Founder and Editor in Chief
Micha is a London-born Psychology graduate. Her bylines include the Guardian, ROOKIE, Dazed, and Cambridge’s student newspapers. Alongside Blueprint, she edits for gal-dem, a magazine run by women and non-binary people of colour. She envisions Blueprint as a lived experience-focused space that reimagines current conversations about young people’s mental health.
Emily has just graduated from Cambridge with a degree in History, however much she tried to contort it into a Gender Studies degree at the time. She has written and edited extensively for Blueprint and Varsity Newspaper. As Features Editor, she wants the section to be a space where people can talk about the sometimes messy, complicated realities of life and mental health, where you don’t always have to be sure of the answer. She also publishes how-to guides and tips on self-care and accessing mental health support. She welcomes new writers.
Arts Editor and Illustrator
Sophie studied Psychology, was Cambridge University Students’ Union Welfare and Rights Officer, and now works as Communications Coordinator for Outside In, a charity providing a platform for artists who experience barriers to the art world. She coordinated and edited the zine, ‘In Camouflage’, and uses her Instagram as a visual diary of mental health problems, autism and womanhood. Her artwork has been in The Cambridge Student, Varsity, Notes, and Gender Agenda. She sees the Blueprint arts section as a platform for a wide range of content, and a space to review and discuss arts, alongside more visual (e.g. diagram-form) articles.
Ryan is a third-year English Literature student at UCL. Alongside Blueprint, he is the Treasurer and Events Manager for SAVAGE Journal, UCL’s biggest student publication, and has words in Huck. As Blueprint’s editor for UCL, alongside Sophie, he hopes that Blueprint can help to provide a space for reflection and relaxation in a city that is increasingly fast-paced.
Julia is a second year music student at Worcester College, Oxford. She is widely involved in the mental health and disability communities at university, and is secretary and mental health officer for Oxford SU’s disability campaign. She has also been involved with Student Minds, and has recently been appointed as a press ambassador. Her other interests include playing the organ, traveling, learning languages, and gin.
Dealing with bipolar disorder, Julia is keen to use Blueprint as a platform for talking about and educating people in mental health symptoms, particularly those subject to misconceptions and taboo.
Laura is a fourth year History student at the University of Edinburgh. She is also the editor of The Tab Edinburgh and has written extensively throughout her degree. As Blueprint’s new Edinburgh Editor, she envisages the zine’s move into the Scottish capital as the start of a process in which students from all UK universities will have a place to write, talk and express themselves about anything mental health.