Kari Mugo

I am a queer writer, born and raised in Nairobi Kenya and spending my formative years in the Midwest. My writing comes from this intersection of cultures and identities in the 21st century. My work has also appeared on Autostraddle.com, Curve Magazine blog, and is slated to appear in anthologies on GLBTQI Africans and Queer Femmes. I serve as a contributor for Mshale.com an African community newspaper and Africans In Motion (AIM) Magazine, both based out of Minnesota. Finalist for the 2015 Beyond the Pure Fellowship for Emerging Writers (through Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN), and trained in Oral History methods and techniques through University Of Mississippi’s Southern Foodways Alliance (Oxford, Mississippi).

Sona Charaipotra

Have published in the NY Times, American Way, TeenVogue, Cosmopolitan, Parade, MSN, ABC News, iVillage.com, Vulture.com, People, TeenPeople, The Daily Beast, Mom.Me, CafeMom, TheBump.com and other major media. Formerly a reporter at People magazine and senior editor at TeenPeople, also contributing writer at MSN TV for more than four years.

Marcus Jones

I’m a student at NYU Gallatin so I’m basically studying how media is expanding and changing, and making sure it changes for the better (more representation of marginalized groups, acceptable humor, wider definitions of what we may consider a film or television show). Great with video production, public speaking, and social media management too. Also available for internships or fellowships.

Willing to write just about any article involving Kanye West.

Lilliam Rivera

Host of a radio show that profiles authors, Literary Soundtrack, on Radio Sombrao
Moderator of many literary-based panels
Curated literary events throughout Los Angeles
Staff writer/editor at E! Online, Style Network.com, In Touch Weekly, Angeleno Magazine