women of Wales

#IWD2020 | 100 Women Of Wales On Twitter

For #IWD2020, 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.

 

Lauren AceBrand Director at @LittleTigerUK @StripesBooks. Author of The Girls and, coming soon, The Boys (November 2020), both illustrated by @JennyLovlie 

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Jannat AhmedEditor-in-chief @LucentDreaming • Subscriptions & Marketing Officer @PoetryWales • Freelance proofreader • Illustrator • Make-believe enthusiast!

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

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Nicky ArscottPoetry / Comics / Poetry comics Workshops for all! 

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Fflur Arwelcymraes/welsh. 26. geek o gaernarfon. byw ym myd y tylwyth teg a chaerdydd. myfyrio fy hunan a geir yma. gweithio i @plaid_cymru  – fflurarwel@plaid.cymru

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Julia BarryExecutive Director at Sherman Theatre. All views my own.

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Cath BartonWriter, hill walker, photographer and (still, occasionally) singer. Always on the lookout for the quirky and the magical in life. Novella no 2 out in September.

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Dr Alix BeestonSenior Lecturer in English @CardiffUni | Convenor of @ImageWorksCDF | Author of In and Out of Sight (Oxford UP 2018) | Editor of Visualities forum @Mmodernity

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Rajma BegumPassionate ‘Diversity and Inclusion in sport’ Consultant and Trainer, Sport Equality Project Manager, WCVA, Chair @Women_CF, Board member @sportwales 

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Rachel BensonEquality, Inclusion and Programmes Manager @YouthCymru. Trans ally @TransFormCymru. MA student @cardiffmet. Trustee @CWVYS. Views my own. She/her.

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Jenny-Anne BishopJenny-Anne Bishop a Trans Activist, Church Elder, Member of the Parliamentary Forum on Gender Identity, & the Trans Advisory Board for HM Prison & Probation

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

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Prof Kirsti BohataProfessor English Lit, Swansea University; deaf; Welsh writing in English; Director CREW @CREWswanuni

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Jodie BondWriter. Dancer. Nature lover. Comms warrior at @theWCRC. Drinker-forager at @DyfiDistillery. The Vagabond King out now @ParthianBooks.

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Cathy BoycePerformance programme manager @chaptertweets

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Eleri Butler Welsh, feminist, committed to ending domestic abuse/violence against women. CEO @WelshWomensAid, Hon. Fellow of Cardiff Uni, tweets here in a personal capacity

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Carole CadwalladrLate adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer.

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Alys ConranWriter. Hay Festival Fellow. Lecturer. Novels: ‘Dignity’ & ‘Pigeon’ Wales Book of the Year. Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist. Cymraes.

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Lowri Haf CookeSgwennu, Darlledu, Adolygu Ffilm, Bwytai, Llên, Celf; Golygydd @tasteblas / Film, Lit, Arts & Restaurant Critic; Author #BwytaiCymru, Editor @tasteblas Magazine

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Rhiannon L CosslettGuardian columnist & author. Debut novel The Tyranny of Lost Things out now.

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Rosie CouchEnglish Literature PhD @cardiffuni and @UniofExeter funded by @SWWDTP researching girlhood and the contemporary femme fatale. Co-chair & editor @AssumingGender 

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Kizzy CrawfordⓋ Flag of Wales Flag of Barbados Earth globe europe-africa soul-jazz artist @bdimusic @freestylerecrds

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Elena Cresci amateur muay thai fighter who does journalism on the side

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Ailbhe DarcyI read and write poems. Collection no.2, INSISTENCE, from Bloodaxe Books: bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/category/a… (she/her)

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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. And do pictures

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Elise DavisonMum. Artistic Director and joint CEO @takingflightco Studying BSL L6. creative access consultant, wellbeing. all views my own. Wine glass

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Michelle DeiningerWrites on literature. Tweets on crap trains. 1st gen academic, working class, adult education geek Rainbow #WIASN she/her. Personal account: my views, my preciouss

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Taylor EdmondsWriter. Poet. Team member at @WICFcardiff @CardiffJobshop Sunflower she/her

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Susan EdwardsHeritage, gardening, music and relaxing; not necessarily in that order. Usual disclaimers apply.

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Nia Edwards-Behihi | she/her // barn personol | personal opinions

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Alys Einion Author of Inshallah, (Honno Press). Writer, Midwife, Mother, Associate Professor, Vegan, Feminist, Pagan, and always asking questions.

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Carys EleriCreator of ‘Lovecraft (Not the sex shop in Cardiff)’. #BestCabaret Adelaide Fringe. Singer/Actress/Writer/Composer.

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Amelia Fae – Queer | Welsh | Engagement @cardiffwaid | Associate Editor @WalesArtsReview

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

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Preena GadherRiot Communications co-founder and Managing Director talks all things PR, culture and entertainment

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Dr Emily GarsideWriter and Academic. Dr of Rent and Angels. Chair of @takingflightco Yes I will keep using Dr …

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Helena GauntPrincipal Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, oboist, researcher, coach. Dw i’n dysgu #Cymraeg

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Rabab GhazoulArtist. Cultural stuff. Community stuff. Change stuff. Founder/Director of Gentle/Radical @gentle_hq 

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Rebecca GouldHead of Arts @BCouncil_Wales. Advocating for Wales’ Arts and Culture in Wales and internationally. Previously @SohoTheatre @TheRSC @TRPlymouth @NationalTheatre

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Angela GrahamWriter & Broadcaster. SIAP Award @ArtsCouncilNI @TNLUK 2019/20. Fy Nghwaith/My Work: 2018/19

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Sadia Hameed visual & text-based artist // @luminpress editor // @artesmundi marketing & communications officer // freelancer in the arts // the elusive chanteuse

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Sian HarriesCo-Writer Ch4’s Man Down, Co-host @rhodgilbertshow Writer/Performer BBC Tourist Trap, @BAFTACymru nominated @NeckFaceFilm BAFTA Elevate 

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Tamara HarveyArtistic Director of Theatr Clwyd @ClwydTweets (all views my own)

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Carolyn HittCo-founder @ParasolMedia TV & Radio Producer | Columnist of the Year @RegPressAwards | Author | @Velindre Patron | WRCT | @HertfordCollege alumna | Rhondda Girl

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Natalie Ann HolborowCo-Editor @chevalanthology | Digital Content Specialist @cdsmthinqi | Author of ‘And Suddenly You Find Yourself’ (Parthian, 2017) | ‘Small’ (Parthian, 2020)

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Anwen HoosonFounder of Bird Literary Agency. Co-Founder of award-winning arts PR agency Riot Comms. Arts education campaigner. Welsh farming background.

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Rowan Hope Campbellcardiff uni phd student – sociolinguistics and dialect levelling. ucu cardiff anti-cas and part of @cymruprecarity. dysgwr cymraeg. she/her

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

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Vikki Howells AMWelsh Labour Assembly Member for Cynon Valley. Chair of Welsh Assembly Labour Group🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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Sara Huws – 💜 cyflwynydd #WaliaunSiarad @s4c 💜 co-founder @eewomensmuseum 💜 civic engagement @cuspecialcolls and @cardiffunilib

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Liz Hyder Writer type. Wildlife, books & arts geek. Debut novel #Bearmouth shortlisted for #wcbp2020. Rep @anwenhooson. Where’s Wally’s sister lizhyder.co.uk

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Hanan IssaWriter. Poet. Unicorn Enthusiast. Hay Festival Writer@Work 2018-2019. Co-founder @WICFCardiff. Debut pamphlet “My Body Can House Two Hearts” @BurningEyeBooks 

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Lisa Heledd JonesI 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. Editor @RedPeppermag, writer @TribuneMagazine. Welsh. DM for commissions, collaborations, questions.

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Bronach Kanehistory of sexuality, peasantry & women; striking &ASoS against precarity, inequality, devalued pay & pensions; she/her; tweets abt history, politics, sexuality

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Deborah Keyser – Director of @TyCerdd_org, 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 @hardysociety journal (hardysociety.org/about-the-soci…). Dysgu Cymraeg. She/her. UNIONIZE!

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Helgard Krause#cyngorllyfrau #llyfrau #cymraeg #cyhoeddi #cŵn #bookscouncil #welshbooks #welsh #publishing #dogs #nature #europe Views my own, retweets not.

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Cate Le BonBooking North America: eric@groundcontroltouring.com BOOKING UK/EU/ROW natasha.bent@paradigmagency.com MGMT Bob van Heur Bob@distortedchannel.nl

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Angharad Lee Gwell fy mwthyn fy hun na phlas arall Award winning theatre director apparently – Opinions are like arse holes, everyone has one…’tawed y calla’ 👍 👍 #Rhondda

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Dr Victoria LeonardAncient, late ancient, and later ancient historian @ERC_CONNEC  @womeninclassics victoria.leonard@rhul.ac.uk #FRHistS #WCCWiki

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Dr Roberta MagnaniIntersectional feminist, medievalist, aspiring shield maiden. Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature; research: Chaucer, manuscripts and queer theory. she/her

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Cerith Mathias – Assistant Editor @bbcwalesnews @walespolitics  / Co-Director @cardiffbookfest / Associate Editor @WalesArtsReview  / Writer @deepsouthmag  / Trustee @pontykidsbooks

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Cerys Matthewsthegoodlifeexperience.co.uk WHERE THE WILD COOKS GO

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Laura McAllister  – Professor, Cardiff Univ Wales Governance Centre, politics, devolution. Ex-Wales international footballer, FAW Trust, UEFA, sports anorak, mami to 2 girls

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Kate Mercer – Art & photography 🤳 🎨 📸 🌹 Didcot girl 🏭 Newport woman 💥 Team @aoth_NP20 @artsnewydd @phramewales @ffotogallery #unite2018 #Diffusion2019 #AOTH2019

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Julie MorganWelsh Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff North. Aelod Cynulliad Llafur Cymru dros Ogledd Caerdydd. Follow @wgdep_health for news on my Welsh Government work

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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 MorrisDrawing words, painting spells, weaving dreams, reading books. Owned by cats. Repped by @WoollardJessica

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Rufus MufasaHip Hop | Hope | Heritage Barbican Fellow ’15-’17 @hayfestival Writer at Work @futuregencymru Poet in Residence Fur Coats from the Lion’s Den Barbed Wire Birds

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Yvonne Murphy – Independent Theatre Director/Producer, Arts & Political Consultant & Activist. Clore Fellow. Runs @Omidaze Productions omidaze.wordpress.com

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Sian Norris – Writer | Journalist | Feminist | Copywriter | Founder and Director of Bristol Women’s Literature Festival. Agent = @spinningkates

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Kate NorthWriter of poetry and fiction, Reader in Creative Writing @cardiffmet & Chair @LitWales @LlenCymru #wiasn

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Catrin Nye  Reporter and Documentary Maker for the @BBC. Committee @nextgenlondon. Ambassador @PressPadUK. Welsh

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Kaite O’ReillyWriter, Playwright, dramaturg, crip, Irish brummie in West Wales.Ted Hughes Award winner. The Beauty Parade’ WMC 5-14 March 2020

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Lisa ParryPlaywright, @illuminetheatre, a 2020 writer in residence @ClwydTweets, rep’d @SteinbergAssocs. THE MERTHYR STIGMATIST @ShermanTheatre @TheatreUncut 2- 17 Oct.

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

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Sara Pepper – Wife. Mum. Friend. Director of Creative Economy @cardiffuni and part of founder team @CreativeCardiff and @ClwstwrCreu.

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Clare Potter – Bilingual poet, performer, collaborator. Directed BBC documentary The Wall +The Mirror. Hay Fest Writer at Work. One foot still and always in New Orleans.

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Steph Power  freelance writer & composer : chair: @TyCerdd_org: critic: @TheStage @MusicMagazine @Operanow @Independent  & more : ex-guitarist/percussionist #newmusic

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Sam Rhydderch – Poet published by @RackPressPoetry @picadorbooks @SerenBooks

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Alexandria Riley – Represented by Emptage Hallett Cardiff

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Jude RogersArts/culture journalist/editorial for @obsnewreview @guardianmusic @newstatesman@mojomagazine@redmagdaily, etc. Welsh, romantic, geek.

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Victoria RogersMuseum Manager, Museum of Cardiff @TheCardiffStory | President @WelshMuseumsFed | Trustee @RoyalMintMuseum | Obviously, views are my own

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Georgia Ruth – Fossil Scale / Week of Pines / Cyflwyno’r Hwyrnos ar @BBCRadioCymru pob nos Fawrth 7-10 📷 @rhodribrooks

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Gwenno Saunders – Le Kov

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Bethan Sayed – Plaid Cymru Politician. Viola player, ❤ nordic drama, travel, fitness, foodie. Regional AM office in Port Talbot- contact 01639 820530. Chair @SeneddCWLC

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Durre ShahwarWriter. @bbcwritersroom Wales 18/19′. @SWWDTP PhD Creative Writing @Cardiffuni@Bristoluni. Co-founder @WICFCardiff. ⚤

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

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

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Cathryn SummerhayesBooks, camping, festivals and Cardiff City Football Club obsessed agent. If a story’s worth telling, tell it to me.

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Shaheen Sutton #workingclassC striving for #socialequality #socialjustice #intersectionality Rainbow flag #marginalisedcommunities #antiracist #antifascist Tweets my own

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Christina ThatcherCreative Writing Lecturer @cardiffmet. Poetry Editor @cardiffreview. Collections @parthianbooks. Founder @RoathWriters. Board @LitWales. Freelancer everywhere.

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Laurence TotelinHistorian of Greek and Roman medicine and botany, mother of two, feminist, trade unionist, dysgu Cymraeg, Welsh by adoption, super Belgie. Own views (she/her)

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Lisa Tregale Just Me, working Mum, Creative, Running, Gin Lover, fun and the odd rant. Live in Cardiff & Dorset but always a Devonian. For work follow @BBCNOW @BBCNOWCymraeg

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Anna ValentineExecutive Publisher of @trapezebooks @orionspring @sevendialsbooks by day, Nessa from Gavin and Stacey by night

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Claire Vaughan ‘A puffed-up orb of a woman with a gaping mouth’. Enthusiast. She / her. 🇪🇺 Queer. Feminist. Dysgwyr. Chapter Cinema & @shiftcardiff Views mine

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Sue Vincent-JonesBarry’s Boldest Blogger. Editor, Writer, Journo. Communicator. Activist, Role Model, Charity Chair. Runner, Rambler. Cinephile, Gig Girl 🏳️‍🌈 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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Ceriann Williams – Theatre Producer. Insomniac. Mum of dogs

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Eloise WilliamsAuthor. WILDE May 2020. SEAGLASS. GASLIGHT. Rep’d @KateJShaw Children’s Laureate Wales 2019-2021 @Laureate_Wales Am reading: #TheShortKnife @ElenCaldecott

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Rachel Williams18 yrs of DA, shot & beaten, wks later my 16yr son took his life. Pioneer for Safelives, Ambassador for The Freedom Programme & Threshold_Das. ALL VIEWS MY OWN

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

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Sarah YounanYouth Engagement at Amgueddfa Cymru.Trustee at Arts Council Wales. PhD. Artist. Germany, Kenya, Lebanon, Cymru. Wacha watu wakucheke…

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

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