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

Josie Thum

I’m a 21-year-old aspiring activist journalist, writing about social justice issues. At the moment I’m focusing on the UK’s treatment of people who’ve been forcibly displaced into the country. I believe media should be a tool for mass empowerment, accountability and social change, and I want to be part of its transformation.

Since I was a kid, fiction, non-fiction and creative writing have been central parts of my life. Some of my other favourite things are learning languages, listening to live music and being in the sea.

I recently finished a BA in English Literature at Bristol University and now work part-time for an NGO. I trained with the Centre for Investigative Journalism, and my work has since been featured in Consented, Bristol International PEN and Rife Magazine.

How To Break 'White Silence'

Josie, a white person, wants to have a difficult conversation with other white people about racism.  Hello white people, here...
Social Issues / / Josie Thum

Introducing Bristol Free Voice: A New Grassroots Journalism Project

Josie meets three volunteers from the new community journalism project for refugees and asylum seeking communities in Bristol.
Bristol / / Josie Thum

Unaccompanied Refugee Children Await Judges’ Decision On Their Future

High Court hearing against government closes as the future of thousands of children hang in the balance.
Bristol / / Josie Thum