Authors

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.

Genevieve Richardson

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.

Ania Ostrowska

Ania has been The F-Word's film editor since 2011. She's seriously biased towards documentaries because truth is stranger than fiction.

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

Lily Kendall

Lily is The F-Word's comms editor.

Lissy Lovett

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.

Ellie Pilcher

Ellie Pilcher works as a publisher, public speaker and writer and lives in North London. She enjoys theatre, reading and binge-watching Netflix. Her specialist topics include social media, feminism and lifestyle

Annabel Miller

Annabel Miller is a literature and theatre graduate who is currently working at TRAFFIC International, a conservation NGO in Cambridge. She is most likely to be found watching experimental theatre, travelling, discussing politics and feminism or playing the guitar (badly)