Each week, Celtic Life International Magazine invites readers to go behind the scenes and meet those who make our publication possible. This week we profile senior writer Rebecca Dingwell.

NAME: Rebecca (AKA Becky) Dingwell

AGE: 26

HOMETOWN: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CELTIC CONNECTION: Both of my parents are from Newfoundland and Labrador. My maternal grandmother is from NL’s “Irish Loop” area and my father’s side of the family has Scottish heritage (Clan Munro).

HOBBIES: Horseback riding, reading, finding something good on Netflix.

HEROES: My late father, Roxane Gay and Steve Irwin.

BEST CHARACTER ASSET: I’m not sure! I guess I would say that I’m loyal.


PET PEEVE: Whispering. The sound is just so grating to my ears – I can’t stand it.

FAVE FOOD: Lobster. And I almost never get to have it! Someone, please deliver lobster.

FAVE MUSICAL ARTIST(S): Vampire Weekend, Hey Rosetta, Joni Mitchell, Florence and the Machine, The Beatles, Chvrches, Beyoncé, Stars, Tanya Tagaq…the list goes on.

FAVE MOVIES(S): Once (2007), Frances Ha (2012), plus a bunch of Disney and superhero films.

FAVE TV SHOW(S): The Simpsons, Schitt’s Creek and Doctor Who.

FAVE BOOK(S): My list is always changing and growing, but a few consistent loves are Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

FAVE PLACE(S) TO TRAVEL: For sentimental reasons, I like to visit Newfoundland. But I also really enjoyed visiting Portugal a couple years ago.

TRAVEL BUCKET LIST: So many! Hopefully, I will be going to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales on my honeymoon. I’d also love to visit Norway and Iceland. Basically, I want to go as many places as I can.

BEEN WITH CL SINCE: When I was at the end of my undergrad in 2015.

BEST PART OF THE JOB: Talking to people who are passionate about what they do and learning new things.

WORST PART OF THE JOB: Navigating poorly designed Celtic festival websites (I’m only half-kidding).

BEST ADVICE RECEIVED: “Do no harm but take no shit.”

Photo by Chris Stoodley