Learn more about the founders and contributors of Solidarity Collective


Nathalie Grigorenko

Nathalie has an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Greenwich. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, she moved to London in 2016. Ever since getting involved in the student movement and Students’ Unions, she has been passionate about progressive politics and decolonising knowledge. She is particularly interested in questions of sexuality, representations of feminism, and feminist theory overall. Recently, she has produced work on the representation of man-hating and its connections to the SCUM Manifesto, as well as theoretical similarities between transfeminism and political lesbianism.

Grace Thomas

Grace holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy which she read at Cardiff University. She is particularly interested in human rights, gender identity and sexuality studies and is eager to further understand the intricate relationship between bodies, culture and politics. She has produced work on the social categorisation of particular bodies as abnormal, the rhetoric of pathologisation and bodily correction; the incorporation of women’s freedoms and rights into global security institutions; the relationship between transness, location and exile; issues with body markets; and, the representation of trans* bodies in media portrayals of Gender Fraud within a UK context. Grace is extremely passionate about the importance of accessible academia and education for all and hopes that Solidarity Collective can provide a community space where a myriad of voices and opinions can be shared on important topics.

Tzeitel Degiovanni

Tzeitel has an MSc in Gender, Media and Culture from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Film from The University of Reading. Originally from Malta, Tzeitel grew up in Dubai and moved to London in 2016. She specialises in the way gender, race, class and sexuality are represented in visual culture, and is also volunteering at the Global Equality Collective to combat workplace discrimination in the private sector. She has completed work on sexual violence against women of colour, transnational femininities, sexualised labour and intersectionality as a political, legal and theoretical framework. 

Regular Contributors

Charlotte Mcfarlane

Charlotte holds an MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA (Hons) in Media, Culture and Communication. She has recently produced work on the spatialisation of the Black body in the UK and has explored the devastating realities of menstruating asylum seekers, who have, more often than not, found themselves silenced in discussions around ‘period poverty’. Passionate about intersectional feminism and inclusive storytelling, she wants to tell stories which otherwise might not be told.

Sharath Ram

Sharath specialised in Addiction studies at IoPPN, Kings College London, after graduating from the Psychology with Counselling programme at the University of Greenwich. As an undergraduate, his work focussed on counselling theory, adult developmental psychology, neuropsychology and exceptional human experiences. His training in narrative interventions, hypnosis, yoga and meditation influence his research interests, as does eastern philosophy.

His undergraduate research was on a psychodynamic personality theory of authenticity in emerging adults. He contributed to the textbook “Development through Adulthood”. Furthermore, his training in the addictions field led to an interest in psychopharmacology and psychiatry. His MSc research was on Cue-Reactivity in Gambling Disorder. His volunteering work in India included delivering counselling and rehabilitative interventions for dependent substance users who were displaced by the pandemic “lockdowns”. This fuelled his interest in public health policy, and the politics of mental health.

Meret Yannice Wälti

Meret holds a BA in Social Anthropology, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Sociology (University of Bern, Switzerland) and an MSc in Women, Peace and Security from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has conducted research on the victimization of sexworkers in Switzerland and on the colonial imaginaries of Switzerland’s gender equality policies. Passionate about writing, she is working as a freelance grant writer for visual artists and researchers, where she combines ethnographic methodologies and anthropological theories with art. Her long-term goal is to become a writer and a professional within the international feminist peace movement.

Creative Content Contributors

Amy Ross

Amy holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Greenwich. While at University, Amy was the Creative Director of the Feminism Society and dedicated much of her time in the position designing promotional pieces and merchandise. Academic interests include the history of genocide, and sociological understandings of inequality. Outside the sphere of academia, she is particularly passionate about arts, climate change, sustainability, and the protection of endangered species. In addition to this, she supports the Solidarity Collective by contributing to creative content, such as creating social media and website content.

Katie Ross

Katie is currently undertaking a foundation year at Arts University Bournemouth in Photography, after which she is hoping to start her Bachelors Degree in fashion photography. Katie’s foundation year has allowed her to experiment with many different mediums before settling on her passion of portrait and fashion photography. Currently, Katie’s photography frequently appears in Solidarity Collective content, and her passion for capturing the everyday supports the many stories told by our contributors.