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 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 LinkedIn, read her articles, or book her for speaking engagements. Read more about her bio.
Melissa A. Fabello – Co-Managing Editor
Melissa 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 Project, 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 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 a Co-Managing Editor for Everyday Feminism; 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. Check out her website at www.jezebeldelilahx.com
Josette Souza – Program Coordinator
Josette Souza is the Program Coordinator 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. She recently joined Twitter and can be found there at @josette_souza. 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.
Sam Dylan Finch – Editorial Associate & Staff Writer
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 Staff Writer at Everyday Feminism, 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.
Marina Watanabe – Social Media Associate & Contributing Vlogger
Marina 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. She 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.
Michón Neal – Social Media Associate & 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.
Robin Tran – Social Meida Associate & Contributing Writer
Robin Tran 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.
Adrian Ballou – Contributing Writer
Adrian Ballou is a genderqueer writer, artist, activist, and educator who manages communications for a reproductive justice organization, freelances (most often on trans and non-binary issues), does social justice consulting work, and directs youth leadership development programs. In their free time, they cook lots of food, write silly songs, make art, and practice their Spanish, Hindi, and Urdu. Follow Adrian on Facebook, book them as a speaker, and get in contact through their site. Read their articles here.
Akilah S. Richards – Contributing Writer
Akilah 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.com. Read her articles.
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.
Alex-Quan Pham – Contributing Writer
Alex-Quan Pham 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.
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.
Anis Gisele – Writing Fellow
Annah Anti-Palindrome – Contributing Writer
Annah 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!
Blyth Barnow – Writing Fellow
Blyth Barnow is a white queer femme who was raised working class in Ohio. She is a kind hearted, take no shit, kind of femme who deeply values nuance and respect in art and organizing. She now lives in Oakland, CA and is a survivor advocate, community organizer, harm reductionist, and seminarian. She is currently working towards her MDiv at Pacific School of Religion. More of her work can be found at femminary.wordpress.com.
Breeshia Turner – Contributing Writer
Breeshia is 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.
Cara Liebowitz – Contributing Writer
Cara 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 website. Read her articles here.
Carmen Rios – Contributing Writer
Carmen 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
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
Dominique Matti – Writing Fellow
Dominique Matti is a writer, editor, ruminator, and cool mom based in Philadelphia. Her work centralizes Black womanhood, and healing from both individual and societal trauma. She spends her free time napping in unconventional places, guzzling coffee, trying to master magic powers, and feeling all the feelings. She spends her paid time managing, writing, and editing for the Philadelphia Printworks blog. She’s a 2016 Everyday Feminism fellow and mega giddy about it. You can check out more of her writing at [email protected]
Ellen Kate – Contributing Writer
Ellen Kate 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.
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!
Hari Ziyad – Contributing Writer
Hari Ziyad is a Brooklyn-based storyteller. They are 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 their work has been featured on Gawker, The Guardian, Out, Ebony, Mic, Colorlines, Paste Magazine, Black Girl Dangerous, Young Colored and Angry, The Feminist Wire, and The Each Other Project. They are also an assistant editor for Vinyl Poetry & Prose. You can find them (mostly) ignoring racists on Twitter and Facebook. Read their 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.
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.
Joamette Gil – Contributing Comic Artist
Joamette 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 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 @JustinDennis, or her website JustinDennis.com. Check out her videos 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.
Kai Cheng Thom – Feature Writer
Kai 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 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 Performing Woman, 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
Katherine Garcia – Contributing Writer
Katherine 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 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.
Kitty Styker – Contributing Writer
Kitty Stryker is a fat activist and porn’s riot grrl, bringing discussions of consent culture and feminism to the forefront of her work as a performer and producer. Particularly interested in the intersections between explicit materials, politics, and ethics, Stryker has written for Harlot, Mic, Buzzfeed, XCritic, the Guardian, and more. Follow her on Twitter (NSFW!) or read her writing at KittyStryker.com.
Mahealani Joy – Contributing Writer
Mahealani 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.
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.
Neve Be – Contributing Writer
Neve Be is the great great grandchild of the author of the Velveteen Rabbit, who grew up a little wild along rivers, still loves to swim and dance, and is working on becoming real with the world they love. Neve has written for Harlot Magazine, Curve Magazine, Plenitude Magazine, and Model View Culture. Their erotic performance persona Lyric Seal is the voice behind the advice column Slumber Party, and an essay of theirs was published in the anthology Coming Out Like a Porn Star edited by Jiz Lee. As a multigender, mixed black, disabled, queer femme party and performance diva anarchist with PTSD, Neve likes to write and speak about trauma, healing, ethics, equity and critical theory, entertainment culture, relationships, our relationships to our bodies, and art and love at large, all through the lens of disability justice. You can visit and catch Neve as they fall into the deep and star speckled internet on Instagram (@littlebeasthood), Twitter (@littlebeasthood), and Tumblr. Some people will find these sites not safe for work. You can book Neve or Lyric to speak or dance for your group or community, they’d love to!
Patricia Valoy – Contributing Writer
Patricia Valoy is an engineer and project manager, feminist writer, and STEM advocate. She writes and speaks on a variety of issues pertaining to women in STEM and other male-dominated fields, particularly as it relates to women of color and underrepresented minorities. Patricia’s advocacy is on attracting and retaining women in STEM careers and building work environments where women are free from discrimination, sexism, and racism. She also speaks and writes on a variety of issues affecting the Latinx community including racism, immigration, cultural and religious pressures, and living at the intersection of two cultures. Patricia is the STEM chairperson for the Women’s Information Network in New York, and the best dog mom in the world to her two pups. Her feminist rants can be found in her blog Womanisms, and on Twitter[email protected] her Everyday Feminism articles here. Book her as a speaker 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.
Pidgeon Pagonis – Contributing Writer
Pidgeon Pagonis is an intersex Chicagoan who believes binaries are better smashed. They, why yes they do prefer gender neutral pronouns, recently received a LGBT Champions of Change Artist award from the White House—and no the White House didn’t include the I. They engage in local organizing against police, school closures and the prison industrial complex because they believe the intersex struggle for bodily autonomy and justice is intimately intertwined with Black liberation. Parent to the world’s cutest Rottweiler named Callie, Pidgeon earned a Bachelor and Masters of Women & Gender Studies at DePaul University. Recent hobbies include learning about physics, quantum mechanics and pondering the ever expanding universe (aka watching The Cosmos on Netflix). Follow Pidgeon on Twitter @pidgejen, peep their etsy, book them to speak, or keep up with them on FB. Read their articles 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.
Shae Collins – Contributing Writer
Shae Collins is 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.
Sherina Ong – Writing Fellow
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 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.
Sincere Kirabo – Contributing Writer
Sincere Kirabo is a writer, activist, and the Social Justice Coordinator with the American Humanist Association. He’s a self-described philosophile with a high regard for Sikivu Hutchinson, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Shirley Chisholm, and James Baldwin. When he isn’t writing, Sincere enjoys road trips, trying to beat Super Mario Bros with his son, and learning about history. Sincere’s work can also be found on The Humanist and Patheos. Follow him on Twitter @sinkirabo. Read his articles here.
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.
Taté Walker – Contributing Writer
Taté 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.
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