Giselle Defares

Dutch writer who has an unhealthy obsession with fashion, film and pop culture. Tries to absorb all information in our digitally networked society. Creative genius David E. Kelly is the reason why I ended up with an LL.M in Information Law. I write on fashion, film and whatever else strikes my fancy on my personal Tumblr: http://zilvertong.tumblr.com/

Daniel José Older

I write the Bone Street Rumba Urban Fantasy series, which began in January 2015 with Half-Resurrection Blues (Penguin’s Roc Books). My first YA novel is Shadowshaper, from Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books. I co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History.

Kali Holloway

I’ve written about pretty much everything. Currently serving as the Associate Editor of Media & Culture at AlterNet, and freelance for various pubs on various topics. Welcome new chances to write for even more.

Michelle Wallace

I have an MFA in Creative Writer, am a winner of a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Award, a San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Fellowship, Voices of Our Nation alumna, and reader at the Kimberley Cameron Literary Agency.

I have reported from Costa Rica, Mexico and the Bay Area

Syreeta McFadden

Monthly columnist for Comment is Free, Guardian US.
Photographer, sometimes.

Rhitu Chatterjee

I’m a New Delhi based contributing correspondent for a public radio show called PRI’s The World. I also contribute to NPR’s radio shows, blogs as well as Science magazine. I spend most of my time covering poverty, development, hunger, malnutrition, other health issues – mental and physical, science and the environment. More recently I’ve also added gender issues to my reportage, and I spend a good amount of my time thinking and writing about how gender roles are changing in India and how it’s manifesting in people’s lives.

H. Drew Blackburn

Ann-Marie Alcantara

I also write personal essays and will begin to write a column for the San Francisco Chronicle in May.

JD Beltran

Professional artist/designer/inventor

President of the San Francisco Arts Commission

Art Professor/faculty at California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute

Mom (have an 11 year old)

Member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto

Also have a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law

Ian F. Blair

I am a writer and cultural journalist based in New York City. I hold a M.A. in journalism — with a focus on cultural reporting and criticism — from New York University. I’m originally from California, where I worked professionally as a legislative director at the state legislature before writing.

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