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About redrosethorns

redrosethorns is a woman-owned educational publication company that is dedicated to promoting mental health and advocating for gender and sexuality education. We are passionate about providing informative and insightful articles and resources that reflect the needs of our readers. Our team believes that education is the key to breaking down stigma and that everyone deserves access to informative and up-to-date information. We are committed to publishing content that addresses the mental health matters of individuals while offering actionable steps towards healing and recovery.

Our Journey

Founded in 2020, redrosethorns has evolved from a candle-making company into a vibrant online platform dedicated to fostering personal empowerment and social progress. We recognised the need for a space where individuals can connect, learn, and grow together, and so we created an educational publication company focused on mental health, self-care, gender and sexuality.

Our Mission

At redrosethorns, we are driven by a profound belief in the power of education and community. We understand that the challenges of the modern world can often leave us feeling divided and dominated by systemic inequalities. However, we firmly believe that knowledge, self-awareness, healing, and a sense of belonging are the keys to breaking free from these constraints.

What We Offer

  • Publishing Opportunities: Expressing your voice is essential, and we offer publishing opportunities through our online journal and annual magazine. Share your stories and experiences to connect with a broader community.

  • Workshops: Our interactive workshops are designed to promote self-care practices and enhance self-worth.

  • Coaching Services: Our team of experts utilises techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to guide individuals on a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment

Our Vision

We believe that stories connect us, empower us, and guide us towards a more authentic and fulfilling life. Through these shared narratives, we aim to contribute to the dismantling of systems of oppression, one empowered individual and community at a time.

Join Our Community

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and societal change? Join the redrosethorns substack community today to access a wealth of resources, support, and opportunities to empower yourself and those around you. Together, we can shape a more equitable and inclusive future.

Thank you for being a part of our community!

About the Founder

Kirsty Anne Richards

Kirsty Anne Richards is the founder of redrosethorns Ltd. Liability Co. She is a dedicated feminist, writer, and educator with a fervent commitment to psychology/mental health and sexuality/gender advocacy. The written word - whether through writing or reading - has always been a therapeutic outlet for Kirsty Anne and a space where she discovered the power in her voice and gained insights into societal complexities. She embarked on a journey that led her to establish a business where she could integrate her passions of literature and education, championing mental health, wellness, and aspects of sexuality. Her primary mission revolves around empowering, educating, and providing support to individuals in their pursuit of authentic selves, healing from past traumas, and nurturing an inclusive community where mutual inspiration thrives.

Prior to starting redrosethorns, Kirsty Anne worked as a sexual health educator, advisor, and crisis counsellor. With an academic background comprising an M.A. in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture and a B.A. in Psychology, Sexuality Studies, and LGBTQ Studies, Kirsty Anne is well-equipped to navigate the intricate domains of her advocacy. Additionally, she holds a Sexual Health Educator Certificate, delving into the analysis of institutional oppression within an intersectional framework from a feminist perspective. She also holds certifications as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coach, Art Therapy Coach, and Mental Health First Aide.


Kirsty Anne's commitment to lifelong learning is underscored by her current pursuit of further academic excellence. When not buried in a book - or three - Kirsty Anne is working on an arts and crafts project, travelling, or is in the dance studio doing ballet. 

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To delve deeper into the inner workings of redrosethorns, gain access to educational resources on mental health, receive self-care guidance, explore topics related to gender and sexuality, and learn more about publication opportunities, we invite you to subscribe to our mailing list.


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