Aimee Braniff

Writer Belfast, Northern Ireland

I join Thred all the way from Northern Ireland, whadda bout ye? Having finished my Masters in English Literature at Ulster University, words have always been a passion of mine. View my LinkedIn or drop me some feedback via email.

Hi! I’m Aimee (she/her) and I join Thred all the way from Northern Ireland, whadda bout ye? Having finished my Masters in English Literature at Ulster University, words have always been a passion of mine.

Once I realised teaching meant I would have to talk about Shakespeare every year for the rest of my life I decided to turn my attention to more creative outputs for my love of English. I’m passionate about feminism and Emily Bronte is my hero.

In my spare time you will usually find me cup of tea in hand, reading a book or watching the latest true crime documentaries on offer, while possibly Instagramming pictures of my dog. Following in my rock ‘n’ roll dad’s footsteps, I took on a lockdown skill and learned how to play the drums, assuming being musically gifted would be genetic. It is not.

In the future I hope to get a PhD, write important articles for Thred, and maybe sell out the O2 with my band (I do not yet have a band, its just me playing the drums, do not encourage it). Keep ‘er lit.

Latest Stories from Aimee

Opinion – More diverse literature is needed in schools

Opinion – More diverse literature is needed in schools

Gen Z are asking to read more literature that accurately represents them. An estimated 34.4% of school age children in England identify as black, Asian, or minority ethnic, it is time the curriculum represented their voices. Research suggests that only 1% of GCSE English students study a book by an author of colour. The study was commissioned by Penguin Random House and race equality institute the Runnymede Trust. It reported...

By Belfast, Northern Ireland
Opinion – media still has a problem with authentic representation

Opinion – media still has a problem with authentic representation

Modern media is struggling to properly represent the LGBTQ+ and LatinX communities in both film and television. In an increasingly diverse society, how is the genuine portrayal of important groups still causing problems for pop culture? The UK has steadily become more diverse over the last few decades, with less of us identifying as ‘White British’ than ever before. As a result, the media and popular culture has had...

By Belfast, Northern Ireland