Annika Loebig

Annika Loebig

Communications Assistant & Freelance WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Annika Loebig

Annika Loebig

Communications Assistant & Freelance WriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a writer and Journalism (BA) student at London College of Communication, with a particular interest in feminism, philosophy, nature, social justice, and death. I'm also the founder of Cringe, an independent magazine exploring shame and self-consciousness through writing and art.
Projects
  • Podcast about the role of music in psychedelic therapy
    Podcast about the role of music in psychedelic therapyTo challenge myself a little now that I'm slowly finishing my Journalism degree, I decided to move away from writing for once and produce a podcast! This one's about the role of music in psychedelic therapy - a subject that's becoming increasingly more exciting as researchers in our part of the world are finally recognising its healing potential. I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Mendel Kaelen from Wavepaths, Ronan Levy over at Field Trip Health, musician & healer Byron Metcalf, and fell
  • Second issue of Cringe is now available for pre-order!
    Second issue of Cringe is now available for pre-order!https://www.cringemag.co.uk/product-page/cringe-2-perception Thank you to all new and returning contributors who made this possible, and to the amazing Rollin Leonard for the cover image!
  • Tripping with death – can psychedelics help us prepare for the inevitable?
    Tripping with death – can psychedelics help us prepare for the inevitable?We know that with death as a prerequisite, grief becomes inevitable – and yet, we’re still surprisingly bad at dealing with it. Since the experience of losing a loved one or reaching the end of our own lives is an inevitable threat to our wellbeing, could psychedelic therapy be extended to helping us cope with death? I spoke to people who have used psychedelics to help them grieve and accept the prospect of death for an article in leafie to see what healing potentials plant medicines might hav
  • Profile interview in Philosophy Now
    Profile interview in Philosophy NowI had an enlightening conversation with Michael Hauskeller, Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Liverpool, about finding meaning in the face of death, and the importance of democratising this pursuit. Read the story here: https://philosophynow.org/issues/145/Michael_Hauskeller
  • CRINGE DEBUT 2021
    CRINGE DEBUT 2021We are thrilled to bring you the debut of Cringe: a magazine exploring shame and self-consciousness through writing and art. In this age of IRL mass surveillance and URL self-consciousness, we wanted to interrogate what it means to cringe at others and ourselves. Why do we feel second-hand embarrassment when witnessing someone else breaking a social norm? How can we use the self-awareness that comes with cringing at our past selves to find compassion for ourselves today? Could we even use self-
  • Turn on, tune in, drop out - how people are turning to plant medicines to deal with lockdown
    Turn on, tune in, drop out - how people are turning to plant medicines to deal with lockdownIn this feature for Leafie, I wrote about some of the ways people turned to psychedelics and plant medicines during lockdown, and what a future of drug policy that fosters healing rather than harm might look like. https://www.leafie.co.uk/psychedelics/people-turning-plant-medicines-deal-with-lockdown/
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  • CRINGE #3 Friction
    CRINGE #3 FrictionWe have released our third issue of Cringe Magazine! We delve into all topics like the effects of body positivity, all things cheugy, and the unexpected virtue of pointlessness. Once again, it has been incredible to help create Cringe and see how well it's being received. Incredible teamwork led by our Editor-in-Chief, Annika Løebig! Cringe is available for purchase on our website https://www.cringemag.co.uk/product-page/cringe-3-friction
  • CRINGE #2 Perception
    CRINGE #2 PerceptionFor the second issue of Cringe, we delve into the world of perception in all forms of media ranging from art, social media, to queer identity and more. We worked with some amazing contributors this issue, including an amazing cover image by the talented Rollin Leonard. It is available to buy at CringeMag.co.uk
  • CRINGE DEBUT 2021
    CRINGE DEBUT 2021We are thrilled to bring you the debut of Cringe: a magazine exploring shame and self-consciousness through writing and art. In this age of IRL mass surveillance and URL self-consciousness, we wanted to interrogate what it means to cringe at others and ourselves. Why do we feel second-hand embarrassment when witnessing someone else breaking a social norm? How can we use the self-awareness that comes with cringing at our past selves to find compassion for ourselves today? Could we even use self-
Work history
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Communications AssistantUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    Knowledge Exchange Communications AssistantUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United KingdomPart Time
Skills
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Design
  • Communication
  • Presentations
  • Hosting
  • Blogging
  • Wix
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
Education
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    Level 3 BTEC in Creative Print Media (Print and Journalism) (Distinction)Peterborough Regional College
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    I completed a two year course in media and journalism at PRC. Here I improved my interviewing and writing skills, gained experience in the industry, and learned more about media theories. The course gave me the opportunity to grow a lot outside of its course, by providing me with opportunities like interviewing celebrities, producing a magazine and creating a portfolio and CV I can use later on in my career.
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    BA JournalismLondon College of Communication, UAL
     - Elephant and Castle, London, UK
    I'm a recent UAL graduate from LCC, where I got to advance my writing skills in a variety of genres, as well as gain multimedia skills within radio, broadcast and design.
Awards
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    High Achiever AwardPeterborough Regional College
    I received the "High Achiever Award" in my first year of college for exclusively submitting distinction level assignments and producing work outside of the course.