The A-Z OF US
a-zine is run by Christina Karras, Ruby Staley and Ruby Cairns, and is based in Melbourne.
Initially from three very different edges of Melbourne, we met at RMIT University in 2017, all studying a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism). Each working tirelessly on our own respective portfolios and musings, we decided to combine forces to create an online collective, fueled by girl power and ambition.
a-zine came about as a platform for each of our diverse, and abundant range of interests, and our overarching love of talking about them.
a-zine is an online zine/blog/space for anything and everything...
art, fashion, music, culture, news and beauty.
For someone whose childhood dream was to be a fashion designer, my love of fashion, art and the creative world has transpired into my writing, which is not a bad compromise. Now, as a journalism student at 20, my pastimes include watching way too much reality TV, and having a boogie. So when I'm not busy doing these important things, I have had the pleasure of co-editing and contributing for The Australia Times, and have had my work published by Dalliance Magazine and ROOKIE.
When I'm not trapped in the claws of social media and occupied by the trivialities of being a 20-year-old, I write in an attempt to make some sense of the world I live within by analysing events, art, people and information which peak my interest.
I endeavour to educate my opinions and to open up dialogue about subverting normality and societal standards.
I'm sure everyone knows that one kid at school who actually enjoyed writing those English essays? Well, as embarrassing as that is, it was me! The top three facts worth knowing about me are that I am a devoted feminist, sushi fanatic and and a little too Harry Potter obsessed. I have used the last 20 years to take groovy photos, practice painting/drawing whilst devouring far too many books, if that is possible? All of which inspire my writing greatly! Over the years, I have contributed to Forte and Catalyst Mag. So, now for my next task...*drum roll for dramatic effect* a-zine!