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 Ali Gavin and Rebecca Scherer
Current Affairs Editors Ellie Bye and Rosaleen Keehan
Arts & Culture Editors Isi Williams and Rosaleen Keehan
History, Philosophy & Education Editors Fatima Bouzidi
Creative Writing Editors Hannah Dove and Kalcie
Illustration Coordinator Heather Baillie
Social Media Coordinator Emma Brennan
Secretary Jemima Mowlem
Treasurer Jamie McDonald
Social Secretary Jessie Irvin Rose
Senior Writers Juules Bare