RUBY’S MONTHLY PLAYLIST: Live through this – a personal montage

Writing by Ruby Jones

Dear readers,

A good friend once told me that “you can’t action movie montage your way through the hard times in life,” but that you have to live through them and work past it. The world can be an undeniably dark place sometimes, and from my experience it helps to have a selection of power bangers to help you get through those times. Here is my selection of upbeat tunes for when you need your own training montage supercut. Music for embodying your inner warrior princess, because we all need it sometimes.

With love, Ruby xx


Ruby Jones

Ruby Jones is a feminist, musician and writer from Melbourne. She has toured the world as a vocalist and as a result probably owns a souvenir coffee mug from your hometown. When she’s not making mixtapes she can be found singing and playing tambourine in her band, volunteering at Girls Rock Melbourne or re-watching Twin Peaks. Find her over at @rubyjonesband. [Photo credit Lilli Waters]

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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