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Madeleina Kay

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Madeleina Kay
Photo of Madeleina Kay
Born (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 28)
OccupationActivist, artist, musician, political commentator
Kay at the Wooferendum
EUsupergirl in Düsseldorf

Madeleina Kay is a British writer, illustrator, and political activist from Sheffield, England. She was Young European of the Year 2018.[1] Using the hashtag #EUsupergirl,[2] she campaigned to promote the European Union and for the United Kingdom to remain a member.

She has been interviewed on the BBC television show Daily Politics,[3] BBC Sunday Politics,[4] BBC Radio 4, Reuters[5] and Euronews.[6] She has also appeared on panel debates for Channel 4 News,[7] and the BBC Radio 4 political talk show Any Questions.[8] Photos and articles about her campaign have been published in the Evening Standard,[9] The Guardian,[10] the Daily Telegraph,[11] Paris Match,[12] French Grazia,[13] and La Croix.[14]

Kay has written and illustrated a number of children's books, including Go back to where you came from! (2016), Alba White Wolf's adventures in Europe (2017), Theresa Maybe in Brexitland (2017), and Thump the orange gorilla at the big world zoo (2018).[11][15]

Kay was the Young Talent Winner of the Great British Postcard Competition 2017.[16] She came third place in the Europe in my Region blogging competition 2017.[17] In 2018, Kay was awarded with the Young European of the Year title by the European Parliament and the Schwarzkopf Foundation, honouring her for her "pro-European efforts in the UK & beyond".[18]


  1. ^ "Young European of the Year".
  2. ^ "'EU Supergirl' activist escorted out of Brexit talks press conference". 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ "1 year to Brexit: Farage v EU Supergirl, 29/03/2018, Daily Politics - BBC Two". BBC.
  4. ^ "'Supergirl' told to leave EU press conference". BBC News.
  5. ^ Madeleina Kay (9 January 2018). "Madeleina Kay (Reuters TV Footage) @Letters2EU" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "Meet Madeleina Kay, the 'EU Supergirl'". 14 October 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Brexit Reality: Should the Remainers accept or fight? Part One". 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Tracy Brabin MP, Madeleina Kay, Marnie Millard, Owen Paterson MP, Any Questions? - BBC Radio 4". BBC.
  9. ^ "'EU Supergirl' activist escorted out of Brexit talks press conference". 12 October 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  10. ^ Boffey, Daniel; Rankin, Jennifer (8 December 2017). "European governments welcome Brexit progress but warn of challenges". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ a b Rothwell, James (12 October 2017). "'Supergirl' activist condemns 'undemocratic' EU for shutting down anti-Brexit protest". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 April 2018 – via
  12. ^ ""The Rebel Who Wants to Prevent Brexit" – Paris Match Article (with English Translation)". 5 January 2018.
  13. ^ "EUSupergirl Grazia Portrait (Translation)". 24 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Madeleina Kay, une super-héroïne au service de l'Europe". La Croix. 5 December 2017 – via
  15. ^ "Results for author Kay, Madeleina". WorldCat. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  16. ^ "The Great British Postcard Competition VIP awards evening". 7 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Europe in my Region - Blog Contest". Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Schwarzkopf Foundation Twitter". Retrieved 5 September 2018.