Letter From The Editor

Dear you,

I like to think of issue one being a body- subsistent, strong and each piece different yet necessary and perfect. But issue two is a soul, it’s simple and it’s small but each piece is so full of feeling and creativity and life.

When I was younger I wrote a lot of letters; to friends that lived far away telling them all my latest gossip, to friends in school, thank you letters, apology letters and for a while I wrote letters to my future self. I think letters are the one thing that we’ve ruined with technology, now we only seem to write ‘letters of complaint’ (or you know you’ve really messed up when your parents get a letter from school) as why write a thank you letter when you can just drop someone a text? Why write a love letter when you can just like their selfie on insta? It’s a dying art form I’m desperate to revive.

I wrote my letter to the hotel Chelsea even before issue one was out, and the idea of it played on my mind for a long time as I thought I had so many thank you’s to say and so many messages for the world, not just people but places and emotions and concepts. So I gave a simple brief to my favourite creative people-

“Create a letter to anyone, anything or anywhere.”

At first the letters were going to be part of a larger issue, but the minute I read Simmy’s Self Love Letter I knew this had to be something bigger, it deserved something bigger. And that’s how issue two was born but oh baby has it grown since then. If issue 1 was like welcoming my child into the world, issue 2 was sending my toddler off to nursery.

With every new letter this issue seemed to bloom and it gave me the chance to work with some of the people I admire most like Izaak, Eliza and Sonja who are so ridiculously talented and creative. But also, since issue one was released I’ve had the chance to talk to and work with some amaaazing people like Simmy- the most beautiful strong, positive girl to ever grace twitter, and Lucas- an actual real life rainbow of a human. This is why I started KILORAN, to be able to work with amazing people and this making this issue was a delight.

So MAAAASSIVE thank you to everyone involved for helping to build a soul for KILORAN, you all take my breath away.

I hope this issue makes you feel something and you remember to write thank you letters to those that deserve them in the future,
Love, Lucy Harbron x

Contributors

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Lucy Harbron (Founder & Editor)

17 year old busy editing KILORAN, writing my lil heart out  & probably re-watching Sex and The City.

www.thingsthebooksforgot.blogspot.co.uk

Instagram- @lucyharbron_

Twitter- @lucyharbron

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Eliza Caraher

Probably in leopard print and pretending I’m cool. I just wanna create beautiful things with writing, film and photography. Often ranting about world issues or Quentin Tarantino’s genius.

www.intheirelementaproject.wordpress.com

www.cautiontothecolourful.wordpress.com

Instagram- @elizacaraher

Twitter- @elizacaraher_

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Simmy Hoonjan

A 15 year old who is trying to create herself, advocate self love and promote creativity.

www.simmyhoonjan.co.uk

Instagram- @simmyhoonjan

Twitter- @posi_simmy

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Daisy-Chain Scott

Short-sighted journalist, trying to make the world a more equal place – however still believes that the world revolves around music and Liam Gallagher. Find me loitering in press pits of gigs and milling around on the internet.

southernnorthern.blogspot.co.uk

Instagram- @daisychainscott

Twitter- @daischains

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Lucas Jones

Singer. Actor. Feminist. Sugar.

www.youtube.com/user/theroseaffair

www.youtube.com/user/lucasjones19

Instagram- @lucasjones19

Twitter- @Lucassjones

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Natalie Friesem

Lover of the 70s, Wes Anderson Films, and anything starring James Dean or Audrey Hepburn. Can be found drinking tea, listening to Fleetwood Mac or reading anything and everything.

Instagram- @nat_sara

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Samara Sajid

Feminism, food, positivity, photography.

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Sonja Katanic

An eccentrically-dressed, whimsically creative, bitter illustrator and writer. When she’s not obsessively watching movies, she’s crying over harry styles, editing over at Plasma Dolphin and listening to dream pop in her underwear.

www.plasmadolphin.com

Instagram- @sonjatitanic

Twitter- @sonjatitanic

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Lauren Aitken

Adventurous 16 year old feminist, trying to change the world one ripple at a time. I love studying languages in order to meet as many amazing people as possible. In my spare time I dance the ballet, read 19th century mystery novels and plan my future home in Paris

Instagram- @laurenaitken8

Twitter- @laurenaitken8

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Jonathan Whyatt

Just trying to find the words to describe the thoughts that plague my mind. They’re just words, empty words.But the right ones could wake the earth.

Twitter- @straangehouse

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Sara Aumell

An ‘amateur’ writer in high school that enjoys writing and listening to weird music. She wants to impact the world in a positive way sometime in her existence on earth.

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Nabeela Saghir

My penchant for sunsets, the ocean and notebooks are just a small nuance of who I am since my identity is constantly fluctuating. And I believe that it’s due to the fact that this generation of Millennials are lost. So I read literature in order to find myself and I write so that I can build a new world where creativity, colour and magic can be revived once again.

www.nabsticle.blogspot.co.uk

Twitter- @nabsticle

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Izaak Bosman

A wannabe somebody with an innate love of Bowie and the Beat generation’s vibe; I also have an overwhelming fear of inequality and ‘nobbly bobbly’ ice creams.

Instagram- @groovy.cactus

Twitter- @izaakbosman

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Kelsey Ellington

Deep thinker and thoughtful writer. I work on YouTube uploading mainly poetry, vlogs and songs with Red (my guitar). I guess you could say my lyrics are just as thought provoking as my poetry.

www.youtube.com/user/Kelseylauramusic

Instagram- @kelseylaurenellington

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Hope Naisbitt

I like coffee, hiking, yoga, hammocking and photography. I am an American soul trapped inside a British exterior and the definition of granola. CARPE DIEM

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Ewan Barr

A lame music enthusiast who enjoys anything from the likes of diiv too disclosure. I also enjoy doing photography in my spare time as well as running my own blog Jam (@JAMMUSICBLOG). On top of that i also sing and play guitar badly, in my band Dose (@whoaredose).

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Instagram- @yernbarr

Twitter- @yernbarr

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Contributors

tuxpi.com.1441049707Lucy Harbron (Founder & Editor)

17 year old gal that can be found either editing KILORAN, writing for several places on the internet or sat in bed watching sex and the city and eating toast. She’s into re-reading the same books over and over, breakfast foods, Stevie Nicks and instagramming way too much.

www.thingsthebooksforgot.blogspot.com

Instagram- @lucyharbron_

Twitter- @lucyharbron

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Rachelle Cox

My name is Rachelle but its pronounced like Rachel and I guess that’s a metaphor for life; everything is not what it seems. Chunky but funky. “@heartshapedteen is the soundest/ funniest girl I know” – some random guy from yik yak

Instagram- @heartshapedteen

Twitter- @cobaincocain

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Daisy-Chain Scott

Short-sighted journalist, trying to make the world a more equal place – however still believes that the world revolves around music and Liam Gallagher. Find me loitering in press pits of gigs and milling around on the internet.

www.teenagemysticism.weebly.com

Instagram- @daisychainscott

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Grace Thambyrajah

Gracie T; Pretty rad don’t get mad

Instagram- @grace_drums

Twitter- @graceTDCC

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Sonja Katanic

An eccentrically-dressed, whimsically creative, bitter illustrator and writer. When she’s not obsessively watching movies, she’s crying over harry styles, editing over at Plasma Dolphin and listening to dream pop in her underwear.

www.plasmadolphin.com

Instagram- @sonjatitanic

Twitter- @sonjatitanic

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Eliza Caraher

Probably in leopard print and pretending I’m cool. I just wanna create beautiful things with writing, film and photography. Often ranting about world issues or Quentin Tarantino’s genius.

www.intheirelementaproject.wordpress.com

www.cautiontothecolourful.wordpress.com

Instagram- @elizacaraher

Twitter- @elizacaraher_

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Emmie Lois

Lover of all things great…and most likely out of budget. I eat carbs way too often but they’re just so yummy. Give me any song from any genre with a good beat and I will dance like a loon. Look to me on Kiloran for fashion edits and general wonderment

www.emmielois.blogspot.com

Instagram- @emmielois

Twitter- @emmielois

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Izaak Bosman

A wannabe somebody with an innate love of Bowie and the Beat generation’s vibe; I also have an overwhelming fear of inequality and ‘nobbly bobbly’ ice creams.

Instagram- @groovy.cactus

Twitter- @izaakbosman

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Lauren Aitken

Adventurous 16 year old feminist, trying to change the world one ripple at a time. I love studying languages in order to meet as many amazing people as possible. In my spare time I dance the ballet, read 19th century mystery novels and plan my future home in Paris

Instagram- @laurenaitken8

Twitter- @laurenaitken8

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Kelsey Ellington

Deep thinker and thoughtful writer. I work on YouTube uploading mainly poetry, vlogs and songs with Red (my guitar). I guess you could say my lyrics are just as thought provoking as my poetry.

www.youtube.com/user/Kelseylauramusic

Instagram- @kelseylaurenellington

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Lauren Hardy

Lauren Hardy or ldh is a 17 year old high school student from the United States. She enjoys expressing herself and finding inspiration through writing, music, art, traveling, and attending concerts.

Instagram-@laurxnn

Twitter- @laurxnn

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Bridie

1)Trying to be a happy bean

2)Forever resorting to paper and pen to organise my thoughts, alas if only it were that easy

3)Don’t worry so much about number 2, there’s normally a band that’s already got your feelings nailed and made a song about it.

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Jonathan Whyatt

Just trying to find the words to describe the thoughts that plague my mind. They’re just words, empty words.But the right ones could wake the earth.

Twitter- @straangehouse

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Amelia Coburn

The morr-i-ssey you, the marr I like you.

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebigmess7

Instagram- @ammmelia_

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Letter From The Editor

I don’t know how we pulled it off, but we did it.

Fed up and bored only a few days into the summer, I decided to stop scrolling through online magazines like Rookie and Plasma dolphin and make my own. Within minutes I enlisted the help of Rachelle cox; one of the most creatively open people I’ve ever met (and my bestie). We started putting together the ultimate dream team of writer, photographers, and just general creative cool people we wanted to work with. And that was the day KILORAN was born.

3 months, approx 100000000 emails and 2 different logos later it turns out that starting a magazine aint easy. Over the time I discovered that telling yourself “I’ll do it tomorrow” can last for 6 weeks, I have no idea how to use a semi-colon and I don’t know anything about computers. But I also learnt that the people I’m working with, both surrounding me and spread across the country and world (hi Sonja Katanic and Lauren Hardy), are amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so inspired to write and work. Seeing conversations flood with ideas, having Starbucks meetings that fill pages and pages in a notepad and constantly welcoming new people to the KILORAN team has left me ready to go go go.

One of the first conversations me and Rachelle had about the issue was whether we wanted to theme it, toying with the idea of the theme of “introductions”. But instead we decided to just let each contributor run free in the creative field, let go with only the instruction of “create what you want, it’s totally up to you” leaving us host to a collection of everything from pieces on social/political issues to photo stories. I think that’s what I love most about this issue- Each piece is the brain child of its creator, no external input, no over-ruling, just each person’s creativity in its originality.  And I couldn’t ask for better, every time I read through a contribution I wanted to leak the whole mag tbh.

On a personal mushy note- This is something I’ve dreamed about for ages, developing the idea of KILORAN long long before it was born. And now looking at the final product makes me wanna cry just a lil. I’m so happy, happy to finally have been able to set a release date and get this stuff out there, happy to have the privilege to share the insane work of insanely talented people, but mainly happy to have had the chance to work with some killer guys and gals. Thank you, I adore you all, keep doin what you’re doin.

But there’s many more “thank you”s to deliver-

  • To anyone that contributed in anyway at all, you built this.
  • To my mum and dad for dealing with stress induced tears and always trying to help me deal with tech trauma.
  • To Sonja Katanic for helping me navigate WordPress and inspiring me to start a mag by founding the amazing plasma dolphin.
  • To Nescafe latte packet thingys(and to my mum for buying them)
  • To Izaak Bosman, for always inspiring me to keep writing, always keeping me positive and always being exactly the person I want to be.
  • To YouTube for supplying “WordPress for dummies” videos.
  • To Rachelle Cox, for reminding me that the world still existed and was still good when I needed it most.
  • To Ted Loveday, and to the guy that made the Hapax Legomenon remix vine.
  • To Bridie Lonsdale and her Dad for being web design saviours.
  • To Patti Smith, cause she always deserves a thank you from me.
  • To all the friends that pulled me away from my laptop and back into the world.
  • To spotify, what would I do without you?
  • To Daisy-Chain Scott for reminding me how much I love writing and always being reliable and lovely.
  • To the internet in general.
  • To everyone I know, you all helped without knowing.

And so here it is. We finally birthed our child and their name is KILORAN.

Onto work for the next.

Love, Lucy Harbron x

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