Adele Lukusa is a 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.
Amy Krimm is an artist and filmmaker from the Washington D.C. area who loves hiking and figure skating. You can probably find her embroidering all of her clothes, drinking tea or listening to her ~chill~ playlist on Spotify. She is very passionate about human rights and social justice, and is studying Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Keep up with Amy on her Instagram @amybkrimm or Twitter @amyybkrimm.
Emily Bourne (she/her) is a artist, freelance writer and activist from London. Her main goal is to highlight and call-out ableism in society. Oh, and to remind disabled people that they are SO effing POWERFUL. Follow her Instagram to learn more!
Ellanora Lerner (she/they) is a child of the Jewish diaspora and the ocean. She is interested in queer identity and the education system. She is currently a student at Clark University and a co-founder of Jewish Teens for Empowered Consent. Find her writing on the Jewish Women's Archive and find her on Instagram @ellanoruhhh.
CJ Calanday is a 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 @cjcalanday
Jazmin Diaz is an 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
Desanka Vorkapich is an artist attending Western University in Canada. She finds the most inspiration from Yayoi Kusama’s artwork and her favorite media to use are markers. When she isn’t studying, you can either catch her listening to Flume or dreaming about the day she lives in Greenwich Village in NYC. Desanka is most passionate about mental health. Follow her at @desanka.v to keep up with her artwork.
Marte Lindholm is a visual artist and law student currently based in Oslo, Norway. Her paintings focus on people and their connections to nature and its changes, as well as exploring issues of femininity and politics. Other interests include nature, drinking tea, indoor plants and reading. You can find her art on Instagram (@marte.li).
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 is a non-binary trans individual film critic, filmmaker, photographer & social activist in South Africa who has dreams of making changes in the film industry for black and queer people. Their motto is to allow every creative to have the freedom of insanity to not give up until each creatives story is told. They spend their time watching old films & anime, as well as indulging in asian food.
Keira DiGaetano is a 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.
Ty Wilson is a writer from Montgomery, Alabama. They’re a Pisces BEF (Black Enby Femme) with a deep love of tarot, coffee, books that make them cry, and everybody Black. You can find them on the internet writing angsty poetry or reminding everyone about their deep love of James Baldwin and Audre Lorde. You can find their work here: tyranicole.blog or follow their Instagram @terrific_tyrista for awkward yet endearing selfies.
Lucy Bax (she/her), is a student in England with a love for making and eating good food that makes you, and others feel good! Her Instagram handle is - check it out if you fancy! x
Merrie LeMaître is a 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”.
Sam is a writer, artist, and one of the founding editors of Third Way Press. They have written for the LA Review of Books, the Brixton Review of Books, Baffler, I-D, and other places. Their first book, All my teachers died of AIDS, was published by Pilot Press in 2020.
Cherry Walker is a writer, musician and filmmaker from London, UK. She loves being surrounded by all types of written art and music and is currently trying to fight for broader queer representation within the Film, Television, and Music Industries, one word at a time. Usually found with a coffee in one hand and a pen in the other, she loves ranting about all types of visual media, especially television and video games. She also co-owns a small film company who are trying to spread the word about broader representation within film. Twitter: cherryisaghost and Insta: redesigncherry.
Grant E. Loveless (he/them) is a native of Austin, Texas and is a proud AfroQueer non-binary social entrepreneur and youth activist in the City of Austin. They are a current junior at Austin Community College obtaining their certifications in Marketing and Web Development.
As an award-winning spoken-word poet and well-recognized public speaker they focus on creating dialogues centering student success and engagement. Their mission is to bridge the gaps between communities, their role in a students’ development while enrolled in college and creating institutional power on college campuses for student voices to be amplified.
G.E. Loveless enjoys being outdoors, writing poetry and collaborating with other Gen-Z advocates and thought-leaders.
Dilaye(she/her) is an artist, community organizer & makeup enthusiast with an undergraduate degree in Criminology and law. Oh, and she’s queer! Dilaye is prison abolitionist & is dedicated to fighting for the liberation of Black people all over the globe. She also likes to spend her free time picking up new hobbies; last month was gouache paint & this month she’s learning two languages. A little on the eccentric side, no matter the season, you can always find her with an iced coffee in hand! Insta: @_dilaye & Twitter: @shiikorina
Tanya Singh is an Indian trans, non-binary, panromatic asexual SW, writer, poet and editor. Their work has appeared in Gone Lawn, Minola Review, Polyphony H.S, and elsewhere, and has been recognized by the Times of India and Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest, among other places. They are the founder & editor-in-chief of The Cerurove, a literary & arts magazine. Their chapbook Heaven is Only a Part of Our Body Where All the Sickness Resides was published by Ghost City Press in 2018. Find them on Twitter: @TanyaJVSingh.
Missy Blue is a queer 20 – something-year-old illustrator and bartender. She is obsessed with human interaction and how sex and porn habits affect the way we treat one another in every life. When she isn’t pulling pints, she is listening to sex podcasts, reading feminist literature, or sticking her nose into the sex and fetish clubs that London has to offer. More of her work can be found at https://www.instagram.com/developing_blue/