About us.

No filter, no bullshit media for young women

Villainesse is an online media project aiming to create smart, no-filter media by and for young women. Combining the high-level student journalism of late secondary and tertiary students with stories by inspirational figures, Villainesse aims to cater for the leaders of the future, encouraging young women to think critically about the world around them, celebrate their intelligence and support each other. In short, Villainesse is on a mission to empower young women. 

The brainchild of NZ singer-songwriter Lizzie Marvelly, Villainesse is a little project with big plans. The next phases will include forays into the ‘real world’ that aim to connect inspirational women with their bright younger sisters, collaborations with creators across multiple disciplines and international expansion. And why not? After all, girls can do anything.

The time has come for a smart, boundary-pushing, informative and collaborative media site for young women. Villainesse is that site. 

If you would like to advertise with Villainesse or talk to us about a commercial partnership, please contact editor@villainesse.com for more information.