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Restless Girls

As many of you may know, I write for a newspaper called The Restless Times. I collaborate with some of the most talented people I know, and I think it's time some of them get to introduce themselves to you.

MEET THE RESTLESS GIRLS

Darcy Campbell-- Editor-in-Chief

@therestlesstimes -- @darcyynic

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My name is Darcy Campbell and I am the editor-in-chief and founder of The Restless Times Newspaper. I think that the right to education is one of the most important things in the world and I am also love's biggest advocate. I created the newspaper because I believe that the world needed kinder energy than the energy that news outlets such as Fox News generate.

Abby Strangward-- Assistant Editor

@abbystrangward -- seafoaming.com

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I'm a 15 year old Aussie girl with a passion for all things art. You'll probably find me surfing along the south coast or clutching a laptop in one hand and a mango smoothie in the other. I live for late nights, good breakfasts, and documenting everything around me in film, words and photos.

I contribute to the restless times because it embodies everything I believe in, and everything I want to do in the world. The Restless Times has opened up a world of possibilities in my heart, and every word I write for the newspaper sparks more hope in my heart. I believe we can all make a difference, and this is only the beginning.

Jemimah Reeve

@jemimah_sarah18

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My name's Jemimah, and my aim in life to spread as many smiles as I possibly can! I'm passionate about people, and helping them to be as happy and healthy as possible, which I try to do through creativity, kindness, and understanding. I love being part of Restless because it gives me the chance to do just that, on a much bigger and more exciting scale, and using the thing I love to do - write!

Maddie Bryann

@halcyongirls -- halcyongirls.wordpress.com

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I am passionate about our ability to create and learn. I think that these two things are so special and give us the power to do great things, and that we should always use them to the fullest! We should embrace our creativity and our intelligence and do great things with it!
I contribute to the Restless Times, because I love what it stands for and I love being apart of a creative team. I love seeing all the work that goes into making the newspaper from each individual and seeing the finished product. I love being able to connect with others and work with such talented people. I just love this opportunity so much!

Lin

@ily._.i

Hi, I am Lin. I adore traveling, drawing, reading. I love adventure concerts,road trips, midnight walks. I am loud and quiet at the same time, I am very interested in human behavior&psychology, always questioning why we think like that? Why we are sad? Why are we happy? How we can do so many things just by using our mind. I contributed to Restless because i love the concept, the diversity of people, the creation and how we can help and support people.

Aleyna

@hyfraleyna

Hello Im Aleyna and Im a photographer for the Restless Times! Let…

Hello I'm Aleyna and I'm a photographer for the Restless Times! Let me tell you about myself. Music is a huge part of my life, if it weren't for the combo of music and the internet I probably wouldn't be the person I am today. I have a light and happy heart, the littlest things can make me the happiest person. I love to explore new things and you'll probably always catch me at a coffee shop! I contributed to The Restless Times because it gives me and many talented young women the opportunity to share their though process. The environment that these girls have created is beyond from what I expected, they are the most compassionate people I've met in a while. I'm so happy to be working with them, and I hope you enjoy our work.🦋🌞💐

Miah Keleigh

@miah.keleigh -- miahkeleigh.blogspot.com

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Hi! I'm Miah and I'm a writer and photographer for The Restless Times. I love being part of the Restless family. We're a bunch of girls from all over the globe who share the passions of writing, art in various mediums, educating ourselves about the world and striving to be better people. The Restless  Times has changed my life in so many ways; I am more conscious about what I say, what I choose to eat, where I buy my clothes from and how I interact with others. I'm incredibly proud of all the hard work we put into each issue; they may take a few minutes to scroll through but believe me when I say they take months of preparation! 'Restless' has given me hope as being restless to me means I can be myself, at ease, work on what is important to me and remove what isn't. There's no room for negativity in Restless, and no room for excuses either. Positivity and productivity in my opinion, and let me tell you, being friends with girls who share the same mindset but aren't afraid to tell you when you're wrong,  is an incredible feeling.

Arianna P.

@ariaque

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I'm a young soul living in a small European town, always busy writing messy poems and making creative messes. A big believer that things can and need to be changed for the better and for equality in this big world.

Nicole Constante

@nicolexxi -- theunrulygirls.co

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My name is Nicole. Being part of The Restless Times has been an empowering journey and I feel lucky that I get to work with girls who share the values I adhere to. We tell stories with the hopes of giving light to others. Im a homebody, an avid hot chocolate fan and an art student who cant draw from the Philippines. I also like taking photos, writing and creating films for my own blog theunrulygirls.co

Jessica Ciarczynski

@jessciarcz -- kissesfromjess.com

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My name is Jessica and I am an editor and writer for the restless times. I am a huge lover of poetry, literature, and tea! Sunsets and oceans are my biggest weakness (bring me to the beach around 7pm and I will love you forever). I contribute to The Restless Times because I believe in change. I believe in equality. But most of all, I believe that everyone has a voice and must use it for good. Being part of this lovely community with a dozen other girls has been so inspiring. It is amazing how far the newspaper has gone and how much it has grown in such a short amount of time. I love that so many people are getting involved. I really hope that others find it as uplifting and amazing as I do. Remember, continue to spread positivity and shed awareness on topics you find important! It only takes one person to make a difference.

Julia Jelinek

@juli.jeli

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Hello! My name is Julia and I am a writer for the Restless Times. I joined Restless because I wanted to be apart of a platform that was authentic and be able to meet like minded people. Other than writer I am extremely passionate about theatre, dance, human/animal rights and you can catch me skateboarding. Nice to meet you all, stay groovy xx

Matenia

@ma10ia -- ma10ia.com

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Hi, I'm Matenia! I'm a 19 yr old photographer and writer currently living in nyc. I shoot in film and digital for the best of both worlds. I spend time in coffee shops, clubs, and my friend's fire esape. When i'm not taking pictures or writing, you can find me at a protest with my pentax in hand.

Caitlyn Hasenfratz

@caitlynhasenfratz

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I'm Caitlyn, I'm American-Chinese and was born in Hong Kong and raised in Shanghai. I'm currently living and attending drama school in Paris, and working as many babysitting jobs as possible so I can travel as much as possible! :) I'm a writer, sometime photographer, and Arts Editor for The Restless Times. I joined the team because I love finding little parts of the world, online or not, where young people can speak their minds and actually be listened to and taken seriously. The vision behind The Restless Times encourages young people to continually chase their inspirations and stay curious about the world. I couldn't be happier to be a part of such a wonderful team of women who want to work together to create an amazing space online for all the world's restless people, and I hope you enjoy what we do :)

These are some of the coolest gals I've had the privilege of knowing, and the content that comes from them & inspiration that spews from their souls is truly amazing. Stay tuned for Issue 4, coming June 1st on therestlesstimes.com.

With love,

Jenna

Meet Darcy, The Mind Behind The Restless Times

At the beginning of this year, a million things were going on in the world, a majority of them seemingly bad. I was feeling extremely down, and felt like absolutely nothing good could come from all of this trouble. But one light that shone through towards the end of January was a newspaper called The Restless Times, and from then on I have fallen in love with everything that goes into this web publication, stemming from strong, built minds for other strong, evolving minds. I recently caught up with Darcy Campbell, the editor-in-chief, and creator behind the publication. What does restless mean to you?

Restlessness, to me, is the energy that builds up inside of an individual as a response to the world, their circumstance, and the circumstance of others. I can remember feeling restless as a child. Back then, it meant to me that an adventure was about to be born. I would feel the energy building up in me so I would grab my walkie talkie and backpack, and head out for an adventure around my childhood farm. As I grew older, restlessness definitely had a link to creativity. I would feel restless as I had so many ideas building up in my stomach, but I had no clue how to exact them and bring them into reality. I didn’t know how to bring the concepts from my brain onto paper, and restlessness thus had a certain affinity with frustration.

But now restlessness’s meaning to me has evolved again. Now my restlessness seems to come from two sources. The first is when I witness or read about the cruelty and horrors of the world. I become so overwhelmed with anger and energy and passion and sadness, that my brain grinds to a halt and I don’t know how to exert my energy into something that will help the world. The newspaper itself was born from this kind of restlessness. It started from the overwhelming energy that was building up inside of my heart as a result of the cruelties that were taking place across the world. Eventually, it all reached its peak and the newspaper was created, like magma turns into lava as it erupts from a volcano.

The second type of restlessness that I experience today is one that I think is really quite relevant to many people my age. It begins from the concept that young adults are treated like children but expected to act like adults. I know that I have been caught between these polarities so many times, and often it is quite an excruciating thing to experience. The anger and restlessness that builds from being trapped between two worlds but being denied access to either one is monumental and quite impacting. I find that this kind of restlessness leads to bursts of creativity as I am trapped and in order to escape, I must escape mentally and creatively.

So looking at all of the different meanings of restlessness I have experienced, I think that overall, restlessness means change. As there is always a point that it bubbles over and is released from the individual.

Who/what inspires you to act out and be restless?

I categorise the things that inspire me to be restless into two categories: positive and negative.

The negative aspects of life (cruelty, bullying, war, violence, discrimination) certainly inspire me to make big, grand changes. The kind of restlessness that they inspire is pounding and deep, making me feel sad to the point that eventually something erupts, and change is born. These kinds of things are what inspired the newspaper (which I think has been my grandest act of restlessness.)

And then I believe that the positive influences encourage restlessness that relates to creativity. People such as Tavi Gevinson and her youthful way of viewing her life certainly inspire me to create and do more. I think other positive influences like nature, the sunshine, flowers, and large bodies of water (like the ocean!!!) also fill me with a sense of restlessness as their beauty is just so unbelievable.

Who/what inspired you to start The Restless Times?

The Restless Times was undeniably a direct result of sadness about the world and its condition. I remember in the lead up to its creation I felt so at loss about the world; it was around the time of Donald Trump’s inauguration and terror attacks and other horrors such as the sudden increase in the deterioration of nature. I would lie in bed, staring at the ceiling, waiting for an idea to strike in order to release the tension that was building in me.

I was listening to an artist called Tim Minchin quite a lot during that lead-up, and his songs definitely had influenced the way I was thinking. I remember that I had become rather satirical and had developed an existentialist manner of thinking. I was also physically separated from someone that I loved dearly during that time (he was on the other side of the world) and I felt as if I had totally been worn down by everything.

But I was determined to find a way out. So for nights on end I would not sleep, trying to think of ideas to relieve the tension and restlessness that was building. And then eventually one night, I remember reading a very sad news article (I don’t remember what it was about) and it caused such a movement within me that my restlessness reached its peak. And then I had the epiphany that resulted in The Restless Times.

In today's society, what do you think the value of publications like The Restless Times are?

It’s funny, because the idea of a newspaper is so seemingly out-dated, but in reality it is more relevant than ever. In this day and age, everyone is so focused on being connected and newspapers have a fascinating credibility for this. They can connect people through the joint learning of knowledge and empowerment. The growth that a reader can witness just by reading about what is happening around them in their world can have such an impact that they are inspired to reach out and connect with others.

And finally, what do you hope the readers take away from TRT with every issue that comes out?

I hope that our readers obviously leave with a sense of restlessness. I hope that they read the effort of our writers and see the effort of our photographers and feel an energy build inside of them. I hope that they realise that there is also good news out there, amongst the bad, and that the entirety of the human population isn’t as cruel as other news sources tell us we are. I think hope truly is the only way to combat the horrors of our world, because we cannot do anything as a community if we cannot bear a smile.

Find Darcy on instagram, @darcyynic, and of course, follow @therestlesstimes on the gram as well. Be on the look out for Issue 3, coming out May 1st, and you may see some familiar faces, or words for that matter.

Love & light,

Jenna