Hello! Rife Magazine ceased publishing new work in July 2022.

We've kept the magazine online as an archive and hope you'll still continue to enjoy all of its contributions from the last 8 years.

The Rife Team

Abi Payton

Originally from Bath, Abi is a writer and Health and Social Care student living in Bristol with her fiancée. She mostly writes creatively, and is currently working on a novel, but remains interested in writing non-fiction about mental health and LGBTQ+ issues, having had experience with both of these areas in her personal life. When not writing, she is usually found reading, crafting or practicing pole fitness.

How Bristol helped me after five years in psychiatric hospital

Abi's first taste of freedom in the city was an empowering experience of community and care