L.O.L: Meet the team 17/18

HERE ARE SOME OF OUR LOVELY NEW SECTION-EDITORS FOR THIS YEAR!

Saffron Ward, 20, History of Art, Third Year (Co-editor of Leeds section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The amazing community feel, even though it is a relatively large city – from Leeds’ locals to university students, creative collectives and independent eateries, everybody works together for the best Leeds possible.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Individuals who are strong, opinionated, and mindful - all mixed together with a little bit of sass.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
There are so many songs that pull on my heartstrings and make me think of certain moments. Mr Brightside by The Killers always reminds me of Sixth Form parties and all of the people I was lucky enough to grow up with!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
Leeds has never been a more exciting place to live in than right at this very moment! We aim to uncover the underground scene, architectural stories and the A-Z guide to this amazing city. We’ll also be exploring Leeds’ bid for European City of Culture 2023.


Janie Gonsalez, 22, Masters in Communication and Media, First Year (Co-editor of Leeds section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
I love how diverse Leeds is. The people are really friendly and there’s always something going on! It really is a home away from home.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Being lippy is making your unique voice heard and being confident in your opinions. This really captures the spirit of the magazine: a creative space for people who have something to say!

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Sunshine by Gabrielle reminds me of my childhood. My Mam would take me for drives along the coast and we’d always listen to Gabrielle. There’s something so poignant about that song when I listen to it now!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
Big events, small events, established events, new events, underground events, charity events… as I’ve already said Leeds has it all and in our section, we’ll be highlighting what’s on offer!


Emily Powter-Robinson, 20, English Literature, Third Year (Co-editor of Music section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The constant buzz about the city and how there’s always so much going on. I also love the fact that Leeds is so close to the Yorkshire Dales if you ever need an escape from uni life.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Strength, creativity and inclusivity. I was drawn to Lippy as it’s run by strong women who express their opinions and tackle subjects that are controversial or taboo. I’m also really grateful that Lippy give newbies a chance.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
This is probably a super cringe answer, but Don’t Stop Movin by SClub 7. My sister, best friend and I have listened to this so many times, we could probably sing it backwards.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
You can expect a lot! We have loads of emails offering up press passes and interviews with really cool bands. We’ve got a real mix, from up-and-coming bands, to bigger names! Stay alert for loads more from your music editors!


Toni Olukiran, 19, English Literature, Second Year (Co-editor of Music section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
I love how cultured it is; you’re never bored in Leeds. All the action is compacted into a considerably smaller city than for example, London, but it’s still busy and exciting.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Being taken seriously, being heard, and being accepted. Everyone is inclusive and willing to help, which I’m endlessly thankful for!

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Not to be basic but, Beyoncé’s Green Light from the album B-day. That album for me was everything; we bought it for my mum’s birthday in 2006 and it was the soundtrack to every piano lesson my mum drove me and my sister to.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
Reviews of local bands and bigger names (Jungle, Wolf Alice and Milky Chance) and a range of other artists like Alfa Mist and Little dragon, who are more alternative/Neo Soul acts.


Aiden Wynn, 21, English Literature, Third Year (Editor of Creative section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
I love how at home I feel in Leeds – the people, the uni, the city centre, it’s all just right for me.

What does Lippy mean to you?
It means a journalistic and creative harmony, and a space to get a diversity of ideas out into a public forum.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Marching Bands of Manhattan is my ultimate nostalgia song, and I love the way it reflects upon opening your eyes to the world.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
You can look forward to a brand-new space for all sorts of creative output; from writing, to photography, and any kind of art you can think of!


Jess Saxon-MacRostie, 18, Liberal Arts w/ Philosophy, First Year (Co-editor of Fashion section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
Having only just moved from rural Herefordshire, I am loving being in such a bustling city which has so much to offer in terms of diversity, arts and culture!

What does Lippy mean to you?
To me, Lippy means communicating your ideas boldly and expressing your creativity unashamedly, whether through text or image.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Place We Were Made by Maisie Peters depicts the nostalgic feeling of leaving your hometown and the memories it contains, whilst recognising the importance of moving on with a forward-facing outlook!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
We’re incredibly excited about this year! Expect a new online article series and lots about current events and key issues in the fashion industry, such as sustainable fashion.


Jade Scott-Worthington, 19, History, Second Year (Co-Editor of Fashion section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The diverse experiences that come from living in the city. There’s an incredible nightlife and lots of independents to explore - great food, drink and clothes all within the city.

What does Lippy mean to you?
It’s an empowering space where I can be creative and share this with others. It’s a place to express passions, experiences and ideas with inspirational women!

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Rockstar by Nickleback, it’s the sound of primary school discos and is still a crowd-pleaser!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
We’re really looking forward to spreading the message of ethical consumerism and thoughtful fashion! I’d also love to start a street fashion series, possibly with Ladies of Leeds, to discover the stories behind people’s clothes.


Zainab Saleem, 20, History, Second Year (Co-editor of Affairs and Opinions section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
Leeds is like a mini London, it has everything, except in a smaller, easier to navigate space. There are so many places to visit, as well as one off events like Hyde park on Bonfire Night.

What does Lippy mean to you?
An empowering environment that fosters our inner creativity! There’s a relaxed atmosphere that provides a platform to contribute. It’s a truly inclusive space. Issues about race, gender, sexuality, and taboo topics are open to discuss.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
In the Morning (Let Your Love Come In) by Egypt

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
Coverage of topical issues, whilst having an international focus on current affairs. Moreover, I’d like to hear opinions that are not often heard, from those from varying backgrounds.


Phoebe Jarvis, 19, Politics, Second Year, (Co-editor of Affairs and Opinions section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The student atmosphere; you’re always surrounded by like-minded people and never short of something to do.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Lippy is way to explore to different ideas and present them to an engaged and informed audience.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Crumbs from Your Table by U2, it takes me back to long car journeys as a child.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
I would really like to feature more talks and debates in this section, and to draw attention to non-western narratives and alternative perspectives surrounding current affairs.


Ella Marlow-Gilks, 18, Spanish and Linguistics, First Year (Co-editor of Lifestyle section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The whole vibe of the place; everywhere is so chill and the people are so friendly – it’s impossible not to fit in and feel at home here.

What does Lippy mean to you?
A collaborative platform for students to share thoughts and ideas and showcase their talents through a variety of mediums, be it writing, photography or design.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Definitely Tongue Tied by Grouplove

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
A whole variety of topics, a few thought provoking pieces - especially in the print edition, that I can’t wait to read - and hopefully an online weekly recipe post!


Nina Litman, 21, Environment and Business, Final Year (Co-editor of Arts and Culture section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The best thing about Leeds is having the chance to reinvent yourself and to be whoever you want to be without being judged.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Lippy means confidence and inspiration; confidence in writing and publishing my own work, while being continuously inspired by talented members of the society.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Without any doubt, Don’t Look Back into The Sun by The Libertines.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
Watch out for previews and reviews of exciting shows, exhibitions, art gallery openings and collaborations between Lippy and Leeds’s vibrant arts scene!


Mairéad Ruane, 19, Liberal Arts, First Year (Co-editor of Arts and Culture section)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
T the vibrant and accepting culture in which students can explore, unite and form exciting, life-long friendships!

What does Lippy mean to you?
Community, creative minds producing and sharing a combination of articles and artwork which are incredibly inspiring.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Without a shadow of a doubt it’s Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence which my dad played to me as a child.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section this year?
There will be a variety of articles, reviews and interviews as Lippy members explore the city’s culture, along with visual arts too!

AND HERE ARE SOME OF OUR LOVELY NEW HEADS OF DEPARTMENT FOR THIS YEAR!


Kirsten Williams-Lee, 19, Fashion Marketing, Second year (Head of Marketing)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
That there is never a dull moment; always somewhere to be or someone to see. I love the student buzz around the city and most of all: Warehouse.

What does Lippy mean to you?
The empowering nature of the magazine is what got me in the first place. The inspiring attributes that Lippy embodies is something really special.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
I’ll Be There for You, the Friends theme tune. I’m so obsessed with Friends and the vibes from the song truly optimise the 90’s for me (the 90’s is my fave decade of the 20th century).

Finally, what can we look forward to from your department this year?
I will be using lots of marketing strategies to get our magazine more known on campus and another fab idea is creating merchandise which I am very excited about, so keep your eyes peeled!


Leah Dolan, 20, English Literature, Final Year (Head of Marketing)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
I’m a country bumpkin so I love the city, you can walk anywhere in Leeds within 30 mins which I really like. The architecture is beautiful and there are so many fancy places to eat and drink (*cough* Headrow House *cough*).

What does Lippy mean to you?
Lippy for me is a creative collective of powerful girls. It’s the combination of beauty and brains.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
I have so many songs filled with nostalgia, from Akon’s Sexy Bitch to Lana Del Rey… For the sake of my reputation I’ll have go with Lana and say Florida Kilos.

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section/department this year?
I’m a bit of a Jack of all trades so I’m really excited to work with the design team and help on some photoshoots, but mine and Kirsten’s baby will be the Launch Party. Stay tuned!


Helen Miller, 18, Geography, First Year (Head of Design)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
Leeds already seems like such a vibrant city, I’m spoilt for choice of things to do here.

What does Lippy mean to you?
It’s an outlet for all types of creativity. I love the community feel and how all the different elements and people co-exist to create something unique.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
5, 6, 7, 8 by Steps – plus the dance routine!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your section/department this year?
Our task this edition is to add more amazing artwork, graphics and photography to the magazine; you’ll be seeing a lot of exciting work from us. We’re so excited to show off the talents we have here at Lippy.


Abby Nair, 20, Fine Art w/ History of Art, Third Year (Head of Design)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
Everyone’s so friendly and there is always something fun going on and there’s something for everyone!

What does Lippy mean to you?
Already I feel like Lippy is a great girl gang! Everyone works together and it’s so much fun to be surrounded by so many interesting people!

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Whole Again by Atomic Kitten. I still know all the words!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your department this year?
We’ve had great ideas for photoshoots in the print issue; we’ll be looking at 70s fashion, which will be fun! We’ve also got fab ideas to go with articles and want to feature more artwork this year.


Milly Bell, 19, English Literature, Second Year (Head of Social Media)

What’s your favourite thing about Leeds?
The independence it’s given me. I love home, but moving away was one of the main reasons I applied to university. Leeds has enabled me to become my own person.

What does Lippy mean to you?
Lippy means girl power! Lippy promotes strong women, allowing the female voice to be celebrated and exercised.

In relation to our next print edition, which song makes you nostalgic?
Feel Good Inc. or Dirty Harry by Gorillaz or any Nickelodeon/Disney Channel songs. We played the Cheetah Girls in my uni house last week, can’t beat it!

Finally, what can we look forward to from your department this year?
Our aim for Lippy’s social media this year is to post more consistent and coherent content. It might be a slow start but once we get going, expect lots of posts!

Shot and edited by: Harriet Jackson, Annabel Parkinson , Felix Rogers

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