Renée Barry is an environmental humanities graduate from Sterling College. She now resides in Montpelier, Vermont- where she makes art at her cluttered desk in a tiny apartment. Her largest project to date uses collage as a medium to explore how we organize perceptions into reality.
Farrell Greenwald Brenner is a student and activist currently located in Syracuse, NY. Her first collection of poetry, Diatribe from the Library, is available at Headmistress Press. Brenner serves as editor-in-chief of The OutCrowd Magazine, Syracuse University's LGBT publication, since the fall of 2014, and her work has also appeared in Lavender Review and The Feminist Wire.
Jojo Donovan is a non-binary trans poet, writer, and facilitator living in Washington, DC. They are studying to receive their MA in Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where their work explores queer and trans survivor magic – the strategies we create to make life more possible for ourselves in an often impossible world. Their writing has appeared in Confrontation.
Grace Dunham is a writer and activist from New York City. Their first chapbook of poetry is available at thefool.us. Their current project, Support.FM, is a crowdfunding platform to help trans and gender nonconforming people in jail and detention raise money for bail and bond. They live in Los Angeles, where they are developing Support.FM with Jodie.
Rhonda Eikamp is originally from Texas and lives in Germany. Stories of hers have appeared in mainly speculative-fiction venues, including Lackington's, The Journal of Unlikely Observances and in the special Lightspeed issue "Women Destroy Science Fiction." She works as a translator for a German law firm.
Reina Gossett is an activist, writer, and filmmaker. Along with Sasha Wortzel, Reina wrote, directed and produced Happy Birthday, Marsha! a short film about legendary trans activist Marsha P Johnson starring Independent Spirit Award winner Mya Taylor.
As the 2014-2016 Activist-In-Residence at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women (BCRW) Reina produced and directed No One Is Disposable, a series of cross media platform teaching tools used to spotlight the ways oppressed people are fighting back, surviving and building strong communities in the face of enormous violence. She recently produced a short animated film The Personal Things about iconic black trans activist Miss Major.
Virginia Grove is an MFA graduate of the Wilkes University Creative Program. She widely explores explosions of meaning through writing, painting, teaching, and learning. A curious, connection-seeking, deep-listening, truth-following, story-loving Creative, Virginia lives with her long-time love and an ark of fur-kids in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she teaches as an adjunct English instructor at several, local universities.
Aubrielle Hvolboll is a freelance photographer and rookie photojournalist based in Northern California. She loves all things storytelling, and aspires to use multimedia work as a mechanism for change. Currently focused on expanding her mediums, she is creating audio and written nonfiction. She produces writing, videography, and photography for College of the Atlantic’s digital news. Her photography has been published in Broad Street, 3Elements Review, and shown in Sacramento-area galleries.website: aubrielles.com
C. Kubasta is the author of two chapbooks, A Lovely Box and &ands (both from Finishing Line), and a full-length collection, All Beautiful & useless (BlazeVOX). Her next book, Of Covenants, is forthcoming from Whitepoint Press in 2017. Her poetry, fragments, and prose experiment with hybrid forms, pronoun slippage and intentional awkwardness. Find her at www.ckubasta.com
Keiko Lane is a Japanese American poet, essayist, and psychotherapist writing about the intersections of queer culture, oppression resistance, racial and gender justice, HIV criminalization, and reproductive justice. Her writing has appeared most recently in The Feminist Wire, Queering Sexual Violence, The Feminist Pron Book, The Rumpus, The Body, and The Remedy. A psychotherapist in Berkeley, CA, she also teaches graduate psychotherapy courses on queer and multicultural psychotherapies, the psychodynamics of social justice, and the embodied literature of exile. “Music is a Scar in the Silence” is a chapter from her memoir in progress, Blood/Loss: Toward a Queer Embodied Memory (a love story).
Cosi Nayovitz is a North Carolina based writer with a degree in Literature. She is currently studying massage therapy and writes body based poetry as well as creative nonfiction.
James Shultis holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens College and a BA in English Literature from Hunter College. They have previously served as Editor-In-Chief as well as Poetry Editor for Ozone Park Journal, a journal of creative writing and art sponsored by Queens College. Their work has appeared in print and online journals including: Mud Luscious Press, The Scrambler, Women Studies Quarterly (through Feminist Press), AlexZine, Farmhouse Magazine, Next Door Magazine, and Up the River. James resides in Albany, NY where they serve as Director of Programs for the Pride Center of the Capital Region, one of the country's oldest, continuously running LGBTQ centers.
Sophia Terazawa is the author of I AM NOT A WAR (Essay Press, 2016). You can find her at sophiaterazawa.com.
Arianne Zwartjes is the author of the lyric nonfiction book Detailing Trauma: A Poetic Anatomy (University of Iowa Press); a selection from Detailing Trauma won the 2011 Gulf Coast Prize for Nonfiction and was named a Best American Essays Notable Essay in 2013. Several of her recent pieces can be found in The Southern Review, Tarpaulin Sky, Kenyon Review, and Denver Quarterly; her previous longer works include Disem(body), The Surfacing of Excess, and (Stictched) A Surface Opens: Essays. Visit her and her writing at ariannezwartjes.com.
Rachel Economy is a writer, educator, and farmer living in Berkeley, California. Currently pursuing a master’s degree examining the place of story in resilient systems design, Rachel also teaches writing to all ages. At Wildword Workshops, she co-facilitates classes that combine animal tracking and poetry writing. Rachel’s poetry, essays, and nonfiction have appeared in Watershed Journal of Environment and Culture, Dark Mountain Blog, Kingfisher, Index/Fist, and the Brown University journals Visions and The Round. Her thoughts on writing and other entanglements can be found at gatecitygardener.wordpress.com.
Brighde Moffat is a writer, thru-hiker, and teaches free yoga at her local LGTBQ center. Her essays and poetry have appeared in The Rumpus and Entropy. She is currently a MA candidate at Goddard College, where she studies the politics and poetics of embodiment.
Jennifer Patterson is a grief worker who uses words, threads, and plants to explore survivorhood, body(ies) and healing. She is the editor of Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices From Within the Anti-Violence Movement (2016), facilitates trauma-focused writing and embroidery workshops, and has had writing published in places like OCHO: A Journal of Queer Arts, The Establishment, Handjob, and The Feminist Wire. A queer and trans affirming, trauma-informed herbalist, Patterson offers sliding scale care as a practitioner with the Breathe Network as well as through her own practice Corpus Ritual Apothecary. Recently, she finished a graduate program with a thesis focused on translating embodied traumatic experience through somatic practices and critical and creative nonfiction. You can find out more at ofthebody.net