Isa Flores-Jones studies the art of indecision at Harvard University and reads prose and poetry for Winter Tangerine. She is a poet and pragmatist and is committed to the destigmatization of mental illness.
Dice Jung is a writer stationed in Hawaii. His works can be found in the Sierra Nevada Review, textploit, and etc, and have been given high honors by Sierra Nevada College, Hollins University, the Boston Globe, and The Massachusetts Poetry Festival. He is excited to enact justice for Sylvia Plath or pretty much anyone whose mental illness has been fetishized as sexy/sad inspiration porn by working as a Reader for this feature.
Emily Yin is a junior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Her writing has been nationally recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and is forthcoming in The Eunoia Review, The Riveter Review, and Polyphony H.S., among others. She is thrilled to work on this feature because she believes that it is important to destigmatize mental illness and provide a platform for marginalized voices.
Xandria Phillips is a poet who lives with depression, anxiety, and her cat in Virginia. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Nepantla, The Adroit Journal, West Branch and elsewhere.
Izak Kelsey Friedemann has been working in the visual and literary arts since he was a child. He is excited to be working on Reshaping the Bell Jar because mental health has played an enormous part of his life. He is excited to see others writing about the day to day reality of living with mental illness.
Sarah Maria Medina, the poetry editor at Winter Tangerine, is a poet & fiction/creative nonfiction writer from the American Northwest.
L.G. Parker is a Callaloo fellow and student at Virginia Commonwealth University where they intern for Blackbird and are a member of Good Clear Sound. Their work has been published in Nepantla and is forthcoming in Brooklyn Boihoods anthology, Outside the XY: Queer, Brown Masculinity. They are a contributor for Blavity and The Black Youth Project and think you look nice, today.
Evelyn White is an aspiring actress and current sociology and psychology student from the Sacramento, CA area. With her interest in the behavioral sciences and experience in cognitive, emotional, and social therapy, she has been excited and honored to be a part of Reshaping the Bell Jar. She hopes that with public enlightenment and understanding, normalized social stigmas can be reevaluated and diminished.