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OM Returns To QM To Share Her Story

Brontë Mitchell Visits QM

Published 30th March 2023

Yesterday QM was delighted to welcome back Old Margaretian Brontë Mitchell.

After leaving QM, Brontë went on to establish Femme Country Magazine, the UK’s luxury country, fashion and lifestyle publication and media brand enlightening a rural-to-city readership.

Brönte shared her story with our Sixth Form Art students, before giving a presentation to the whole school in a Scholar's Talk. She gave the girls some fantastic advice, recalling both her successes and the times when things didn't go to plan. Brontë's overall message was one of resilience, hard work, and seeking the help of others to achieve.

Femme Country Magazine was born out of an Extended Project Qualification, which Brontë completed as a Sixth Former at QM. Using a gap year after QM, Brontë developed the magazine name, designed new branding, and made it a portfolio project which would give her a head start, "just in case a University place was beyond reach."

Brontë did in fact become a student at York St John University, studying Media Production: Journalism. In the meanwhile, Brönte continued her portfolio project, gradually increasing its reach and popularity via social media - even though there was no official magazine for sale.

"From farmers to agronomists to surveyors, the press world naturally seemed to observe this sector from a male perspective often without regard to the women in the same roles. Change needed to occur, and I made sure that I was the catalyst of this with ‘Femme Magazine.’"

Brontë's online portfolio gained massive traction online, so much so, she was able to go on and establish the magazine professionally. She has since built it into a successful events brand and media outlet.

"Fast forward four years to today in 2022, and I find myself in the most amazing place, supported by the most inspiring people and running a business that is thriving."

Find out more | Femme Country Magazine

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