Maria Farrell

Maria Farrell

Maria Farrell is an Irish writer and keynote speaker on technology and the future. Now based in London, she has worked in tech policy for twenty years in Paris, Brussels, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Follow her on Twitter @MariaFarrell.

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Joost Bosland

Joost Bosland is a partner at Stevenson, a contemporary art gallery in South Africa, and a former board member of The Conversationalist. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.A. from Wits University in Johannesburg. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in art history.

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Diamond Stylz

Diamond Stylz is the producer and host of the Marsha’s Plate podcast. She is a veteran activist with a First Amendment rights victory under her belt. Ms. Stylz is on the board of two queer-centered national organization, Black Transwomen Inc and Transfaith. She is an experienced speaker and program coordinator focusing on LGBTQ+ issues and history, trans-inclusive feminism, work discrimination, black liberation, sex work decriminalization, and journalism. Contact her at diamondstylz@gmail.com or @DiamondStylz on most social media platforms

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Marie Le Conte

Marie Le Conte

Marie Le Conte is a French-Moroccan freelance political journalist based in London. She has worked for BuzzFeed News and the Evening Standard among others, and has written for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times, Prospect, VICE and i-D Magazine. She is the author of Haven’t You Heard? A Guide to Westminster Gossip and Why Mischief Gets Things Done. Follow her on Twitter @youngvulgarian.

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Bina Shah

Bina Shah is a Karachi-based author of five novels and two collections of short stories. Her latest novel, Before She Sleeps, was published by Delphinium Books in August 2018. A regular contributor to The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, and a frequent guest on the BBC, she has contributed essays and op-eds to Granta, The Independent, and The Guardian, and writes a regular op-ed column for Dawn, Pakistan’s biggest English-language newspaper. Sheworks on issues of women’s rights and female empowerment in Pakistan and across Muslim countries. In 2020 she was awarded the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. On Twitter: @BinaShah.

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Toula Drimonis

Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based writer and columnist with bylines in many national and international publications. A former News Director with TC Media, she’s worked extensively in print, TV, and radio in all three of her languages (English, French, and Greek). She is a women’s issues and political panel contributor for City Life, a local Montreal current affairs TV show and was on the advisory board for Use the Right Words, a national media guide on how to report on sexual violence. Follow her on Twitter: @toulastake 

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Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman has been a journalist and editor for 20 years. She worked in the Middle East for more than a decade, starting out as a news editor at Haaretz newspaper and then moving on to reporting for international media outlets. She is a member of the team that co-founded +972 Magazine, now the leading English-language media platform in Israel-Palestine. Lisa is also a former fellow with the International Security Program at New America, the Washington, D.C. think tank. She lives in Montreal. Follow her on Twitter @lisang.

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Terrell J. Starr

Terrell Jermaine Starr is the senior reporter at The Root, where he writes about U.S.-Russia politics and race in America. He is a former Fulbright fellow in Ukraine, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Georgia. He lived in the former Soviet Union for four years and has been a reporter for 10 years.

Starr holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois: one in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the other in journalism. 

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