Our Mission

The Conversationalist is an independent nonprofit and feminist publication focused on global perspectives, from the personal to the political Our mission is two-fold: publishing feminist solutions journalism on global affairs and culture, and incubating a community that wants to engage constructively with the media. We seek to change the way people feel after reading the news by prioritizing empathy in our reporting, interrogating the impact of policy on vulnerable people and publishing under-amplified voices. The Conversationalist is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for journalism, civic engagement and democracy one brave conversation at a time.

Feminist stories. Global Perspectives. Zero BS.

Our History

Founded in 2018, The Conversationalist was born out of watching authoritarianism proliferate around the globe largely unchecked by mainstream media and politics. We saw a lack of transparency, accountability and integrity in coverage of events and felt called to challenge the dominant narratives. From the start, The Conversationalist connected the rise of authoritarian regimes to the backlash against civil and human rights, identifying stories that were missed, underestimated, or desperately in need of context. In the United States, American exceptionalism stood in the way of people understanding how the country’s past informs its the present, and how the rest of world thinks. In an effort to move past the media’s myopic and sensational approach to news, The Conversationalist began as a platform that amplified the voices of women and people of color with deep insights and creative solutions about our chaotic, interconnected world. We believed, and still do, that people are hungry for thoughtful, engaging journalism that they can trust, a natural response to the proliferation of disinformation, propaganda and equivocation over basic facts and human dignity. Curiosity and empathy thrive when the rage clicks disappear.

Our Values

Community. The media should encourage curiosity, offer nuance, reinforce our dignity and push our capacity for empathy and collective action. We’re fostering a digital community that enables constructive dialogue and meaningful human connection. 

Global.  The Conversationalist holds a standard that our newsroom is not complete without considering global events. When our news sources are exclusively domestic, it’s easier to miss global trends, and flatten the geopolitical and cultural contexts of people’s stories, and the lessons that come from those experiences. In order to give our readers holistic context, we seek out and elevate global voices 

Feminist.  At its core, feminism is about linking the personal to the political. We believe that feminism is for everybody, and that feminist stories are human stories. Our approach to feminist reporting simply involves being considerate, inclusive and intersectional.

Our Content

We publish solutions-oriented analysis of today’s biggest stories through a global and feminist lens, prioritizing empathy and intersectionality, and interrogating the impact of policy on vulnerable people and publishing under-amplified voices. Our writers encompass a full spectrum of expert perspectives, with an intentional focus on people with first-hand experience with the policies and systems they explore. Instead of chasing clicks, we publish impactful reporting, thoughtful essays, and long-form, investigative pieces. By sharing richer stories, we aim to inspire deeper insights and informed conversations. We circulate two newsletters: The Conversationalist’s newsletter for the latest stories and staff recommendations, and Late Bloomer, a newsletter and community for teen girls. Unbreaking Media, our weekly podcast, examines politics and culture through an intersectional feminist lens. The Conversationalist aims to expand the horizon of what’s possible for journalism and society to de-escalate conflict and create a sustainable alternative.

Meet the team

Executive Director


Anna Lind-Guzik is Executive Director and Founder of The Conversationalist. She is a writer, attorney and scholar of Soviet legal and literary history, authoritarianism, feminism and human rights, with degrees from Duke University, Harvard Law School and Princeton University. Her writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, Salon and Open Democracy Russia. Follow her on Twitter @alindguzik

Executive Editor


Gina is the Executive Editor and Art Director of The Conversationalist. Previously, she was the Deputy Editor at Vox’s Epic Magazine, where her work was ASME nominated; a founding Senior Editor at Shondaland.com; and the Night Editor at Cosmopolitan. Her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and many others, and has been adapted for NPR. She is on Twitter @ginamei.

Director of Operations and Finance


Brenna directs The Conversationalist‘s business operations and is delighted to support the critical work of writers and journalists around the world. She has built and led high-performing teams, catalyzed philanthropic investments, published influential research in public finance, successfully lobbied for policy change in over 25 U.S. states, and held senior leadership roles in nonprofit, government, and the private sector. She holds degrees in accounting and rhetoric from the University of Illinois, and a degree in public administration from North Carolina State University. Follow her on Twitter @brenna_erford

Social Media Manager


Kiera has managed social media accounts for Dig, NYT Cooking, Google, Food.com, Google, and numerous other leading organizations. She holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida. Follow her on Twitter at @kierawrr

Events Manager


Rita is Events Manager at The Conversationalist. She has produced events and content for the American Astronomical Society, Ten Spot, Marriott International, and numerous other organizations. She holds a BA in Political Science from Spelman College.

Senior Designer


Victoria is a multidisciplinary art director and designer operating in brand, film and editorial. She has previously worked with publications like Refinery29, The New York Times and Departures. Follow her on Twitter @VctriaRsslli.

Marketing Associate


Tais, with a background in search engine marketing, serves as The Conversationalist’s Marketing Associate. She holds a BA in Global Studies from Drexel University and is now pursuing a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment. She is passionate about women and worker’s rights, sustainable fashion, and reading!