MEET THE TEAM
Welcome, this is us - the team trying to bring The RYSE to life. We've all stepped into core roles within the project and are either working part or full-time and no we aren't 'experts' - we're just young people having a go at something we feel is deeply necessary. If you're into radical education and feel like you could commit to what we're trying to do then make sure you have a look at the
Work with Us page - but before that, here's us:
Meg - 21 - She/They - Community Coordinator
Where are you from? South London
Why are you part of the RYSE? Shits fucked up and needs to change. I've been doing activism full time since I was 17 and could get out of the horror that is school - in many ways its in knowing how awful the so-called 'education' we recieve is that I want to be part of making space for true learning, the kind of learning that doesn't make you put up with the world but fucking change it!
Whats a favourite quote? “Each one of us is here because somebody before us did something to make it possible.” - Audre Lorde
Robin - 28 - He/Him - Finance & Fundraising Coordinator
Where are you from? Stroud - born and raised!
Why are you part of the RYSE? I fundamentally believe in the power of youth to transform the world. In the power we have to pull our communitites into the future and right now we have a fucking challenge on our hands - and so the RYSE is needed because we have huge learning to do, together, in community, in resistance, for life. Education is about becoming and so lets have at it.
A favourite quote? “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it”
- Frantz Fanon
Freya - 21 - She/Her - Media Coordinator
Where are you from? Hitchin
Why are you part of the RYSE? I dropped out of university to work on this stuff because I believe that radical change can’t wait. We need a massive cultural, systemic, creative shift right now, and it has to come from the empowered youth - and for that we need spaces to connect, learn and get real with each other.
Whats a favourite quote? “Be queer do crime” - A wall in Stroud
Roma - 19 - She/Her - Stroud Community Coordinator
Where are you from? Dursley, Gloucestershire
Why are you part of The RYSE? I am here because i believe that humans are at our best when we are learning together and for the benefit and repair of all of us. I am discovering and learning what it means to be a young person becoming an adult in this society, and what I have discovered so far is this sense of purpose and responsibility to the beings that I inhabit this planet with, to fight and learn and liberate.
Whats a favourite quote? “I think if I had to put a finger on what I consider a good education, a good radical education, it wouldn't be anything about methods or techniques. It would be loving people first." - Myles Horton
Martha - 22 - She/Her - Systems and Culture Coordinator
Where are you from? Wiltshire
Why are you part of The RYSE? I am here to build power! I want to unearth that fierce, joyous, creative potential in myself and my community to act out of love for the world; on behalf of life and flourishing.I think young people are in desperate need of brave spaces to get real about how badly our political and economic systems are failing us. We need to be angry and to grieve together, to face the entangled roots of multiple crises pulling our world apart, and from these depths find the strength and wisdom to build the new world we are yearning for.
Whats a favourite quote? “Isn’t this the purpose of education, to learn the nature of your own gifts and how to use them for good in the world?” - Robin Wall Kimmerer
Edda - 21 - She/Her - Education and Learning Coordinator
Where are you from? South London
Why are you part of The RYSE? I’m here to learn, not in the sterile and disconnected way in which school teaches us to see learning, but learning as being alive. Learning in community and through actively being in resistance to the global death machine. I’m inspired by creating collective imaginative visions for what a life giving society could look like, and working to bring glimpses of this into the now.
Whats a favourite quote? 'the practice of love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination' - bell hooks