Srishti Uppal is an eighteen-year-old poet and essayist from New Delhi, India. She is Editor-in-Chief of Teen Belle Magazine, and blog correspondent for The Brown Orient Literary Journal. Her work may be found in The Mystic Blue Review and Paper Trains Literary Journal. She is a mental health advocate for Fortis Healthcare. You can read her work here
Ada Pelonia is the Head Reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. She is a writer from the Philippines, and she enjoys writing poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in Porridge Magazine, 101 Words, Germ Magazine, and elsewhere. Some of her works can be seen at adapelonia.weebly.com or on Twitter @_adawrites.
Nisarga Sinha is a 19 years old amateur Indian poet. Her poems have appeared in Marías at Sampaguitas, Teen Belle Magazine, Headcanon Magazine, Crêpe & Penn. She's pursuing Major in English Literature. She writes because thoughts can be suffocating and little things intrigue her. When she's not writing, she's reading fanfictions or pretending to sleep when she clearly can't. You can find her on twitter and instagram as @nisarga_sinha.
Anushka Bidani is an 18 year old poet & essayist from India. She adores the rain, blue skies, open mic events, the human anatomy, & art in all its distinct magnificent shapes. She’s the Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director at Headcanon Magazine, & serves as a general reader for Three Crows Magazine. Currently, she writes monthly articles for Teen Belle Magazine on young women’s menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health. Her work has appeared / is forthcoming in Royal Rose Magazine, Esthesia Magazine, & Nightingale & Sparrow; among others. She’s an art student at Ashoka University. She writes at https://anushkabidanix.wordpress.com. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. Cimmone is a reader for Marias at Sampaguitas. She also serves as Editor-at-Large of Trampset and a contributor for Arouse. Her narrative prose has been published in a menagerie of literary journals. Her chapbook, When I Was Alive, is available on Amazon. When Cimmone grows up, she wants to be a reclusive writer who only ventures out on Thursday nights to stand-up comedy in the city. She is alive and well on Twitter @diefunnier.
Rosie Carter is a photographer, illustrator, and writer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has previously been published in Nightingale and Sparrow, the Journal of the Core Curriculum at Boston University, and Marias at Sampaguitas. She enjoys philosophy and is avid about all things cat-related. You can find her reading and relaxing with her two cats, Butterscotch and Orzo.
Lynne Cattafi is a Poetry Reader for Marías at Sampaguitas. She teaches English at a private school in New Jersey. When she's not teaching her students to love writing poetry and reading books, she enjoys drinking coffee, buillding Lego cities from scratch with her children, walking her beagle, and reading historical fiction and mysteries. Her poetry has appeared in Elephants Never, Marías at Sampaguitas, The Wellington Street Review, and Vita Brevis. She can be found on Twitter @lynnecatt.
Asela Lee Kemper is a writer, in-the-learning-process songwriter, and poetry reader at Marías at Sampaguitas. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Emerging Media & Digital Arts from Southern Oregon University. Her work has previously published in SOU Student Press' Main Squeeze and Essential Oil, Flawless Mag: The Border Issue, Silk Club QUIET! Vol. 2, Reclamation Magazine, and No Tender Fences the anthology. While she enjoys listening to K-Pop and looking up new puns, Asela describes herself as an Asian American writer who screams internally 24/7. She currently lives in Southern Oregon with her family. You can find Asela on Twitter @AselaLeeK, Instagram @thesakuraink, and Facebook.
Jacqueline Gadi Thrower is a writer based in Southern California. She is a recent graduate from California State University, San Marcos, earning a Bachelor's degree in Literature and Writing. Her writing is often inspired by the several places she's traveled to and she's mainly fascinated by the multifaceted voices of individuals she comes across. Thrower is currently a reader for Marías at Sampaguitas and can be found on Twitter @jgthrower and Instagram @t.queline_
Czaerra Galicianao Ucol (she/they) is a queer Filipino American artist and educator focused on the power of cultural work as a tool for social justice. She is a recent graduate from New York University, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Asian/Pacific/American Studies in December 2019. They the founder of Danum, a Queens-based series of poetry and spoken word writing workshops centering members of the Asian diaspora and all QTBIPOC in the New York City borough. She is a Sadie Nash 2019-2020 ELLA Fellow and the recipient of Filipino American National Historical Society - Metro New York's "Distinguished Young Professional" award. In her spare time, she loves to cook, dance at concerts, and dive headfirst into adventure.
Vaishnavi is an 19-year-old student, walking through life losing her pens, temper, paints, mind, etc. She likes to talk (a lot) about poetry, history, sciences, and politics. Can always be found with her nose in between the pages of a book, uninterested in the torments of this world. She has served as the poetry reader for Homology Lit. Her work has appeared in Marías at Sampaguitas, Headcanon Magazine and TeenBelle Magazine. She writes at www.umvaishnavi.wordpress.com. You can contact her at email@example.com.