What is Rife?

Rife means everywhere

Rife means everywhere

What is Rife? Rife is widespread, full of life, universal… Rife is everywhere.

Rife magazine is a brand new online platform from Bristol’s young people, for Bristol’s young people. The #bristoltakeover is here.

We are Rife Magazine, an online platform by young people for young people, covering, events, local news and social issues. A partnership between Watershed and Bristol Youth Links, Rife currently employs four young journalists to curate the online magazine and ensure the stories are relevant and interesting to other young people like them.

Through a mixture of blogs, vlogs, articles, videos, podcasts and social media activity, these four journalists – comedian Little Ryan, videographer Shin_LoveLife, YouTuber Jon Aitken and social commentator Adibah Iqbal — will cover what Bristol youth culture has to offer. Their job — go out into Bristol and find contributors, stories and angles and present them with authenticity.

The #BristolTakeover is here.


Support more young people to have their voices heard

Rife is Watershed‘s online magazine created for young people, by young people.

We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.

In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important. 

Through supporting Rife you can ensure that this important work continues and that more young people have their voices heard.