Dorothy Chan (she/they)
Editor in Chief and Founding Editor
Things I love: a triple sonnet and a cocktail; poems about food and sex, drag shows, runway, mid-2000s fashion, dream dates, being a queer in a family of straights, Hong Kong, visual art, and snakes slithering away. I love a good afternoon fantasy with a side of sashimi.
Favorite writers: Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Ching-In Chen, Jenny Zhang, Evie Shockley, Nikki Finney, Lee Ann Roripaugh, John Murillo, Allison Joseph, Mona Eltahawy, Douglas Kearney, Kim Hyesoon, Sayaka Murata
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Rita Mookerjee (she/her)
Poetry Editor and Founding Editor, Sex, Kink, and the Erotic Editor
Things I love: as resident feminist killjoy; writing about obscure historical figures, anime, failed science experiments, nightly rituals, tantrums, and salted meats. I want to read about your talismans, DIY projects, strangest dates, and betta fishes. I love irreverence and obscenity and clapping back.
Favorite writers: Edwidge Danticat, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Dionne Brand, Jenny Boully, Kazim Ali, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Roxane Gay, Safiya Sinclair, Anaïs Nin, Claudia Rankine, Toni Morrison, Rachel Cargle
Avni Vyas (she/her)
Things I love: alligators, rage-crochet, social justice doilies, Ramayana, bourbon, distance running, syntax, Floridiana, banyan trees, one-liners, rejoinders, tiny mischief.
Favorite writers: Ai, Anne Carson, Ursula K. LeGuin, Arundhati Roy, Cheryl Strayed, Douglas Coupland, Audre Lorde, Rachel Carson, Leslie Jamison
Claire Meuschke (she/her)
Things I love: reviving the archive, ethnobotany, daily life as it intersects with time travel, dreams.
Favorite writers: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Anne Boyer, Gregory Cajete, CAConrad, Xue Di, Saidiya Hartman, Bhanu Kapil, Layli Long Soldier, Fred Moten, Alice Notley, Arthur Sze
Jessica Q. Stark (she/her)
Things I love: haunted boudoirs, anti-manifesto manifestoes, final girls, single-panel serial narratives, experimental infographics, femme monsters, radical dictums, poetry comics, comics poetry, sexy ghosts, (in)formal disobedience and/or instructions for survival, plastic palm trees, prison abolitionism, and big cats misbehaving. I love a good shit talking sesh and might make you cry with a can of spam, rice, and some bok choy.
Favorite writers/artists: Taro Gomi, Fiona Staples, Lorna Simpson, Bianca Stone, Phoebe Gloeckner, Sommer Browning, Tula Lotay, Mariko Tamaki, Thi Bui, Eleanor Davis, Lynda Barry, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Julie Doucet, Carrie Mae Weems, Olivia Jaimes
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Christina Giarrusso (she/her)
Things I love: Currently fostering senior dogs and growing my own food & flowers. I am interested in beautyberries, tarot, pollinators, mythical creatures, watercolor, macramé, ecology, and BTS. I love ube, salt water, minimalist floral illustrations, manatees, and surprise.
Favorite writers: Gloria Anzaldúa, Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde, Carmen Maria Machado, Barbara Jane Reyes, Robin Coste Lewis, Minaa B.
Zakiya Cowan (she/her)
Things I love: writing about the body, Black womanhood, trees, reconciling with loss, taking up space, confession, erasure, preserving family history, matriarchs, and food. I love questioning, learning, and reclamation.
Favorite writers: Safia Elhillo, Aja Monet, Eve Ewing, Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Tiana Clark, Aracelis Girmay, Nicole Sealey, Lucille Clifton, Su Hwang, Jaqueline Woodson, Camonghne Felix.
Nabila Lovelace (she/her)
Rants & Raves Editor
Things I love: ampersands, cold grapes, jeni’s salted caramel ice cream, song transitions I can’t get out my head, matcha lattes, Queens, a good scent that’s hard to perceive, oxtail, the homies, shit talk, watching basketball games I already know the end result to, the first moment when you hear a new favorite song, & a whole lot of uses of language.
Favorite writers: Toni Morrison, Sherley Anne Williams, Jayne Cortez, Bbymutha, Angel Nafis, Stevie Wonder, 40 BARRS, Morgan Parker, Kendra Allen, Kiese Laymon, Diamond Forde, Hanif Abdurraqib, Charleen McClure
Maria Clara Melo (she/her)
Things I love: writing about living in the hyphen between Brazilian and American, the ritual of trauma, and secrets. Enjoys dystopian fantasies that could come true, making doodles, and not translating when she writes in Portuguese. Loves investigating the intricacies of cross sections in identities, and the smell of onions and garlic cooking together.
Favorite writers: Edwidge Danticat, Carmen Maria Machado, Octavia Butler, Toni Morrison, Gloria Anzaldua, Roxane Gay, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Haruki Murakami
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Gaia Rajan (she/her)
Things I love: electro-pop, enjambment, aquariums, writing about identity without tokenization, computer science that’s paired with art and ethics, poems about friendship, Once Upon a Time, quiet moments.
Favorite writers: Carmen Maria Machado, Franny Choi, Megan Fernandes, Patricia Smith, Richard Blanco, Ocean Vuong, Laini Taylor, Nicole Sealey.