Rusul Alrubail

I am a freelance education writer for organizations and individuals interested in education, writing, teaching and race. I am also an Educator-in-Residence at Design Cofounders, where I help with the development and facilitation of Education pathways in Design & Entrepreneurship communities in Toronto. I also teach composition and literature. I am passionate about teaching & learning, student voice, professional development, writing and literature. I am currently working on The Writing Project, an essay writing platform for students, because I believe that writing gives students a voice. When students are empowered and inspired their voice translates into meaningful words that have the power to change the world.

Jonquilyn Hill

Jonquilyn Hill is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Her interest in journalism began when she started volunteering at her local public radio station her sophomore year of high school. Since, she has worked with multimedia news and television production through various blogs and internships, including the United States Senate, ABC’s “This Week,” NBC, and Fox News. She has served on the Executive Board for the Howard University Association of Black Journalists and participated in the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists North Carolina A&T Multimedia Short Course. While attending Howard she was the Multimedia Editor for TheHilltopOnline.com, and Executive Producer of Spotlight News, the university’s student-run television station. And worked at NBC News Washington as a Desk Assistant after graduation. She currently is a Washington producer for Time Warner Cable News.

Mary C. Curtis

Former editor (culture/life style) at New York Times. Occasional contributor. Roman Catholic.

Stephanie Phillips

I am an Editor at Progressive Digital Media and a freelance writer. My work has been published on Collapse Board, Media Diversified and The F Word. I edit my own blog about women in music called Don’t Dance Her Down Boys, I play in black feminist punk band, Big Joanie and I also DJ occasionally as part of the DJ team Bloody Ice Cream.

Yezmin Villarreal

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.