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medina | editor-in-chief

medina (they/them/their) is a queer Honduran nonbinary trans adoptee who lives in NYC. Their writing has appeared in: them, Into, Yes Poetry, Hello Giggles and The Establishment. They are an MFA Creative Writing Candidate (WFCYA) at The New School. medina is currently working on a Queer Contemporary Middle Grade novel. When they’re not writing, they enjoy bedroom DJ’ing, music, reading and all things nature.

 

Isaiah Frisbie | Media Manager / Contributing Editor

Isaiah Frisbie is a Latinx poet from Southern California. He earned his dual BA in Literary Arts and English Nonfiction Writing from Brown University and is currently pursuing his MA in Civic Media from Emerson College. A queer, first-generation college, and low-income student himself, his previous professional experience is namely in community organizing and student advocacy. He is particularly invested in the intersections of writing, social justice, educational equity, and artistic activism.

Ananya Garg | Poetry Editor

Ananya Garg is a young queer poet and spoken word performance artist slowly learning to heal and shine. She sees her QTPOC arts community as a central force in her healing process and hopes her words can be a part of your healing. She recently read her work as a part of Tasveer’s South Asian Literature Festival at Hugo House and she is an active member of the Seattle Poetry Slam community. She has also appeared in Tasveer’s 2018 Yoni Ki Baat, the ASUW Womxn’s Action Commission’s “The ____ Monologues,” Lavish: A QTPOC Arts Showcase hosted by the Q Center at the University of Washington, the Viva La Healing Conference at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre, and more. She currently works as Director of the ASUW Queer Student Commission at the University of Washington. Ananya is in her last year at the University of Washington working on her thesis about the power of spoken word poetry. After she graduates in June she would like to be a teaching artist for young poets. Stay up to date with Ananya’s performances, writing, and more at ananyagarg.com or on Instagram/Twitter @originalananya.   

 

Raelee Fourkiller | Poetry Editor

Raelee Fourkiller is queer writer from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. She currently attends Brown University where she will be double-majoring in Education and Indigenous Studies. Her writing is influenced by her lived experiences as a queer, low-income Indigenous woman that employs themes of self-love, empowerment, cultural resurgence, and radical resilience.

 

 

Andy Lopez | Fiction Editor

Andy Lopez is a Latinx writer based in New York City. He is currently pursuing a BA in Creative Writing from Hunter College. His writing has appeared in The Olivetree Review, Hunter College’s literary and arts magazine, which he has worked on as Prose Editor since the Spring of 2018. Currently, he is working on a chapbook composed of flash fiction pieces centered on a queer character’s experience with entering adulthood. His favorite place to read is on a New York City subway train, preferably when sitting. 

 

Gaby | Poetry Editor

Gaby (they/them/their) is a non-binary Puerto Rican pursuing a BA in English at Mount Holyoke College on full-ride scholarship. They’re a Taurus sun, Scorpio rising, Virgo moon. If you don’t know anything about astrology, that’s a cocktail of constellations that means they’re a perfectionist hungry for success.  As if school and work aren’t enough, they’re also a staff writer for the books and literature section for Mt. Holyoke’s newspaper. They’re in the process of writing their debut novel and excited to help other QTPOC get their work out in the world. They love bringing other writers’ worlds to life in Theater, watching all the Twilight movies instead of doing homework, and sends you all the love and light you need.

 

Danielle Emerson | Nonfiction Editor

Danielle Emerson is a Diné undergrad student at Brown University studying Education, Literary Arts, and Theatre and Performance Studies. She is from Shiprock, New Mexico and proudly identifies as asexual. Her writing primarily focuses on the Native American experience, self-identity, representation, empowerment, and family dynamics. Danielle is a strong advocate for diverse representation in YA/children’s literature. She is currently working on a play through Brown’s undergrad theatre program centered on daily Indigenous life and cultural knowledge.