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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 - 22 - She/They - Community Coordinator


Where are you from? South London

Why are you part of the RYSE? Shit’s fucked up and needs to change - so we’re giving it a go. I’ve been doing youth organising since I left school and seeing how much our (mis)education system screws up our generation. It made me want to be part of making space for the kind of learning that doesn't make us put up with the world but makes us change it! 

Whats a favourite quote?

‘It is not knowledge we lack. What is missing is the courage to understand what we know and follow it to it’s conclusions.’ - from Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes

Robin - 29 - 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 communities 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

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Uma - 17 - Any Pronouns - Outreach Coordinator


Where are you from? Stroud


Why are you part of the RYSE? I’m here becuase i was so fucking sick of living in a town that hasn’t used its people power or privilege to step up as a sibling in the global struggle. As an artist i want to see radical creative change at every streets corner, so that’s what i’m gonna do and i’m not leaving until it happens!!! 


Whats a favourite quote? “Artists are here to disturb peace” ~ James Baldwin

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


Nora - 18 - Any Pronouns - Media Coordinator


Where are you from? Gloucester


Why are you part of the RYSE? I joined the team as I believe in the power of community organising, radical education and I see the roots of a powerful movement being built in Stroud. I have been involved in activism since I began organising around the climate movement in Gloucester in 2019. This work, triggered by rage for the continued exploitation of our planet and peoples, led me to uncover the tragedies of the capitalist hellscape we inhabit alongside the violent legacies of the country in which we organise. To me the RYSE presents an opportunity to imagine an alternative, alongside a community that is committed to tearing down the oppressive powers that inflict so much suffering!


Whats a favourite quote? “It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future." - Thomas Sankara

Eli - 25 - Any Pronouns - Education Coordinator

Where are you from? Stroud

Why are you part of The RYSE? I’m here because I’m over being in a world where we are hugely dissociated from each other, and our planet. I believe that locally we can be a part of healing this unjust tear. Decolonial (and decolonising) education is incredibly important to me in embodying doing things differently. I’m positive that we in Stroud can (re-)learn to act in solidarity with our global family. 

Whats a favourite quote? We will have to learn to remember together, and, in so doing, to repair together the world’s fabric and its visage." - Achille Mbembe 

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Like we said at the top - if you want to get involved then check out the Work With Us page or buzz us any questions on us on Insta

- Big love from all of us! -

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