#IWD | 100 Women of Wales on Twitter

#IWD | 100 Women of Wales on Twitter

For #IWD, the writers of Wales Arts Review have nominated 100 women of Wales who we think you should be following on Twitter (if you’re not already). Here is a list of women who will keep you informed, entertained and inspired on social media’s premier platform.

To see each person’s profile click on the red, but each highlighted tweet is fully interactive and you can “follow”simply by clicking on follow.

Please use social media to give a shout out to those you think we should be following.

(lead illustration by Dean Lewis)

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Elen Ap RobertCyfarwyddwr Artistig Pontio,Canolfan i’r Celfyddydau ac Arloesi Prifysgol Bangor. Artistic Director of Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre Bangor University.

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Shazia AwanWelsh😇Feminist🦋Muslim💜Politics🌍PR Bod 🌷Equality Activist🌈Host @bbcasiannetwork BigDebate VP @Cwvys Ambassador @theredcardwales

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Julia BarryExecutive Director at Sherman Theatre.

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Emma BalchDeveloping a new interactive, international museum of books http://www.thestoryofbooks.com @thestoryofbooks Also have a B&B in Hay-on-Wye @potterycottage_

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Amelia Fae BaughFlâneur | Assistant Editor @WalesArtsReview

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Jess Blair – Policy and Projects Manager at @IWA_Wales. I like running, netball, food and adventures. Views are entirely my own.

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Kirsti BohataAssociate Prof. English Lit, Swansea University. Welsh writing in English; Disability & Industrial Society; Digital Literary Atlas; Postcol & Queer lit/theory.

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Charlotte Church – Dare you enter the Dungeon?

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Lowri Haf Cooke – Sgrifennu, Darlledu & Adolygu – Ffilm, Bwytai, Theatr, Llên a Chelf / Film, Theatre, Art & Restaurant Critic + Author #CaffisCymru & #CanllawBachCaerdydd

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Rhiannon Cosslett – Guardian writer, author, Vagenda co-founder.

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Tahnee Cravenfreelance arts management, co-director @WalesFlamenco, trainee teacher 🤓 mama and wife-to-be

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Kizzy CrawfordWelsh / Bajan soul-folk & jazz artist.

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Elena CresciPutting the Len in millennial @guardian. Presenter @5pump & @bento_de.

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Laura Dranecreative producer & consultant, city lover, seeker, film/TV-watcher, book-reader, northerner (at heart), cooker, mother, #FRSA, Chair @theatriolo, ACW Adviser

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Fflur Dafyddscreenwriter @YLlyfrgellFilm. Creator TV series #Parch @s4c. Singer-songwriter. Novelist in 2 languages. Cymraes. Repped by @TillettT & @EuanThorneycrof

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Gwenno DafyddAuthor of ‘Stand Up & Sock it to them Sister. Funny, Feisty Females‘. Parthian Press. Skype Leadership & Public Speaking Coach. Check my website.

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Nicola DaviesI write children’s non fiction and fiction about the natural world and our relationship with it. And I sing.

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Nia EdwardsCinema Technician, co-director of @AbertoirFest, film scholar and contributing writer to @WarpedPersp. Sarcasm enthusiast. Dwyieithog.

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Erica EirianActor represented by http://management2000.co.uk Artistic Director of http://theatrpena.co.uk

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Dr Dimitra FimiAcademic and writer, specialist on #Tolkien and #fantasy literature; I lecture on children’s literature, myth, folklore and science fiction too; mother of 4yo

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Jo FongDirector, Choreographer and Performer working in Dance, Theatre, Film and Visual Arts.

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Julia ForsterDebut novel What a Way to Go @AtlanticBooks Bursary panelist @LitWales PR @NineArchesPress Seriously trying to avoid caffeine & adverbs; succeeding in neither.

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Emma Geliot – Wales-based art-loving journalist. Editor CCQ Magazine

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Manon GeorgeDarlithydd yn y Gyfraith/Law Lecturer. Cyfraith Datganoli/Law of Devolution

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Nikki GiantDirector of social ent @FullCircleCIC; author of Surviving Girlhood, E-Safety for the iGeneration & Life Coaching for Kids. Ambassador for @GirlRising

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Angela GrahamTV Producer & Writer ~ Interests: Media Policy, #ReportingBelief16, Dialogue

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Mari Griffithwriter, art historian, producer | 20+ yrs @nationalgallery @royalacademy @ngadc @AntennaIntl UK/Italy & freelance | #art #museums #interpretation

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Lucy Griffiths – Writer, educator, designer, author of the @island_friends books, founder @We_Are_Lucky. Fellowship Council @thersaorg, @TEDx talk: http://youtu.be/lXvby4h7oGg

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Rebecca GouldHead of Arts British Council (Wales) & Associate practitioner at the RSC. Lover of plays and playwrights

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Amy GregoryWorks at Hijinx Theatre Company. Living in the beautiful Cardiff Bay.

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Tanni Grey-Thompson – Lady GT (no longer a Dame), House of Lords Crossbench Peer, Chair ukactive, Paralympian – 11 Gold medals, Welsh.

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Fflur GwynnUwch Guradur: Bywyd Diwylliannol | Senior Curator: Cultural Life | National Museum Wales

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Sian HarriesCo-Writer Greg Davies’s Man Down. Writer/Performer BBC Radio Wales’s Here Be Dragons. Writer CBBC’s DNN, BBC Two’s Never Mind the Buzzcocks

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Tamara Harvey – Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd @ClwydTweets @YoungClwydIfanc

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Carolyn Hitt – Producer/co-founder @ParasolMedia Columnist @WalesOnline Author Wales Play In Red & Welsh Rugby in the 1970s @Velindre Ambassador; Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.

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Sophie HoweAdvocate for Future Generations as Wales 1st Future Generations Commissioner. Looking after my own futre generations as wife & Mum of 5

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Sali HughesThe Pool, Guardian and Empire Columnist, interviewer, radio bod, event host. New 📚Pretty Iconic, out 20th Oct.

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Rhian Hutchings  – Director, Creative Agent, participatory artist & welshwoman! Love music, opera, theatre, weather, psychology. Grade Two violinist!

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Liz HyderMedia bod. Writer type. Book, theatre & arts geek. Lover of wildlife and science. Optimistic grower of veg. Where’s Wally’s sister. http://wordshoppers.co.uk

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Rebecca F. JohnPEN Int New Voices Winner. Sunday Times shortlisted. Clown’s Shoes, out now. The Haunting of Henry Twist, forthcoming 2017

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Lisa Heledd JonesI work with people to make things (stories, festivals, shows). big fan of plants and mushrooms. can do (vocal) impression of a sheep in labour.

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Nia JonesPlaywright & Writer. Cymraes, Humanist, Swedish learner & Author of The Twisted Sister Blog http://twistedsisblog.wordpress.com Instagram: niajoneswriter

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Nadia Kamil – writer, actor, & comic. 1995/96 Wales Junior 10pin Bowling Squad

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Katherine KavanaghAn exploration of the circus world, in the UK and beyond. News, reviews, links etc. https://www.patreon.com/thecircusdiaries?ty=h … Tweets by @bustingfree

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Deborah Keyser  – Director of @TyCerdd_org

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Jenny KiddLecturer @CardiffJOMEC digital, museums, media, creative economy. FRSA. Books ‘Representation”Museums in the New Mediascape”Challenging History in the Museum’

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Valerian Lelond – Arlunwraig o Ffrainc sy’n hoffi trydar yn Gymraeg. Artiste francophone qui twitte surtout en gallois.

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Cate Le BonCRAB DAY allan/out Ebrill 15ed/April 15th @turnstilemusic @dragcityrecords

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Angharad LeeTheatre/Opera/Film director and AD at @LeewayProds Enquiries to @BBAteam also proud #CreativeAgent with @Arts_Wales_

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Gwyneth LewisPoet

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Sophie LewisSinfonia Cymru Chief Executive

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Liz LloydSemi-abstract landscape artist inspired by Catalonia and Wales. Loves art, books, rock and Rioja. Commissions welcome.

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Cerys Matthews – sad eyed lady of the Uplands

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Cerith MathiasSeries Editor @TheWalesReport, BBCWales. Co-Director @cardiffbookfest Associate Editor @WalesArtsReview. Writer @deepsouthmag. 🔹Journalist🔹Producer🔹Scribbler

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Lisa MatthewsSongs, arts & creativity, ideas & intrigue, nice ales, long walks. Swears like a sailor. @creativecardiff via digital/enterprise @Arts_Wales_.

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Jo MazelisAuthor

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Laura McAllister – Professor, Cardiff University Wales Governance Centre. Ex-Wales international footballer. Politics, Wales, devolution but regularly distracted by football/sport

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Sophie McKeandAward winning Welsh poet. Dysgu Cymraeg. Young People’s Laureate Wales @YPLWales. Rebel Sun out with Parthian Books June’17. Also at @AbsurdTravels

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Kirsten McTernanPhotographer / Designer specialising in Theatre / Music / Arts | Photographing Dress Rehearsals / rehearsals / promo / posters / album artwork / events & more…

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Sophie MelvilleWelsh. Actress. Playing Mary in Low Level Panic @ The Orange Tree Theatre.

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Kate MercerHave camera, will travel! Photographer in Newport, South Wales (GB) – Memory, Identity and uses of photography

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Rachel Minto – Researching Brexit and UK devolved politics at the Wales Governance Centre. EU politics, governance and gender. Member of Board of Cardiff Women’s Aid | Cardiff

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Jackie Morris – I write books, illustrate, paint, think, walk, knit, blog. Owned by cats.

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Holly MüllerWriter / MY OWN DEAR BROTHER published 2016 with @BloomsburyBooks / musician @hailtheplanes / daughter of a migrant

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Tiffany MurrayNovelist. Sugar Hall, Diamond Star Halo, Happy Accidents. Editor of Fill Your Heart: Writers on Bowie with @unbounders ‘The glam rock Dodie Smith,’ they say.

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Gosia Nowicka – ‘Being bad-ass and then writing about it’ Founder of @mamariot_ #mamariot

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Kate Northwriter and lecturer

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Catrin NyeBBC Reporter & Documentary maker 🕵🏼‍♀️. Welsh in London.

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Omidaze ProductionsFounded in 2008 by Yvonne Murphy with the express purpose of using theatre to empower, inform, entertain, shake stuff up & inspire change

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Kaite O’Reilly – Words, words, words. Plays, prose, and, some say, poetry. I’m still not sure.

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Rachel O’RiordanArtistic Director at Sherman Theatre.

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Siân OwenWriter, Welsher. Wifer. Mummer. Represented by @TALLagent

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Catherine PaskellStage Director. Clore Fellow. Artistic Director @DirtyProtest. Founding associate @ntwtweets. A smile with a person around it – Lemn Sissay.

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Angharad Penrhyn JonesCymraes Ewropeaidd. Co-editor of Here We Stand: Women Changing the World (Honno), winner of Bread & Roses Award 2015. Reissued by Pluto Press for @LeftBookClub

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Lynne Plowman – Composer

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Steph Powerfreelance writer & composer : opera & classical music critic: The Independent / i & more : editor: @WalesArtsReview

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Sheenagh Pugh – Writer. Foreign. My blog is at http://sheenaghpugh.livejournal.com

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Clare PotterBilingual poet, performer. Collaborates with artists/musicians in community projects. Llwyn Celyn poet-in-residence, One foot in New Orleans.

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Louvain Rees – Historian|Lover of dilapidated buildings, churchyards and occasional ramblings. Interested in the concept of remembrance| #siaradcymraeg

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Sam RhydderchPoet published by @picadorbooks, @RackPressPoetry & @SerenBooks, teaches @UniofOxford and @UWTSD

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Shani Rhys Jamesartist painter

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Lucy RiversLoves good Theatre, Music, Stories and chocolate. The darker the better. Feminist.

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Alexandra Roach – ACTRESS // 📺📽🎭

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Jude Rogers – Guardian/Observer/The Pool music writer/ interviewer, Radio 4 broadcaster, author of Pop! (http://fishertonpress.co.uk/pop/ ). Welshwoman, romantic, geek.

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Georgia RuthNew album FOSSIL SCALE out now (CD & digital) // vinyl out now @diverserecords // Cyflwyno ar @BBCRadioCymru nos Fawrth 7-10

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Laura SheldonNew children’s author. Published by Firefly Press. Teacher, beach lover, wife and mum of two busy boys.

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Lleucu SiencynLlenyddiaeth Cymru/ Literature Wales CEO. Llyfrau, bilingualism, teulu, feminism. Views my own/ fy marn fy hun.

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Gwenno Saunders – Artist & @camortywyllwch

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Durre ShahwarWriter. Intersectional Feminist. Associate Editor @WalesArtsReview. @WordFactoryUK Apprentice 2017. MA Creative Writing.

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Carrie SmithLecturer at Cardiff University, teaching modernism. Research Ted Hughes, manuscripts & poetic process. Often found dying of thirst in archives. Likes crumpets.

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Louise SwindellDevelopment Officer. Loves being creative in any way, shape or form. Enjoys sunshine and whisky.

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Kully Thiari – Artistic Director National Theatre Wales

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Adele ThomasTheatre Director

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Leonora Thomson – Here I am in my new life in Cardiff. MD of the fabulous @WNOtweet.

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Rachel TreziseNovels Short Stories Drama

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Kate WasserbergArtistic Director at The Other Room.

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Rhiannon WhiteCo-Founder/ Co-Director @Common_WealthHQ Freelance Director/ Theatre Maker/ Devisor. Welsh Clore fellow 2015/16. Creative Wales Award 2017

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Mererid WilliamsFounder of http://letstalkwelsh.com (one-to-one Welsh tutoring via Skype/Zoom). Dw i’n ❤️ languages, education & music 🎧 🎵Riding the waves of life with #RRMS.

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Tamar Williams – Storyteller / Chwedleuwr. Theatre maker. Cymraes. Shows: THE GIRL WHO CAME IN FROM THE SEA & STORIES FOR THE SILVER TREE.

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