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

Ailsa Fineron

Ailsa is a 22 year old photographer, writer, poet and coffee drinker (double black americanos for future reference). Originally from Scotland, she moved to Bristol in 2011 and has been here ever since.

In addition to being a Content Creator at Rife, she is a resident photographer at gal-dem.com: an online publication created entirely by women of colour but for everyone in order to broad the range of voices and stories in media.

Ailsa is also an outspoken mental health advocate, and deeply enjoys discussions around how mental health issues, gender, sexuality and race all intersect and what we can do to improve life, the universe and everything.

As well as writing, filming and photography, Ailsa loves dancing, singing, listening to songs obsessively, being an enthusiastic jumping bean, making the personal political, cycling, smiling and cooking awesome vegan food.


Ailsa on the right to the city and the intimacies baristas forge with their regulars.
Lifestyle / / Ailsa Fineron

I Will Try My Best To Come Up With A Good Title ASAP

Ailsa's time for a reflection on her time at Rife.
Bristol / / Ailsa Fineron

On Cries For Help, Attention Seeking, Self-harm And Attempted Suicide

Ailsa addresses the issues around dismissing self-injurious behaviour as a 'cry for help'.

Places In Bristol Featured In 'Skins' And Boring Stuff I've Done There

Ailsa revisits 'Skins' haunts around the city centre and finally comes to terms with the fact that she'll never be...

VIDEO: Rife Magazine Interviews Thangam Debbonaire

The Rife team interviews Thangam Debbonaire, Bristol West's Labour MP.

How To Get Motivated And Stay Motivated This Year

Ailsa gives you some top tips for entering this academic year with enthusiasm and keeping that momentum going.

Easton Through Different Experiences

Easton residents Ailsa, Yewande, Ed, Helen and her son share their perspectives on where they live.
Bristol / / Ailsa Fineron

Squatting: What Are The Options?

Ailsa talk to 1625ip about homelessness, squatting and Bristol's housing crisis.

VIDEO: The Good Morning Project Ft. Gracie Sodzi

In The Good Morning Project, Ailsa interviews inspiring people about what gets them up in the morning –in both the...

On Having Children: Yay Or Nay?

Ailsa investigates different people's reasons for wanting sprogs or not.
Lifestyle / / Ailsa Fineron