We are a group of students from the Australian National University – at present, five editors and a dozen subeditors – who are united, above all, by our hope to cultivate a culture of engagement, activism and collaboration among youth, university students, academics, and members of our local community. We endeavour not only to inform, but to provoke, motivate, and explore in a manner that is inclusive, and that fosters a shared sense of responsibility for our place and our future.
Jemimah is a 20 year old ANU student, who spends most of her time dreaming about Andrew McGahan. She has been published in Your Friend’s House, Sydney Morning Herald and Feminartsy. She’s currently working on “Knack”, a project by Rip Publishing.
Originating from Australia’s hipster capital, Fitzroy, Odette moved to Canberra to study sociology and law. In her spare time, she enjoys playing Scrabble and guitar, writing, creating websites and campaigning for a Fossil Free ANU. She is excited by the potential for university to be a space for activism, collaboration and creativity./
Amongst the confusion and chaos of her second year of university, Aditi feels fortunate to be a part of Demos Journal. When she’s not flustered because she forgot her glasses, she is obsessing over WOCs and talking to WOCs and trying to find WOCs on campus. She is studying Asian Studies/Law, and in recent years, has become drawn to the country of her ancestors – India, and the surrounding dynamics of the entire continent.
Emma is from Forbes and studies modern history. She is especially interested in environmental history. Emma is passionate about combating climate change and believes we should appreciate our planet on less anthropocentric terms. She is also a passionate advocate for the rights of asylum seekers. Emma enjoys peanut butter sandwiches and having poetry read to her. More than anything, though, she likes hearing people’s stories. One day, she hopes to be an itinerant beekeeper.
Kira is currently completing a bachelor of art/visual arts majoring in sociology as well as printmedia and drawing. She enjoys exploring a range of materials, styles and themes in her practice. Recently her artworks have explored themes regarding the body, the self and the physical practice of art making. She has a strong interest in the creation and control of culture. Her interests include reading, textiles, social and environmental activism, baked goods of all varieties, asking questions and making friends who own cats.
Annette is a third year Arts and Visual Arts student majoring in International Communication, Anthropology and Photography. Besides being a lover of art, food, culture, music, children, animals and Bernie Sanders, she is passionate about social justice and combatting inequality.
Duncan Stuart studies Philosophy, Physics and Political Science. He is interested in European philosophy, political philosophy, identity politics, democratic theory, philosophy of science, and astronomy. He has written for Woroni, amongst other publications. When not waiting for the revolution, Duncan writes fan mail to Slavoj Žižek in the hope that he too, will be called a “blithering idiot” by the Giant of Ljubljana.
Esther comes from Melbourne. She takes photos and writes as well. She is interested in notions of place, and how art is used to share and seek meaning in this chaotic world. Currently she is a first year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Visual Arts student.
Judy studies philosophy and sociology at the ANU, and is particularly interested in exploring the creative potential for resistance in art, music, and popular culture. She has also been actively involved in human rights campaigning through Amnesty International at the ANU. Judy also has a passion for illustration, which she is struggling to balance with her interest in social theory.
Mia is a second year geography student. Growing up on the Gold Coast in Queensland gave her a hatred of urban sprawl and a passion for making urban spaces and lifestyles more sustainable. She credits her favourite magazine, National Geographic, with opening her mind to the world. Mia has an interest in social justice, and in her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places, immersing herself in nature and making up her own recipes.
Rachel Kirk is a fourth-year Arts/Laws student who somehow still finds the time to write. Her work has appeared in Voiceworks and Woroni, among other publications. She was the recipient of Woroni‘s 2013 short story prize. In her spare time, Rachel reads about feminism, French literature, fun facts, and everything in between.
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