#iwd2019

#IWD2019 | 100 Women Of Wales On Twitter

For #IWD2019, 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.

 

Jannat Ahmed – Editor-in-chief at  • Freelance proofreader • Illustrator • Make-believe enthusiast!

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Hollie Aldridge – Happy in a world of books and sport.    sport , interior design, marketing, social media, event management & other musings.

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Sarah Argent – Freelance director, writer, Danish translator in Theatre for Young Audiences & Early Years. All tweets are personal views.

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Nicky Arscott Comics / Poetry / Poetry comics

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Fflur Arwel – cymraes/welsh. 25. geek o gaernarfon. byw ym myd y tylwyth teg a chaerdydd. myfyrio fy hunan a geir yma. powerful with a bit of tender. cyf/comms 

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Shazia Awan-Scully – Welsh😇Feminist🦋💜Politics🌍PR Consultant🌷Equality Activist🌈Ambassador  My views. Usually strong💪🏽

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Julia Barry – Executive Director at Sherman Theatre. All views my own.

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Alix Beeston – Lecturer in English . Author of In and Out of Sight ( 2018) and . Also tweets at 

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Yasmin Begum – Welsh-Pakistani writer, queer women of colour and student at . All views my own and do not reflect that of my employer. 🇵🇰🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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Jess Blair – Director of . I like running, netball, food and adventures. Views are entirely my own.

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Kirsti Bohata – Professor English Lit, Swansea University. Welsh writing in English; co-Chair AWWE, Director CREW. Postcol & Queer lit/theory. Disability studies.

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Carole Cadwalladr – Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer.

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Elaine Canning – Head of Cultural Engagement and Development, Cultural Institute; Executive Officer, International Dylan Thomas Prize, Swansea University

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Charlotte Church – Proud new practitioner at Awen retreats

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Alys Conran – ‘Pigeon’ (Parthian Books) ‘Dignity’ (W&N) out April ’19. Wales Book of the Year. Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist. Lecturer Creative Writing  Cymraes.

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Lowri Haf Cooke Sgwennu, Darlledu & Adolygu; Ffilm, Bwytai, Theatr, Llên – Golygydd  / Film, Theatre & Restaurant Critic, Author , Editor 

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Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett – Guardian columnist & author. Debut novel, The Tyranny of Lost Things out now.

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Kizzy Crawford – Ⓥ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇧🇧🌍soul-jazz 

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Elena Cresci  I write and I fight. I also make videos and sew, but that didn’t fit the rhyme. Seen   

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Branwen Davies – Writer. Theatre maker. Lecturer. Wanderer. Daydreamer. And all of the above yn Gymraeg hefyd 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🇪🇺

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Elise Davison – Mum of 3, constantly juggling. British Sign Language Level 3. Theatre Director, lecturer and tutor. Artistic Director 

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Michelle J Deininger – Adult education lecturer in humanities. Writes about literature (PhD 2014). Tweets about crap trains. 1st gen academic, working class, 🌈 views my own

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Taylor Edmonds – Writer. Poet. Creative Writing MA student at Cardiff Uni

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Nia Edwards-Behi – Ffilms a chelfyddydau // Gwleidyddiaeth //  // hi | she/her

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Amelia Fae Queer | Welsh | Wastrel | Associate Editor 

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Flossy and BooCreated by  and  |  artists in residence at 

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Jo Fong – Director Choreographer Performer Dance Theatre Opera Live Art Associate Artist at Chapter and Chinese Arts Now (CAN)

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Emily Garside – Writer. Angelologist. PhD on Angels in America & Rent. She/Her

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Helena Gaunt – Principal Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, oboist, researcher, coach. Dw i’n dysgu 

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Rabab Ghazoul – Artist. Cultural stuff. Community stuff. Change stuff. Founder/Co-Director of Gentle/Radical 

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Chelsey Gillard – Theatre director Co-founder of  – new company in residence  Currently BLUE  

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Rebecca Gould – Head of Arts , Associate Practitioner , Chair of  Previously  . Own views

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Angela Graham – Broadcaster & Writer: novel, short story, poetry, criticism 

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Rebecca Jade Hammond – 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Actress | Writer Rep’d  Artistic Director  Published 

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Sian Harries – Co-Writer Ch4’s Man Down, Co-host  Writer/Performer Tourist Trap, Here Be Dragons. Director Llanbobl Vision, nominated 

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Tracy Harris – Playwright, Theatre maker, Filmmaker.

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Tamara Harvey – Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd  (all views my own)

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Carolyn Hitt – Co-founder  TV & Radio Producer|Columnist of the Year | Author|Patron| WRCT |alumna|Rhondda Girl

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Natalie Ann Holborow – Digital Content Specialist  | Writer | L&D | Author of ‘And Suddenly You Find Yourself’ (Parthian 2017)| Winner of Terry Hetherington Award 2015 📚

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Beth House – Cardiff dwelling Mum of 4. Pushing forward towards an inclusive (arts) world by thinking about access & representation always. Creative Producer 

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Sali HughesColumnist, broadcaster, event host, author, Beauty Banks co-founder.

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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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Sara Huws – Digidwraig, hwylusydd, gwiddon 💜💜Archive activist, hot for libraries 💜💜Co-founder , making + sharing  💜💜

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Liz Hyder – Writer  Debut YA novel  Sept 19. Rep  PR/media bod. Where’s Wally’s sister 

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Hanan Issa – Writer. Poet. Unicorn Enthusiast. Hay Writer@Work 2018. Co-founder . Debut pamphlet with out Oct 2019. Get in touch: contact@hananissa.com

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Uzo Iwobi OBE – Christian, mum, lawyer, equalitiespractitioner, delivering training & consultancy services. My views are my own. I manage the Ify Iwobi & Co Band 

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Rebecca F. John – Costa & Sunday Times EFG shortlisted author of The Haunting of Henry Twist (novel) and Clown’s Shoes (stories). Dog Lady

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Catrin Haf Jones – Newyddiadurwraig BBC Cymru | BBC Wales Reporter 

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Sadia Hameed – visual & text-based artist //  editor // deinstitutionalisation of language & the arts ——- “the spice must flow” – David Lynch’s Dune

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Elin Jones – AC Ceredigion AM Wearing another hat I tweet as Presiding Officer  yw fy nghyfrif o Gadair y Senedd.

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Lisa Heledd Jones – I work with stories and sounds. can do (vocal) impression of a sheep in labour. I live on a hill in Wales. pinned tweet is proudest moment. she/her. cymraes.

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Rhian E Jones – Red bluestocking. Writes on history, politics and culture. Co-editor , writer . DM for commissions, collaborations, questions.

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Katherine Kavanagh – More theatre; more writing; more freedoms; more love. Oh, and . Editor ; Giggle Doctor  & PhD plans afoot…

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Deborah Keyser – Director of , but please don’t hold them responsible for these tweets

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Karin Koehler – Teaching C19 lit . Researching C19 post&poetry. Editing the  journal (…). Dysgu Cymraeg. She/her.

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Helgard Krause

          . Views my own, retweets not.

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Cate Le Bon – Booking North America: Eric Dimenstein – eric@groundcontroltouring.com BOOKING UK/EU & General Contact: Bob van Heur Bob@distortedchannel.nl

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Angharad Lee – Sometimes director. Sometimes lecturer. Always Mum. Gardner in training. 🌶️Sometimes AD of Cymraeg innit

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Gwyneth Lewis – Poet

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Jennifer Lunn – Writer, Producer, Director, Creative Activist – Theatre, Live Events, Educational and Participatory Projects.

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Cerith Mathias Assistant Editor  | Co-Director  | Trustee  | Associate Editor  | Writer 

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Cerys Matthews –  (nr Chester). Hat stays in Notting Dale.

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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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Kate Mercer – Have camera, will travel! Art & photography 🤳🎨📸👩🏻‍🎓💐 Team    

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

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Sophie Melville – Vegan. Actress. Reiki healer. Creative Associate 

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Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds – OBE Disabled Woman, Happy Wife, Adoring Mum, Author, Media Presenter, Actor, Artist, Successful Businesswoman and Socialite – constantly busy & totally content

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Jackie Morris Drawing words, painting spells, weaving dreams, reading books. Owned by cats. Repped by 

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Rufus Mufasa – Barbican Fellow | Performance Art Poet | Rapper | Lyricist | Hip Hop Educator | Literary Activist | Writer  ⭐️FUR COATS FROM THE LION’S DEN⭐️

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Suryatapa Mukherjee – Journalist. Published poet. Creator of satirical webseries Sue Thinks Aloud. Bylines   .

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Yvonne Murphy Independent Theatre Director/Producer, Arts & Political Consultant & Activist. Clore Fellow. Runs Productions amongst other things

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Sian Norris – Writer journalist feminist dancer reader 1920s romanticiser copywriter; founder of Bristol Women’s Lit Fest, Agent 

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Kate North – Writer, academic, MA Humanities Programme Director  & Chair     

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Catrin Nye  Reporter and Documentary Maker for the . Welsh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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Pinar Ogun – Director, founder of , Actor represented by currently touring Wales with “Y Brain – Kargalar” 

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Kaite O’Reilly – Writer, Playwright, dramaturg, crip, nomad, Irish brummie in West Wales.Ted Hughes Award winner. Next: Taking Flight, Theatr Clwyd, Unicorn, Mad as Birds films.

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Gwenith Owen – Dawnswraig a ffermwr llaeth/dancer and dairy farmer

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Lisa Parry – Playwright; co-director of .

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Catherine Paskell – Stage Director. Clore Fellow. Artistic Director . Founding associate . A smile with a person around it – Lemn Sissay.

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Sara Pepper – Director of Creative Economy and part of founder team . Culture, creativity, places, spaces, innovation and the fabulous ‘Diff.

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Kate Perridge Theatre & Dance Producer

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clare e potter Bilingual poet, performs, collaborates w/ other artists in community projects. Directed BBC documentary The Wall +The Mirror. Hay Fest Writer at Work.

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Steph Power – freelance writer & composer : chair:  : critic:  & more : editor:  : ex-guitarist/percussionist 

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Nicola Reynolds – Mum, Actress, Writer, Pet Owner. 

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Sam Rhydderch – Poet from New Quay. Collection of poems on walking, Ling Di Long . Teaches .

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Alexandria Riley – Represented by Emptage Hallet. Currently appearing in ‘Taming of the Shrew’ Sherman and Tron theatre. ‘NG’ Torchwood audio books


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Lucy Rivers – Loves good Theatre, Music, Stories and chocolate. The darker the better. Feminist. 

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Alexandra Roach ACTRESS // 📺📽🎭

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Catrin Rogers – Press & PR Manager at National Theatre Wales. Rheolwr y Wasg a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus National Theatre Wales.

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Jude Rogers – Arts/culture journalist (  &c). Broadcasts often. Welsh, romantic, geek. 

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Georgia Ruth – FOSSIL SCALE out now (on vinyl ) // Cyflwyno ar  nos Fawrth 7-10

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Gwenno Saunders – Le Kov

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Bethan Sayed – Plaid Cymru Politician. Viola player,❤nordic drama, travel, fitness, foodie. Married to  Regional AM office in Port Talbot

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Emma Schofield – Associate Editor for . Freelance critic, academic, feminist, contemporary literature specialist and general book enthusiast.

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Durre Shahwar – Writer. Editor. Co-founder . AHRC PhD Creative Writing  / . Part of  / 

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Norena Shopland – Author/historian – specialises in researching, recording and promoting LGBT history. Author of Forbidden Lives: LGBT stories from Wales

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Lleucu Siencyn – Llenyddiaeth Cymru/ Literature Wales CEO. Llyfrau, poetry, bilingualism, teulu, feminism, cydraddoldeb. Welsh European. Views my own/ fy marn fy hun.

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Carrie Smith – Lecturer at Cardiff University. Research manuscripts/ poetic process/BBC/Poetry on the radio/Ted Hughes. Often found dying of thirst in archives. Likes crumpets

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Jenny Sturt – South Wales | Programming Producer  | Trustee  | Tweets by me |

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Christina Thatcher – Creative Writing Lecturer . Poetry Editor . Collection . Founder . Freelancer everywhere.

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Kully Thiarai – Artistic Director National Theatre Wales

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Leonora Thomson – Here I am in my new life in Cardiff. MD of the fabulous . Tweeting in a personal capacity.

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Sami Thorpe – BSL/English Interpreter and performer. Lover of cake. Co-founder of 

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Claire Vaughan – ‘A puffed-up orb of a woman with a gaping mouth’ Enthusiast. 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇪🇺 🎥🎵 Intersectional Feminist. Chapter Cinema &  Views mine.

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Rhiannon White – Co-director Programmer  💌Peilot Artist 

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Ceriann Williams – Independent theatre producer, music lover and dog obsessed 

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Eloise Williams – Short Welsh author with short Welsh face. SEAGLASS GASLIGHT Young People’s Book of the Year ’17 Rep’d by  Writer@work 

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Leanne Wood – Plaid Cymru. Aelod Cynulliad / Assembly Member for the Rhondda. Welsh. Socialist. Feminist. Anti-fascist. Environmentalist. Republican. Cymraeg.

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Catherine Young – Cyfarwyddwr Artistig / Artistic Director for  Views are my own.