Meet the people behind Lippy. As a team, we work hard to bring you a women’s magazine with a difference, striking a balance between intelligent debate, personal rant and light-hearted copy. If you are interested in contributing to Lippy or want to contact a member of the team, click here.
Beckie Smith: Editor-in-Chief
Hi, I’m Beckie. My aim is to encourage and promote each of Lippy's talented members, and to make sure everything runs smoothly. I am pleased to be able to work with Lippy as it gives a voice to a range of views and provides a high-quality alternative to mainstream (and often disappointing) editorial aimed at women! I love writing and a healthy debate: two things that coincide well, since I gave up on fiction after realising that I cannot write a happy ending. I also love summer, travelling and live music.
Katie Martin: Deputy Editor
Hello, I'm Katie, and when I smile my eyes disappear a bit. My roles include keeping in regular contact with our followers, members, writers, editors, photographers and other affiliations; and co-ordinating team meetings to make sure everyone has a voice. I study Art History and enjoy writing about it in terms of how it applies to us today, particularly with regards to feminist art histories; I'm a painter myself and especially enjoy making people's portraits. I really like being part of a dynamic young magazine where I can write about anything I want. But mostly I like eating.
Corinne Painter: Deputy Editor
Hi, I'm Corinne and I work with Katie to stay in touch with all our members and facilitate our meetings. I also answer general email inquiries and help organise Lippy workshops and events. When I'm not doing Lippy things, I study German history, in particular the early German Jewish feminist movement.
Jack Meddings: Treasurer
Hi, I'm Jack and am Lippy's Treasurer this year. This involves keeping accurate, up-to-date accounts, making sure that we have enough cash flow and generally working out the numbers. I also hope to write a little too, mostly about politics, as I’m a bit of Westminster anorak. More than any of that though, I want to ensure that Lippy has a financially sustainable and secure future in to next year and beyond and help Lippy continue to be a high-quality, opinionated and intelligent magazine.
Pippa Bailey: Editorial Designer
Hi, I'm Pippa and I'm Lippy's Editorial Designer, which means that I'm in charge of making sure that our magazine looks great. I manage a team of graphic designers and general creatives to turn all of Lippy's great ideas into a physical product. I enjoy writing for Lippy, but mostly I'm involved because I love working in such a dynamic and fun team of like-minded people. I also like libraries, writing lists and cooking for my friends.
Rachael Gillibrand: Online Music Coordinator
Hey! I’m Rachael, Lippy’s music coordinator. My job at Lippy involves organising the articles for our weekly online uploads, managing the music blog, acquiring press passes for concerts, and more generally keeping up to date with what’s going on in the music world. I love that Lippy gives its writers the opportunity to tackle a diverse range of subjects and genres, both musically and otherwise. I’m also currently a history student, with a love for period dramas, country houses, and Oscar Wilde.
Scout Davies: Online Fashion Coordinator
Hi, my name is Scout and as online fashion coordinator I commission fashion articles for the website and look after the fashion blog. This year I really want to build up the fashion section of Lippy and get more people involved and excited about all the cool fashion things going on in Leeds. I am very excited about the blog, a new addition to Lippy, and I'm looking at incorporating sections such as DIY, 'what's in my wardrobe?' and street style. My other passions include dance, science and communication (I have written for 'How it Works' magazine and worked as an explainer at the Science Museum), baking, RAG and singing.
Sarah Leach: Head of Social Media
Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm Head of Social Media for Lippy. This basically means I manage the Facebook and Twitter for the society, making sure we stay connected to all the students in Leeds. As a web-based magazine, social media really offers Lippy a great platform to get all the amazing articles out there for everyone to read ? so make sure you follow us on Twitter (@Lippy_nogloss)! When I'm not tweeting, I study English Literature and Theatre, so not so surprisingly I like reading and going to the theatre.