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Emily is a Freelance Journalist and Content Creator. She specialises in Fashion, Travel and Culture Writing as well as Social Media Marketing. Born and bred in Newcastle Upon Tyne, currently she is studying English Literature at the University of Sheffield while being the independent Founder and Editor of Darling. Emily is also a Marketing Assistant for Hype Collective, the Lifestyle Editor of Forge Press and the Marketing Lead for Liberty Belle Magazine. Often between cities from London to Edinburgh, they have a love for travelling that can hopefully shape their post-grad career.



Emily is an aspiring freelance writer and editor who is enthusiastic about social politics, mental health, art, and music. Her experience includes working for several online and print magazines. She is also interested in expanding her knowledge of the field and working with an innovative, exciting company.



Callum is a music journalist with experience writing for multiple publications. An engineering student at the University of Sheffield, his passion for music has seen him take up Music Editor at Forge Press and write for various blogs. If he’s not at a gig (or has one planned), he’s looking for his next favourite band. Forever in love with Gorillaz.


Olive is studying English at Queens University, Belfast. She is an aspiring culture journalist and practising pagan. She also writes poetry and listens to Gengahr.



Susan is a columnist currently working towards an English Degree at the University of North Texas. They have previously been featured in publications such as Tonitruale Zine, Radiate Zine, Inspiration Fine Arts, and the North Texas Daily. In their free time, they can be found journaling, reading, and going on long walks when the weather permits it.


Katie is a Newspaper Reporter at the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. She has achieved a BA qualification in journalism at the University of Sheffield and her NCTJ diploma, as well as having gained experience as the Editor-in-Chief of Liberty Belle Magazine.



Emily has achieved a BA in Multimedia Journalism from MMU. She is an aspiring music journalist and self-proclaimed emo - with her all-time favourite artists being Paramore, All Time Low, Turnover, and Charlie XCX.

Lauren Pirie-Scott (she/they)

Poet and Writer



Lauren is an aspiring writer and poet, studying English Literature and History at the University of

Sheffield. Her favourite poetry collection is ‘feminine gospels’ by Carol Ann Duffy, and in her spare

time, she enjoys reading, socialising and going to the cinema (often followed by posting her opinions

on letterboxd).



Cassandra Bristow is a writer, self-publisher, and curator in Brooklyn. She thrives when working with magazines, reading screenplays, and writing personal essays. She is also the editor, publisher, and distributor of Oral Rinse, a serialized submission-based zine.


Ana is an English major pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic university. Her passions include reading romance novels, writing poetry, and writing thought-provoking pieces. She also loves learning more about psychology and her dream job is publishing romance novels.


Abbie Howell (she/her)

Writer

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Abbie is a journalist, poet and English student currently living (and thriving) in Sheffield.


Lara is an aspiring writer and poet, with a degree in Drawing and Print from UWE Bristol. Lara has been writing since she studied A-level English Literature. She is interested in sustainability, music, and politics.



Geena is a freelance writer from Newcastle with a love of poetry, rock music, travelling and winged eyeliner. When she's not in the mosh pit of a gig, Geena can be found selling vintage clothes on Depop to fund her vast book addiction. Her ultimate dream is to be a published novelist living in New York City.


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‘Make Tattooing Safe Again’: Sheffield Based Tattoo Artist Exposed for Indecent Behaviour

 by Emily Fletcher TW: SA, Animal Abuse, Transphobia Photo Credit: @ meiko_akiz uki Recently, an  Instagram account  has been created to provide a  ‘space to safely give a voice to those who want to speak out about the behaviour of one, Sheffield based tattoo artist’. A  total of 40+ posts have been made by the above social media account regarding  one of Sheffield's most popular tattoo artists .  Thankfully, all posts are prefaced with a Content Warning prior to sharing screenshots of the messages that have been sent anonymously to the page. The majority of Content Warnings refer to sexual behaviour, abuse, and sexual assault. It is clear that there is a reoccurring theme within each submission, as many clients appear to have had the same experiences with the tattoo artist. Women, mostly, are being made to feel uncomfortable while being tattooed. One of the most vulnerable positions anyone can be in, tattoo artists should make their clients feel comfortable and safe during the pro

Single Review: ‘Tell Me’ - Jay Moussa-Mann

by Ilana Hawdon The feeling of pure betrayal and heartbreak is perfectly captured in Jay Moussa-Mann’s latest single, ‘Tell Me’. Jay Moussa-Mann is the folk dream we have been waiting for. A favourite on BBC Introducing, Radio 6 and BBC Radio Tees, Jay ’s sound is easy on the ears but delightfully addictive. With a background in writing and film, she began her solo musical venture when she released her debut album, ‘Little Deaths’ in late-2019, and since then, Moussa-Mann has defined herself as an artist with unbelievable range and promise.    ‘Tell Me’ is completely timeless; with notes of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, Moussa-Mann creates a folk-inspired track which is simultaneously heart wrenching and strangely empowering. Beginning as a simple guitar tune, ‘Tell Me’ builds with layers of luscious strings and twinkling piano, tied together with Jay ’s vocal line which is equal parts melancholic and divine. The song feels unwaveringly intimate; the lyrics ask, ‘what was I worth?’

Single Review: 'So Deep' - Brianna Knight

 by Emily Jackson New York-based singer-songwriter Brianna Knight’s latest track, 'So Deep', is a declaration of love without any soppiness; it’s pure soul. With a voice like honey that oozes power and control at the mastery level of some of her biggest influences (Lauryn Hill and H.E.R.), Brianna’s vocals soar.  ‘So Deep’ is an intoxicating listen and in just under three minutes, Knight sells you a whole story about fun, lust-filled young love. The heavy funk bass line evokes nostalgia, making you want to get up and dance, whilst keeping things contemporary by being an upbeat tale of passion rather than your bog-standard ballad. Brianna’s sound blends 90’s R’n’B with a modern take on Soul; hearing just the first few notes is enough to wish that she could narrate your wildest nights and worst heartaches.   As Brianna sings “you’re addictive to me” - you stop and realise that you may just be addicted to her. Just before you think the single couldn’t get better, the first verse c