Meet Our Writers
Virtually all the articles in our Help & Advice are written by our young people. Want to know a bit about them? Here you go -
Daisy Wakefield she / her
Daisy Wakefield is a multidisciplinary artist intertwining printmaking, illustration and animation to humorously commentate on political and societal issues in order to reduce stigma. Daisy tackles topics such as; gender, race, class and intersectionality through commissions, social media and public exhibitions.
Daisy is one of the UK’s leading Period Poverty activists where she used a portion of her student loan to supply free sanitary products at her University of UWE - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47919533
Ruby Guyler she / her
Ruby is a Manchester-based Marketing Executive who is experienced in copywriting, design, and creative content production. She also does some freelance proofreading on the side, which allows her to put her love of grammar to good use.
When she’s not working, Ruby is probably trying out new vegan recipes or looking for ways to be more sustainable (which often involves spending too much money on second-hand clothing apps). She’s a big advocate of spreading awareness of mental health and removing any stigma that might prevent people from opening up about how they’re feeling.
You can find Ruby on LinkedIn.
Millie Blossom-Ward she / her
Millie Blossom-Ward is a multidisciplinary artist based in Greater Manchester. Her primary mediums are traditional painting and illustration, though she is also a keen poet and writer.
She has a particular interest in the link between art, creation, and wellbeing for young people, which she further explored as a contributing author of a research paper, due to be published in late 2021.
Her work often touches on themes of nature, community, mental health, feminism, and LGBTQIA+ identity.
Outside of her artistic pursuits, Millie can usually be found crocheting, enthusing over board games, volunteering in her local community, and getting involved with ambitious social action projects.
You can get in touch with Millie at email@example.com
Jessie Stringer Fewtrill - she / her
With a BA in Fashion Design with Marketing, Jessie is a freelance seamstress. Her specialisms are pattern cutting, dressmaking, garment and product design. She creates bespoke pieces on a commission basis, working with a variety of artists, makers and designers.
Jessie also teaches a range of workshops and courses from beginner to advanced sewing, pattern cutting and dress making. Furthermore, working with embroidery and fashion design, Jessie runs community workshops across Manchester.