Charlene Haparimwi is a senior at DePaul University studying Public Relations and Advertising with minors in Journalism and Women's and Gender Studies. She is originally from St. Louis and currently resides in Chicago. Her work has been published in places like The Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, The DePaulia, Seventeen, Racked, Femsplain, and more. Charlene loves public relations, small animals, indie coffee shops, feminism, and art shows.
You can see more of her work at // charlenehaparimwi.contently.com
Keisa Reynolds is a queer black feminist, writer and storyteller based in Chicago. They are a Bay Area native with Midwestern manners. They co-founded and co-host Whine Club, a storytelling series all about whining and drinking wine. They are a graduate student in Women's Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago and hold a BA in Cultural Studies from Columbia College.
Lora Mathis is a poet, artist, musician, & tender Cancer. They coined the term "radical softness as a weapon" and much of their work focuses on femininity, mental illness, and unlearning shame. They are the author of chapbooks "bigger bolder less pathetic" and "and the noise does not stop," as well as the full-length collections "The Women Widowed to Themselves" and "instinct to ruin." They currently live in Philly, by way of San Diego.
Savannah Turner is a black womyn who recently moved to the city after graduating from college on the East Coast. She studied Digital Anthropology and African-American Studies, and cares deeply about quality arts education for all students. She loves blackness, mixed media, dismantling traditional public education structures, and lots of communal food experiences.
Robi Foli is a photographer and occasional poet from San Diego, California. As a soon-to-be graduate from Columbia College Chicago, Robi has been creating primarily documentary and street photography, as well as conceptual work that is most often focused around coping with mental illness. She fills her days with old music as she explores new places, and if she's not in the darkroom, you might find her sitting in the park playing cards, or reading about Antarctica. Robi has been eating avocados since 1993, enjoying the company of dogs since 2012, and collaborating with Hooligan Mag since 2015.
You can find her work on Instagram at either @spoiledavocado or @minoltamomma, or on her website at robifoli.com
Cody Corrall is a writer, photographer, and podcast producer based in Chicago where they study journalism, media and cinema studies, and Chinese. When they're not writing about pop culture, politics, and identity, you can hear them yelling into a microphone for the podcast network Earbud Media.
You can follow them everywhere @codycaptures and @earbudmedia.
YASMIN ZACARIA MIKHAIEL
Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel is an Oral Historian, Writer, and Dramaturg. As a soon-to-be graduate of DePaul University's Theatre School, she has truly enjoyed collaborating on mixed-media and interdisciplinary work that prioritize narratives that are lost, forgotten, or ignored. She is a Persian goddess and triple Aries known for being ruthless, but lovely. She looks forward to dismantling the patriarchy through the infiltrating of arts organizations and institutions that claim "diversity" as a founding mission. Yasmin currently battles such societal issues by creating space for people to reflect on their past and share hope for the future.
Catch her on SoundCloud and Instagram @yasmin.zacaria and check out her portfolio and side hustle/Creative Consulting biz at yasminzacaria.com
Audrey Gorden is a Senior at Columbia College Chicago and an Intern Contact Reporter for the Chicago Tribune. Her work has appeared in 34th Parallel Magazine and Hair Trigger Literary Anthology. Her hobbies include watercolor painting and illustration, crying during every movie she watches, and referencing Gilmore Girls. She is fascinated by all things revolving around her Judaism and arts & cultural criticism.
You can follow her on Twitter @audreyjgorden On Instagram @cherrycokepapi or contact her at email@example.com
Gabby Diekhoff is an incoming senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she’s double-majoring in English, with a concentration in creative writing, as well as Gender and Women’s Studies, with a concentration in LGBTQ+ studies. When she’s not in bed canoodling her pet bunnies, Fern and Cuddles Commander, she’s probably inhaling spaghetti, listening to Sleater-Kinney, crying over dogs/animals in general, drooling over Carrie Brownstein, or all the above, simultaneously. You can also find her writing in BUST Magazine, Bandcamp, Vinyl Me, Please, and Byrdie.
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