EVERYDAY FEMINISM

Meet the Team

Sandra Kim – Founder & CEO

SandraHeadshot-600pxSandra Kim is the Founder and CEO as well as the Co-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 200 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 of color from an immigrant family, 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. 

Derek Ellerman – Co-Publisher

Derek-Headshot-4-14Derek Ellerman is the Co-Publisher of Everyday Feminism, focusing on organizational strategy and overseeing site development, traffic optimization, and revenue generation. As a bi-racial, genderqueer Buddhist, he strives to fuse the radical acceptance of Buddhism with the anti-oppression lens of intersectional feminism to shape both his personal practice and professional work. He co-founded and co-directed Polaris, a leading international nonprofit organization combating modern-day slavery. He also currently serves as Board Chair of Groundswell, a national organization building new models for economic organizing in the clean energy economy. At age 26, Derek was elected as an Ashoka Fellow, joining the global association of social entrepreneurs as the youngest U.S. Fellow at the time. When not working on various start-ups (or dreaming up new ones), Derek is usually listening to history podcasts, cooking Chinese food, trying out new hobbies, or rambling in the backwoods of his home in West Virginia. Read more about his bio.

Melissa A. Fabello – Co-Managing Editor

Melissa A. FabelloMelissa A. Fabello is the Co-Managing Editor of Everyday Feminism. She is also a sexuality educator, eating disorder and body image activist, and media literacy vlogger based out of Philadelphia. Melissa holds a B.S. in English Education from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University, where her focus was in the media’s perpetuating of societal myths and how it affects healthy sexual development in adolescent girls. She is currently working on her PhD, researching the relationships between eating disorders and psychosexuality and how intervention education is meeting patient needs. Melissa also hosts a YouTube channel, where she makes videos about gender, media, and body image. In the past, Melissa has also done extensive work for The National Eating Disorders Association, HollaBack!Adios BarbieThe Representation Project, and Laci Green’s Sex+ community. She enjoys rainy days and tattoos, is a Jurassic Park enthusiast, and Taylor Swift is her problematic fave. Melissa can be reached on Facebook or Tumblr. Follow her on Twitter @fyeahmfabello. 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-latina, 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, began her current position as the Social Media Coordinator at Africa Educates, 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; her adulthood home of Providence, RI; 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 and 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.

Adrian Ballou – Contributing Writer

Adrian BallouAdrian Ballou is a genderqueer writer, artist, activist, and educator. They graduated cum laude from the transmisogynistic Smith College in 2011, and they have spent the past several years doing youth development work both inside and outside the classroom. They particularly enjoy developing and delivering curriculum on social justice education and youth organizing. 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.

Aliya Khan – Contributing Writer

aliyaAliya Khan is a feminist, activist, and life-long learner. She received her BS in Psychology from Indiana State University and her MA in Psychology from Chatham University. In Pittsburgh, she provided crisis support to survivors of abuse at the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. She also worked with adolescents and young adults on developing activism and media literacy skills. She is currently studying Counseling Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. She is actively involved in Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and is passionate about promoting reproductive justice. Aliya is also a co-founder of Empowertainment, a blog focused on gender, media, and mental health. When she’s not fighting the patriarchy, she is trying to outscore her bowling average and acclimating to the Pacific Northwest one donut shop at a time. Read her 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.

Ally Boguhn – Contributing Writer

Ally BoghunAlly Boguhn is a feminist activist and media researcher living and working in Washington, DC. She completed both her B.A. in Communications and Art History as well as her M.S. in Professional Communications at Clark University, where she researched abortion debate rhetoric. Ally is also the founder and editor of Because I am a Woman, a blog devoted to intersectional feminism and reproductive justice. In her spare time, you can find her at an art museum, consuming massive amounts of coffee while writing, or trying to convince her cat to go for walk. You can follow Ally on Twitter @AllyBoguhn. Read her articles.

Amy Sun – Contributing Writer

Amy SunAmy Sun is a life-long educator and proud feminist. She is originally from south Florida, but she likes to pretend she is from Hawai’i. After graduating from the University of Miami (Go Canes!) with a major in Child Psychology, she taught middle and high school mathematics in Hawai’i. Amy earned her Masters in Education from the University of Hawai’i and her Masters degree in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University. Although her life’s passion is in gender and education, Amy’s interests also include street harassment, the APIA community, transgender* rights, and the ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) phenomena. She currently lives in DC and rues cold weather. Amy coaches new teachers in the classroom by day and teaches graduate-level classes for Masters of Education candidates by night. She watches at least two cat videos each day, loves to talk about zombie apocalypse escape plans, and needs to get paid for her people-watching (because she is very good at it). Read her articles.

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.

Andrew Hernann – Contributing Writer

Andrew HernannAndrew Hernann is a public anthropologist and teacher. He is completing his PhD in cultural anthropology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and he adjuncts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and Baruch College (CUNY). Andrew bases his research out of West Africa and the Sahara, working on issues of human rights, labor and religion. In his spare time, you can find Andrew placating his dog, Pip, who he’s convinced is an evil genius. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewHernannRead his articles.

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.

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.

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 work here!

Danica Johnson – Contributing Writer

Danica JohnsonDanica Johnson is the Communications Manager at the Coalition on Human Needs, an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. Social justice has always been a central focus for Danica with her starting to campaign on pro-worker union issues at the tender age of eight. Now living in Washington, DC, this West Coast native uses her free time to write for her blog Duckyfem, practice yoga, read, work on her photography, travel, and try new restaurants. Having grown up on a farm, she also tries to spend as much time with animals and in nature as possible. Danica has a BA in History with minors in Political Science and Spanish from UCLA. Follow her on Twitter @duckyfem. Read her articles.

Denarii Monroe – Contributing WriterDenarii Monroe

Denarii is a poor, fat, polyamorous, bisexual, agnostic theist, African-American cisgender woman with multiple disabilities in her late twenties. A native New Yorker, she has been involved in social justice activism in some capacity since her days as a queer student leader at Rutgers University (New Brunswick). It was there, as an English major, that she first discovered various aspects of social justice, including Black, queer, and women’s liberation. She left college without graduating and spent three years as an employee with Target Corp., where her passion for workers, unions, and labor secretly grew. She has also become a fierce advocate for the fat acceptance movement, after discovering the “Health at Every Size” (HAES) philosophy and intuitive eating a few years ago. She finally graduated with her BA in 2011, and the next year she began a graduate program in Adolescent Education at Pace University (NYC). She has two years of a Master’s under her belt, but due to financial constraints has yet to receive her degree. Denarii is a syndicated writer for BlogHer.com and an aspiring screenwriter with a passion for youth and young adults. She is a part-time domestic worker to help make ends’ meet while continuing to job hunt. Denarii is also currently applying to multiple screenwriting competitions and labs in the hopes of getting her radical ass in the door. She loves eggnog, wine, horror films, and Hanson (yes, Hanson). She loves to laugh, dismantle oppression through art, and make all kinds of love.You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @writersdelite. You can read her previous essays here, here, and here. And you can read her Everyday Feminism 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.

Erin Tatum – Contributing Writer

Erin TatumErin Tatum is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a major in film and a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender studies. In addition to Everyday Feminism, she’s also a weekly contributor to Bitch Flicks. She hopes to pursue further graduate studies in gender and sexuality. She is a complete television junkie because she’s fascinated with how marginalized identities (particularly gender, sexuality, and ability) are portrayed in media. She hopes to one day work in television or media with the aim of diversifying representation. Follow her on Twitter @ErinTatum91 and read her articles.

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 Minneapolis, MN.  He lives with his loving partner and his funtastic dog. He blogs weekly at Change from Within. 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.

Jenika McCrayer – Contributing Writer

Jenika McCrayerJenika McCrayer is a Virginia native and has a BA in Women and Gender Studies from The College of William and Mary. She is currently pursuing an MA in the same field. This AmeriCorps alumna is passionate about community service and strives for a better understanding of how to mobilize marginalized populations through service and activism. Jenika  also enjoys good books, bad horror films, naps, and the beach. Follow her on Twitter @JenikaMc. Read her articles 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.

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 @MissSkinnyGenes. Read her articles here.

Kaylee Jakubowski – Contributing Writer

Kaylee JakubowskiKaylee Jakubowski is a trans, queer feminist who prides herself on being an educator on issues of queerness and gender. She is in her last semester at Winona State University in Minnesota pursuing a B.S. in Statistics with a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies. She is currently volunteering at the Women’s Resource Center of Winona answering the domestic violence/sexual assault crisis line and creating a database and quarterly statistics report for the center. Kaylee prides herself on being both an educator and a tough-as-nails activist in her campus and community and wants to work as a statistical researcher to begin gathering data and spreading education on trans* folks. She is also in the process of writing a book that will formally organize and explain gender philosophies within the trans community. Feel free to add her on Facebook, follow her on Tumblr and her personal blog, or see what she’s up to musically. Read her articles.

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 Kel’s articles here.

Kris Nelson – Contributing Writer

Kris NelsonKris Nelson is a trans, queer, neurodivergent witch trying to make their way in LA.  They hold a BA in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies from the University of Vermont, where they were heavily involved in on campus activism, including becoming one of the co-founders of UVM C.U.N.T.S (College Undergrads Not Tolerating Sexism). Post-graduation, Kris has been immersing themselves in the Aridian Tradition of Italian witchcraft and continuing to explore the ways their faith, practice, and politics intermingle. Kris also runs an online store by the name of Spell-Bound, where they sell handcrafted wire work jewelry, crystal pendants, hand sewn tarot bags, and pendulums. You can find their poetry here and their general Tumblr presence here. Read their articles here.

Laura Kacere – Contributing Writer

Laura KacereLaura Kacere is a feminist activist and organizer, grad school student, clinic escort, and yoga instructor living in Chicago. Laura is dedicated to doing work that supports the trans* community, challenges the prison industrial complex, and removes all barriers to abortion access. Since receiving her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies at the University of Iowa, Laura has done restorative justice and support work in Iowa’s women’s prison, then moved to Washington, D.C. where she organized students around abortion access through the Feminist Majority Foundation, co-coordinated the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Forceand did outreach for the sex worker support organization, HIPS. She recently moved to Chicago to study at Adler University, where she studies mental health from a social justice perspective, organizes with Students for Justice in Palestine, and works for the Institute on Social Exclusion. When she isn’t face-deep in textbooks, she’s usually thinking about zombies, playing music, eating Lebanese food, and wishing she was surrounded by trees. Follow her on Twitter @Feminist_OryxRead her articles.

Marina Watanabe – 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.

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.

Milo Todd – Contributing Writer

Milo ToddMilo Todd is a freelance writer and journalist. He holds a double BA in Philosophy and Gender Theory with focuses in feminist phenomenology, queer phenomenology, and post-positivist realism. Milo otherwise writes LGBTQ-esque fiction and likes to pretend it’ll make him rich and famous. He is a judge in the YA branch of the 2014 Bisexual Book Awards. Read his articles here.

Patricia Valoy – Contributing Writer

Patricia ValoyPatricia Valoy is a Dominican women’s rights advocate and a trained Civil Engineer. She combines her experiences as a Latina and an engineer to advocate and inspire girls considering careers in the fields of STEM. Patricia also speaks and writes on a variety of issues affecting the Latin@ community including safe abortion access, racism, immigration, cultural and religious pressures, and living at the intersection of two cultures. Most of her writings can be found on her blog Womanisms, or at Flyover Feminism and Sex and Fessenjoon. Patricia was formerly a host at Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio where she spoke about political and social issues. Follow her on Twitter@Besito86. Read her articles or book her for speaking engagements.

R. Nithya – Contributing Writer

R. NithyaNithya lives in New Delhi, India. She has a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Political Science. She worked as a reporter with an online political news and analysis magazine before deciding to step out of her comfort zone to try on new things. Her interest in feminism began during her teenage years when she struggled with low self-confidence, and today that interest knows no bounds. She wants to be able to guide struggling teenage girls through their own journey, and she believes that the few workshops that she manages to run every now and then are a good place to start. She enjoys engaging in conversations on politics, feminism, and spirituality (but is easily annoyed when people mistake spirituality for religion and tell her how cool their god is and what she is missing out on). She loves reading books, writing letters to her loved ones and practicing gratitude. Learn more about her work on her website or follow her on Twitter @rnithya26. Read her articles.

Rachel Kuo – Contributing Writer

Rachel Kuo is a scholar and educator based in New York City. She is in her last semester of the Media, Culture, and Communications M.A. program at New York University, studying race, activism, and digital media. With a focus in higher education and nonprofits, her professional background is in designing social justice curriculum, building media literacy, and developing communications strategy.  Currently, she works full-time at NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs. Learning and engaging in social justice from an intersectional and multi-issue perspective, Rachel’s writing and research interests include transformative justice, sex and sexuality, food justice and health disparities, transracial solidarity building, and media justice. 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.

Rahel Neirene – Contributing Writer

Rahel EllisRahel Neirene is a Black Queer Femme from the South focused on forming and studying connection and the actions and art that can be created around it. She is passionate about Black women and other women of color sharing their stories of self-evolution, empowering women to embark on journeys of radical self exploration and reflection. She believes that forms of self-love and self-care are acts of social justice. When Rahel isn’t talking with her loves (friends) and community about the importance of love and connection, she is building intimacy with her people through food, creation of music and other art forms, and laughter. Read her articles here.

Rebecca John – Contributing Writer

Screen shot 2014-12-19 at 3.38.46 PMRebecca John is a writer and thinker who recently graduated from university. Freshly out of the academy, she is happily rejecting the academic industrial complex and spending her time immersed in movements for social justice. She is interested in the intersection of media and justice and finds a home in online communities (especially feminist online communities). Hope is a critical component of her politics. She enjoys frequenting bakeries, recommending readings to her friends, and long, meditative subway rides. Follow her on Twitter @r0guebird. Read her articles here.

Rhea Ewing – Contributing Comic Artist

Rhea EwingRhea Ewing is a queer artist living in Wisconsin. Rhea is involved in a number of comic projects, including the monthly comics challenge site “The Radome” and a 350+ page nonfiction graphic novel about gender identity in the Midwest called FINE: A Comic About Gender. In addition to comics, Rhea is also a fine artist and explores themes of queer survival, ecology, and Midwest identity through drawing and printmaking. Rhea holds a BFA from UW Madison, two black belts, and occasionally interesting bits of string. You can find more of zir work at rheaewing.com and finecomic.com or connect on Twitter @finecomic. Check out zir work 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 – Contributing Writer

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Sam 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.

Sara Alcid – Contributing Writer

Sara AlcidSara Alcid is a feminist political organizer, writer, and speaker based in Washington, DC. Her activism and writing focus on rape culture, reproductive justice, economic justice, and queer rights. With an academic background in gender and sexuality studies, she bridges feminist theory and intersectional social justice organizing with the hope of making feminism accessible and empowering for all. Follow her on Twitter @SaraAlcid. Read her articles and book her for speaking engagements.

Sara Whitestone – Contributing Writer

Sara WhitestoneSara Whitestone is a third year student at the University of Cincinnati studying Biology with a minor in Women’s Studies. As a disabled feminist, Sara proudly advocates for accessibility issues and other students with disabilities at UC. She is founder and President of Sara Spins, a foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for students with disabilities. Sara’s an avid foodie and amateur yogi with goals of healing her chronic illness holistically. When she’s not making a complete mess of her kitchen or trying to keep up with her personal health blog, she enjoys taking naps on campus, attempting to be punny on Twitter @doubleosara, and searching for new street art downtown. Read her articles.

Sarah Ogden Trotta – Contributing WriterSarah Ogden Trotta

Sarah Ogden Trotta is a feminist psychotherapist at a rape crisis center. She recently completed her Master of Social Work degree from University of Pennsylvania where she focused on clinical social work with survivors of trauma. She has worked previously at a domestic violence shelter and as an abortion doula. Her favorite self care activities include running, yoga, and snuggling with her dog and cat. Follow her on Twitter @xsogden. Read her 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.

TaMeicka L. Clear – Contributing Writer

TaMeicka L. ClearTaMeicka (Meicka) L. Clear is a working-poor class, big bodied Black dyke from Texas, residing in Oakland, CA. Meicka is the Body Positive Coach, Spiritual Coach, and Community Organization Consultant of CLEAR Coaching and Consulting. Meicka is a program coordinator at a local career development non-profit and a member of the Black multi-disciplinary artist collective, Congregation of Liberation. She is a community educator and wellness practitioner using hood alchemy, emotional intelligence, and other spiritual arts, as well as formal education and training, to foster transformative and healing spaces for Black people living at varying intersections. Meicka’s loves are vibrant high top tennis shoes, ginormous earrings, the hood, and beloved community/family.

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.

Wiley Reading – Contributing Writer

Wiley ReadingWiley Reading is a Contributing Writer at Everyday Feminism. Wiley is a New Jersey-born artist, writer, environmentalist, and social justice advocate located in Burlington, VT. He works as a community health worker for the Greater Burlington YMCA, and writes for Disrupting Dinner Parties, a small collective feminist blog. In his free time, Wiley draws bugs and old buildings, loves every show on the Food Network, makes creative (read: pulled from the recycling) toys for his bunnies, and tipsily reminds every person in every bar that New Jersey is the best state. Follow him on Twitter @wreadinggoRead his articles.

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