Who is RedRabble?

I’m Beth Hitchman and I’m currently studying  English Literature and Creative Writing for a BA(Hons) Degree. I’m passionate about every generation feeling capable and equipped to engage with the English language on a personal level.

English can be intimidating at first but it can also be freeing and enable us to express ourselves better. I began to challenge the level of English which is considered basic knowledge for native speakers. There are so many words in the lexicon that people have fallen out of the habit of using. I love to explore these words as I have always been passionate about words and vocabulary and have kept journals with new words to memorise and quotes that I love. 

I also dabble in writing poetry, I’ve written poetry for as long as I can remember, all throughout school it has been a way for me to process and deal with emotions and personal issues. I’ve gathered a collection of my poems into a book so if you’re interested in that or would like to help support my work please check out the wobbly tab on this website!

Why Did I Create RedRabble?

RedRabble was initially going to be a place for me to flex my creative muscles I’ve always struggled as an artist to show my work to people and I have battled with whether or not my work was supposed to be private for me. At the time of creating this website, I was suggested that it might be better to put my poems into a book as it ties in better with my dream of being a published author. So the website went up in the air and landed in my other secret passion. Etymology, specifically discovering where our “Englishisms” come from, how they were used then and whether or not their original purpose has changed. So if you’re interested in learning more about where words and phrases come from and want a community of fellow English nerds to rant and rave to, welcome to the rabble… It’s a pleasure to have you!