Sandra Kim is the Founder and President of Everyday Feminism. Launched in July 2012, Everyday Feminism has become one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world, with millions monthly visitors from over 150 countries. 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 self-governing organizational approach 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.
Sheena is a feminist consultant who does emotional labor for Everyday Feminism, helping the organization to live its intersectional feminist values. She spent over a decade as a community lawyer, activist, and advocate working alongside communities to build power and fight for systemic change. Sheena has experience in the movements for economic justice, housing, civil rights, education, and immigrants’ rights. She is a multilingual immigrant, person of color, mother, sister, daughter, and survivor. Sheena is committed to being a joyful warrior and leading with love. You can find (and hire!) her at www.sheenawadhawan.com.
Michelle Zenarosa – Director of Content
Michelle Zenarosa is the Director of Content for Everyday Feminism. She’s a Los Angeles-based media-maker committed to building alternative and vibrant community media platforms. She has worked as a journalist and editor for over 15 years at various media outlets that include national news sites like Fusion, local newspapers, newswires, industry trade magazines and non-profit organizations. She also teaches journalism at the university level. She has been a facilitator for storytelling by youth in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Palestine. Michelle received her bachelors in journalism with a minor in peace studies at Cal State University Long Beach and her masters in public affairs journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she served as the Howard Simons fellow for the Washington Post. Her work has been featured in the LA Weekly and in independent magazines like Left Turn, $pread, Make/Shift, MaximumRocknRoll and LOUDmouth. Michelle is an ex-punk, a pop culture and food maniac, and a self-identified caring grouch.
Derek Quo Ellerman
Derek Quo Ellerman is an award-winning social entrepreneur and activist, he has spent the last two decades starting up and helping lead social change organizations. At Everyday Feminism he oversees business and revenue development, brand partnerships, and site operations. Derek is a queer, biracial Buddhist, survivor, and wounded healer. He lives in Massachusetts with his life partner and two children.
Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza – Marketing Coordinator
Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza is the Marketing Coordinator at Everyday Feminism. They are a writer and community organizer who conspires in the name of liberated Black futures, Queer & Transgender Black/Indigenous/People of Color power, solidarity economics, and transformative justice/community accountability. For nearly a decade, they’ve been immersed in grassroots social justice movements in the Pacific Northwest and the Deep South. They’re a co-founder of Carolyn Peruth Coaching & Consulting, a Queer & Non-Binary People of Color-owned coaching and consulting group specializing in anti-racist and intersectional feminist social transformation. Neesha’s writing has appeared on Autostraddle, Bitch, Black Girl Dangerous Blog, Everyday Feminism, The Establishment, and more. Neesha graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. They’re a Gemini sun, Leo rising, and Aquarius moon. Alice Walker is the author of their life motto, “Activism is my rent for living on this planet.”
Yelky Perez – Administrative Coordinator
Yelky is the Administrative Coordinator for Everyday Feminism. She is a freelance virtual assistant with experience in the legal and technology field. She is an activist at heart who is passionate about women and immigrant’s rights.
Alaina Leary – Social Media Associate & Reporting Fellow
Alaina Leary is an editor, book publicist, and activist from Boston, Massachusetts. She’s a social media editor for the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, and has an MA in publishing from Emerson College. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Washington Post, Vice, Cosmopolitan, The Rumpus, and more. Twitter/Instagram: @alainaskeys.
Donyae Coles – Contributing Writer
Donyae Coles is a healing justice writer with an interest in technology and the future it presents. She is also a spiritual writer and root worker. Outside of writing, she’s a fine artist and obsessed with her cats. You can follow her at her website, www.freenightsandweekends.org and on Twitter @okokno
M.C. Cross – Contributing Writer
M.C. is an agender latine from Atlanta, GA studying Journalism with a concentration in Magazine Writing and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Missouri. They write to not only share their own unique perspective and view of the world, but to support and give a voice to those who have none. They’re also always in the market for good memes so please send some their way.
Sezin Koehler – Contributing Writer
Sezín Koehler is a biracial Sri Lankan American feminist horror novelist whose writings have also been featured on Wear Your Voice Magazine, Bitch, Broadly, The Mary Sue, Ravishly, HuffPost, and more. An adult Third Culture Kid, Sezín has lived in 13 countries and 18 cities around the world, and now calls Lighthouse Point, Florida home. You can find her Tweeting about politics, Facebooking about writing and culture, and Instagramming her growing collection of art and tattoos.
Maya Lewis – Contributing Writer
Wendy Lu – Contributing Writer
Wendy is a national reporter based in New York City, with a focus on health, politics, and social issues. She is a disabled Chinese American woman and a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Bustle, Columbia Journalism Review and more. Follow her on Twitter at @wendyluwrites or visit her website at wendyluwrites.com.
Atari M – Contributing Writer
Atari is a writer, Mental Health Advocate and Radio Host from Richmond,Va. Her writing interests are pop media, animation, and intersectional feminism. She enjoys making resources readily available to people through popular education.
Reyna Noriega – Contributing Writer
As a 25 year old Afro-Latina Miami Native, Reyna Noriega has had a tumultuous journey of self discovery and acceptance. Her art serves as her superpower, a way to heal the parts of her that were broken in times of strife. She uses her art, writing and experience in education to encourage others to live their truest, most fulfilling lives in the present wherever they are, with whatever they have, while working towards the “more” they envision. In 2017 she published a collection of poetry following the journey of self discovery hidden inside of “new love.” She has also written for various online and print publications such as Northside Magazine, Thought Catalog and Cynical Mag.
Ixty Quintanilla – Contributing Writer
Itxy Quintanilla is a multimedia journalist telling nuanced stories through writing, photography, film, and audio. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and received her B.A. in English and Art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. You can find her snacking on trail mix and daydreaming to the sound of Frank Ocean. Follow her on Twitter @itx_yagirl
Ayesha Sharma – Contributing Writer
Ayesha Sharma is a non-binary South Asian scholar and artist continually negotiating a relationship with themselves and their communities through practices of decolonization. They are most interested in literal and symbolic reclamation as an art practice, and investing themselves in community care. Ayesha has written for the Urban Democracy Lab and is published in ANTYAJAA: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change.
Sophia Stephens – Contributing Writer
Sophia Stephens is a freelance writer, journalist, speaker, educator and advocate based in Seattle, where she/they work with local and national organizations including The Stranger, Kids & Race, Seattle Theatre Group, Distinction Music Management, Youth Radio, and Northwest Asian Weekly. Sophia’s work primarily engages with issues of radical intersectional social justice, politics, and popular culture, but they will always write a good story about their cat for you if you ask. If interested in connecting, you can find Sophia on Instagram and Twitter: @sophia_akiko.
Katie Tastrom – Contributing Writer
Katie Tastrom is an activist, writer, and lawyer. She writes about living with chronic illnesses, disability justice, fatness, parenting, queerness, bodies, and other stuff. She lives in Syracuse, NY with her four kids and amazing partner. She also watches a lot of TV. You can find more at katietastrom.com or follow her on Twitter at @katietastrom.