Kemi Alabi is a writer living in Oakland, CA. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Guardian, The Butter, Apogee Journal, Kweli Journal, and elsewhere. She coordinates Echoing Ida, a Forward Together program amplifying the work of Black women and nonbinary folks in media.
Nefertiti Asanti is a writer, cultural worker & sometimes performance poet from the Bronx, New York. Her work explores healing, Afrofuturism, queerness, and womanist musings. For over a decade, Nefertiti has been featured in several original spoken word and theatre works staged throughout New York City & nationally. Nefertiti’s poetry has been published in Apiary 8: Soft Targets and Hey Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment in Schools and on the Streets.
Zoë Fay-Stindt was simultaneously raised in the boondocks of North Carolina and a small village in the south of France. Her work has appeared in GAUGE, Concrete, The Chimera, and Emerson College’s academic journal JASPER, among others. She eats and sleeps in Austin, Texas, where she also works for the Boys and Girls Club, interns with A Strange Object press, and spends her free time at Texas Legislature bill hearings and serving as the reproductive rights committee head for Literary Women in Action.
Cecily Schuler is a Miami-raised, Brooklyn-based genderqueer writer and performer. Their work is featured in the Offing, great weather for MEDIA, Duende and elsewhere. They are an assistant editor at Drunken Boat, and run Union Square Slam, a weekly poetry open mic and slam in the heart of New York City every Tuesday. They are working on a full-length experimental poetic memoir. Cecily's chapbook, 296, chronicling the author's experience living with multiple mental health diagnoses, is available from Next Left Press.