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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available positions2
Total ballots21
Valid votes21
Invalid votes0


Round Abeer Ladhani Melaniya Benedichuk RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 15.00 5.00 1.00 0.00 8.00 7.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 7.00. Candidate Abeer Ladhani has reached the threshold and is elected. Candidates have surplus votes so surplus votes will be transferred for the next round.
2 7.00 12.32 1.61 0.07 5.32 6.97
Count after transferring surplus votes from Abeer Ladhani. Candidate Melaniya Benedichuk has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winners are Abeer Ladhani and Melaniya Benedichuk.

Number of vacancies: 2


Melaniya Benedichuk
Reflecting on my first ever Zine meeting this year, I would describe it as a triumph of acceptance. I joined the Zoom call without knowing what to expect until I found myself in a place (albeit online) of conversation, creative exchange, discussion, and experimentation. Contributing to the Zine has been an immense pleasure -- each edition was my chance to try something new, experiment with writing styles, and develop my ideas. From here, I view my chance of becoming a Zine editor as an opportunity to give back to the artists, writers, poets, designers, and other creatives who made me feel so at home in the Zine community. Apart from transformative discussions -- both serious and humorous, about what pains us and what makes us smile -- the Zine fascinates me with its unconventional multimedia approach to intersectional feminist ideas. If I become an editor, I envision the Zine as a place for unrestrained creativity and dialogue. It will be our platform for amplifying voices and creating an artistic safe space for productive debates and conversations. As an editor, I see myself encouraging all kinds of creative expression and being there for every member looking for some help with their work. Or really, just a friendly face you could always chat and brainstorm with! Being an editor would mean making the Zine come to life, and it would be an honor for me to both connect with fellow creators and facilitate the exchange of ideas that the Zine is all about.
Abeer Ladhani
Picture this: you pick up a copy of Grater Expectations, not knowing what to expect. As you flip through, you’re instantly hooked - you laugh, you learn, and you gain hope (for the downfall of the patriarchy of course ;) ).

This emotional rollercoaster is exactly what I first felt reading the Cheese Grater’s zine, and it’s what I hope everyone who picks up a copy experiences too. I’m passionate about intersectional feminism and using humour, satire and journalism to spark productive discussion around it – something I feel Grater Expectations does exceptionally well. At a wider level, I’m excited to cultivate and be part of a community of people who have the same passion for social change and creating fresh feminist content that we can be proud of. As Zine Editor, I would prioritise curating content that pushes the boundaries of anything the zine has done before, challenging team members to break glass ceilings to create pieces that are truly intersectional and inclusive.

I have extensive experience in communications, and I’ve worked as the social media manager for a non-profit organisation, written and copy-edited articles for an online media publications website, and previously worked as the Yearbook Editor for my school’s annual yearbook. I’ve led and collaborated with teams of all sizes, and love building connections with and between people. I can’t wait to turn my ideas into action with a team of like-minded and passionate people if elected as Zine Editor!