The View Magazine CIC is a Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee. Paid content is by serving women prisoners, women on license and those affected by the incarceration of women. We are guided by an Advisory Board of women with lived experience,leading and other legal professionals and parliamentarians.
Clare has a background in publishing and runs the day-to-day business of the company. She is a brilliant organiser and describes herself as the Chief Spinner of Plates. Clare has lived in NYC, Lebanon and Milan. She ran the production department of one of the world's largest magazine publishers, and left to pursue a career break. She is of mixed heritage and can appreciate east and west, with a foot firmly planted in each hemisphere. Her favorite room in the world is the Queen's Boudoir in le Petit Trianon. She loves to travel, gardening and her feral cats.
James is our Go To Man and chief of logistics. If there is a problem, James will fix it. When not fixing The View, he runs a large London plumbing company. James has previously worked for the government as a legal advisor within the Crown Prosecution Service. He plays a mean guitar and secretly heads up a north London boy band. He lives between London and Southern Ireland, where he has a commercial dairy farm. He recites Shakespeare to his cows and is sure they produce a better and higher yield.
Somers has background in fine art and finance with a passion for issues surrounding women’s rights and social justice. Seeing the need for change in the word,she has applied her expertise and passion to designing fundraising campaigns to speak truth to power. Born and raised in Washington, DC, after 9 years of living in NYC, she moved to Paris and is now coming to London – just slowly making her mark on every major city! She loves big dogs, French cheese and dreams of living her days out in a yoga retreat in Bali.
Erin is from Indonesia and is a recent French and Business Management graduate from King’s College London. She plans the digital marketing and social media strategy for The View and aligns our campaigns with relevant and insightful social media posts. She has been previously involved in leading and marketing for the Southeast Asian community and the ASEAN society at university. She is an avid chorister and loves to play the piano in her spare time.
Jemima Lovatt is an end domestic abuse advocate. She has worked with frontline charities to change the law and corporate policies on domestic abuse. She is the founder of Thrive, which seeks to change the law on domestic abuse around the world and transform society through education and training. Her work has been recognised, the Royal Commonwealth Society made her an Associate Fellow for her research and advocacy in South Africa, and she was a finalist for the First 100 Years ‘Champion of the Year’ Award 2019 for her work with corporates. She was Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in March 2020. .
Annie Loh is a recent UCL Laws LLB graduate. She has a strong interest in the criminal justice system and unabashedly believes in access to justice for all. During university, Annie volunteered in various ways to help the most vulnerable in society. She wishes to pursue the criminal bar in the future. She is also a qualified cheerleading coach and loves stunting with her friends throughout the week. She has been writing representations to the UN about the mistreatment of women, in prisons under the pandemic with Frederique Joosten.
. Stuart assists with administration at The View. The rest of the time he works as a singing teacher in East London. Aside from singing, Stuart enjoys writing, reading and walking; often found en route to Hampstead Heath before dawn.
Erika is the designer who lays out and painstakingly designs The View. She is a keen sportswoman and a talented painter. She also invented the Holloway Board Game which won the Koestler Trust's Audience Award in 2019. She is the woman behind Postcards from Prison.
Gail manages magazine distribution into independent newsagents and bookshops. She also handles volunteer's schedules. When not studying, she is a keen mechanic and can be found beneath the hood of a car!
Farah founded the magazine at HMP Downview and now sub-edits and commissions writing and artwork, encouraging women in the criminal justice system to break free, through their creativity. She is an avid watercolour painter.