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

Ellen Crofton

Ellen is a Literature student at Bristol. She is interested in poetry, spoken word, film-making, theatre and art, and tries to get involved with as many events as possible in Bristol. She has performed her poetry and spoken word at several different events since coming to Bristol in 2018. Activism is a very important aspect for her, and she’s involved with several university campaign groups. She likes to combine the arts with activism, aiming to address issues such as medical inequality, women’s rights, environmentalism, mental health and other human rights-based issues.

'Reasons why': women as objects of change in the dating world

Ellen's noticed a trend of women feeling as if they have to change for men - and she's fed up