Ailsa Fineron

Ailsa is a 22 year old photographer, writer, poet and coffee drinker (double black americanos for future reference). Originally from Scotland, she moved to Bristol in 2011 and has been here ever since.

In addition to being a Content Creator at Rife, she is a resident photographer at gal-dem.com: an online publication created entirely by women of colour but for everyone in order to broad the range of voices and stories in media.

Ailsa is also an outspoken mental health advocate, and deeply enjoys discussions around how mental health issues, gender, sexuality and race all intersect and what we can do to improve life, the universe and everything.

As well as writing, filming and photography, Ailsa loves dancing, singing, listening to songs obsessively, being an enthusiastic jumping bean, making the personal political, cycling, smiling and cooking awesome vegan food.

VIDEO: The Good Morning Project Ft. Katie Finch

In this new video project, Ailsa interviews inspiring people about what gets them up in the morning –in both the...
Social Issues / / Ailsa Fineron

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?: On The EU Referendum

Ailsa writes and rambles about disenchantment with Westminster politics and enchantment with empathy.
Social Issues / / Ailsa Fineron

Self Care On A Budget For Those Who Can't Buy Happiness

Ailsa gives us all some tips for looking after yourself when you don't have the luxury of buying happiness.

Mixed Race Identity And Embracing Ambiguity

Ailsa writes about her struggle with identity as a mixed race kid and how she's coming to terms with it.
Social Issues / / Ailsa Fineron

Kickstarting Creativity: A Pep Talk (And Writing Exercise)

Ailsa encourages you to create and, more specifically, to write.
Art / / Ailsa Fineron

Playlist: Dance Study Break

This exam season, Ailsa gives you some tunes to get up from your desk and get down to.
Music / / Ailsa Fineron

11 Life Hacks To Get Up, Get Out, Do Something

Struggling to get up in the morning?

More Than Mulan: Why Representation Matters

Ailsa talks about how lack of representation affected her and why diversity in media is important.