Rattlecap: n. A unsteady, volatile person; a madcap: generally said of a girl.
The Rattlecap was created in 2018 by a group of University of Edinburgh students who wanted to create a space where activism and radical thought were central and accessible. Our monthly-ish editions, centered around a chosen theme, bring together creative writing, politics, history, education, art, and advocacy.
We value voices that are underrepresented in today’s narratives; voices that show a perspective that examines, challenges, and radically reimagines the society that we live in. We hope that The Rattlecap can become an intersectional forum for discussion and change, and a thought-provoking, kind, and empowering space.
Anyone can write, edit, and illustrate for us - just get in touch!
Be sure to also check out our sibling publication RattleRood - offering regular news, analysis, and commentary on Scottish politics - and Rattlecast, our podcast.
Meet the team:
Editors-in-Chief Isi Williams and Justine White
Current Affairs Editors Nastya Kabeleva and Rebecca Scherer
Arts & Culture Editors Dani Rothmann and Amelia Morgan
History, Philosophy & Education Editors Tara Gold and Fatima Bouzidi
Creative Writing Editors Yasmin Kanaan and Hannah Dove
Literature Editors Ali Gavin and Rosaleen Keehan
Illustration Coordinators Heather Baillie and Hannah Purdom
Social Media Coordinator Tanya Fawaz
Secretary Hannah Udall
Treasurer Scarlet Smyth
Social Secretary Jessie Irvin Rose
Senior Illustrator Berenika Murray
Senior Writers Amy Life and Bella Hendricks
Graphic and Web Designer Celeste John-Wood