Ryann is an artist and academic interested in subversive audiovisual practices. She has performed at venues like the Guggenheim Museum, exhibited video internationally, and promoted her own club nights In London. Her first book, Justify My Love: Sex, Subversion, and Music Video was released by Repeater Books in 2019. The book combined her thesis on queer and feminist video with her autobiography about being in a band. It garnered press from i-D, Vice, The Outline + more which led to a book tour, with launches at Rough Trade in London and New York, and dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle. Her former band, Schoolyard Heroes toured extensively in the US, and released albums with The Control Group, before being signed by Rob Stevenson (The Weeknd, The Killers, The Horrors) to his own imprint on Island Records. After Schoolyard Heroes disbanded, Ryann moved to New York, where she worked with Epic records on a solo project, co-produced with notable indie figures like Mark Gajadhar (Blood Brothers)and Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls). She also co-wrote for other Epic artists with the producer, Deputy (Rhianna) before moving to London to start her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London.