Editorial Team

Meet Team Rise Above


Hey! We’re Lily and Mikal and we’re behind the scenes, writing and creating great content for Rise Above! We have loads of ideas to inspire and share with you.

Let us tell you a little bit about ourselves

Hi! My name is Lily. I love to read and write: I have my own blog. I have an unhealthy obsession with anything Marvel, although my favourite superhero is Batgirl – she’s also my feminist hero. (Did I mention I’m a feminist?) I listen to any music really, especially Belle and Sebastian, although I do have a soft spot for cheesy 80s pop!

Hey, I’m Mikal. I am 17 years old and studying for my A-levels at the moment. When I’m not at school, I enjoy a number of sports such as swimming and cycling. I love reading, with interests in poetry as well as regular fiction novels. This love for poetry led me to become a big fan of hip hop music, with rappers such as Kanye West and Nas up there with my favourites.

We also bring in others, from time to time, to contribute to Rise Above. Check out these articles from Anita, Cecilia and Rebecca.

We love hearing from you, so get in touch and tell us what’s important to you right now! Seen something funny or inspiring? Then share with us and you might see it on the Rise Above website!

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