– Polaris Music Prize juror (2006-present; 2012 Grand Jury)
– Pop-culture commentary for CBC radio & television
– Also regular online and print editor for top Canadian media outlets
I was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I went to a Quaker liberal arts college in the south (Greensboro, North Carolina) and I studied abroad in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. I am 25 years old. I love to write.
- Los Tigres del Norte Are Making Gay Norteño History (The Advocate)
- Maricon Art and DJ Collective Celebrates Queer Chicano Culture (LA Weekly)
- The Byrd of Arivaca: Byrd Baylor, the Children’s Book Author and the No More Deaths Mission to Provide Humanitarian Aid for Migrants in the Rural Arizona Desert (Sprawlr)
Soraya Nadia McDonald
- Washington Post: Author Archive (Washington Post)
I would define myself as a mobile journalist in my free time
- Paula M Mejia (Tumblr)
I talk on TV and Radio (Much Music, MTV, CBC’s The Current, Q and Radio 1 news service) and host a monthly radio show on the Toronto Radio Project. Last summer I curated a three-part networking series for young creatives in Toronto called #HustleHard, to facilitate collaboration across scenes and allow people to share their ideas about the cultural economy in Toronto. I am also a juror for the Polaris Music Prize and participate in tons of other readings, panels and talks, when asked. Also, I do all of this and hold down an unrelated day job because I am a boss.
- Girlhood: Finally, a Film About Black Girls Strengthening Each Other (The Muse)
- Jlin: Dark Energy (Pitchfork)
- Bring the noise: Jeff Chang’s Who We Be chronicles the art behind policy (National Post)
- #TorontoIsFailingMe: My brother was killed outside a bar, and everyone assumed he was in a gang (Toronto Life)
- An Interview with Ava DuVernay, Groundbreaking Director of Selma (Jezebel)
- Warsan Shire Has Beef With Iambic Pentameter (Hazlitt)
- ‘The Musicality of the Prose’: An Interview with Ghalib Islam (Hazlitt)
I currently write for For The Win of USA Today Sports and occasionally write for The Hundreds.
- Here's what you should do after you've been savagely dunked on (USA Today)
- ASAP Ferg, Kanye West, and the supposed death of racism (USA Today)
- Everything you need to know about Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' (USA Today)
- HOW T-PAIN HELPED ME GET OVER MYSELF (The Hundreds)
- He's Not Bitter (Much) (The Atlantic)
- IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Challenged Myself To Bake 50 Pies (And It's Helping Me Deal with My Anxiety) (XO Jane)
- Top 10 Independent Shops in Atlanta (The Guardian)
- How to See The World When You Have a 9-to-5 and a Budget (The Billfold)
- Julie Brown: The sustainable designer (Creative Loafing)
- High Museum's 'Mi Casa, Your Casa' transforms Midtown space (Creative Loafing)
Journalism student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Marytza K Rubio
- Short Story (ISSUU)
- Food And Memory: How To Make Tamales (LA Times)
- Vintage Men Have Ties To The Past (The Orange County Register)
I’m oversensitive to analogies and rambling essayistic speculation. I’m interested in art/technology/digital culture/media architecture/gender and globalisation as well as (un)adulterated trash and middle-brow pop culture.
- SENSORY OVERLOAD: ISABEL LEWIS' OCCASIONS (Opening Ceremony)
- Victoria Beckham Opens Up on Dover Street (W Magazine)
- FLESH, FEMININITY, AND NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE (Opening Ceremony)
Tracy Tian Wan
- On artisanal general stores (National Post)
- On alopecia (The Hairpin)
- On erotic perfumes (Adult)
- On making tuna tartare for someone you love (Aftertastes)
- On Richard Linklater (Bright Wall/Dark Room)
- On advertising women (Bygone Bureau)
- Jessie Ware (New York Magazine)
- Lion Babe (Interview)
- A Dance Class With Beyonce's Backup Dancers (Vogue)
- Natalia Kills (Paper)
- Shapeshifter, RL Grime (Paper)
- Personal Website
Broad range of print and radio experience:
– currently healthcare reporter at NPR-affiliate in Los Angeles
– immigration and demographics reporter at San Diego Union-Tribune
– business reporter, urban affairs and features reporter during seven years at the Denver Post
– business reporter at the Orange County Register
Highlights include: project on sex trafficking from Mexico to the U.S.; track immigration policy and report on political trends; coverage of the 2008 DNC; chronicled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; wrote about the effects of the Great Recession on families; feature stories about farmers and victims of HIV/AIDS in Cuba before the recent change in U.S. policy.
Award-winning reporter, loves a good story, easy to work with, meets deadlines, willing to go anywhere for storytelling and covering news.
Graduate of Pepperdine University and University of Southern California.
Member of IRE, NAHJ and JAWS.
Resume and references available.
- KPCC: Archive
- A special program helps pregnant women combat depression (KPCC)
- Younger doctors need a crash course in measles (KPCC)
- An Inhumane Trade: human trafficking (KPCC)
- Long-term jobless find benefits endangered (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Tsitsi Mutseta fights cancer for native village (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Denver businesses stiffed by DNC (Politico)
- Connections with Normalcy (from Hurricane Katrina) (Denver Post)
- Hard time to hang on (Denver Post)
- New mural evokes civil rights theme (The Hunts Point Express)
- Just Don’t Call Them Afro-Latino (Voices of New York)
- Tech, Africa & the Diaspora: Three Questions with Jon Gosier (Social Media Week)
I’m an Australian woman of colour working in arts journalism – a space that’s extremely white in this country. I haven’t traditionally written about race because the pigeonholing of writers of colour into only covering obviously racial issues pisses me off but the desire for a more diverse media influences the way I approach my work. And my own experiences as a brown (and mixed race) woman in a white society colours (haha) the way I watch films and respond to exhibitions. I hold a PhD in Film and Television from Monash University and have written for some stellar publications and outlets including the ABC, SBS and Metro Magazine.
- Review of 'Obvious Child' (Radio National)
- On David Lynch (Radio National)
- On GIRLS, Season 1 (Transit)
- On 'Killer of Sheep' (Radio National)
Bobbi I. Booker
Bobbi Booker is an award-winning Philadelphia-based journalist, radio personality and blogger whose editorial experience includes news, culture, lifestyle, business, sports, politics and entertainment for diverse outlets, including The Philadelphia Tribune, Examiner.com, BlackAmericaWeb.com, Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Smooth magazine, UBO.net and host of “Spirit Soul Music” on WRTI 90.1.
Ms. Booker has completed the 2008 Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution and is a 2005 Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and 2008 Fellow of the NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival at Duke University.
Ms. Booker was honored by Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes with the 2008 7th Senatorial District Community Service Award and has received three (2010, 2011 & 2013) National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Merit Award for The Philadelphia Tribune Best Lifestyle Section.
- Philadelphia Magazine Blasted For ‘Being White in Philly’ (Examiner)
- Despite Admitted Flaws, Philadelphia Magazine Stands By “Being White in Philly (Examiner)
- Artist's work survives beyond city's attempted land grab (Philadelphia Tribune)
- Apple’s New Emoji Have Created Brand New Ways to Be Culturally Insensitive Online (Philadelphia Magazine)
Author of “How to Live in Detroit Without Being a Jackass,” due on shelves September 2015
- From Mosul to Motor City (Foreign Policy)
- The Unsung Legacy of Black Characters on Soap Operas (The Atlantic)
- Blackness in the New Detroit (The Periphery Magazine)
- VFW, Southfield (Transmission)
- We Love Detroit, Even If You Don't (Jalopnik)
Justin Michael Carissimo
I’m pretty good at breaking news and have a broad range of genres I’m comfortable writing for. Follow me on Twitter!
- Portraits of Gaza's Children and their Lost Homes (IB Times)
- Did Scott Walker ruin Wisconsin's judicial system? (Legal Funding Central)
- Does the NFL have any Business Telling Black Players to Stop Saying the N-Word? (BuzzFeed)
- Struggles Every DJ Understands (BuzzFeed)
- Justin Carissimo: Clips
Stacia L. Brown
I’m Indian American. I’m good at doing readings. I write essays and do reporting. I prefer pay for the latter but get at me if you have an idea I might be suited for.
Please contact for specific article references and samples.
- Tara Kamiya (Tara Kamiay)