Candid Orange began in early 2020 as a project between four friends wanting to create a platform on which they could write about the topics they wanted to cover. Journalism, media and the arts is too often based on who you know rather than what you know. So, in creating our own magazine we want to showcase anyone and everyone’s work, regardless of your network.

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Amy Cartledge

Editor in Chief + current affairs editor

Amy, a Modern Foreign Languages student at the University of Bristol, is currently working at a lifestyle magazine based on the French Rivera. Having specialised in gender studies, as well as French and Hispanic cultural production, Amy is excited to combine these two disciplines into her work at Candid Orange.

Interested in politics and world news, she hopes to engage everyone in events occurring around the world, not only in the UK. She is very excited to embark on this project with some of her best friends.


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Maisie Law

Opinion editor + admin coordinator

Our Opinions editor, Maisie, wants to hear all of your candid opinions. With her background studying Law and English Literature, she is best when debating her opinion. Enjoying the artistic as well as the legal and political, Maisie is keen to combine these disciplines with her love of writing.

Before she goes on to attain her PGDL at BPP, Maisie is looking forward to sharing the greatest creative and analytical works of 20 something year-olds on Candid Orange. With a history in legal and sustainability focussed publications, Maisie is excited to be sharing this new venture with some of her closest friends.

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Izzie Armitage

Literature & arts editor + graphics coordinator

Izzie is a third year English Literature student at the University of Manchester. Currently heading into her third year of study, Izzie enjoys poetry and performance, both in and outside of her degree. She is engaged in the artistic world of Manchester and beyond, and she particular enjoys creating abstract pieces.

Ever passionate about taking part and creating new projects, Izzie is looking forward to discover the contributions that you want to see showcased on our platform.


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Sophia Metcalfe

Music film & TV editor + community manager

Our Music, Film and TV editor, Sophia, is about to embark on her Masters in Music Production, Technology and Innovation at Berklee College of Music. From her studies, she has gained a great respect for the the creative industries and is looking forward to reading all your thoughts on how music, film and TV have shaped our lives.

In her university setting, Sophia has specialised in gender relations and female sexuality and is looking forward to applying this is all aspects of her work. Sophia is usually found in a dark studio room or the sky.


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Izzie Castle

Segments Editor

A recent graduate, Izzie studied Philosophy & Theology at the University of Bristol. She has always had a passion for championing open conversations about sexual health and healthy relationships, participating in related campaigns within her Student’s Union, and volunteering with sexual health charities at home. Izzie hopes that the Segments section will be able to facilitate more open discussion on these topics.

In her spare time, Izzie wastes countless hours hunting for bugs on Animal Crossing and waiting for lockdown to end.


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