Meet The Team


Celia is a single mum, an artist and a lecturer.

In her art practice, she  uses walking and drawing as research and performance/live art; to explore and respond to a particular environment, and as a base for both collaborative and individual work.  

"WOJO is an extension of my collaborative  creative practice; its development allows me to fulfill a long held ambition to create a women's magazine for grown ups; for women who share feminist values, who are passionate about their families, their work and their communities and who are engaged with the world around them."​​


www.celia-johnson.com
celia.wojomagazine@gmail.com

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Celia Johnson

Founder &
Editor-in Chief

Natalie Ramus is a multi disciplinary artist based in the Welsh borders. Using her body as material to explore public/private dichotomies produced by societal conventions of the appropriate and inappropriate, Natalie seeks to dismantle and illuminate, challenge and provoke that which she faces as a female with a performative, visceral, abject body. Natalie’s practice was seeded in a fine art background and as her practice evolved it has become increasingly action based; concerned with the notion of installaction.

Natalie has performed in Cardiff, Glasgow, London and Manchester and has exhibited works throughout the UK, most recently at MAC Birmingham. She Graduated from Master of Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design with distinction in 2016.

Natalie is currently collaborating with Celia Johnson on a series of walks/actions in response to place, luna cycles and the reclamation of female time and space.

www.natalieramus.com
natalie.wojomagazine@gmail.com
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Natalie Ramus​​

Wojo Curator



Wendy is mum to two grown-up daughters, an MSc student and a finance professional who is increasingly working in the environmental sector.
In 2016, having worked in public finance and school business management for nearly 30 years, Wendy left her role as Business Director of an Academy Trust running six schools in Bristol to pursue her interest in environmental management.


“I have had a long term interest in the environment which was nurtured by being involved with the community at the Steiner School where my children studied and, particularly, by my involvement in the major ‘eco-build’ project that started at the school in 2008. The design and build had environmental sustainability at its core and the school has biomass heating, an array of solar panels and uses 100% renewable energy. Over the years as a parent, and employee, at the school I was fortunate to see the benefits of living in natural, simple ways in close harmony with the environment and to experience the pleasure that this brings”


“The potential for the challenges brought by climate change to be tackled in ways which increase our connectedness with nature and the communities around us excites and inspires me”
Currently she is working part-time as the Sustainable Development Liaison Officer for the New Leaf Sustainable Development/Herefordshire Wildlife Trust partnership at Queenswood Country Park in Herefordshire and studying for an MSc in Environmental Management at UWE in Bristol.


​wendy.wojomagazine@gmail.com



Wendy Cotton

Environment Editor
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Emma is first and foremost a woman in her early 50s who enjoys the ‘portfolio life’ that she read about many years ago, and is now living and loving.

On the way she has been a daughter and a mother, a wife and a lover, a corporate executive and a freelance marketing consultant, a trier of many sports but master of none,  a cook and a gardener,  a reader and a traveller,  a friend and a family member,  a photographer and a silversmith.

The current portfolio includes volunteering, paid work, gardening, travelling, family life, sport and generally being outdoors as much as possible.

I believe that the body, health and wellbeing are fundamental to our continuing enjoyment of life as we get older.  Maintaining health and dealing with the body's changes as we age underpins wellbeing as does remembering that it's a privilege to grow old and a priviledge to get wrinkles.
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emma.wojomagazine@gmail.com


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Emma Rawlins

Editor: The Body



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Gill Fothergill is a creative woman in the first flush of her 50’s. She has always been passionate about food and cooking, a passion which she has nurtured and developed throughout her adult life.
She is married and has 4 children and 3 step children, She has experimented widely and wildly upon these, not always willing, guinea pigs whist developing her craft.


She believes it to be crucially important that people regain confidence in cooking and learn that excellent home cooked food need not be the fancy or complicated affair that it is so often portrayed as. She wants to help give people back the skills to create their own food and health. She is fascinated by how food feeds us as people and societies on so many levels, and by how crucial good nourishment is to personal, societal and global wellbeing.

She currently runs her own catering business at her local Waldorf School providing hungry children and adults with wholesome lunches made from scratch daily. She also caters for events and occasions.
She has previously worked in restaurants, cafes & bars in The UK, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia, she has taught bread and cake making classes, studied macrobiotics and created meals for a unique roving holistic hospice. She is an experienced vegetarian & vegan cook who now also incorporates animal products into her meals. The provenance and welfare of ingredients are of prime importance to her and she takes great care to source these thoughtfully. She is a supporter of biodynamic and small scale organic farming practices.


Gill blogs at gillyfood.wordpress.com and is on Instagram  @gilly-food

gill.wojomagazine@gmail.com


Gill Fothergill


Food Editor
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Tottie Aarvold is a widow, a mother and an artist and fine art photographer. She is in her final year of a fine art degree at Hereford College of Arts.
What excites her most as an artist is capturing the abstract qualities of the world around us through paint or through a lens. She is drawn to textures, layers, colour and line – to the unnoticed, the abandoned, the unusual and random in everyday life.

She finds beauty in decay, in the effects of time and the power of nature and mankind on surfaces in everyday life.
Her work is very personal and involves self-exploration.  Tottie has worked for many years as a psychotherapist which has led to her interest in the hidden and revealed, in what lies beneath.  She aims to create a story, an uncertainty and psychological confusion in her work.


Facebook: Tottie Aarvold – Fine Art


​tottie.wojomagazine@gmail.com


Tottie Aarvold

Editor: Photo Story