Cia Mangat is a seventeen year old nerd from London. Her mum thinks she's cool, despite the fact that her greatest passions in life are bad poetry, Bend It Like Beckham and documentaries made by the BBC. (Alliteration and Nando's are pretty far up the list too.) You can send help to her (ideally, in the form of working biros or Peri Peri sauce) via Twitter or Instagram.
Adele Lukusa is an eighteen year old Congolese writer struggling to get her journalism degree at Ryerson University. When she isn’t running around trying to finish schoolwork, she can be found dancing, criticizing literature/TV/film for fun or just waiting for Canadian weather to take a break and finally give her some semblance of warm weather. In the future, she hopes to see more people accept the beauty that is representation (in all aspects) and Netflix’s (best) series, The Get Down. Catch her yelling nonsensically on Instagram and Twitter @uhhhdele
Amy Krimm is a 17 year old artist and filmmaker from the Washington D.C. area who loves hiking and spending time in nature. You can probably find her embroidering all 0f her clothes, drinking tea or listening to SZA. She is very passionate about human rights, especially equality of educational opportunities for girls around the world. Keep up with Amy on her Instagram @krimmeldimmel or Twitter @amyybkrimm
CJ Calanday is a 19 year old Filipina artist from London. She dabbles in digital art and mixed media, as well as traditional illustration and photography. Her work features everything from her experiences as a bi WOC to politics, pop culture and her daydreams. You'll most likely catch her watching conspiracy theory videos or Louis Theroux. Keep up with her art on Instagram @chaariz
Jazmin Diaz is a 18 year old artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. She loves all forms of art from makeup to sculpture. Currently, she is studying graphic design at Long Beach State. She is very passionate about social justice issues and wants her art to raise awareness about them. Her other interests include nature, writing, and Studio Ghibli films. You can keep up with her adventures by following her on Twitter (@jazzy_d) or Instagram (@jazzz.d)
Emily Bourne is a seventeen year old creative being from England. She likes to make art that people call “unique”, when they actually mean “kinda weird” and writing bad poetry or random excerpts for a book she won’t ever write. You can find her on Instagram @floteren
Frances Eridio is a seventeen year old Multimedia Arts student based in the Philippines. She loves animals and nature and She tries to help the environment as much as possible. Her style is highly influenced by surrealism, and vintage art. She aims to produce artworks that will raise awareness and shed light to stories of people. You can find her on Instagram @francesnotcobain
Brynna Nunez is a 17 year old artist from Fayetteville, North Carolina. She likes all forms of art but her favorite media to work with is watercolor, however, she is currently loving social practice art. Brynna is passionate about social justice issues and always wants her art to dive a little deeper, reflecting the world around her. When she is not making art or stressing about school you can find Brynna bargain hunting at TJ Maxx or hanging with friends in her small town. Follow her on Instagram @brynnanunez
Ruthie Zolla is a precocious young feminist from the heart of Chicago. She enjoys roaming the streets in search of used bookstores and good bargains. Always wearing high heels, Ruthie champions the causes she cares about: serving underprivileged communities, women’s rights, political activism, environmental action...the list goes on. In her free time, Ruthie can be found dancing to Lorde, journaling, tutoring small children, drinking strong coffee, and being with her lovely friends.
Misa River , a queer film student living in Johannesburg, South Africa. She/They aspire(s) to create poc and lgtbq+ focused content in film and other forms of art. You'll find her/them wandering the streets in Paris in a few years time.
Anjali is an eighteen year old self-titled writer who tries her best to write stuff, but continuously fails. Interested in politics and philosophy, most of her work is about injustices and the ways we think about these injustices. When she isn't doing college work or reading books about race and politics, she is watching sitcoms like Bojack Horseman or Peep Show and Louis Theroux documentaries or worrying about her future.
Ellanora Lerner is a child of the Jewish diaspora and the ocean. You can find her talking about queerness, the education system, or Regina Spektor. She likes things that involve words and making the world a better place. Learn more about her on Instagram @ellanoruhhh or Tumblr @rainewrights
Keira is a sixteen year old writer, tea drinker, and bee enthusiast. She loves all modern art and baked goods and is really just trying her hardest right now. Her work is constantly inspired and defined by the people around her, as well as the media she consumes. She will gladly talk for hours about the importance of feminism in mainstream movies and TV. This program made possible with support from viewers like you.
Amal is a 20-year-old writer and student from London. She's a movie nerd who is willing to fight anyone who attacks rom-coms or movie musicals. You can usually find her listening to old Taylor Swift music or rewatching The Office for the one-millionth time. She cares immensely about global politics, good journalism and obscure Harry Potter characters.
SydneyBlu is a teenage writer, poet, artist and opinion-enthusiast. She's probably either writing, digging into Science Olympiad or ranting about the environment or oxford commas or something while listening to French indie even though she doesn't speak French. When she's not doing any of those you might find her painting or journalling or biking. She loves to travel and one day hopes to sail around the world.
Merrie LeMaître is a 14 year old home-educated writer and dancer from Brighton, UK. She enjoys writing random articles for her friends, discussing the merits of iced tea and talking about inspirational women campaigners. She’d like to change the world through her writing but it’s quite a big job and she’s only just getting started. You can usually find her trying on lipstick, rolling on the ground screaming with laughter or telling people that the shortening of her name is “Merrie as in Merry Christmas”.
Imani Marie Joseph is a unicorn whose big hair happens to cover her horn. She is a prisoner in the Chicago public system, Ravenclaw, hip hop head, poet, activist, and loud mouth. To find Imani just follow the smell of coconut curling cream, frizzy hair, neon colored fits, big hoops, and loud headphones. Imani is passionate about politics, fashion, books, and BLACK PEOPLE. Follow her on Instagram @mani_bug_
Dajiana Huang is a seventeen-year-old Taiwanese-American filmmaker and photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of her many interests include watching the Norwegian T.V. show SKAM, scoring great finds at the thrift store, and singing! You can follow her on Instagram @dajianahuang
Helen Bradshaw is a teenager living in Florida. She is a dog enthusiast, loves 80s music, as well as clouds, and is a textbook Capricorn. You can find her on Instagram (@helenbrads) or at the nearest place that serves ice cream.
Celka Rice is a seventeen year old from Baltimore Maryland. She’s at Risen for photography (probably her greatest passion) but she’s also a writer, runner, rock climber, and ceramicist. An avid feminist, her current obsessions include Klein blue, Los Angeles, and the architectural similarities between deserts and skate parks. You can find her on Instagram @celk.a
Sophie is a queer, vegetarian feminist who love to change up her appearance on a daily basis. She enjoys taking edgy photos and covering everything within arm's reach with glitter. As a self proclaimed nerd and Harry Potter fanatic, she also enjoys reading and learning new things. Her piercing and tattoo collection is gradually growing, as is the spectrum of hair colours she has tried out.