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Maggie Kurnyta

Fresh off the heels of graduating with dual English and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies majors, I hope to shed light on the power of voice as a form of activism. Stories incorporate unique lived experiences, and while I certainly can't speak for anyone other than myself, I know that words are start and end movements. In my free time, I love reading young adult fiction, attending pop-punk concerts, and making all kinds of stickers (yes, you read that right)! I'm always looking for reading recommendations and intersectional feminist conversation, and you'll almost always find me laughing at just about anything because my laugh threshold is very, very low! Also, catch me analyzing Disney songs just as often as I belt them at the top of my lungs because we all have a little bad feminist in us.

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Hope Taylor

Hope is a college student studying sociology in Florida. She has a burning passion for feminism, bad jokes, illustration, and female-fronted rock music.


Monique Vitche

Monique is a social media content creator and storyteller based in New Jersey, and have written for The Mighty, Tremr, The Pillar and Medium. They previously worked as a Project Coordinator/Social Media Specialist in Northern New Jersey. Monique is passionate about issues surrounding mental health, disabilities, chronic illness and equal pay


Sierra Blumenthal

23. Dyke from the Midwest. Pisces. Fresh out of grad school and learning to breathe again. Got an M.A. in Art History from SUNY Binghamton with a concentration in semiotics, conceptual text-art, and feminist performance art. I think about poetry and women like 24/7, that's where my life took me, that's just how shit happened to go.

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Kileigh Ford

Kileigh is a rising college junior from Westchester, New York. She attends Denison University in Granville, Ohio where she is pursuing a major in Anthropology and Sociology with a Journalism concentration and minor in Physics. When she’s not writing about female empowerment, she’s attempting to discover new planets, find the world’s best tasting pickle, and pet every cute dog she sees.


Dakota Divinity

Dakota Divinity. They/Them. NYC Transplant. Freelance writter, daydreamer, human rights activist, and self proclaimed coffee addict.


Jack O'Dwyer

Jack O'Dwyer is a 21 year-old lesbian New Yorker whose hobbies include video games, creative writing, fighting with misogynists over the internet, and her dog. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and hopes to later acquire a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her goals for the future are to absolutely demolish the stigma surrounding mental health and to adopt more dogs


Bailey Hosfelt

Bailey Hosfelt is a New York City-based writer with one lap around the collegiate track left at Fordham University. Majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, she is passionate about wearing overalls as an adult and discussing the difference between fuckboys and fuckbois with strangers at parties, preferably on a couch in the corner of the room. Known to say she has questions and needs answers, Bailey is game to strip topics of their unnecessary taboo and get to talking. She foresees herself having to reassure at least one conservative relative that no, this isn’t porn site, but welcomes the challenge with open arms. You can read her previous work in Untapped Cities and The Fordham Ram.

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Elizabeth F. Olson

Elizabeth F. Olson is an amateur but aggressive pop culture critic residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is also a Sagittarius. When she's not waxing poetic about Lindy West, she also writes about mental illness, dating and sexuality.


Ciana Alessi

Ciana just graduated from SUNY University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s degree in English and is starting her M.A. in Global Gender & Sexuality Studies this fall. Although longing for the north west — where she can enjoy the rain, greenery, and plentiful vegan treats with her boyfriend — she’s from buffalo, NY, where she enjoys reading, (attempting to) paint, and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for outfit inspiration and major girl power vibes. She hopes to break down European beauty standards and challenge cultural appropriation one day at a time, all while maintaining her burgeoning natural hair.

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Sam Stroozas

Gemini, journalist and intersectional feminist college student from La Crosse Wisconsin. Enjoys being a critical consumer of media and questioning the norms embedded within all of us. Halloween enthusiast with a passion for ethical writing and empowering all women.

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Amanda Cartigiano

Amanda Cartigiano is a writer and poet from New York, currently residing in New Mexico. She received her Bachelors in English from the University of New Mexico, and has just been accepted into the MA program in Rhetoric and Writing. When she’s not writing, she’s selling books at Barnes and Noble, and persuading you to get the membership. You can follow her on twitter: @amandaacarta and instagram: amandacarta92


Alexia Tiches

Alexia is a current freshman at Kenyon College. She is extremely talented at awkward silence and giving too much information about herself to strangers. When she is not writing quirky fantasy stories, she is making a fool of herself in public situations. She enjoys naming various potted plants, admiring cats, and snuggling stuffed animals.

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Emily Spennato

Emily is quickly (and against her own will) coming to the end of her senior year. She is 5'11" and never lets that discourage her from rocking a pair of stilettos. She's a mac and cheese connoisseur and a proud member of the no-carb-left-behind club, and finds magic in every city she visits. When she graduates in May with a degree in journalism and creative writing, she hopes to move somewhere amazing and pursue a career in magazines.


Gabriella Blanco

Gabriella (called Gab or Gaby by their loved ones) is a 24 year old South Florida native, born and raised in Miami. A lifelong storyteller, they're currently enrolled in Syracuse University's Communications@Syracuse online Master's degree program while freelance writing and interning around. They love comics, sci-fi, scary podcasts, old movies, abstract painting, herbal tea, their mom's jokes, and their cat. Their dream life involves tattoos, publishing a book, and indoor gardening.


Adara Mitchell

Adara. A "Queen from Queens" who spends her free time bumping raunchy girl rap, watching FRIENDS and spending her rent money on UberEats. When she not free, she's designing for her plus-size fashion brand, posting to her blog, or nurturing her growing collection of door knockers and vulgar statement tees. She's super excited to fight the patriarchy while learning everything she can about the magazine machine in hopes of living out her black Atoosa Rubenstein fantasy.


Kayla MacKenzie

Kayla MacKenzie hails from Mid-Michigan, where she grew up on classic rock and every comic book that she could get her hands on. She spent too much time hanging out with struggling musicians in her early 20s and claims that’s why her bachelor’s degree took ten years to complete. Kayla now resides in Brooklyn with her partner, stepson, and odd-eyed cat where she spends her time writing female-centric screenplays, short stories, and essays.