SONY DSCArusa is a MSc Magazine Publishing student and freelance writer from Edinburgh with a particular interest in arts journalism. She currently contributes music reviews and features to The List and is also a sub-editor for Scotland Outdoors Magazine.

She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and wrote her dissertation on the poetry of hip-hop. Although she hopes to work in magazine publishing in the future, her dreams of writing an academic textbook on gangsta rap and publishing a drag magazine remain intact.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys baking, re-watching shows on Netflix and belly dancing. Her favourite magazines are Mood Magazine and The Wire and her favourite book is Their Eyes Were Watching God. 

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