bbmilf666 _ is an online moniker for a shit bitch that professionally stalks bands as some sort of income. She’s a young sensitive female and she’s learning about growing up while living with her first ever boyfriend. It’s something like when Avril said he was a punk, she did ballet except they live in bk, he’s into noise and she does clubs.
Bailey A was “really going to be something at the age of twenty-two”, but decided to be herself instead. A former women's studies and film student in Ontario, Canada, now in the process of moving to NYC. You can find her rants about Borderline Personality Disorder, and the men she might kinda-sorta-be-dating on Twitter and her selfies on Instagram
Bini Adamczak works (preferably not too much) as an author, performer and visual artist. Her book Communism for Children will be published in English by MIT Press in Spring 2017. She studied philosophy in Frankfurt and now lives in Berlin. Like many girls in her position, she dreams about doing something “real” or "with her hands" – for example, to make a revolution. You can find her on Facebook.
Zoe Addison reads and writes poetry. She likes rocks, small metallic objects, and access to medicine. She has been published on Everyday Genius, and in the second issue of Deluge. She is the co-author of &c.&c.&c.&c.&c.&c.&c.&c.&c. with Cynthia Spencer. You can find her on tumblr.
Aaditya Aggarwal is an aspiring filmmaker and a contributing writer to The New Inquiry and the Zubaan Blog, among other publications, as well as a former co-editor of Camera Stylo, a University of Toronto publication. He is a student of Film and South Asian Studies.
Asam Ahmad says he is a big brown terrorist who likes colouring in bed. He has only ever experienced transcendence via dim sum (savoury pork buns and shiu mai). He thinks way too much and doesn't get paid nearly enough.
Aria Alamalhodaei is a Florida-born writer currently living on the south coast of England. She spends a lot of time thinking about speculative fiction, toxic ecologies, and psychoanalysis.
Garth Algar enjoys being told what to do in Philadelphia and elsewhere, and runs NegateCity, a zine distro aiming to provide the North Carolina Hardcore scene with viewpoints on issues affecting the conditions of our existence.
Christopher Alley is a college-accredited underachiever from Brooklyn, NY. Chris spends most of his time struggling to complete a coffee table book on the history of battle rap and working on music. When he remembers to, he also writes music criticism under the pen name “Christopher Alley”.
– Anonymous Articles authored anonymously to protect the privacy of the authors.
Aiden Arata is an INFP Gemini whose writing has appeared in publications including BOMB, Hobart, Shabby Doll House, Potluck, Electric Cereal, and Hobart. She lives in Los Angeles and on social media at @aidenarata.
Sand Avidar-Walzer is a scholar and writer living in New York. He's written on music for Glide Magazine and The Quietus, among others.
Robin Babb is a writer and editor who's lived in a lot of different places. She writes for The Weekly Alibi, a weekly paper in Albuquerque, and hikes the Sandias a lot. She believes the best way to fight things is with information. She'll go back to school one day, really.
trouble baker only knows how to express affections for others through cooking, and that's fine.
Roxanne Baker is a hag in residence at Mask Magazine. She currently lives on massive credit card debt in Durham, NC. If she's not hiding out in her coven, or at the Pinhook, you can find her creeping around the aisles of Beauty World.
Ada Banks is 19 and an artist from Ann Arbor, MI. After graduating from high school she moved to Brooklyn to work and make art. Her interests include: taking pictures, playing dress up, climbing things, questioning existence, and learning new things. She is a little lost but will probably be okay in the end.
Leigh Barton is a New York native marketing and events professional moonlighting as a DJ/artist manager/writer/vintage t-shirt seller. She has a severe case of Resting Bitch Face and sincerely apologizes for this. Leigh spends most of her time complaining, looking for a place to charge her phone, drinking green juice or Budweiser, aspiring to be a professional wrestler and posting fire-ass content on Twitter and Instagram.
Anwar Batte is a legal fiction and digital denizen currently residing in occupied Lenape territory. “Everything I'm not made me everything I am.” —Kanye West
Maggie Block is a Youth Librarian in the Deep South. When she isn’t reading and over-analyzing youth literature, watching too much online TV, or neglecting her blog and twitter account, she tries to organize in radical collectives dedicated to destroying prisons, capitalism, racism, patriarchy – and other stuff too, probably.
Adam Brelsford is a Pharmacy student based in the UK. His interests include medicine, writing, and any overlap between the two. He has previously written for PJ Online and the Cardiff University student newspaper.
Alex G. Brown is a fashion and entertainment writer based in Toronto, ON. Her work explores the daily intersection of fashion and pop culture without leaving you cross-eyed. You can check out more of her work at alexgabrielbrown.com.
Mikael Brunila is a freelance writer from Finland. He has co-authored a book on the extreme right in Finland and another on zero tolerance policies in Helsinki as well as co-edited a book on open and closed spaces on the internet. His current leanings are towards the intersections between programming and the social sciences.
Ruby Brunton is a New Zealand-raised poet and performer who now lives in Brooklyn. She spends a lot of time thinking about how to create community and education alternatives. Find her on Twitter and Tumblr.
Brendan C. Byrne criticism has appeared in Rhizome and Arc, among other organs. His fiction has appeared in Flurb and Flapperhouse.
Matt Casciano is an ex-punk living on the fringes of normalcy in east Atlanta. If he's not drinking all of the orange juice you brought for the mixed drinks, he's chilling at a coffee shop with half a dozen other non-paying “customers.” Message him on Tumblr about free pools.
Frances Chanel is a middle school drop-out studying color and curly hair at a school for cosmetology in San Francisco. They currently live in Oakland, CA, and spend most of their time obsessing over finding the perfect comb, drinking a perverse amount of coffee, reading sad-lady poetry, and advising friends about trending queer haircuts. Follow them on tumblr and instagram.
Nasim Chatha is from Baltimore County. She likes to write and to think about the language that hides modern day imperialism.
Chloe Chon is a staff writer at Mask Magazine. When she's not writing for Mask she works her day job in Austin, TX, DJs basement house parties, or starts scripts that she will never finish. Find her on tumblr.
Jason Christian was born and raised in Oklahoma. His fiction and essays have appeared in Atticus Review, Cleaver Magazine, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He is currently an MFA candidate at Louisiana State University, Co-Director of Delta Mouth Literary Festival, and Nonfiction Editor at New Delta Review. He lives with his dog Seymour in Baton Rouge.
Erica Christina lives on the East Coast and is a great lover of caffeine, food, and good literature. All three at once, sensation overload. She has previously written for The Purple Fig, My Thirty Spot, and The Good Men Project.
Jaime Chu is a writer from Hong Kong currently living in New York. Her last known permanent address might be Twitter.
Bob Civil finds it absurd to write about himself/herself/themself (?) in third person and doesn't know which pronoun to use since it, me, i, doesn't associate with any of them. its work focuses on the intersections in all of our prevailing realities, human behavior, queerness, otherness, and the tropes of being a human today. bob is an intersectional feminist, artist, writer, thinker, and weirdo.
Ashley Coffey is not a thot, not a sad girl, seeks power through joy and friendship, and Instagrams fervently. Born in Southern California, Ashley studied film production in the Midwest and currently resides in Ridgewood, Queens.
Lou Cornum was born and raised in Arizona, now lives in Brooklyn, and studies smutty science fiction at the CUNY Graduate Center.
yung costanza is a writer from East Flatbush who still lives in Brooklyn out of spite. He enjoys music, formulaic crime shows, and oversharing his feelings. Please let him buy you a drink sometime.
Emily Dall'Ora Warfield is trying to use her women’s studies degree. She lives in Brooklyn just like everybody else.
Phoenix Danger is your typical brooding Capricorn. They really believe everything they say.
Marco DaSilva is an NYC-born and -based artist and a recent art school graduate. He teaches after school art to middle school kids and has an affinity for fake gold and 99c stores. Find him on Instagram.
Davey Davis is an editor and writer living in the Bay Area. They care about body horror and queer sensibilities. You can find their work at The Tusk, Punchnel's, Plenitude, and other publications.
Erika Delgado is a Xicana and writer based out of the SF Bay Area. She spends too much time avoiding her problems and writing about music she's obsessed with. She also is a poet and creative writer.
Alyse Deller spends their time trying not to have regrets or a job. They are also into: hating on everything, food, and talking about feelings. They currently live in Austin, Texas and feel pretty whatever about it.
Zak Desfleurs is a DJ, producer, and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Aspiring problematic fav.
Evelyn Deshane has appeared in Briarpatch Magazine, The Rusty Toque, and the forthcoming Tesseracts 19: Superhero Universe. In 2015, The Steel Chisel released Mythology, a poetry chapbook containing Evelyn's speculative poetry. Evelyn received an MA from Trent University and currently studying for a PhD at Waterloo University. Visit evedeshane.wordpress.com for more information.
Corina Dross is an artist, astrologer, and rabble-rouser best known for her illustrated card deck, Portable Fortitude. Based out of Philadelphia for the last ten years, she’s currently splitting her time between the East Coast and the Northwest.
Anaïs Duplan is a poet, artist, curator, and author of Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016) and Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017).
José Durán lives in New York. He is a graduate student in physiology who seldom writes fictionalized memoir.
Layla Fassa is an artist and writer physically based in New York, digitally based between some terabyte hard drives and off-shore server towers, and is constantly in the midst of a multitude of virtual and real personas.
Carrie Feldman was subpoenaed in 2009 to a federal grand jury in Davenport, IA, investigating animal rights vandalism. She refused to testify and was jailed for 4 months on “civil contempt of court”. She co-organizes the Minnehaha Free Space in Minneapolis, and works at the collectively run Seward Cafe.
Myriah Florence was born and raised in the Midwest with a ravenous appetite for all things culture. When they aren't working or talking someone’s ear off, they're probably on the internet or stuck to the TV.
Jayson Flores is the founder and editor of The Billions Unheard, Aries/Taurus cusp, bigender, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, serving as an assistant editor and columnist at The Rumpus, and freelancing for The Dodo. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional.
Maggie Foster is a member of Woodbine with whom she is trying to collectively build the means to live and fight. She is a practitioner of various forms of bodywork. She lives in Ridgewood, Queens and spends most of her time suffering through the strains of physical meaningless work, your infuriating gestures of accumulating social capital, the exhausting labor of self-care for multiple chronic illnesses, and the tactile work of building a revolutionary force. Hit her up: Maggieleefoster@gmail.com
M.E. Funke is a non-binary seventeen-year-old, emerging as a freelance writer, while suffering in sweaty suburban Southern California to achieve his high school diploma.
John Galvin is a young writer from somewhere near the mouth of hell, Texas. He is interested in seduction, suburbia, hands, catholicism, and the delusive potential of intimacy. He likes Los Angeles more than New York. He has more of a spiritual connection to Nina Simone, Stevie Nicks, Mariah Carey, and Sade than Ian Curtis.
Sasha Geffen is a writer based in Denver whose essays and criticism have appeared in the New Inquiry, Real Life Mag, the Chicago Reader, Pitchfork, and others. Their work tends to settle on the intersection of pop culture and gender.
Jasmine Gibson is a Marxist feminist working as a mental health worker in the South Bronx – soon to be a psychotherapist for all your gooey psychosis episodes matching the bipolar flows of capital.
Doug Gilbert works a long and boring job that causes him to sweat too much and hate his life. Sometimes he gets breaks, sometimes he doesn't. In his spare time he writes about life and the things that anger him.
Sophia Giovannitti is a writer and artist in New York. She thinks about lust, anxiety, the economics of emotional labor, and ways to oppose the security state. Follow her on Instagram @emotionaleconomy.
A.M. Gittlitz is a backpacker and freelance writer whose work focuses on radical politics, counterculture, and history. In addition to writing for The New Inquiry, Salon, and Vice, he delivers fried chicken to Williamsburg condos and fantasizes about popping the housing bubble.
Justin Glawe is a journalist who covers crime and law enforcement for several publications. He lives in Chicago.
Joy Gleason Carew is the author of Blacks, Reds and Russians: Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise (Rutgers U Press 2008, 2010). She is also an Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
Hannah K. Gold is a writer based in Brooklyn focusing on the militarization of higher ed, prisons, and lit. Words at The Guardian, The Nation, Vice, Rolling Stone, etc.
Marco Gomez is a sound artist, music producer, and DJ. He sometimes writes about his personal experiences, nightlife, and the occasional music review. He got his degree in Pharmacy, and refuses to use it. He’s based in Brooklyn, NY.
Courtney Guenveur is an art student at Winona State University in Winona, MN. She is addicted to the internet, but also enjoys the sentimental things in life, like books and walks.
Taylor Hall is a young writer-poet-basketcase/LA transplant currently living in Minneapolis. She is a feminist, an activist, and event coordinator within the local Queer community. She attends Saint Catherine’s University, studying English and Women/Gender Studies.
Yvette Hall is a producer at Mask Magazine and would love to hear how you conceptualize electricity and gravity.
Johanna Hedva is an anticapitalist psychonaut sorceress who strives to practice an intersectional-feminist, queer, anti-white-supremacist, decolonial politics. She is a fourth-generation Los Angelena on her mother’s side, and, on her father’s side, the granddaughter of a woman who escaped from North Korea. Check out her work on her website.
Nicholas Henderson is a writer, musician, and media theorist based in Minneapolis, MN. He writes music reviews at Tiny Mix Tapes, plays music as Truly Blessed, and participates in self-help communities despite suspicions of a hidden neoliberal agenda.
Hannah Hodson is a writer, actress and semi-nocturnal New York native. Interests include waking up at noon, gluten-free pizza, and most things mango-flavored. The hit Comedy Central series “Broad City” may (or may not) be based on excerpts from her diary. Other writing can be found on Autostraddle.com, Xanga, Friendster and Sconex.
Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda is a queer, mixed-race writer, academic, and activist living between Berkeley, California, and Tokyo, Japan. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley. In her writing and activism, she thinks broadly about queer alternatives to institutionalized forms of belonging.
Gregg Horton is a self-described “techie scum” working in San Francisco and living in Oakland. When not writing code, he enjoys making sound, and teaching others how to stick it to the man through encryption. He thinks your start-up idea is dumb.
Dorothy Howard is a Wikipedian, poet, and most of all, a person living in New York. She has published things with the Daily Beast, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Poor Claudia, and Adult Magazine.
Alexander Iadarola lives and works in New York City. He mainly covers electronic music and contemporary art, and has written for publications including Art in America, DIS, AQNB, Arachne, Vice, Pitchfork, and others.
Andrew Isaacson is a hacker based in San Francisco, where he co-founded
the Noisebridge hackerspace. He likes increasing human liberty, helping
communities empower themselves, securing digital communications, and
drinking good coffee.
is an artist and historian percolating in the United States. She sometimes embodies the ghosts of dangerous, unlovable, and abrasive Black femmes, forging possibility for femmesurrection. When she’s alive, she spends time thinking and writing about bodies, violence, labor, and other horrors.
Ash Jegroo is a mixed-race Brooklyn native who enjoys peace, love, and making trouble for the establishment. When he’s not driving out the hipster colonizers and their occupying army of cops, he's live-tweeting protests at @AshAgony.
Rebecca John lives in Brooklyn, where she spends a lot of time walking to the waterfront and writing just about anywhere. Depending on the day, this world makes her feel tired, livid, and hopeful.
George Joseph is an education/labor reporter in NYC. Clamato juice is the way to his heart.
Jonathan Karp lives in St. Louis, where he studies modern segregation and the ways in which the city's cleared histories keep coming back. He plays violin, too, and is interested in performance and protest.
Elena Kate is a sex educator and writer in Portland, OR. She stumbled into the world of sex education after deciding that she didn't really want to be an opera singer. Elena's writing can be found on her blog radsexpdx.com, where her mission is to spread radical, accessible sex education to everyone.
Devin Kelly earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York City. He is the author of the collaborative chapbook with Melissa Smyth, This Cup of Absence (Anchor & Plume) and the books, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (forthcoming 2017, CCM Press). He works as a college advisor in Queens, teaches at the City College of New York, and lives in Harlem.
Tavi Killdeer is a bag of salt housed in a semi-permeable membrane, living most of the time on occupied Nisqually and Squaxin Island Territory. They are trying to learn how to do a lot of hard things at once. They took their first selfie in 2016 and have come a long way since.
Ripley Le Fay is a co-owner and co-conspirator of this here magazine. They co-founded the student movement news site Youngist.org, are a creative director of the antj-prison streetwear line 1971, and a consigliere to BRUJAS.
Cassandra Leveille has room in her life for cats and not much else. She lives in Manhattan.
Beatrice Loayza is a writer and translator living in Washington, D.C. She is an unconventional Capricorn, but a Capricorn nonetheless.
Bobby T Luck is a trans art tart from Philadelphia who wears loud colors and lives a quiet life. He enjoys hosting outdoor double features in parking lots, cancelling plans, and deep stretching. Find him on Instagram.
Sofia Luu is currently existing, writing, and having a decent time in Toronto. She’s perpetually tired, stuck in tabs hell and would prefer a Mangorita over everything else if you had to ask.
Marisa Maffeo-Robinson works like all the time running the front of the house, taking smutty art pictures of babes eating junk food, and making sure her friends are fucking with the right shit.
Hira Mahmood would like to exist only on the Internet, but for now is pursuing a PhD in Northern California. She is a writer, curator, Gemini sun and Pisces moon, and she runs a DIY tape label called Ecology Records. She loves feminist queer theory and ramen. Her IG is @sye.da.
Tait Mandler sucks at gender, but seems to be adequate at academia. They study urban space and are convinced that their depression comes from being unable to grow long nails.
Randy Marcott is an educator who currently lives in Buenos Aires. He gave up on America and its horrific excuse of a health care system in 2010 and has traveled the globe teaching ever since. When not teaching you will find him writing, reading or cooking. This, of course, is when he is not helping cats plan a global takeover (hint: 2016).
Haley Markbreiter likes plants, non-institutional learning, and hanging out with friends.
Hana Masri is a graduate student living in Wisconsin, where she eats way too many cheese curds. Her primary interests are snacks, material culture, migration, and trash.
Georgia McCandlish is a printmaker, writer, and drawer of comics. She is part of the artist collective bffLocusts and runs ClitPit, a small print distro which can be found on her tumblr. She currently lives in St. Louis but really needs to move back east.
Ronika McClain is from Oakland, California. She lives in Brooklyn. She makes work about intimacy, body and "the queer gaze". She loves trash tv and low art. One day she will have a vegetable garden. Follow her on Instagram @shelives_
Momtaza Mehri is a poet, essayist, literary studies researcher and, above all, a meme archivist. Her chapbook sugah lump prayer was published as part of the New Generation African Poets series. She tries her best not to believe in astrology or borders.
Sofie Mikhaylova is a freelance writer based in Toronto. She is a queer femme and an angry feminist. If you want to Neofriend her, you have to ask nicely.
Muna Mire is a contributing editor at Mask Magazine and a Black girl from the future. An organizer and journalist, she was recently an editorial intern at The Nation and is an editor at Youngist. Find her freelance work at Mic, Ebony, Al Jazeera and VICE.
Lindsey Moffett (Mof) lives in Portland, OR, where she plays in the punk trio Mr. Wrong and occasionally documents the shows they play. Sometimes she makes artwork which you can find on her instagram @sunpissed, but most of the time she’s just walking around the city with a tape player and too much free time.
Jack Moore is a freelance writer based in Minneapolis with a focus on the intersection of sports and culture. He remains obsessed with all kinds of games and the myths that surround them.
Anjum Mubarak Asharia is an editor at Mask Magazine. She is a media maker, educator, and etc. from Houston, TX. She co-produces superhero-themed projects, radionovelas, living legends, and other things with the team at studiorev.org.
Eva Marie Nelson is a multimedia artist and designer with a current focus on wearable art. She is a self taught seamstress and works out of her living room at the Cherubs' Den in Atlanta, GA.
Aden Ng is the indie author of The Chronicles of #Tearha series that tries too hard. He is also crazy and often blogs about how crazy he is. Feel free to send him hate mails but do include pizzas since they are awesome.
Luis Nieto Dickens is an artist and photographer living and working in New York City. He grew up in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, located in the Mexico-U.S.A. border and next to El Paso, TX.
Stefan Norman is a sometimes-graduate-student in philosophy from Minnesota. He currently lives in Mexico City, where he writes, and edits translations when he is not eating tortas.
Rianna Jade Parker is a reader before anything else and a writer who writes for other readers. Her curatorial, artistic and social practices are as informed by Stuart Hall, bell hooks, James Baldwin as they are by Biggie and Lil Kim.
Rianna Jade Parker is a reader before anything else and a writer who writes for other readers. Her curatorial, artistic and social practices are as informed by Stuart Hall, bell hooks, James Baldwin as they are by Biggie and Lil Kim.
Lee Pepper cares a lot about zines, public history, housing politics, and trans survival. They like to write about (and practice) friendship, care, and mutual aid.
Bianca Perez is the publishing assistant for Mask Magazine. Yung nihilist virgin who can't drive.
Larissa Pham is an artist and writer in Brooklyn. She writes a newsletter, Cum Shots, for Nerve, and also writes about sex, race, intimacy, art, and visual culture at a number of publications, including Adult, The Hairpin, The Rumpus, Guernica, and Broadly. She is a grad school dropout. She is a Sagittarius.
G.S. Phillips is a writer from Montana. Her work appears in Vice Motherboard, AQNB, Pidgin Magazine and elsewhere. She did an MA in the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, London.
Kaila Philo is an English and Philosophy student in Baltimore, MD. In her spare time she likes to write things that she probably won’t finish and sneak food into movie theaters.
Stephen Piccarella lives in Philadelphia. He’s a graduate of Bennington College. He contributes regularly at Electric Literature’s The Outlet and at APIARY Magazine online.
Jonathan Pitts is a liberal arts student in the depths of Tennessee. He is the logical conclusion to post-internet technodepressioncore. He likes Dr Katz, Keiji Haino, and Don Delillo. He won second place in an 8th grade writing contest for a paper entitled “Freedom Isn’t Free.”
Alesia Pullins lives in the desert and is obsessed with moisturizing, exfoliation, and sometimes rappers.
Alesia Pullins lives in the desert and is obsessed with moisturizing, exfoliation, and sometimes rappers.
Sheba Queen is a human rights advocate and environmentalist. She splits her time between researching solutions to world problems and shouting them from the rooftops.
Conor Tomás Reed is an activist, archivist, student, and teacher at the City University of New York, and lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Conor is a co-founding member of the Free University of New York City, and in the research collective of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative.
Tiana Reid is a writer living in New York. She has written for Full Stop, Maisonneuve, The New Inquiry, The Toast, VICE, and more. She is also a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
Kasai Rex is a writer living in his hometown of Baltimore. Analyzing race, gender, and class in America and abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared on Good, Abernathy Magazine, Salon, Vice, and Blavity. You can follow him on twitter @KasaiREX.
Ryan Richardson studied at The New School and lives in Ridgewood, Queens. His essays on politics and culture have appeared in Guernica, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere.
Mariana Roa lives in Mexico City, where she teaches languages, tries to get theatre and music gigs, and feeds on street food and free snacks. She likes to write, translate, and organize for the revolution.
Randon Rosenbohm is an artist from New Orleans living in New York. They currently write and edit articles for Mask Magazine.
Rachel Rostad is a writer and public speaker. She’s The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, and her work has been covered by Upworthy, Mic.com, and Jezebel. She cries a lot. Connect with her on Facebook and Tumblr.
Nat Rudarakanchana is a metals reporter based in New York, via +852 and the ancient Kingdom of Lanna. Interests include steel, monks in forests, and all the dialogues of Plato.
Chris Sand has released over a dozen CDs over the last twenty years and has toured the USA multiple times. He currently lives in Missoula, MT, where he raises a 5-year-old daughter and almost earns a living as a janitor at The Roxy Theater.
Cynthia Ann Schemmer is a writer and musician living in Philadelphia, PA. She works as the managing editor of She Shreds Magazine and plays in the bands Radiator Hospital and Swanning. She is a true bull Taurus and her cat is her creative mews. She tweets at @cynthiaschemmer and updates her website irregularly.
David K. Seitz is a writer, cultural geographer and queerdo currently living on Toronto. He is curious about the potential and limits of religious spaces in nurturing alternative forms of social justice and citizenship.
Randii Setzer currently lives in Atlanta, GA and considers himself to be part of the problem, not the solution. Randii’s basic interests include late nights, sparkling water, reading in the park, feelings and aesthetics.
Yena Sharma Purmasir is a writer from New York City. Her first book of poetry, Until I Learned What It Meant, was published by Where Are You Press in 2013. She is fiercely protective of her family, friends, and the early seasons of Pretty Little Liars.
Susannah Sharpless was born in Indianapolis and currently lives in Minneapolis, which happen to rhyme. She also writes poems, which rarely do.
Victoria Shelton is a writer living in Philadelphia. She graduated in 2015 from Temple University with a B.A. in English. She can be found on Tumblr (avanelle.tumblr.com) where she writes incessantly on cats, Caligula, and why she hopes to run into Camille Paglia in Center City one day.
Neal Shirley has been involved in a range of (anti) prison related groups for about eight years. Most recently he’s been involved with a project that corresponds with prisoners and solicits and disseminates their news and analysis across North Carolina's prison system. He co-authored the book Dixie Be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South. He makes a living doing food service work and teaching mixed martial arts to kids of all ages, and spends his free time fighting in cages and scheming new ways to deep-fry southern delicacies.
Justin Shock has two closets, a dresser, and a shelving unit yet there’s still a pile of clothing on his Brooklyn floor. He started isthisusyet.com with his best friend to document the style habits of those guys living large – or at least larger than a 30-inch waist.
Nikolais Shumer-Decker grew up in upstate New York. He graduated from Hampshire College in the spring of 2013 and has since been living and working in Philadelphia. His short stories have been published in the Quick Brown Fox and The Reader.
John Shutt is the co-founder of BayLeaks, which provides a secure, anonymous submission system for journalists and sources in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Easton Smith lives in Salt Lake City, land stolen from the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Northern Ute people. He likes to camp, try to play the banjo, sing with his friends, talk about his feelings, and run up big hills. Sometimes Easton organizes with Wasatch Rising Tide and SURJ SLC. Sometimes he labors for wages by writing things.
Lena Solow is an Aries who’s good in a crisis. Her day job is at a union, her night job is writing sex advice.
Tamryn Spruill is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Golden State of Mind and other publications. She is founder/editor at Robocup Press and teaches college English, literature and creative writing.
Saralee Stafford is a service bitch, pelvic exam instructor, and aspiring nurse living in Durham, NC. She tries to write about southern insurrectionary history and her friends who are in prison. In her free time, she drinks whiskey, sucks at skateboarding, and hangs in her coven.
Olivia Starkie is a West Coast girl living the broke eastern life in Brooklyn, New York. When she is not food service hustling, she can be found cooking, writing, making visual art, sitting in sun patches in the park, riding the train for fun, or eating bagels.
Bradley Stroot is a freelance writer, DJ, and agoraphobe living in Bloomington, Indiana. You can find them swimming down at the quarries, or online, re-tweeting sketchy shit from other Mask contributors.
Esko Suoranta is a Finnish writer with a knack for factoids, pop-culture, politics, and literature. He studies English Philology at the University of Helsinki, and is currently working on his Master’s Thesis on power relations in William Gibson’s late oeuvre. Read his writing at Better than Sliced Bread.
J.P. Tamang hustled out of Portland, Northampton, and the Twin Cities from 2004 – 2012. He is currently a scholar and HIV activist in Minneapolis, MN.
Fuck Theory is a pseudonym and an alibi that trolls the academic field of critical theory from its margins (that is, from the increasingly gentrified wilderness of social media). They have been taught on college syllabi, published by Adult Magazine, presented at last year's Theorizing the Web conference, and one time they pissed off some social justice warriors on Tumblr. For someone that doesn't really exist, they sure have a lot of opinions.
John Thompson lives in Denver, CO with his cat, Piglet. His work has appeared in The Hairpin and The Toast.
Katie Thornton is Minneapolis resident who enjoys rock and roll, taking walks without dogs, and risking staph infections by swimming in the Mississippi. She enjoys planning weird events, dancing to hot jams, and daydreaming about the Bed and Breakfast she will own in the future.
Fran Tirado is the editor of Hello Mr., a co-host of the Food 4 Thot podcast, homojournalist, and aspiring Carmen San Diego.
Ben Turk is a radical theatre artist and ardent prison abolitionist. He has toured the country with Insurgent Theatre organized with the survivors of the Lucasville Uprising and other prison rebels across the US. He built and helps maintain SupportPrisonerResistance.net. He is currently an Inreach Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of IWOC: the Industrial Workers of the World's Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.
Emily Turner is a kindergarten teacher who spends her after-school hours teaching children how to fight and medical students how to give pelvic exams. In her free time she enjoys eating barbecue by the river and cross-stitching alone with her cat.
Monica Uszerowicz is a writer and photographer in Miami. Her writing has appeared in Hyperallergic, The Creators Project, Avidly, and elsewhere. She is the Film & Performing Arts editor for the Miami Rail.
Turid Vallgårda is on a delayed journey towards becoming a lawyer. She lives in Sweden again, after a couple of years in Argentina and Colombia. Dancing and reading novels makes her happy.
Madison Van Oort splits her time between New York City and Minneapolis. She has written for Jacobin and the Verso Books blog, as well as the academic journals Ethnography and Signs.
Rachel Veroff has written for The New Engagement, The Pennsylvania Literary Journal, The Tulane Review, Ginosko, PureHoney, Red Fez, The Daily Texan, and Opium Magazine. She is a former editor of Fields magazine. She holds a BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA from the American University of Paris.
Jenn Vicious is an editor, graphic designer, and anarchist living in Santa Cruz, CA. She is also the author of askjennvicious.com, an advice and social etiquette blog for radical subcultures. You can follow her on twitter and facebook.
Leah Vincent is the author of Cut Me Loose and co-author of Legends of the Talmud. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, The Daily Beast, and The Forward. Vincent has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. She has been named Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36 and the Forward 50.
Harron Walker is a freelance journalist who lives in Brooklyn. Her work can be found on Vice, Teen Vogue, Fusion, Mic, Lit Hub, and some other places. She actually did just come here to dance.
Maya Weeks is a writer and artist from the rural central coast of California working on interactions between humans and environments with a focus on marine debris as capital accumulation, climate change, gender, and logistics. They have a website.
Maya Weeks is an artist and amateur oceanographer from California working on a feminist counterlogistics. Her current project is a book about the myth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Find her on Tumblr.
Katherine White is a writer and sociologist who has addresses topics including graffiti, skateboarding, segregation, and gentrification. She is currently planning a monograph on skateboarding in the Bronx and an ethnographic study on racial segregation in Northern New Jersey.
Kai Williams is an intersectional feminist monster who takes her unsolicited-opinion-sharing duties extremely seriously. Her work has been previously featured in The National Young Arts Foundation 2015 Writers Anthology, The Amerasian Journal, and VerbalEyze Press’ Young Writers’ Anthology: Pushing Past Limits.
Vanessa Willoughby is a writer and editor living in the suburban doldrums of Connecticut and often daydreams of her eventual escape. She is a Prose Editor for the literary journal Winter Tangerine Review.
Mae Winters is an eclectic expressionist and a psyche artist. She is fueled by a passion for emotionality and enjoys sifting through small details from the present – a spoken word, a glance, an expression – to understand and make sense of the past. To access her psyche art, check out her advice blog.
Alex Wolfe (noun): one of those young, cute, NYC things with a large mouth, and he's learning how to use it. Synonyms: Leo, Slytherin, homo, sex worker, activist, writer, occasional tweeter.
Simone Wolff is a writer born and bred in NYC. They design and edit books for Glad Fact and Coconut, and have poems, reviews, and essays published or forthcoming in Girls Get Busy, Bone Bouquet, and Bookslut, among other places. Find them on Twitter and Tumblr.
@le yla is a hysterical linguist from Queens, NY. She won a spelling bee in 1996 and has been resting on her laurels ever since.
Anya Zaporozhchenko is a writer based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a Moscow native and her work centers around the issues of immigration and queer rights. She is also an editor at the UC Gargoyle at University of Toronto.
Drew Zeiba lives in New York and mostly writes about performance, media, and this one time gay porn. They are very sensitive.
Amy Zimmer is a writer and comedian. Her work has been featured at places like MoMa PS1 and The New Yorker. She performs at and hosts art and comedy shows all over the city. She is mineralized and water soluble. Her tweets are on file.
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