Nelly Kalu is a Nigerian journalist, podcaster and fact-checker working in broadcast, digital media, and media advocacy. Her work spotlights social, political, and economic and under-reported issues. You can find her on Twitter @nellylaoni.
Emily L. Hauser is a freelance writer and communications professional. She writes a monthly column for DAME Magazine. On Twitter: @emilylhauser .
Rasha Younes is a queer feminist researcher with the LGBT Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, investigating abuses against LGBT people in the Middle East and North Africa region. Her current work focuses on state-sponsored digital surveillance and entrapment of LGBT people around the region, in addition to violence against LGBT people in Iraq. On Twitter: @rasha_younes.
Nimet Kıraç is a multimedia journalist based in Turkey’s south. She covers breaking news, and often writes and produces feature stories concerning Turkey’s contemporary social and political affairs. Her work provides intimate access to a wide range of scenes from across Anatolia. A graduate of George Washington University, she began her career at the CNN International in Atlanta. She has covered major news stories as a reporter, producer and editor, and has been published by numerous global news outlets including the Financial Times, CNN, Al-Monitor, Euronews, Le Figaro, and Middle East Eye. On Instagram: nkirac.
Miriam Libicki is a graphic novelist who divides her time between Vancouver, Canada and Angoulême, France. Her short comics have been published by the Nib, Abrams, Rutgers University Press, and the Journal of Jewish Identities. Her book of drawn essays, Toward a Hot Jew was named a Forbes Top 10 graphic novel of 2016 and received a 2017 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature. Her painted essay “Who Gets Called an Unfit Mother” was nominated for a 2020 Best Short Story Eisner. Libicki teaches illustration at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and was the 2017 Writer in Residence at the Vancouver Public Library. On Twitter: @realgonegirl.
Majid Maqbool is an award winning journalist and writer based in Indian administered Kashmir. His writing has appeared in several Indian and international publications including Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, The New Humanitarian, Asia Sentinel, Griffith Review, Mint Lounge Magazine and The Hindu Magazine. On Twitter: @maqboolmajid.
Fréderike Geerdink is a Dutch freelance journalist who focuses on power structures and those who want to tear them down, working from the Netherlands and Kurdistan. She writes for a wide range of Dutch and English language media. Her latest book, This Fire Never Dies (about her year with the fighters of the armed Kurdish movement PKK), was just published in English. More on her website, or follow her on Twitter @fgeerdink.
Jayati Vora was born and raised in Mumbai. She has been a journalist since 2003, writing for a men’s monthly feature magazine and editing the theater section of TimeOut Mumbai. Since moving to New York in 2005 she has worked at The Nation Institute, Al Jazeera America, and Type Investigations. She has edited stories that went on to win major awards, including a Sidney and an Emmy. She now teaches entrepreneurs how to write compelling copy and hosts a writing-centric podcast called Cutting Chai Stories. Follow her on Instagram @jayativora.