Deborah Douglas


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Covering health and wellness, wrongful convictions, culture, and beauty.

Hope Wabuke


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A writer of poetry, essays, and book reviews, concentrating on feminism, children’s writes, culture, and literature.

Dawn Cherie Araujo


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I’m a staff writer for a Catholic publication even though I’m not Catholic and my master’s degree is in international religions. I’ve written for Jewish and Muslim publications, and like to cover the intersection of faith, race and justice.

Marquita Brown


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Janessa E. Robinson


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Janessa E. Robinson is a Chicago native. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Philosophy from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She is a Black feminist and social justice activist. She currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Grace Talusan


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I am living in Manila through May 31, 2015 and then I am back to Boston. I love to tell stories about people who are often invisible or overlooked. I’m currently working on stories about the lives of Filipino call center workers as well as travel and food pieces from Manila.

Anita Little


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Riley Wilson


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I published my first work of fiction in college. Made it into a film a couple years later, thanks to pretty dope social media strategy. And now it’s in the film circuit. Pretty awesome.

Sonia Paul


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I’m a mixed Indian-Filipina American and was raised with three different religions: Catholicism, Hinduism and Sikhism. I previously taught English in Japan for two years, where I produced “Shizuoka Speaks,” a grant-funded podcast series exploring how globalization is changing immigration and education in Asia. It looked specifically at how this manifested in racism and diversity issues in the city of Shizuoka, Japan, and currently lives on through its Facebook page.

I update that with relevant links as I come across them, but most of my cultural headspace these days goes to India, where I’ve been freelance reporting since 2013. I’m based in the city of Lucknow, a much more “typical” Indian city than the international destinations of say Delhi or Mumbai. Not too many foreigners live here, and it’s not really the kind of place where travelers or even Indians from bigger cities would like to stay for a long time because it doesn’t have the same offerings as larger metropolitan areas. That being said, it’s a much more immersive reporting experience. I’ve done a range of stories from here, and whereas last year I reported a lot of stories on politics, religion and the relationship between the two (a very volatile topic in northern India), this year I’ve been looking closer at stories concerning gender and sexuality, whether it relates to women, masculinity or LGBTQ issues, and trying to branch out of the state where I’m based.

My “day” job as a freelancer is being the editorial assistant for the website PBS MediaShift, where I produce and report stories on online publishing, media and digital culture.

Osa Atoe


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“Shotgun Seamstress” is a book, zine and blog that is by, for and about Black punks, feminists, LGBTQ, artists and musicians.

Deanna Pan


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Lynn Brown


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I’m currently working on an urban fantasy novel and an anthology on contemporary African American expatriate writers in Paris.

Natalie San Luis


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Reggie Evans


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Paula Young Lee


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Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Art & Architectural History/History of Science. Specialist in the architecture of animal captivity (zoos, slaughterhouses).