Sandra Kim is the Founder and Executive Director 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 a few 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 a values-driven worker collective co-op model and an innovative online business model to make this work holistically and financially 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. 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 LinkedIn, read her articles, or book her for speaking engagements. Read more about her bio.
Melissa A. Fabello – Managing Editor
Melissa A. Fabello is the 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 Project, Adios Barbie, and Laci Green’s Sex+ community. She enjoys rainy days, tattoos, and cats, and probably knows more about Jurassic Park than feminism. 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.
Vanessa Rochelle Lewis – Senior Editor
Vanessa Rochelle Lewis is the Senior Editor at Everyday Feminism. She is a queer, lush-bodied, Black, femme performance artist, writer, actress, filmmaker, educator, facilitator, orator and Faerie Queen Mermaid Gangsta for The Revolution. She is the co-host of the queer/feminist Open Mic, Culture Fuck; and Director of queer, Black, multi-disciplinary performance troupe, Congregation of Liberation. She just went on tour with Sister Spit 2016. She uses a combination of memoir, poetry, theatre, and feminist storytelling to advance her politix of radical love, socioeconomic justice, anti-racism, community accountability, critical reflection, love, healing, and liberation. Read her articles, check out her personal website, and friend her on Facebook.
Josette Souza – Program Director
Josette Souza is the Program Director at Everyday Feminism. She’s a working-class, Afro-latinx, first-generation college graduate hailing from semi-rural central Florida. After completing her B.A. in Africana Studies at Brown University in 2014, she worked for the [email protected] 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, at 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, 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. Read her articles and comics here.
Maisha Z. Johnson – Digital Content Associate & Staff Writer
Maisha 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. You can find her writing at the intersections and shamelessly indulging in her obsession with pop culture around the web. Maisha’s past work includes Community United Against Violence (CUAV), the nation’s oldest LGBTQ anti-violence organization, and 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. Find her passions and favorite animal photos on Tumblr, like her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter @mzjwords. Read her articles here.
Nikia Poché – Editorial Associate
Nikia Poché is a radical, Black, sexually fluid, androgynous, visionary, racial and social justice activist, youth development advocate, writer, and cultural critic. She writes about the importance of challenging harmful social norms rooted in imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and is constantly reimagining ways to harness her unapologetic Black rage. She is in the process of writing her debut non-fiction book centered on disrupting dominator culture through everyday acts of resistance. She believes in the transformative power of radical love and uses the term “radical” quite frequently as a way to initiate dialogue around language and the importance of redefining the terms we live by. She is strongly influenced by bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Assata Shakur, and James Baldwin. In the tradition of protest writing, Nikia covers topics of race, gender, class, sexual fluidity, resistance, and outlines ways to cultivate a radical imagination. Prior to joining Everyday Feminism as the Editorial Associate, Nikia was the Career and College Program Manager at Enterprise for Youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although she received her MSW with an emphasis on Community Empowerment and Program Development from the University of Georgia, as well as her BA in Media Studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, she understands the limitations of receiving a higher education from historically oppressive institutions. She will be launching a podcast in the coming months as an instrument of intimate, intellectual introspection in partnership with a close friend. When she isn’t trying to revolutionize existence, she enjoys reading books, rainy days, listening to jazz music, reveling in nature, laughing until her stomach hurts, and designing an in-home creative sanctuary. To see what she’s up to, check out her personal website.
Ray Finch – Social Media Associate & Editorial Fellow
Ray Finch is a Social Media Associate at Everyday Feminism. They are an editor of words, audio, and video in the Bay Area. They received their BAs in Anthropology and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Queer, non-binary, transgender, and chronically ill, they are dedicated to centering and amplifying the lives and perspectives of marginalized peoples. When they’re not overloading on political news stories and documentaries (and otherwise educating themselves on the many, many social justice causes they are passionate about), they’re crocheting blankets and aww-ing at videos of cute animals. Follow them on Twitter @rayfinchhh.
Breeshia Turner – Program Associate & Contributing Writer
Breeshia Turner is the Program Associate for Everyday Feminism. She is also a playwright, poet, and essayist who identifies as a queer, sex positive, survivor who loves all things sacred and profane. She received her BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, focus in Creative Writing from Stanford University, and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s in Divinity and Social Work at the University of Chicago. She is actively cultivating her practice as an intersectional feminist, philosopher and theologian, exploring the intersections of art, BDSM and spirituality. She is more interested in being a guide opposed to a leader, and she hopes to find ways to combine performance art and creative writing to allow people to engage their own spiritual possession. Although she was raised Southern Baptist, her current spiritual practices include a mixture Buddhism and Christianity. Her research and activism focuses on violence prevention/intervention, identity construction, healing and personal narrative.
Marina Watanabe – Social Media Associate
Marina Watanabe is a Social Media Associate for Everyday Feminism. She is also a vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, and frustratingly close to being a college graduate (like, so close.) Marina identifies as mixed-race Japanese-American, a bisexual 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. She is currently majoring in Women’s Studies and Communications 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.
Robin Tran – Social Media Associate & Contributing Writer
Robin Tran is a Social Media Associate for Everyday Feminism. She is a Vietnamese transgender lesbian comedian and blogger. She graduated from the University of California – Irvine with a BA in English after her family told her to quit her dreams of being a theater major. Since starting standup in 2012, she has performed at the Improv, Comedy Store, Mad House, and The Comedy Palace. Her hobbies include writing provocative Facebook statuses (which you can read here) and hating her father. Her articles have been published in xoJane, LOVE TV, and TIME. Read her Everyday Feminism articles here.
Shae Collins – Social Media Associate & Contributing Writer
Shae Collins is a Social Media Associate for Everyday Feminism. She is also a writer and sign language interpreter. She enjoys uplifting readers through aiming a black feminist lens at pop culture on her blog, A Womyn’s Worth. She’s been published in Ms. Magazine, For Harriet, and Blavity. In her spare time, she tries her luck with aerial pole dance moves and follows funny hashtags on Twitter. Laugh with her on Twitter @awomynsworth. Read her articles here.
Adiba Nelson – Contributing Writer
Adiba Nelson spent much of her life feeling like “other,” but that all changed when she went to a plus-size fashion show for Portland Fashion Week. That show proved to be the catalyst for some life changing transformations in her life, and since 2013, she has dedicated herself to living unapologetically. She is opinionated and snarky, and maybe a hair sarcastic (maybe), but she is also breathtakingly honest, saying the things you want to say but can’t, won’t, and maybe sometimes shouldn’t. She is a former social worker who now spends her days baking cupcakes, holding strangers’ babies, and helping ants completes their hills (sarcasm). She is actually a staunch advocate for body positivity/size acceptance, disability rights, and women being in charge of their own lives. You can find her ranting on Huffington Post, MyBrownBaby, Tucson Weekly, and on her own blog, The Full Nelson. You can also find her popping pasties as the stage scorching burlesque performer,The BIG Bang McGillicuddy. If you’d like a less rant-y, G-rated version of Adiba, check out her children’s book Meet ClaraBelle Blue. Read her articles here.
Alaina Leary – Contributing Writer
Alaina Leary is an intersectional feminist activist, editor, and publishing professional based in Boston, MA. She is currently a social media assistant for We Need Diverse Books, and is completing her MA in Publishing at Emerson College. Her career focus is on how to increase inclusive, authentic, intersectional representation in the publishing industry. She also edits for several online magazines, including Her Campus, Luna Luna Magazine, Germ Magazine, and Doll Hospital Journal. When she isn’t busy reading, you can find her at the beach or curled up with her girlfriend and their two adopted literary cats. Read her articles here.
Alan Pelaez Lopez – Contributing Writer
Alan Pelaez Lopez is a quirky, gender non-conforming, Afro-Indigenous poet from Mexico City. Having been undocumented for sixteen years, Alan writes about the traumas of migration, growing up poor, and queer and trans activism. Besides Everyday Feminism, Alan makes and sells jewelry, and is a graduate student at UC Berkeley studying the cultural production of undocumented Black migrants.
Alli Kirkham – Contributing Comic Artist
Alli 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.
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Carmen Rios – Contributing Writer
Carmen is a writer and revolutionary based out of Los Angeles. In addition to contributing to EF, she’s currently the Digital Editor at Ms., Managing Editor of Argot Magazine, and Co-Host of The Bossy Show. Previously, she handled all things digital for the She Wins We Win campaign; served as Community Director, Feminism Editor, and Social Media Co-Director for Autostraddle; oversaw media operations at the Feminist Majority Foundation as Communications Coordinator; was Managing Editor of THE LINE Campaign blog; and worked on social media strategies with groups like Hollaback! and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Her successful work for nearly a decade in digital feminism has earned her the titles of “digital native,” “intimidating to some,” and “vapid and uninteresting.” You can follow her on Twitter @carmenriosss and Tumb
Celia Edell – Contributing Vlogger
Celia 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
Ellen Friedrichs – Contributing Writer
Ellen 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). Currently, she is the coordinator of a middle and high school health education program at a school in Brooklyn. For years, Ellen also ran 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 three kids, tries to find time to run, and dreams of learning another language. Follow her on Twitter @ellenkatef. Read her articles.
Emily Zak – Contributing Writer
Emily Zak is a Santa Fe-based writer whose work has appeared in Ms., Care2, Briarpatch Magazine, Groundswell, xoJane, Bitch Media, TIME.com and others. An Idaho native, she’s especially passionate about LGBTQIA+ empowerment and bystander intervention. She helps coach a girls’ hockey team and also likes to flirt with men, women, and danger at the top of a ski mountain. Follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyEZak. Read her articles here.
Ginny Brown – Contributing Writer
Ginny 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!
Hanna Brooks Olsen – Contributing Writer
Hanna Brooks Olsen is a writer and policy wonk living in Seattle. Her career in writing has taken multiple turns and twists, but in the last few years, she’s focused her energy on studying and reporting on issues of political economy, the labor movement, student debt, poverty, feminism, and where they all intersect. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, the Nation, NPR, the Huffington Post, GOOD, Fast Company, Bitch, and many more wonderful places. You can follow her on Twitter at @mshanndbrooks. You can find her other thoughts on Medium. Read her articles here.
Jennifer Loubriel – Contributing Writer
Jennifer 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.
Jessica Xiao – Contributing Writer
Jessica Xiao is a self-proclaimed nerd and book hoarder who is guilty of tsundoku. Often inaccurately described as Canadian, she thinks of herself more as a Montrealer with US citizenship living in Washington, DC, after having obtained her BA & Sc. in Psychology and the dark art of Economics at McGill University. She is a grant writer for the Montreal-based international women’s economic development nonprofit Artistri Sud and the former assistant editor and writer at The Humanist. She believes in empathic action and bringing our whole selves to every aspect of our lives for transformational social change. She frequently quotes Dorothy Parker and writes bad poetry at stillsolvingforx.tumblr.com. You can also find her on Twitter @jexxicuh or follow her on Facebook. Contact her especially if you have an eccentric side hustle you want to collab on or if you need a muse. Read her articles here. (FYI, the cotton candy is maple-flavored.)
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 Hubbell – Contributing Comic Artist
Justin Hubbell is a genderqueer cartoonist and intense intersectional nerd working in Rochester, New York. They create educational works (largely autobiographical) about all things social justice. You can read most of their comics – including Orcs vs Feminism and It’s Not a Race – on their website. Check out their Everyday Feminism comics here.
Katherine DM Clover – Contributing Writer
Katherine DM Clover is a mother, recovering fine artist, and a writer focusing primarily on parenting, queer issues, and feminism. Find her work at Ravishly, Romper, and many other fine publications. She lives in Detroit, Michigan with her wife and child, and their three cats, and she just learned how to make pie crust. Read her blog, Post Nuclear Era, or follow her on Twitter @Postnuc_mama. Read her articles here.
Kel Kray – Contributing Writer
Kel 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.
Kim Tran – Contributing Writer
Kim Tran is a Contributing Writer for Everyday Feminism and a Collective Member of Third Woman Press: Queer and Feminist of Color Publishing. She is a PhD candidate in Ethnic Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at UC Berkeley where she researches cross-racial coalition. Her writing has been featured on Black Girl Dangerous, The Feminist Wire, Feministing and Mic. Find more of her writing and info on her anti-oppression workshops (Uprooting Anti-Black Racism in Asian America and Learning to Engage with Queerness) here. Read her articles here.
Kimberly Fanshier – Contributing Writer
Kimberly Fanshier is a queer feminist scholar, writer, and activist from the Willamette Valley who writes about wolves, witches, terrible pop country music, and violence in the West. She’s taken a meandering path on her road to disrupt academia – studying English and theatre, then spending several years cleaning houses, teaching piano lessons, packing boxes in a comic book warehouse, cruising the country’s highways and forests in her truck, and housekeeping for an oil-worker man-camp in North Dakota, before returning to graduate school. Now with an MA, she’s throwing herself into writing and local social justice activism before pursuing a PhD in rhetoric. Her tastes and aesthetics are often in line with Ron Swanson, but she’s also supremely fond of glitter, gold jewelry, and classic high-femme luxury (living deliciously). She’s particularly interested in writing about environments, the language of violence, and everything about bodies. Read her goofball ramblings here, see her home-base here, or find her attempts at surrealistic charm (and thousands upon thousands of dog photos) on Twitter @kmfanshier or Instagram @kimberlyfanshier. Read her articles here.
M. Slade – Contributing Comic Artist
Madeleine Slade is a cartoonist and illustrator living near New York City. As an anxious bisexual non-binary feminist with Tourette’s Syndrome, they are heavily invested in creating honest and nuanced depictions of marginalized identities through storytelling. Currently, they are the main illustrator for Doodlebook, a site that explores science concepts through comics. In addition, they are a writing intern for ComicsVerse, a news site that analyzes representation issues in comics and graphic novels. In their spare time, M. Slade can be found going to protests or overanalyzing video games and cartoons. You can check out their website here or their Tumblr here. Check out their comics here.
Marie Southard Ospina – Contributing Writer
Marie Southard Ospina is a freelance journalist and editor whose work can be found on Bustle, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and her personal blog MiggMag. When she’s not mourning the death of Breaking Bad, she’s likely writing (or tweeting) about fat acceptance, being a gordita colombiana, her love of cream cheese, or pansexuality. Her biggest dream is for intergalactic space travel to become a reality. Follow her on Twitter @mariesouthard. Read her articles here.
Meggie Ramm – Contributing Comic Artist
Meggie Ramm is a Michigan cartoonist trying to survive in Oakland, California. Education through comics is her life. She teaches comics at both the elementary and collegiate level, is currently getting a Masters of Comics at California College of the Arts, and is constantly working on her thesis which is about (surprise!) comics. You can follow her on Instagram or check out her website. Check out her comics here.
Michelle Wallace – Contributing Writer
Michelle Wallace is finally coming up for air and living life on her own terms after dealing with several debilitating chronic illnesses for twenty years. A Bay Area native, she is now living in Mexico City to learn more about her heritage. For Michelle, feminism is inextricably tied to environmentalism – what we do to the earth, we do to ourselves – but she also believes that humanity is creative and brilliant enough to find solutions to keep enjoying life as we know it with minimal impact. She has an MFA, was an San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Writing Fellow and a recipient of a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist’s Grant. She is currently working on a YA novel and a collection of fiction. You can check out more of her work here or follow her on Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Read her articles here.
Michón Neal – Contributing Writer
Michón Neal has so many identities, they won’t fit here. Ze writes a mix of scifi, fantasy, erotica, and autobiography called cuil fiction about unique people in unique circumstances, with characters running the gamut of non-monogamous and LGBTQIA+ spectrums. That’s right: queer and poly fiction! Ze is currently working on the Cuil Effect project, a ridiculously long tale about healing, absurdity, and all the different ways people interact. You can find more details, sneak peeks, links, and absurdity on hir blog, Shadow in the Mirror. Ze also invented the only class on Intersectional Non-Monogamy and is the co-editor for Postmodern Woman. Read hir articles here.
Miri Mogilevsky – Contributing Writer
Miri 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.
Molly McIntyre – Contributing Comic Artist
Molly McIntyre is an artist, illustrator, and feminist who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, baby, and two cats. Being a new parent has opened her to a whole world of worry and snake oil salesmen, but has also taught her that she is never really alone in the struggles and pleasures of raising a tiny human. She believes more than ever in the power of friendship and communication to ease stress, and wants to make comics that feel like a conversation. Check out her comics 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 @. Read her articles here.
Riley J. Dennis – Contributing Vlogger
Riley J. 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. 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 @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com. Check out her videos here.
Robot Hugs (K) – Contributing Comic Artist
K 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
Ronnie 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
Sam Dylan Finch is a Staff Writer at Everyday Feminism. He is a 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, mentally ill queer, Sam draws from his lived experience with the hopes of educating others about his communities, and challenging the stigmas that surround his identity. He 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, Instagram, or learn more about him at his personal website. Read his articles here.
Sherina Ong – Contributing Writer
Sherina Ong is a Filipina American writer, journalist, and intersectional feminist who believes that stories speak louder than words. She loves to explore the concepts of race/ethnicity, gender, pop culture, and all the messiness in between. Outside of being a Writing Fellow for Everyday Feminism, Sherina juggles freelance writing, radio producing and trying to get people to care about minorities through NextDayBetter, a storytelling platform for Filipino and Asian Pacific Islander diaspora communities. And if she’s not doing any of those things, she’s probably either watching Parks and Rec for the 1500th time or serenading her two pet bunnies with her ukulele. You can follow her on Medium and Twitter @sherinaong.
Sian Ferguson – Contributing Writer
Sian Ferguson is a full-time freelance writer based in South Africa. Her work has been featured on various sites, including Ravishly, MassRoots, Matador Network and more. She’s particularly interested in writing about queer issues, misogyny, healing after sexual trauma and rape culture. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Read her articles.
Suzannah Weiss – Contributing Writer
Suzannah 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.
xoài phạm – Contributing Writer
xoài phạm is a Vietnamese femme. They are tender and dangerous. They love mangos. They have places to be and people to scare. Read their articles here.