent newspapers and has exhibited locally and internationally. She is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Durham University
Samuel Sims is a freelance writer and editor, as well as Reviews Co-Ordinator for A Younger Theatre. He has written for QX and Candid Magazines, Diva and A Younger Theatre on subjects such as mental health, sexuality and gender. He is currently learning Japanese but has to be considerably drunk to speak it when prompted
Sarah Bronzite has all sorts of labels attached to her but the two she loves most are choral singer and feminist. She will happily talk to you about Tallis, Bach, pornification and sex education all night. During office hours she works for an education and training charity. In her spare time, she is researching ways to change the UK’s Relationships and Sex Education secondary school curriculum so that it contributes to reduced levels of sexual violence
Sharmin Islam is from Newcastle and is a student of International Relations and Politics. She is an avid reader of contemporary fiction and contributes to her university blog. In her spare time she volunteers at a refugee service and enjoys writing articles, reviews and academic essays
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
Tallulah is a PhD candidate in Politics and Research Associate at the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre the University of York. Her research focuses on feminism and gender, art, social movements and human rights. She is co-founder of feminist art project Las Iluministas. She has spent the last several years living between Latin America and the UK
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
Thames Menteth Wheelwright is a journalism graduate with an interest in housing, the built environment and gender. She’s a member of the London Renters Union, which has given her hope that the housing system can be transformed for the better through collective action. She grew up and still lives in south London
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
Zoë is from Scotland and works as an editor in the translation industry. She reads voraciously, particularly feminine memoir, books in translation and decolonising fiction, and runs a start-up meditation app for preschool-aged children in her spare time