Christine Fojas is a Filipino-Canadian hailing from Las Piñas City and currently living in Metro Vancouver. She has a BA in Comparative Literature from University of the Philippines and works as a library technician at Douglas College. A list of her publications can be found at her website. She is also on Twitter as @chrisfojas.
April Frances Federico is an up-and-coming poet, journalist, activist, and visual artist. She has a specific ardor for women's rights and Title IX issues. She is a huge literature nerd studying Creative Writing with minors in Arts Management and Visual Arts at Roger Williams University. She is also the voice behind The April Diaries and her work has been published in Rose Quartz, Ayaskala, honey & lime lit, Kissing Dynamite, Satin Soulbits, and HEAL(er) Mag.
Emily Deibler is a native of North Georgia. She is a published poet and author. Her short story “Deer in December” was published in TL;DR Press’ Halloween 2018 Horror collection, NOPE. She has also published her poems “Turkey Hunting,” “Patty,” “Samantha,” and “Daughters of the Sun.” Her debut novel, Dove Keeper, came out in October 2018. She can be found on Twitter at @emilydeibler.
Gervanna Stephens is a Jamaican poet and proud Slytherin with congenital amputation living in Canada. She is Assistant Editor with The/tƐmz/Review, hates public speaking, has two sisters who are better writers than her & thinks unicorns laugh when we say they aren’t real. Recent or forthcoming work can be found in Moonchild Magazine, Ghost City Press, Montreal Writes and Yes Poetry.
Janelle Salanga is a self-professed Gryffindor & a current sophomore at the University of California, Davis. She is majoring in science & technology studies while minoring in political science and communication. When she's not coding or binge-watching Michael Schur shows, she writes for UC Davis Magazine as an editorial intern and is currently directing a vignette for Pilipinx Cultural Night. Her work has been published in The Margins, Occulum, and The Brown Orient, among other places. She tweets @janelle_cpp.
Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made (2017). She has work forthcoming or appearing in a wide variety of publications. She is the founding editor of Nightingale & Sparrow and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste. Currently, she is editing the Stanzas from the Silence anthology in addition to working on a variety of works in progress. When she isn’t writing (and sometimes when she is), Juliette can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz.
Nashira Rose is an Afro-Pinay/ Poly-nesian artist & activist from Cebu. She spends her free time making zines, collages, and infographics that explore the issues that plague her commu-nities; from mental illness, to climate change in the Pacific. She believes in creating change in the form of art, one poem & poster at a time. On Instagram & Twitter as @nashxra.
Shreyaa Tandel is a self established poet or you can say amateur poet from India. Her poems "Inadvertently Alive", "Virgin" and "Blackhole" have been published in the blue pages lit and vamp cat magazine respectively. When she isn't writing or is glued in front of a computer/cell phone screen, she spends time singing north indian classical music and reading the bhagwad gita and pretending very hard to be happy, even though she isn't. Her email is
Tiny Tanaka is a poetry and prose writer, recovering addict, Hafu-sprinkled with Korean heritage, lesbian, who happens to have borderline personality disorder. They fight for intersectional feminism, LGBT+ rights, and to end the stigma of mental illnesses.
Venus Davis is a 20-year-old nonbinary writer from Cleveland, Ohio. They are currently a poetry reader for Random Sample Review and a social media content creator for Ayaskala. Venus is also working on writing a poetry chapbook inspired by astrology. Follow their twitter for more memes, rants, and the occasional poem: @venusbeanus.
Paul Robert Mullen is a poet, musician and sociable loner from Liverpool, U.K. He has three published poetry collections: curse this blue raincoat (2017), testimony (2018), and 35 (2018). He has been widely published in magazine, journals and anthologies worldwide. Paul also enjoys paperbacks with broken spines, and all things minimalist.
Grace Beilstein is a sophomore at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas. She writes flash fiction, poetry, and prose. She is one of three main editors of her school's award-winning literary magazine "Falcon Wings."
Hannah Schoettmer is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Butcher Papers, a youth-focused literary magazine. She also serves as an Executive Editor with Ayaskala and is a regular contributor at Marias at Sampaguitas. She has been recognized by TeenInk, Write the World, the Scholastic Art and Writing awards, and the Live Poets Society of New Jersey, among others. Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in 24hr Neon Mag, Royal Rose, Crepe and Penn, Wide Eyes Publishing's salt + vinegar, and elsewhere.
Priya Verma is from India, currently pursuing her bachelor degree in literature. She loves trying up new things, whether it be art or some random trek. She is always up for a conversation about Game of Thrones over some perry petry cottage cheese fries! She is also a regular contributor for Teen Belle Magazine.
Aspen Duscha is a coffee-loving poet who in addition to gathering books loves to gather words and discover the world around them.
Lynne Schmidt (she/her) is a mental health professional in Maine. Her unpublished memoir, The Right to Live: A Memoir of Abortion has received Maine Nonfiction Award and was a 2018 PNWA finalist, while her poetry has received the Editor's Choice Award for her poem, Baxter, from Frost Meadow Review, and her chapbook, Dead Dog Poems, was honorable mention from Pub House Books. Her work has appeared in Soft Cartel, RESIST/RECLAIM, Royal Rose, Maine Dog Magazine, Alyss Literary, Her Kind Vida, and others. When given the choice, Lynne prefers the company of her three dogs and one cat to humans.
Twitter: @LynneSchmidt @Abortion Chat
Facebook: Lynn(e) Schmidt
Born in Ankara, Turkey, Nazli Yildirm is published by various magazines in Turkey. Besides poetry, she is a photographer and she likes composing stories with her camera. She established a photo zine called HAYRET herself. She is a proud feminist, activist and member of LGBT+ community in Turkey. She wants to reflect her experience on Turkish LGBT+ apart from current the oppression in Turkey. Going after making otherized people feel belonging through her poems and photographs, she is on the prowl of showing the power of restorative and constructive things. She will continue revealing the invisible pieces of existing and transformation thanks to those images.
Vanessa Maki is a queer writer, artist & blk feminist whose work has appeared or will appear in various places. She has self-published a handful of chapbooks & currently has two forthcoming in 2020: sweet like limes (Bone & Ink Press) & the chosen one (Animal Heart Press).