Rife Magazine made a whole, proper, entire book with your help. And it’s out soon.
The country is messed up and our future is looking gloomy. We, Britain’s young people, have to live with the repercussions of what the older generation have done — we didn’t vote for this botched Brexit, we didn’t vote in robot-like Theresa May, and you know what? We’re sick of being talked about instead of talked to. So here’s our book. Written for you by us.
We needed your help to fund the publishing costs of this essential anthology, and we hit our goal in under two months. Thank you so much to everyone that parted with their cash in the good name of youth voices – the book will be with you soon.
Curated by author and editor of ‘The Good Immigrant’, Nikesh Shukla and journalist/Rife alumna Sammy Jones, Rife: 21 Stories From Britain’s Youth collects twenty-one young people’s essays about money, mental health, sex, gender, equality, education, crime and the future (yes, we had to include another essay, making the total up to 21, because we couldn’t choose between them).
The writers, all under 24 at time of commissioning and selected from all over the UK include Ella Marshall, Liv Little, Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Amber Kirk-Ford, Rosalind Jana, Ailsa Fineron and many more.
What they all have in common are their essential insights into what it means to be young in Britain right now. Against the apocalyptic backdrop 2019 has provided us with, our stories prove we are still full of ideas and aspirations. And maybe they’ll fill you with hope too.
Rife: 21 Stories from Britain’s Youth will be released this July. Watch this space.