everyday feminism

Meet the Team

Sandra Kim – Founder & Publisher

SandraHeadshot-600pxSandra Kim is the Founder and Publisher of Everyday Feminism. Launched in June 2012, Everyday Feminism has become one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world, with over 4.5 million monthly visitors from over 150 countries and a team of over 40 writers. EF takes an intersectional approach to feminism, addressing the daily issues people face around gender, sexuality, race, class, and more, and how we can create change in our lives and our communities. As a person with multiple marginalized identities, Sandra is committed to an intersectional feminism that focuses on personal and social liberation for everyone. She’s also pioneering an innovative online business model for feminism and social justice to make this work sustainable for activists.

Sandra brings a wide range of approaches and skills to Everyday Feminism from her experience working with trauma survivors, healing and personal transformation, social change work, and life coaching. She is also a board member of Brown Boi Project, which is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, trans men, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving racial and gender justice. Sandra believes in living a life you love while creating social change in the world. So in addition to her work, she spends time knitting, gardening, and training in martial arts and parkour. Connect with her on LinkedInread her articles, or book her for speaking engagementsRead more about her bio. 

Melissa A. Fabello – Co-Managing Editor

Melissa A. FabelloMelissa A. Fabello is the Co-Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism. She is also a body acceptance activist, sexuality scholar, and patriarchy smasher living in Philadelphia. She is a doctoral candidate at Widener University, working toward a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies, where her research focus is on women with anorexia nervosa and the bodied phenomenon of skin hunger. She also holds an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener, as well as a B.S. in English Education from Boston University. Melissa has also done extensive work for The National Eating Disorders Association, The Representation ProjectHollaBack!Adios Barbie, and Laci Green’s Sex+ community. She enjoys rainy days, tattoos, cats, and Jurassic Park. You can find her in all corners of the Internet (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and YouTube). Read her articles and book her for speaking engagements.

Jezebel Delilah X – Co-Managing Editor

Jezebel-Delilah-X-2Jezebel Delilah X is the Co-Managing Editor at Everyday Feminism. She is a queer, lush-bodied, Black, femme performance artist, writer, actress, educator, and Faerie Princess Mermaid Gangsta for The Revolution. She is also the Senior Editor for Black Girl Dangerous; Director of Training at Peacock Rebellion (QTPOC Activist-Artist-Healers); co-host of the queer/feminist Open Mic, Culture Fuck; Director of queer, Black, multi-disciplinary performance troupe, Congregation of Liberation; and one of the founding members of Deviant Type Press. She has performed in a wide variety of Queer and Queer People Of Color theatre projects and cabarets, and been a featured reader at literary events all over the Bay Area. She loves romantic songs, romantic films, romantic books, romantic conversations, romantic friendships, and writing long, vulnerable Facebook statuses (about romance). Speaking of Facebook, please add her here.

Josette Souza – Program Associate

unnamedJosette is the Program Associate at Everyday Feminism. She’s a working-class, Afro-latinx, first-generation college graduate hailing from semi-rural central Florida and is completely elated that her first full-time job in the US out of college is at an organization as phenomenal as Everyday Feminism. Just after receiving her newly-minted BA in Africana studies from Brown University in May 2014, she worked for the Latinegr@s Project as a Digital and Social Media Intern, for Africa Educates as the Social Media Coordinator, and taught English in Guanajuato, Mexico (where she soaked up the sun, ate her weight in avocados, and made strides towards her goal of making friends with the Zapatistas). Her favorite things in the world are Black liberation; intersectional feminism; living with a love ethic; combining positivity/spirituality with revolutionary politics; and offering her condolences to the people who failed to bring her down by telling her that getting a degree in Africana studies would mean never getting a good job.

Maisha Z. Johnson – Digital Content Associate & Staff Writer

Maisha JohnsonMaisha Z. Johnson is the Digital Content Associate and Staff Writer of Everyday Feminism. She’s a queer black writer and a creative facilitator who uses tools like blogging, social media, and unattended microphones to be super loud about her passion for social justice, even though she’s an introvert. Maisha is also an apprentice editor with Black Girl Dangerous and a blogger for Pyragraph, and she facilitates empowerment groups with incarcerated women as part of Fired Up!, a program of California Coalition for Women Prisoners. Through her own project, Inkblot Arts, Maisha taps into the creative arts and digital media to amplify the voices of those often silenced. When she’s not doing this work, you can probably catch her writing feminist, kink-positive erotica under a secret pen name, or pet sitting, which is really just an excuse to feed her obsession with animals. Connect with Maisha by reading her blog or following her on Twitter @mzjwords. Read her articles here.

Marina Watanabe – Social Media Associate & Contributing Vlogger

Marina WatanabeMarina Watanabe is a vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of catchy literary tees. Marina identifies as mixed-race Japanese-American, a cisgender woman of color, a feminist, and a Gryffinclaw. She is particularly passionate about speaking of issues of sexual harassment and rape culture, overlapping intersectional identities, and fighting mental health stigma. Her other passions include putting off responsibilities and being sarcastic on all social media platforms. Marina is currently majoring in Women’s Studies at Sacramento State and hopes to continue using social media as a tool to discuss and raise awareness for feminist and social justice issues. Aside from creating video content for Everyday Feminism, she hosts a YouTube series called Feminist Fridays that explores the social, the political, and the media from a feminist and intersectional perspective – and uses a lot of F-words. She also runs a Tumblr called Everyday Harassment that serves as a safe space for women and members of marginalized groups to share their stories and educate others on the nature and frequency of sexual harassment. Check out her Tumblr, or follow her on Twitter @marinashutup. Check out her videos here.

Adrian Ballou – Feature Writer

Adrian BallouAdrian Ballou is a genderqueer writer, artist, activist, and educator who does youth development work both inside and outside the classroom, they particularly enjoy writing and facilitating social justice education and youth organizing curriculum. To learn more about their consulting and speaking work, check them out here. In their free time, they cook lots of food, sing songs, make art, and practice their Spanish, Hindi, and Urdu. Read their articles here.

Akilah S. Richards – Contributing Writer

Akilah S. RichardsAkilah S. Richards is a six-time author, digital content writer, and lifestyle coach who writes passionately about self-expression, womanhood, modern feminism, location independence, and the unschooling lifestyle. She is a storyteller who believes in the power of expressed personal narrative and deep self-acceptance as tools for authentic self-expression and community enrichment. Her works have been featured in national magazines such as Essence, Real Simple, and Rolling Out, and on several digital media sites including RollingOut.com, TinyBuddha.com, and AtlantaBlackstar.com, among others. Connect with Akilah on Instagram, Tumblr, or her #radicalselfie e-home, radicalselfie.comRead her articles.

Alex Quan-Pham – Contributing Writer

asanaAlex-Quan Pham is a Vietnamese queer, gender non-conforming femme warrior. In past lives, they have been a turtle, a palm tree, and a river nymph. Their full-time job is resisting the colonialist, capitalist, white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy through writing, learning, loving, and healing. They like mangos and beaches. They believe in the power of dreams. You can find them online at their website, Twitter, or Facebook. Read their articles here.

Alli Kirkham – Contributing Comic Artist

Alli KirkhamAlli Kirkham is a blogger, cartoonist, and intersectional feminist. She is passionate about affirmative consent, sexual autonomy, and the destruction of gender roles, and through her cartoons is an advocate for chronically ill and mentally ill communities. Alli earned a BA in English Literature from Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and uses it as an excuse to blog about books while swearing a lot. When she isn’t cartooning for Everyday Feminism or cursing at popular fiction, she posts cartoons and other silly things on her Tumblr. Check out her comics here.

Anna Bongiovanni – Contributing Comic Artist

Anna BongiovanniAnna Bongiovanni is a genderqueer cartoonist, zine-maker, and educator living in Minneapolis. They draw comics on gender, feminism, and queer issues. Besides Everyday Feminism, they also draw monthly comics for Autostraddle. A graduate in Comic Art from Minneapolis, they are currently working on their second graphic novel. More of their art can be seen on their blog. Check out their comics here.

Annah Anti-Palindrome – Contributing Writer

unnamedAnnah Anti-Palindrome is a Bay Area based musician/sound-artist, writer, and queer/femme antagonist who hails from the working-class craters at the base of the Sierra Foothills. Annah holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies from San Francesco State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College. Her work explores the feminist intersections between art-activism, anti-racist allyship, class rage, literacy, femmephobia, mental health, sobriety culture, and more! For additional information on her work, see her website or connect with her on Facebook. Read her articles here!

Ashley Truong – Contributing Writer

Ashley TruongAshley Truong is a queer diasporic Vietnamese womxn. She graduated this spring with a double degree in English and Asian American Studies. She doesn’t know when exactly she became a feminist, just that she learned about it through social media and thought, “Wow, this explains so many things about my life.” She believes that feminist activism — as well as any other kind of activism — must be done with compassion. As such, she strives to remember the people who are affected by all the oppressive events happening, and to make sure that their needs, not outrage, comes first. When she’s not philosophizing about this at length, she’s reading, taking long walks, or cooing over all the dogs who cross her path. Read her articles here.

Britni de la Cretaz – Feature Writer

Britni de la CretazBritni de la Cretaz is a feminist momma, community organizer, freelance writer, and recovered alcoholic living in Boston. She’s a founding member of Safe Hub Collective. Follow her on Twitter at @britnidlc. Read her articles here.

Caley Farinas – Contributing Writer

unnamedCaley Farinas is a recent graduate with a Bachelors in Public Health who writes about the effect society has on the “disabled.” She enjoys reading and being with her sister. Caley writes from her experience as an Autistic woman with dysgraphia and anxiety disorders. Because of these disabilities, it is hard for her to write, and she gets assistance from her sister Creigh in writing and typing. That said, any words that you see attributed to her are her own, and she edits and approves anything her sister Creigh types. You can see more of their writing on their Facebook page. Read her articles here.

Cara Liebowitz – Contributing Writer

Cara LiebowitzCara Liebowitz is a disabled activist and writer currently finishing a Master’s Degree in Disability Studies from the CUNY School of Professional Studies in Manhattan, NY. In addition to working for Everyday Feminism, Cara serves as the co-chair for the Neurodiversity Caucus of the Society for Disability Studies and works with the Raise Advisory Partnership (RAP), creating materials to distribute to Parent Training Information Centers. Cara’s writing has been published in Empowering Leadership: A Systems Change Guide for Autistic College Students and Those with Other Disabilities, Criptiques, and will be published in the upcoming Spoon Knife anthology from Autonomous Press. She travels around the country presenting on a variety of disability topics. Cara also blogs at her websiteRead her articles here.

Carmen Rios – Contributing Writer

Carmen RiosCarmen Rios splits her time disparately between feminist rabble-rousing, writing, public speaking, and flower-picking. A professional feminist by day and overemotional writer by night, Carmen is currently Communications Coordinator at the Feminist Majority Foundation and the Feminism and Community Editor at Autostraddle. In the past, she’s blogged for the SPARK Movement and served as a Mic writer and Managing Editor of THE LINE Campaign blog.  Her successful work for over five years in digital feminism – ranging from Hollaback!’s successful launching Kickstarter campaign to the viral #EducateCoaches petition on Change – has earned her the titles of “digital native,” “intimidating to some,” and “vapid and uninteresting.” Carmen is mother to the most adorable dog on Earth and hates paying more than one dollar for a good slice of pizza. You can follow her on Twitter @c_rios and Tumblr to learn more about her feelings. Read her articles here.

Celia Edell – Contributing Vlogger

11066514_10153221960698936_3384689689576929610_nCelia Edell is a feminist philosopher, vlogger, and writer from Canada. She completed her B.A. in Philosophy and moved to England where she is currently working on her Masters in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. She is especially interested in feminist ethics, philosophy of race, and mental health awareness. Outside of vlogging for Everyday Feminism, Celia can be found on her blog, contributing to HelloGiggles, finding animals to pet, or taking really long naps. Subscribe to her YouTube channel and follow her on Twitter @ceedling. Check out her videos here.

Christine Deneweth – Contributing Comic Artist

Christine Deneweth is a queer cartoonist and artist living in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassaster. Check out her comics here.

Creigh Farinas – Contributing Writer

unnamed (1)Creigh Farinas is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She has a B.A. in Psychology and completed a post-baccalaureate in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Absolutely none of those things, however, gave her understanding of autistic people’s perspectives, let alone disability rights. Instead, all her knowledge was gained learning from people on the autism spectrum and other disabilities themselves, particularly her sister, Caley, who is Autistic and has dysgraphia and anxiety disorders. Creigh is still learning more every day, and her sister Caley reads, edits, and approves everything that Creigh writes about disabilities. You can see more of Creigh and Caley’s writing here (or in Spanish here). They also explain autism for children on the spectrum and siblings here and here. Read her articles here.

Doyin Oyeniyi – Contributing Writer

Doyin OyeniyiDoyin Oyeniyi is a writer and digital storyteller with a passion for sharing the stories of marginalized people, particularly those of black women. She was born in Nigeria, but has lived in Texas for most of her life. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Multimedia Journalism, she spent a year teaching English and traveling in South Korea. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, where she’s exploring and sharing the stories of Black Austinites through a web series called Austin While Black. When she’s not writing or working on an AWB episode, she’s either reading fantasy novels, watching movies on Netflix (or cartoons on Cartoon Network), or pretending to train for another marathon. Read her blog for updates on what she’s reading, follow her on Instagram for shameless selfies, or connect with her on Twitter @Doyinoyen. Read her articles here.

Ellen Friedrichs – Contributing Writer

Ellen FriedrichsEllen Friedrichs is a health educator, sometime writer, and mom. After doing a BA in Women’s Studies in her hometown of Vancouver, Ellen moved to New York where she did a Master’s degree in Health and Human Sexuality Education. Since then, she has worked at Manhattan’s Museum of Sex, developed sex education curricula in Mumbai, India, and run HIV prevention programs for at-risk teens in the South Bronx. Currently, Ellen teaches human sexuality at Brooklyn College (something she also did at Rutgers University). For the past eight years, her main gig has been coordinating the middle and high school health education program at a school in Brooklyn. Ellen also runs About.com’s LGBT Teens site. Before that, she wrote for Planned Parenthood’s teen website and blogged about sex education for gURL.com. More of Ellen’s writing can be found here. In addition to work-related projects, Ellen spends a lot of time with her 8- and 5-year old kids, tries to find time to run, and dreams of learning another language. Follow her on Twitter @ellenkatefRead her articles.

Emma Rust – Contributing Comic Artist

Emma RustEmma Rust is a bisexual, mixed race, Asian American printmaker and cartoonist. Originally from Los Angeles, Emma is currently attending Whitman College in Washington State, in the pursuit of an Art and Psych degree. She interns at a sexual violence prevention organization with a focus on creating comics and prints that talk about sexual violence and consent in ways that are constantly engaging and educating the student body. In addition, she is working on a developmental psychology intervention focused on minimizing the achievement gap in at-risk infants. Other than that, she mostly spends time drinking tea while browsing Tumblr or watching anime on Netflix that she will mostly likely silently critique for being misogynistic or not racially inclusive. For more of her art, check out her Tumblr. Check out her work here.

Ginny Brown – Contributing Writer

Ginny BrownGinny Brown is a writer, sexuality educator, and birth worker. Her first decade of adulthood was spent making the journey from “homeschooled conservative Christian” to “queer polyamourous humanist.” Now she’s rocking it with an M.Ed in Human Sexuality from Widener University, and happily living in Philadelphia with her family of four adult humans and two cats. She is passionate about helping people know and love themselves better, and all of her work in sex education is secretly (or not-so-secretly) aimed at that goal. She’s also working toward doula certification and super-excited to help people of all genders navigate pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood. She lazily co-writes a blog with her brother at The Brunette’s Blog, and has been known to dabble in fiction writing as well. You can follow her on Twitter @lirelyn. Read her articles here!

Hari Ziyad – Contributing Writer

Hari ZiyadHari Ziyad is a Brooklyn-based storyteller. He is the Editor in Chief of RaceBaitR, a space dedicated to imagining and working toward a world outside of the white supremacist cisheteropatriarchal capitalistic gaze, and his work has been featured on Gawker, Out, Ebony, Mic, Colorlines, Black Girl Dangerous, Young Colored and Angry, The Feminist Wire, and The Each Other Project. He is also an assistant editor for Vinyl Poetry. Sometimes, he goes by “they.” You can find him (mostly) ignoring racists on Twitter and Facebook. Read his articles here.

Jamie Utt – Contributing Writer

Jamie Utt is the Founder and Director of Education at CivilSchools, a comprehensive bullying prevention program, a diversity and inclusion consultant, and sexual violence prevention educator based in Tucson, AZ. He is currently working toward his PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona with research interests in the role that White teacher’s racial identity plays in their teaching practice. Learn more about his work at his website here and follow him on Twitter @utt_jamie. Read his articles here and book him for speaking engagements.

James St. James – Contributing Writer

James St. JamesJames St. James is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism. He works as a transcriber for super-duper secret projects, tends to keep to himself, and is currently pitching a novel that scares agents. He uses his experiences as a way to reach out to others, usually by way of not keeping his mouth shut. When he’s not busy making cis gender people uncomfortable with his trans gender agenda, he likes to play vintage video games and eat candy. You can praise him on Twitter @JamesStJamesVI. Read his articles here.

Jayson Flores – Contributing Writer

Jayson FloresJayson Flores is the founder and editor of Gay on a Budget, a sassy, punk, radical, emotional, and shameless blog where life, style, and politics ditch egocentricity, elitism, and willful ignorance of the world. They’re also a freelance writer of things and stuff. (They hope you’re impressed by this description.) Jayson can be found on Facebook and Tumblr, and be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @gayonabudget. Read their articles here.

Jennifer Loubriel – Contributing Writer

Jennifer LoubrielJennifer Loubriel is a mixed race Afro-Puerto Rican from the Bronx. She is also a queer mujerista and child abuse survivor. She earned her B.A. from Oberlin College in Religion and English, and identifies as an amateur Latinx ethicist and a speculative fiction enthusiast. She has previously worked as a community organizer and educator, where she taught and (un)learned with some deeply fabulous young women. She is a co-founder and moderator over at the Tumblr Women of Color, in Solidarity, a safe space for and by women of color. Jennifer is an aspiring radical librarian who thinks a lot about policing in community spaces. You can usually find her writing about apocalypse and diaspora, rewatching her favorite TV shows, or taking selfies with her family’s cat. Read her articles here.

Joamette Gil – Contributing Comic Artist

unnamedJoamette Gil is a queer Afro-Cuban storyteller with a degree in Social Justice and Psychology. Her comics and illustrations straddle the border between personal and political, reality and fantasy, what is and what is possible. The Miami native now lives and makes in Portland, OR, and you can follow her adventures here. Check out her work for Everyday Feminism here!

Jon Greenberg – Contributing Writer

Jon Greenberg is an award-winning public high school teacher in Seattle who has gained broader recognition for standing up for racial dialogue in the classroom — with widespread support from community — while a school district attempted to stifle it. Privileged in nearly every way possible (with the exception of hair privilege), he has long dedicated his teaching career to social justice and civic engagement. Before joining Everyday Feminism, his writing had been published in The Seattle Times and Understanding and Dismantling Privilege. To learn more about Jon Greenberg, visit his website. You can also follow him on Facebook and Tumblr. He has presented at numerous universities and social justice conferences, including the White Privilege Conference. Book him for speaking engagements here. Follow him on Twitter @citizenshipsj. Read his articles here.

Justin Dennis – Contributing Vlogger

Justin DennisJustin Dennis is a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary transwoman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology focused on realistic fictional world building. She sees writing novels and stories as a creative way to discuss important issues. She’s the author of the Through the Portal trilogy as well as the Android Section Editor for MakeUseOf.com. She was a journalist at the student-run Quaker Campus newspaper for four years, served as both Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor at different times, and worked to change Whittier College’s policies concerning sexual assault. Though originally from the Seattle area, she studied abroad in Sweden for five months and hopes to continue traveling around the world. In her daily life, she feels particularly passionate about ending rape culture, victim-blaming, and slut-shaming, as well as educating people on the nuances of gender, sexuality, and intersectional feminism. She’s also super tall at 6’4” and loves casually playing sports and video games. Find her on YouTube, Twitter @JustinDennis, or her website JustinDennis.com. Check out her videos here.

Kai Cheng Thom – Feature Writer

Kai Cheng ThomKai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, social worker, and glitter enthusiast based in Montreal, Canada. In addition to Everyday Feminism, her articles have been published in xoJane, Youngist, and Montreal Review of Books. Her poetry has appeared in Matrix Magazine, Ditch, Yellow Noise Magazine, and the anthology Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets. A little Chinese trans girl with a big, lipsticked mouth, she has rocked spoken word stages from Vancouver to Halifax. Kai also holds a Master’s degree in social work and is training to become a psychotherapist. She is the co-founder of Monster Academy Montreal, a youth mental health education collective. In her spare time, Kai is learning to pick locks and make dresses. You can check out her website, follow her poetry Tumblr, or follow her on Facebook! Read her articles here.

Kaila Prins – Contributing Writer

Kaila PrinsKaila Prins is a health coach living in Silicon Valley who works with women who are ready to stop “recovering” from disordered eating and start “discovering” their true identities. A former anorexic and exercise addict herself, Kaila knows intimately the cycle of restrict-relapse-repeat – and while she believes that recovery from an eating disorder is a mixture of consciousness and chemicals, which requires nourishing your body and your soul – too many women get caught up in the food and forget to find themselves. Kaila writes on eating disorders, body image, and recovery at inmyskinnygenes.com, and she hosts a weekly podcast called Finding Our Hunger, where she and her co-host interview the “experts” in fitness, nutrition, and body love to unpack their bags and unashamedly air what they find inside. She also counts characters and not calories on Twitter @performingwoman. Read her articles here.

Kat Blaque – Contributing Vlogger

Kat Blaque is a children’s illustrator, animator, vlogger, and thrift store shopper living in Orange County, California. She graduated from her dream school, Cal Arts, in 2012 with a BFA in Character Animation  She’s been a Youtuber since she was a teenager and recently has become extremely passionate in speaking out about the issues of racism, sexism, misogyny, and transphobia. She recently finished her first animated film since college, Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar ,with feminist YouTube sensation, Chescaleigh. Kat strongly believes that the best feminism is intersectional feminism, and she is invested in making space for marginalized minorities on her platforms. Watch her Draw My Life video for her life story. For more of her art, check her art blog. Follow her on Facebook, watch her rant on YouTube, and find her on Twitter @kat_blaque. Check out her videos here!

Katherine Garcia – Contributing Writer

Katherine GarciaKatherine Garcia is a recent college graduate with a B.A in Radio, TV, and Film who cannot wait to get back to the classroom. She is currently taking some time off before returning to school in pursuit of a Masters in Gender and Women’s Studies. Although her interests are many, she has decided to focus her graduate research on the intersections of activist participation within the Latina feminist movement and how the Latina feminist movement has impacted and been impacted by the mainstream movement. Katherine identifies as a bisexual Puerto Rican woman of the non-spicy kind who has a huge crush on Frida Kahlo. She is passionate about LGBTQIA+ rights, domestic violence advocacy, Latinx issues, sexual abuse advocacy, and mental health awareness. She is also passionate about 80s hair metal, used bookstores, astrology, and chocolate. You can follow her on Twitter @TheLazyVegan1. Read her articles here.

Kel Kray – Contributing Writer

Kel KrayKel Kray is a fiercely friendly social justice warrior who spends their days advocating with and on behalf of queer youth at an LGBTQIA+ youth center in Philly. A firm believer in the transformative power of dialogue, Kel coordinates a youth-driven education and training program that facilitates community workshops on gender and sexuality with an intersectional lens. A righteous product of the Midbest, Kel earned a Bachelor of Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. When not shaking a fist, Kel can be found wearing printed leggings, eating a hearty casserole, and doing a crossword while their snugglebuddy Tum Tum Geraldine naps on their lap. Follow Tum Tum on Instagram @peeping_tum. Read their articles here.

Luna Merbruja – Contributing Writer

Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 9.24.36 AMLuna Merbruja is the author of Trauma Queen, an international performance artist and poet, co-cordinator of the 2014 International Trans Woman of Color Network Gathering, and an intern at Biyuti Publishing. Currently based in Central California, Luna is working towards her career in sex and trauma therapies. When she’s not writing through trauma or transforming hearts through magical art making, Luna is an intergalactic mermaid dreaming of cyborg babies, studying brujería y curanderisma, and slowly creating zines. Read her articles here.

Maddie McClouskey – Contributing Writer

Maddie McClouskeyMaddie McClouskey is a writer and performer in New York City. She has been a proud member of the Everyday Feminism team for over two years. She has written about queer femme lifestyle and sexuality for SheSeek Online and ToughxCookies. She has also lent her feminist outlook to her first love, musical theatre, in her works for NewMusicalTheatre and The Sondheim Review. Find her musings, jokes, and undying love of showtunes on Twitter @SoundOfMaddie. Read her articles here.

Mahealani Joy – Contributing Writer

Mahealani JoyMahealani Joy is a writer, storyteller, and activist currently based out of Minnesota. They are a kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) non-binary queer with an intense passion for all things geeky. Mahealani currently works with a tribal sexual assault coalition to find culturally specific ways to support survivors and address sexual violence in Indigenous communities. When she isn’t busy writing and trying to dismantle oppressive systems, she can usually be found reading, pondering what a world without violence would look like, and dreaming of the day she’s able to get a dog. Read their articles here.

Michal ‘MJ’ Jones – Contributing Writer

Michal "MJ" JonesMichal “MJ” Jones is an awkward, Black, non-binary queer educator, activist, and musician writing to you from Oakland, CA. They’re hella into building spaces for queer and trans* youth of color, practicing kindness, using education as a tool of liberation, and making the personal political. They earned their BA in Sociology from Sonoma State University, where they served as president of the Queer Straight Alliance and advocated for students of color. They went on to earn an MA in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and remain committed to improving access and retention to higher education. Listen to their music or read more of their work. Follow them on Twitter @JustSayMJ and read their Everyday Feminism articles here.

Miri Mogilevsky – Contributing Writer

Miri MogilevskyMiri Mogilevsky is a writer and counselor living in Columbus, Ohio. She has a BA in psychology from Northwestern University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Her blog, Brute Reason, covers topics like psychology, mental health, social justice, sexuality, and more. Miri adores cats, cities, and Cheez-Its of all shapes and sizes. Follow her on Tumblr and Twitter. Read her articles here.

Nikita Redkar – Contributing Writer

Nikita RedkarNikita Redkar is a writer and comedienne based in Austin, Texas. She has bylines at xoJane, Hello Giggles, Fusion, and has punchlines at Reductress, Above Average, and Cafe. Her writing has also been mentioned in The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Nikita also has a column at Brown Girl Magazine dedicated to promoting sex positivity for South Asian women. She is a feminist, dog person, and astronomy nerd who graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015. Find out more at her website and follow her on Twitter @TheRedkarReport. Read her articles here.

Rachel Kuo – Contributing Writer

Rachel Kuo is a scholar and educator based in New York City. Her professional background is in designing curriculum and also communications strategy for social justice education initiatives. Her writing and research interests include racial justice, media justice and digital media activism. She also loves learning about animals (especially dinosaurs and marine life), watching Chopped while ellipticalling, and eating any and all noodle varieties. You can follow her on Twitter @rachelkuo. Read her articles here.

Robin J. Landwehr – Contributing Writer

Robin LandwehrDr. Robin J. Landwehr is a mental health counselor and an unapologetic feminist. She holds a Doctor of Behavioral Health degree from Arizona State University, a MS degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University, and is a licensed counselor in North Dakota and Florida. She is a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Robin has worked in several areas, including domestic and sexual violence, substance abuse, homelessness, child abuse and neglect, mental health disorders, and health concerns that are affected by our behaviors.  Follow her on Twitter @RobinLandwehr1. Read her articles.

Robot Hugs (K) – Contributing Comic Artist

Robot HugsK is a Canadian, non-binary, genderqueer, peoplequeer, mentally ill, critical feminist robot. They have a background in linguistics, information, privacy, and categorization, and human-centric design. They are the artist and writer for Robot Hugs, a twice-weekly webcomic about (among other things) gender, identity, feminism, mental health, and cats. In their spare time, they provide peer education and workshops on negotiation, consent, and identity. In their spare-spare time, their hobbies include worrying about things they can’t control and knitting. Check out their comics here.

Ronnie Rene Ritchie – Contributing Comic Artist

unnamedRonnie Rene Ritchie is a comic artist, illustrator, and storyteller working out of Peterborough, Ontario. Since graduating from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon with a BFA in Illustration, Ronnie has had work featured in galleries and sex shops across North America, and their autobiographical webcomic, GQutie, has seen its popularity soar online. They are devoted to diverse narrative, whether that entails mindfulness of representation within their work, or making space for others to tell their own stories. Learn more about GQutie, Ronnie’s illustration, or follow them on Twitter @ronithebear. Check out there comics here.

Sam Dylan Finch – Feature Writer

samSam Dylan Finch is queer writer, activist, and educator, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A passionate feminist and social justice advocate, Sam explores topics such as transgender identity, mental health and illness, radical self-love, and queer feminism. Sam is particularly interested in impacting social change through personal narrative and memoir. As a transgender, bipolar queer, Sam draws from his lived experience with the hopes of educating others about his communities, and challenging the stigmas that surround his identity. In addition to being a Contributing Writer at Everyday Feminism, he also writes regularly for The Body Is Not An Apology and is the founder of Let’s Queer Things Up!. When he isn’t writing, he’s probably belting out a Mary Lambert song in the shower, or thinking up new ways to (lovingly) annoy his partner. You can find him on Twitter @samdylanfinch, Facebook, or learn more about him at his personal website. Read his articles here.

Sian Ferguson – Contributing Writer

Sian FergusonSian Ferguson is a queer, polyamorous, South African feminist who is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Anthropology. Originally from Cape Town, she now studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, where she works as vice-chair of the Gender Action Project. She has featured as a guest writer on websites such as Women24 and Foxy Box, while also writing for her personal blog. Her areas of interest include examining the meaning and effect of Western privilege and attempting to understand the complex race relations that exist in post-apartheid South Africa. She is also passionate about investigating the gap between the liberal rights given to women and the LGBTIQAP+ community and their lived realities in her country. In terms of her activism, she’s particularly concerned with tackling rape culture, mental illness stigma and counterproductive forms of activism. In her free time, she crafts excessively, writes fiction, and indulges in the revolutionary practice of self-care. Follow her on Twitter @sianfergs. Read her articles.

Suzannah Weiss – Contributing Writer

Suzannah WeissSuzannah Weiss is a writer whose work has also been published in The Washington Post, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Paper Magazine, Buzzfeed, Bustle, and more. She holds degrees in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture &andMedia, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to overanalyze trashy television and argue over semantics. She never outgrew 90s rock music and hopes she never will. You can find some of her work here and follow her on Twitter @suzannahweiss. Read her articles here.

Taté Walker – Contributing Writer

Taté WalkerTaté Walker is Mniconjou Lakota and an enrolled citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. After receiving her BA in English-Communications from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, Taté spent the next four years as a full-time daily newspaper reporter; in 2008, Taté threw her lot in with the social service sector, focusing on at-risk Native American youth and families, including voting rights, juvenile justice reform, and education. She earned her Master’s of Science degree in Nonprofit Administration in 2013 from the University of South Dakota to better serve families and communities most in need. In addition to her activism surrounding Native American and LGBTQI2A social justice issues, environmental protection, and domestic violence prevention and awareness, Taté currently works as a family advocate for a Colorado Springs area nonprofit and is also an award-winning freelance feature news writer, web designer, and photographer. She blogs at Righting Red, tweets @MissusTWalker, and can be contacted at www.jtatewalker.com. Read her articles or book her for a speaking engagement.

Tina Vasquez – Contributing Writer

Tina VasquezTina Vasquez is a freelance writer and editor with nearly 10 years of experience. Her work in independent media primarily focuses on feminism and racial justice. She is a 2014 VONA/Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation alumna and the winner of the Media Consortium’s 2015 Impact Award for her Bitch Media story “It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women.” She is the former associate editor at Black Girl Dangerous and a contributor to Bitch Magazine, Autostraddle, and Jezebel. Vasquez is also the writer of Liberty For All, a comic strip about a queer, undocumented Latina named Liberty Martinez. The graphic novel Liberty For All: The First Season will be published in the fall of 2015. Read her articles here.

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