Illustration by Helena Ravenne

Dear Ramona Friends,

Happy November — the month of Ramona Volume Three’s release!

Phew! What a year this has been. I don’t know about you but I am pretty exhausted! That could be due to the fact that I am about to give birth and feel like I’ve been pregnant forever, but who knows, it’s been a pretty hectic year for a lot of people. Through it all, I am so grateful for the creativity, inspiration, self-development, and sense of community that Ramona brings me every single day!

I am writing this at 39 weeks pregnant, ready to pop at any moment and about to receive 300 copies of Ramona Volume Three! I’m hoping the baby girl stays in long enough for me to post all the magazines myself, but never fear, I have a team of amazing helpers ready to be my postwomen if necessary!

After this week, I will be having a little break from posting online for maternity, which means the Ramona website will be a little quieter. Sophie, our amazing Creative Director, will be posting some beautiful art interviews and various other content from time to time until I return to work early February. In the meantime, we of course have so much previously published content online for you to enjoy; we have been posting almost daily for three years now, so there’s heaps of articles for you discover!

And on top of that you have a whole new volume of Ramona to devour! You can order your copy here if you haven’t pre-ordered via our Pozible campaign! If you did order via Pozible, your reward is the first on my list and you will receive the mag as soon as I get the delivery! Ramona Magazine for Girls Volume Three is our third annual print volume, with over 120 pages chock-full of beautiful, original, new, and exclusive content. We’ve got articles, interviews, and art on female friendships, solo travel, first loves, demystifying the menstrual cycle, empowerment through exercise, feminist reads, and so much more from over 70 worldwide contributors!

Meanwhile, don’t forget to keep in touch via our Instagram and Twitter, both of which will remain active thanks to Tara Presnell and Aisling Grey, so be sure to follow us, @ramonaforgirls.

Until February, that’s all from me, your most pregnant Director of Ramona Mag!

With love,



Helena Ravenne

Helena Ravenne (1992) is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Hamburg, Germany. Currently, her work on ‘Female Empowerment’ is presented in an exhibition in Sydney. The project originated from the personal desire to find female role models in illustration & design. Over 25 brilliantly talented and strong women are at the centre of her exhibition. Her work is available for sale in selected concept stores in Germany and her online shop

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Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the co-founder and director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. Freya is a musician, artist and writer from Melbourne, Australia. Peek into this green, caffeinated city and you will find her writing and playing music, making colourful art, and discussing the virtues of feminism. Freya has a passion for youth issues and has been studying Youth Work during 2017 with the hope to be a mentor and help youth (especially teen girls) to overcome any obstacles they are faced with. To combat her own obstacles of anxiety and hypochondria, you can find Freya boxing, practicing yoga and swimming in the ocean. She believes in opening up about 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 is smitten! She hopes the Ramona community will surround Rory and give her so much strength as she grows! 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. Visit Freya’s Soundcloud and follow her on Instagram @freyasadventures.

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