Meet the beautiful people behind the art.
“A Queerativity Tale” chapter writer.
Amber Docherty is a Drama and Performance student at Queen Margaret University. She has experience in many aspects of the arts, including musical theatre, creative writing, choreography and graphic design! During lockdown, Amber has started a small business with her flatmate selling handmade boob-themed art and trinkets, called Thingamaboobs! When Amber isn’t studying, running her small business, or co-running her theatre company Happy Sad Productions, you can usually find her re-reading a book, doing some spontaneous karaoke or having a well-deserved nap. She is very very excited to be getting involved with Queerativity!
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Creator of “Muck 2020”.
Jordy Deelight is an Edinburgh-based non-binary artist from Leith who works between Edinburgh and Glasgow creating performance-based work. Their work looks at identity and persona in the art of drag, exploring themes of disability, gender and mental health by using realism vs surrealism. Jordy Deelight trained at Queen Margaret University (BA Drama and Performance) 2013-16 and at Edinburgh College of Art (MA Contemporary Art Practice) 2018-20.
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“A Queerativity Tale” chapter writer.
Hannah is a Film and Television/English Literature student at The University of Glasgow. She is very passionate about horror movies, Fleetwood Mac, and Sylvia Plath!
Creator of “Visibility Tattoos”.
Abz Mills is a biracial queer Creator who has a black cat, fiancé, and ten years of experience working professionally as a Tattoo Artist. She does commissions and wall murals, as well as drawing and painting cartoons and comics for fun. Abz works at Spaghetti Tattoos in Kirkcaldy five days a week and can be contacted using the details below.
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Creator of “Floralice Jewellery”.
Alice has been using Scottish flowers to create some beautiful pendants, earrings, and rings. She enjoys the entirety of the process: from picking and drying the flowers, to photographing and advertising the final product. Each of her creations is one of a kind and sold on her Etsy shop. Alice also takes custom orders which involve preserving flowers that are special to the customer. She is incredibly pleased with the response to her jewellery so far and is very pleased to have the opportunity to share it through Queerativity!
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Illustrator of “Vintage Lesbians”.
Jenifer is a visual artist and illustrator who is inspired by lesbian life and culture!
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Illustrator of “Roza’s Queerations”.
Roza Stevenson has an array of experiences in the creative industry, varying from singing, dancing and acting, to painting! She is a bisexual artist from Edinburgh who’s vast experiences make her a great asset to any project. Roza feels that Queerativity is going to go far, so is really excited to be featured on this site!
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Writer and Performer of “Never See Me Cry”.
Niccolò Maccaferri is a singer from Italy who recently moved to the United Kingdom to study Drama and Performance and pursue his passion for Musical Theatre. Niccolò has been writing his own music from a young age, often striving to combine the sounds of pop and broadway. He is extremely excited to share his first single with Queerativity and the world!
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Model for “WLW Couples Halloween Costume Ideas”.
Sian Robertson is a bisexual astrophysics student at the University of Edinburgh. Sian had a lot of fun modelling WLW couples costumes and hopes it will inspire people for their Halloween ideas! She loves the arts and supporting LGBTQ+ creators. She also loves her wonderful and amazing girlfriend Heather who absolutely did not write this part…
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Writer of “Hexed”.
Molly Knox is a music student who is passionate about creating both theatre and pieces of writing which explore sexuality, mental health, and identity. Nature plays a significant role in Molly’s art. Her interest in the world she sees around her transpires beautifully in the work she creates.
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Creator of “Either/Or”.
Morgan Black is a gender non-conforming artist currently studying for a Master’s degree in Fine Art and Humanities. Their practice is centred upon video and performance to address issues of gender identity and to interrogate current attitudes in society and culture. Their work is informed by popular media, history, mythology, and philosophy, and aims to level the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, involving film-making, music, comic books, and spoken word.
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Composer and Musician of “Either/Or”.
Rachel Blaquière is a 21-year-old undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, studying music with ambitions to compose and conduct for musical theatre and/or classical music. Some of their proudest composition accolades include winning competitions such as the AMIS International Young Composer’s Competition (2017) and Edinburgh University’s Emre Araci Composition Competition (2020). Outside music and theatre, Blaquière enjoys cooking, travel, languages and linguistics, and everything even remotely gay.
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Illustrator of “Our Icons”.
Madeleine Leisk is a Canadian illustrator living in Edinburgh, where she is inspired by the tempestuous weather, architecture, and creative community. Her illustrations appear under the name “YLWBK Illustrations” (pronounced Yellow Book). Her artistic style involves playing with soft colour palettes and fluctuating between whimsical shapes and colours, and harsh structural outlines. She particularly enjoys working on projects for the Queer Community and would love for you to get in touch with any potential projects!
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Creator of Jackpot!
Jack Wallace is an outgoing, bubbly, and overly opinionated homosexual. He is currently studying Primary Education Studies at Queen Margaret University, however, in his free time, you will find him creating his brilliant podcast Jackpot!
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Performer and Writer of “Who Doesn’t Like Turtles?”
Chelsea Grace is an enthusiastic Highlander who is now living in Glasgow. She is an actor and writer who enjoys working in stage, screen, and voice-overs. Chelsea uses performing as a form of activism and a method of educating herself about all walks of life.
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Creator of “Handmade Pride Jewellery”.
Charlie Brown is a 19-year-old Queer Creator. In college, she studied Animal Management and expanded her love for plants, animals, and the environment. This transpires heavily into her work, such as the mushroom necklaces as seen here. She is working on expanding her business into different creative realms, such as paintings and textiles. Charlie is very excited to showcase her art on Queerativity!
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Performer and Writer of “First Kiss”.
Phoebe is a second-year Drama student at Queen Margaret University. After moving from a small town in the North East of Scotland to the bustling city of Edinburgh, Phoebe was inspired by the diversity and variety of creative outlets available. Her poem “First Kiss” is very personal to her and was a long time in the making. Phoebe has felt extremely fulfilled from this opportunity to share it with others through Queerativity.
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Performer and Writer of “She”.
Hannah is a third-year English Literature student at the University of Edinburgh. Hannah’s love for musical theatre, combined with her degree, has allowed her to write a variety of shows and monologues, some of which encapsulate Queer identities and themes.
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Writer of “Perfectly Happy”.
Cameron is 17 years old and from Edinburgh. His enjoyment of creativity through a variety of outlets never fails to engage and captivate an audience or reader. He claims to be “no professional”, however, Cameron’s passion always shines through his work and is evident to those who enjoy it.
Artist of “Feminism” artwork.
Cerys is a Scottish born Creator, currently living in Australia. She is a soon-to-be University graduate with a passion for art and design. As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Cerys believes that it is important to create art that is inclusive and diverse. Art that hopefully brings a bit of happiness, knowledge, and growth into the life of those who indulge in it.
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Creator of “Ell’s Earrings”.
Ellen initially made these earrings to pass the time, but with a growing interest from her friends, she soon found it to be a great way to raise money for her 2021 volunteering trip to Fiji. Studying criminology and working part-time in retail means she usually has seldom opportunity to express her creativity, but making her earrings does just that. The Hama bead theme correlates with Ellen being half-danish, so she is really excited to combine her sexuality and culture to raise money for a good cause.
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Performer of “Torch Song Trilogy: Opening Monologue”.
Jay has always expressed a passion in theatre and will soon be going into his second year of Drama at Queen Margaret University. Combining theatre with his identity and showcasing it through Queerativity is extremely important to Jay and will hopefully inspire others to do the same.
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Artist of “Behind the Flag”.
Becca is a bisexual ex-fashion and textiles student who is still very passionate about creating art. She has been preparing for the exciting new experience of selling her art on Depop and offering custom-made pieces. Through accepting herself and her sexuality, Becca has embarked on a new journey of confidence and self-love, allowing her to rediscover her artistic passions and goals.
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Creator of Queerativity’s website header.
Tierney is a twenty-one year old bisexual Creator. She is an actor, director and artist who feels wholesome through expressing and collaborating using digital art.
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