RAMONA WORKSHOPS: PERIOD WITCHES

MEET OUR ROUND 3 INTERNS

MEET OUR INTERNS // Celine, Clair, Isabella, Kaitlin, Lillian, Maddie, Quincy, and Sophie

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Name, age, location: Céline Floyd, 18, Toronto, Canada

What’s your favorite personal quality? My favourite personal quality is being able to make almost anyone laugh, or at least smile, even at the hardest of times (usually thanks to puns).

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? I’d really like to go back to Germany, which is where I was born (but don’t remember ever actually being). It just seems like such a beautiful and culturally enriching place! Plus, I’ve just started learning German and I’m so in love with it already!

What’s your favourite book? Definitely The Importance of Being Earnest. It’s so funny and honest in so many ways and somehow manages to feel timeless!

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Name, age, location: Clair Wainwright, 21, Northern Beaches, Sydney

What do you love about being a girl? All of it. Living as an example and role model, sparkles and dressing up, not feeling the peer pressure as much as boys can, the ability to break barriers, and oh yeah, giving life is pretty amazing.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Time Travel, so I could go back and visit my mother and relive a few moments before she passed away.

What’s your favourite place that you’ve been? This is a tough one, I have travelled far and wide and find a connection amongst most places. Coming home is always a content sensation though, so I’ll stick with Avalon.

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Name, age, location: Bella, 26, Melbourne, Australia

What are you grateful for? My rugs; a talented, passionate, funny, and caring group of women who have been pivotal in my life. They have taught me so much, been an invaluable support network, and helped me find a strength I never knew I had. I definitely think of my time with them as my formative years.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? The Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City.

If you could wake up with a new talent, what would it be? Gymnastics.

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Name, age, location: Katie Mae, 20 years old, Denver, Colorado

List three of your favorite things. Zines, coffee, and my friends-human or otherwise

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? I think the best advice I’ve been given is to show up as a whole and complete person always, bringing all of my emotions and thoughts into the situation. I think being the most true to myself I can be is a form of reclaiming my emotion.

What is something not many people know about you? Something not many people know about me is that I am a closeted hopeless romantic.

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Name, age, location: Lillian, 16, Melbourne, Australia

What’s one item on your bucket list? Oh, boy. I have so many, I don’t know where to begin! At the moment I love the idea of going on a road trip with my friends… I also really want to study overseas at some point!

How would you describe yourself in five words? Kind, a good listener, sleepy.

If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world, who would it be? Over the last year and a bit, I’ve met many lovely people online with similar interests to me. Sadly, most of them live in Europe! I’d love to go out to a cafe or botanical gardens with them, and have long conversations about photography, the stories we write, and how we try to live our lives.

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Name, age, location: Maddison, 19, Bathurst, Australia

What’s the last book you read? Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is without a doubt my favourite book of all time and I cannot stop re-reading it!

If you could wake up with any talent, what would it be? Definitely the ability to sing. It wouldn’t change the amount of singing I do, it would just allow people to enjoy it a lot more.

What’s a great piece of advice you’ve received? The best piece of advice I’ve received is from my mum, which is to not let other people determine your actions and decisions. This is the best piece of advice for anyone and I always love to remind myself and others of it when making big decisions!

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Name, age, location: Quincy, 22, Melbourne, VIC (via the States)

What’s your favorite quote? Not a huge quote person, but I appreciate Ru-Paul’s “You’re born naked and the rest is drag.”

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? From my dad, a little less eloquently worded than whatever he said: Don’t worry that you don’t have it all figured out yet, because no one really does but you learn as you go, and if you’re following your passion then you will make it work for you.

What are five things that fascinate you? Subculture, mental health, food and cooking, people’s choice in shoes, web series.

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Name, age, location: Sophie, 22, Glasgow, Scotland

Do you collect anything? My friends gave me a record player for my birthday so I am attempting a record collection. I also have a lot of plants!

What’s your favourite song right now? 22 (OVER S∞∞N) – Bon Iver

What do you wish you could change about the world? Right now, I would eliminate the stigma of mental health. The wellbeing of your mind is as real as a broken leg, and everyone should feel as though they can talk about it and seek help.

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Maddie Langley

Maddison is a passionate feminist who lives in regional New South Wales and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at university. When she’s not busy running on the field for soccer and netball, she can be found curled up reading a book, or watching absurdly interesting documentaries. A lover of all things Salt N Pepa and 80’s pop hits, Maddie is never far from imparting 80’s pop lyrics into everyday life, much to the disdain of friends and family.

Lillian Gutteridge

Lillian is a would-be writer, photographer, world-traveller, and professional cat-cuddler, currently in high school. She loves pretty things and would quite like to live in a little cottage in the Scottish highlands. Or maybe by the sea in Denmark… Or in a library in Prague… She hasn’t quite decided yet. Her favourite things in the world are her family and friends. Follow Lillian on Tumblr.

Isabella Roxburgh

Isabella Roxburgh is the Sub-Editor of Ramona Magazine for Girls and a Melbourne-based feminist with a BA(Hons) in Sociology. She has published a course unit for high school students on gender identity and expression, developed training programs on the Rule of Law and gender bias, and is currently helping out at The Fabric Social as a grant-writer and fundraiser.

Quincy Malesovas

Quincy is a US native but an Australian at heart with a penchant for all things culture- sub, pop, alt, you name it. She wears many hats, one of which is blogger at Shugurcan and creator of FRINGE– a zine highlighting food, fashion, art and culture. You can read her musings on her aforementioned website, or catch her on Twitty and Insta.

Sophie Law

Sophie Law is a 22-year-old Scottish student living in Glasgow. She has an MA in International Relations and Sociology and is currently studying for her masters in Journalism. Her creativity spans from writing to art to fashion and she specialises in spending most of her time in charity and vintage shops feeding her addiction to lovely clothes. She hopes to always be creative in her future career and aims to travel to a new place every year. You can keep up with her life on Instagram and Twitter.

Kaitlyn Lafferty

Kaitlyn Lafferty is a gallery host at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO. She writes and sells a really personal perzine called perpetual ambivalence about her misadventures and wonderment with all things life. Right now, she attends community college of Denver, working towards becoming a geologist. Outside of work and school, she is an artivist and organizer with a focus on energy justice and reclaiming emotions. She is passionate about nature, art and all the small beauties of living. If she could be any color at this point in her life, it would be a delicate shade of pastel salmon. Keep up with Kaitlyn on Facebook & Etsy.

Clair Wainwright

Clair Wainwright is a virgo baby that loves copious amounts of gelato, sparkles and baths. Whilst listening to old classics she would rather stay inside in front of a fire until the sun blesses her with its warmth so she can be amongst nature again, one of the purest joys in life. Clair is also avid in painting the town in all kinds of colour via electricvibes.com.au: a space to thrive exploring fashion, art, music and writing. A special thank you to Wayne’s World and Patti Smiths ‘Just Kids’ for always being there for her. Keep up with Clair on her website, Instagram @electricvibesblog and @electricvibesTumblr, and Pinterest.

Céline Floyd

Céline Floyd is an 18-year-old Canadian and French artist whose primary forms of expression are photography, film, and writing. You can probably find her in thrift shops, binge watching Netflix, dancing around to pretty much any type of music from any decade, or creating content for different zines, magazines, sites, or art shows. You can find her on Instagram @celflow and more of her work on her website.

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