Morgan Russell (she/they) is the Creative Writing Editor for Marías at Sampaguitas. When she’s not waxing lyrical about the importance of storytelling, she writes poetry that can be found in Rabid Oak, Empty House Press, Apricity Press,The Rush, and mutiny! She is on twitter @conniptionns. If you wish to use prefixes, please use Mx. or Ms.
Hailz Saga (they/them) is currently a student at California State University, Fullerton getting their bachelor’s degrees in ethnic studies and cinema & television arts. Being Filipinx themselves, Saga dedicates their time to learning more about their heritage and history to pass onto future generations through art and film. Alongside being an art editor for Marías, they are a social media manager for Kissing Dynamite Poetry, a breaking news reporter for TV Wasteland, was a nominee in film editing for OC Register Artist of the Year 2020, and is a flying bison (Go Appa!) connoisseur. If you wish to use prefixes, please use Mx.
Kathy Mak (she/her) is the Poetry Editor for Marías at Sampaguitas. She is an emerging writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared/are forthcoming in The /tƐmz/Review, Marías at Sampaguitas, and Kissing Dynamite. She writes to reflect on her experiences, and to explore the unbounded. She was previously a reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. If you wish to use prefixes, please use Mx. or Ms.
Keana Aguila Labra (they/she) is a bi Pinay who writes, a 2019 Best of Net nominated Tagalog-Cebuana poet, and an advocate for Filipinx voices in the literary arts residing on unceded Ohlone territory. Knowing the importance of representation, they hope to foster a creative safe space for Filipinx and marginalized communities with their online magazine, Marías at Sampaguitas. Outside of Marías, they're a staff writer for MID-HEAVEN, revolture, Headcanon Magazine, and a Senior Reader for Pocketfire Presents. They write reviews of literature and media through a womanist lens. They taught a Q&A poetry workshop with Teen Belle Magazine and hope to host virtual book club sessions in the near future. Their micro-chapbook Natalie was published with Nightingale & Sparrow, and their chapbook, No Saints, is forthcoming with Lazy Adventurer Publishing. They're a shy, soft, INFJ Virgo; and you can talk to them about anything via email, keanaaguilalabra [at] gmail [dot] com, or at their Discord ID, KAL#5911. Otherwise, they're on Instagram and Medium as @KeanaAguilaLabra. If you wish to use prefixes, please use Mx. or Ms.
Kelly Ritter (she/her) is a reader, writer, & crafter currently living life in Muncie, Indiana. She recently graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English & a minor in Creative Writing. She is one of the social media editors at Brave Voices Magazine. When she’s not reading or tweeting, she’s outside practicing yoga or cuddling her kitties. She is the Head Social Media Editor for Marías at Sampaguitas. If you wish to use prefixes, please use Mx. or Ms.
Nazlı Karabıyıkoğlu (she/her) is the Interview Editor for Marías at Sampaguitas. She is an author from Turkey, enthusiastic traveler, Feminist activist, and Mother of four cats and countless animals all over the world. Full-time resident in Georgia, escaped from the oppression in Turkey. Has 5 published books in Turkish.
For further information: www.nazlikarabiyikoglu.com. If you wish to use prefixes, please use Mx. or Ms.