LETTER FROM THE EDITORS: Welcoming a New Team!

Hello lovely readers and friends,

Can you believe it’s nearly April?! 2017 is whizzing by already! Things have been busy as usual at the Ramona Magazine for Girls headquarters, with lots of exciting changes underway. We wanted to give you a quick update on some of the new things going on!

After almost three years as a co-editor of Ramona, I (Sophie) will be stepping down from the position and moving to an Artistic & Creative Director role within the magazine. I couldn’t have enjoyed my time as co-editor more — working alongside Freya has been one of the greatest experiences of my life! However, as I finish my Masters degree and prepare to move into the workforce, I no longer am able to keep up with the demands of a full-time volunteer job with Ramona. It’s certainly bittersweet; I’m lucky enough to be able to remain an integral part of the Ramona team moving forward, but it will be in a smaller and more specialized role. Freya will move into an Editor-in-Chief position, and I of course know I’m leaving my role in very capable hands!

In addition to this big change, we are welcoming a few other wonderful members to the Ramona team. We will be unveiling a brand new ‘Meet the Team’ page in April where you can learn all about our new crew. They have already began working tirelessly to help maintain and grow Ramona’s audience and contributors. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such lovely volunteers and we really couldn’t do this without a whole troupe of amazing people.

In addition to a new team, we have just opened applications to internship opportunities for three months starting May. After a very successful round of interns last year, we are so happy to be taking on another team of interns who are eager to learn and eager to help! You can check out the information and applications here.

Thank you so much for all your support over the past few years and for being part of our exciting, ever-evolving, challenging, rewarding journey! We can’t wait to see where things go from here!

Love,

Sophie & Freya

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Sophie Pellegrini

Sophie Pellegrini is the Co-Founder and Artistic & Creative Director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She is a 25-year-old photographer and wilderness therapy field guide in Colorado. She loves crafting, playing acoustic guitar, 90s music, the smell of summer, making lists, a good nap, cuddly animals, and the cold side of the pillow. Follow Sophie on her website and on Instagram.

Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the Co-Founder and Director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who has a passion for youth rights and mental health. To combat her own battle with anxiety and hypochondria, you can find Freya boxing, practicing yoga, taking sertraline and swimming in the ocean. She believes in opening up about her mental health struggles and shining a light on what is not spoken about. Freya welcomed her first daughter, Aurora into the world on the 21st of November, 2017 and spends her days building blocks, reading stories and completely exhausted. With a passion for grassroots activism and creative community, Freya began Ramona Magazine as an alternative to boring, image-obsessed teen media. The magazine is founded upon Freya’s core values of creative expression, equality and kindness. You can follow her on Instagram @thecinnamonsociety

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