We've teamed up with the most talented creatives we know to use their distinctive style to tell the world about the issues we care about. Each Creativist will spend time with a Comic Relief-funded project in the UK, finding inspiration in the people they meet and the stories they hear.

Then comes their challenge: to create something unique, insightful and moving. We can’t wait to see what they come up with, follow their journey on Instagram(opens in new window)Twitter(opens in new window) and Facebook(opens in new window)  – just search #creativists(opens in new window).

Meet the creativists

Creativists Mariah Idrissi

Mariah Idrissi

Model / Creative Consultant

A pioneer of the modestwear movement, British model, public speaker and activist, Mariah has been described as “the face of a generation” and is a force to be reckoned with. Public speaking is a keen part of Mariah’s repertoire alongside her passion for spoken word performance.

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Creativists Akse


Street Artist

French street artist based in Manchester, who specializes in freehand photo-realistic portraits. Akse started painting in the early 90’s and is well known in Manchester for his striking murals.

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Creativists Nikita

Nikita Gill


British-Indian writer and poet living in the south of England. With a huge online following, her words have entranced hearts and minds all over the world.

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Creativists Sophie

Sophie Mayanne


Fashion and portrait photographer working across both womens and menswear, Sophie's style is unmistakable, favouring raw, striking imagery that is uniquely hers and hers alone. Her work has been recognised and has been particularly favoured by up and coming artists and publications who admire the honesty and genuineness in her images. Sophie is opening up a much needed discussion on diversity, inclusion and representation through her work.

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Creativists Harry

Harry Hitchens

Film Maker

LGBT activist and Royal Television Society and British Independent Film Festival award winning filmmaker and writer, Harry writes and presents investigative documentaries. More recently, Harry directed his debut feature length documentary entitled ‘Breakthrough’ - a global film looking at the obstacles to living a creative life and how to overcome them.

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