Adiba currently resides in Tucson, AZ with her husband, six-year old daughter, and teenage stepsons. When she's not advocating for disability rights, body love/size acceptance, performing burlesque, or writing her face off, she's busy ironing her cape and looking for ways to fit more shoes in her closet. She is also the author of the children's book Meet ClaraBelle Blue, and is currently working on her memoir.
Alaina is an editor and activist based in Boston, MA. She is currently a social media editor for We Need Diverse Books. She has an MA in publishing from Emerson College. When she isn’t busy reading, you can find her at the beach or curled up with her girlfriend and their two adopted literary cats. Follow her on Twitter.
Alana's background is in writing and editing, specialising in academic editing. She worked in various government communications roles for six years before deciding to take time out and go back to uni to do a PhD in English Literature. She lives in Newcastle, Australia with her dog.
Alece Kaplan is an occupational therapist who lives with her awesome husband, two amazing sons, and lazy bulldog in the beautiful state of Colorado. She enjoys dominating her children and patients at balloon volleyball at home and at work.
Aleney is a travel, food and parenting writer. When she’s not treading on Lego or being forced to watch Frozen on loop, the mother of two can be found hauling her ravenous offspring around the globe. Follow Aleney on Twitter and Facebook.
Alexa is a kinky, polyamorous, feminist submissive, and she doesn't find any contradiction in that. Along with her husband, she has been a member of several BDSM communities. Now they face a greater challenge; integrating their personal identities with their new roles as parents.
Alex is a lover of wine, small animals, sweet, sweet love-making, and a writer for YourTango writer.
Alex DeYonke is a grad student studying pesticide resistance, a former military kid still searching for a place to call home, and a proud bisexual feminist. She’s got two great cats, a wonderful fiance, and way too many coffee cups. If you’re looking for more open honesty, consider following her on Instagram.
Alex cheers on our successes and shares in our downfalls as we struggle, trapped in media mindsets and distorted perceptions of love. She is also a sunset fanatic and believes that ice cream is essential for a balanced diet.
I'm a freelance writer and stay-at-home-mom of three kids and two German Shepherds. A Ph.D quitter of a major university in the South, I did my degree in English and spent much of my time in teaching freshman, political activism, and media work.
Alithea Howes is a writer, performer, and educator who writes about sex, social justice, and the magic of weirdos. She is currently working on a novel about a 1920s sex worker, based on Cinderella. Follow her on Twitter @sadisticseraph
Allison is the founder and writer for Project Motherhood, where she blogs about balancing her love for family, fashion, and living in the big city. She is the co-founder of INTRO NYC, connecting brands, bloggers, and helping bloggers stay educated in the ever-evolving digital space.You can find her writing, at NYFW, spending time with her boys, or sipping on strong coffee. Follow Allison on Twitter and Facebook.
Allison Langer is a Miami native, photographer and a single mom to three children, ages 8, 10 and 12. She teaches memoir writing in prison and has been published in Mutha Magazine, Scary Mommy, Ravishly, Mammamia, She‘Said’ and 50GS Magazine. Allison's stories and her voice can be heard on Writing Class Radio, a podcast she co-produces.
Allison is a writer, English teacher, and tea and coconut water enthusiast. Aside from travel and social justice topics, she loves to write about awkward situations and entertaining conversations. She also takes photos curious objects around world, her fave collection being creative bathroom signs across Europe and Asia. Follow Allison on Twitter.
Allison Young is a freelance writer based out of Phoenix. She writes about health, fitness, travel and relationships for Women's Health, Redbook, Fitness, Natural Health, and Oxygen.
Ally is a writer from Brooklyn who occasionally performs comedy (on screen, stage, or in her apartment for her pets). Her desire to find and comment on the many good/weird/funny/scary/interesting things going on out there led her to the ever-evolving world of journalism. Follow Ally on Twitter.
Allyson Byers is a freelance writer who loves writing about mental health and chronic illnesses. She lives in Los Angeles with her 7-year-old rescue dog. When she's not writing, you'll find her at a comedy show or checking out LA's food scene. Read more of her writing at allysonbyers.com.
Amanda is a community-based trauma therapist, writer, and speaker, based out of Aurora, Colorado. She is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys Pilates, meditation, and vegan living, along with all the Colorado sunshine she can manage to soak up. Follow Amanda on Twitter and Instagram.
Amanda Bower is a 36 year old writer living in Balmain, Sydney, with her husband, Adam, and their daughter, Ivy. Amanda works in reinsurance but considers herself a writer at heart, holding out hope that one day her career might take an interesting and creative turn.
Amanda is a blogger who writes regularly for Your Tango and divides her time between New York City and Paris. She's also a self-described verbomaniac, music snob, and has a penchant for stinky cheese, French wine, and quirky socks.
Amanda Younger is a freelance writer, blogger and assistant web producer based in New York City. Her work has been seen in such publications as ESPN the Magazine, SI.com, Time Out New York and FHMOnline and she currently is the editor of the men's interest blog F-Listed (URL: http://flisted.com/). Amanda has a particular interest in sex, dating and relationship content.
Amba is an Australian Positive Psychology author, and the writer of Finding Your Path, a happiness series for youth transitions. She has also spoken at TEDx on supporting students through graduation and beyond. Follow Amba on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Impulsive yet shockingly well-prepared, Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez has a tendency to take leaps and land on her feet. She is passionate about breastfeeding, social justice, and her family. A military spouse to Rico and mom to Salem, Ambreia is waiting to see what is next in life.
Amy Clark is a Content Producer at Mamamia. She writes across topics including beauty, wellness, lifestyle, fashion, pop culture and real life stories. Amy will also try just about anything in the name of great content.
Amy Farrugia is a writer. This means she has come to terms with the fact that she will be constantly told that she will never make any money, and should get a real job instead. She has written for The Tall Giraffe, Lovehoney UK and OCTOS. She loves to travel and splits her time between Australia and England. This means she gets routinely pulled up on how she chooses to pronounce the word ‘yogurt'.
Amy wrote The Fertility Diary for The New York Times Motherlode Blog. She writes about health, reproduction and parenting. Follow Amy on Twitter.
Amy has written for Bustle, xoJane, Hello Giggles, Kinkly, and New Statesman, and co-edits Clarissa Explains Fuck All. She's currently developing MS Is My Boyfriend, a theatre show about what life with multiple sclerosis is really like. Follow Amy on Twitter.
Amy Molloy has lived a big life. She’s survived anorexia, was widowed at 23, divorced her second husband in her late 20’s, forged a new career, married for the third time and has had two babies. And she’s only 33.
Amy is an assistant professor at Suffolk University. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, and at Salon, The Rumpus, and The Nervous Breakdown. She currently lives in Boston with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Vegan Detox specialist, who loves the ocean, yoga & my sweet nephew! YouTube Creator, Huffington Post contributing writer, TV personality & spiritual vixen!
Andy is a front-end developer for ROKT, currently living and working in Sydney. He is always reading about something while he is on the go - the structural engineering of bridges, cooking sous-vide or the history of mapmaking, and is inspired by anyone creative and passionate. Follow Andy on Twitter.
Ann Bach lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She is married and the mother of two grown daughters. As a certified hospice and palliative nurse and an ordained minister, Ann works in a dual role as a nurse and spiritual care coordinator.
Annette is a writer, fashion stylist, and the digital nomad creator of Fat Girls Travelling (@fatgirlstravelling)
Do you like heartfelt stories? What about pictures of dogs? Head to www.anniebucknall.com for labradoodle updates, candid insights on Annie’s journey to motherhood and other moving stories.
Ashley Osmond is an avid world traveler and freelance writer who has made it her personal mission to see and experience as much of the world as possible. Today, she is living in Guingamp, France- a very small town in Brittany - with her very French boyfriend she met on Tinder. Follow Ashley on Twitter.
April is a Melbourne-based writer who loves all things health and fitness. When she's not writing, she can usually be found at the gym or glued to Netflix.
April Thomas is a writer and world traveler, passionate about questioning how we approach love and why we tend to follow norms instead of blazing our own path to happiness. She founded, manages and writes for www.lovewithasideoflife.com
Aradhana Pandey is a writer from India. She covers topics concerning parenting, child nutrition, wellness, health and lifestyle. She has more than 150+ publications from reputable sites like Momjunction.com to her credit. Aradhana writes to inspire and motivate people to adopt healthy habits and live a stress-free lifestyle.
SHESAID's own Carrie Bradshaw, Arie is all about love, sex and crazy #lifegoals. Though she currently lives in Sydney, she feels most at home in New York City – and will sleep with whoever she needs to to get there. Follow Arie on Twitter.
Asher Kennedy is a transman, chef and freelance writer living an hour outside of Washington D.C. He would be nothing without all of the strong women in his life.
Ashley is a freelance writer and editor whose work has been featured at Cosmopolitan, Scary Mommy, Romper, and many other places. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two awesome kids.
Bailey is a writer, mother, Certified Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, Birth Doula, and Amateur Smoothie Chef. She has a passion for digging in the dirt with her son and attempting to capture his 2-year-old wisdom in written word. She's a writer extraordinaire, writing for a host of sites. Follow Bailey on Twitter and Facebook.
Becky is a freelance writer currently based in Portland. Follow her travels on Instagram and Twitter @Becky_Garrison
Bella Fowler is a Content Producer at Mamamia in the news team, covering what everybody's talking about on any given day. She has a penchant for all things rogue; from bizarre trends, to viral tweets, to exploring the latest millennial craze. Hailing from Adelaide, she was previously a real estate and home reporter, arts writer and casual photoshoot producer for The Advertiser. She also briefly covered general news and crime for a regional News Corp title. You can check her out on Instagram.
Brenda Elazab is a San Diego-based freelance writer covering a wide variety of topics, including social justice, legal issues and health. On her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world, being outdoors and spending time at comedy clubs. If you like her work, you can contact her by email at email@example.com.
Briana loves empowering women to express themselves through fashion and embrace their bodies as they are today.
Brianna Lee is a Sydney-based cosmetic nurse with a passion for empowering women to feel better about themselves who relishes the artistic side of her craft.
Britni is a feminist mama, recovered alcoholic, and community organizer in Boston, MA. She's a founding member of Safe Hub Collective. Follow Britni on Twitter.
Brittany has a love for styling, beauty, and socializing and has been working on her own fashion blog (aberrantfashion.com).
Brittany writes about gender issues, politics, relationships, and travel. When not writing, Brittany is running her market research & communications strategy business. She holds a PhD in political science from Rutgers University. Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram.
Brittney is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has experience working with diverse and marginalized populations.
Brooke is a 19-year-old writer studying Early Education & Writing Arts Major at Rowan University.
I'm Brooke. I'm a freelance writer and a blog editor. My adorable family includes 1 husband, 1 baby girl and 2 dogs. I love style, birth stories and words of the day. I dislike ed hardy, rhinestones and long division.
Caitlin Weaver is a working mother and writer living in Atlanta. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Role Reboot, and The Good Men Project. Her website, Not a Mommy Blog, focuses on the challenge mothers face juggling multiple identities, sometimes minute by minute. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Author of "You Know You Want It". Freelance writer. Feminist. Nerd. Doctor Who everything. One batch, two batch, penny and dime. Follow Carla on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Carla was the first Tantrika in New York, and continues to be at the forefront of the field in her teaching and in her healing work. She is a psychotherapist, Tantra master, relationship counselor, intimacy expert and public speaker.
Carrie is a single mother with a passion for helping others and her community. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and works as a Business Analyst for a great company in the Software Development industry. She is gifted with a sharp mind, raw sense of humor, and is always ready with a well-timed innuendo.
Carrie is an author, recipe creator and food lover who loves spending time around the table with her young son, partner, family, and friends. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Cassidy is an avid writer who advocates spreading awareness around the disease of addiction. Her passion is helping others recover by sharing her experience, strength, and hope.
Cat Woods is a Melbourne based freelance journalist and a yoga, barre and Pilates instructor. Read her work at http://catwoods.me and follow her on Instagram.
Charlotte Smith is the curator of the Darnell Collection and author of three books. Her latest is One Enchanted Evening.
Chelsea is a communications associate and English professor based in Washington, DC. She has been published by the Good Men Project, Salon, xoJane, and MamaMia, and runs a film review blog, Catch Up. Find Chelsea on Twitter.
Chloe Flynn is a Sydney-based journalist, writer and television producer. GROUP is her first novel. Follow Chloe on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Chrissy is a writer almost always armed with a highlight bright enough to blind someone. When she's not online shopping, watching Netflix, or pursuing her dream (fantasy) of becoming a Korean celebrity, she'll most likely be writing about anything fashion or beauty-related.
After training in the world of improv, sketch comedy and stand-up, Christine turned her focus towards writing. She's been published in Salon, The L.A. Times, XoJane, Hello Giggles, Blogher and YourTango. She's currently working on a YA novel and a book of essays called "Mostly Terrible Advice my Mother Gave Me."
Christy is a certified life and relationship coach through World Coach Institute, she is also a sex coach/sexpert.
Cherlyn is a mom, a stepmom, wife, ex-wife, sinner, forgiver, student, teacher, boo-boo kisser, and a stereotype-disser. Follow her on Facebook.
Claire Gillespie also writes for Headspace, Redbook, SheKnows and Buzzfeed UK. After graduating with an English degree, she started her writing career with a weekly column about nightclub restrooms. She's since moved on to far more exciting subjects. She lives in Scotland and dreams of moving to France to (finally) finish her novel.
Claudia Wood is a freelance writer and social media addict who is on a lifelong mission to find the perfect pair(s) of heels. Follow Claudia on Twitter and Facebook.
Corrine is a UK expat Gold Coast based writer whose CV reads like most women's career bucket lists, with stints editing NW Magazine, NOW and Star, she considers her life an open book full of potential story fodder and has no concept of the term TMI. Follow Corrine on Twitter and Facebook.
Daisy is a writer, actress, and outspoken feminist. She has a peculiar fixation with tennis and often shouts, "Vamos Rafa!" at inappropriate moments. Harry Potter is her spirit animal. Follow Daisy on Twitter and Facebook.
Mrs Dale Maroney is CEO and funeral director at Walter Carter Funerals, Bondi Junction. She is also Vice President of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (NSW/ACT).
Dallas Athent is a writer and artist. She is the author of THEIA MANIA, a book of poems with art by Maria Pavlovska. Her work, both literary and artistic has been published or profiled in BUST Magazine, Buzzfeed Community, VIDA Reports From The Field, At Large Magazine, PACKET Bi-Weekly, YES Poetry!, Luna Luna Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, Gothamist, Brooklyn Based, and more. She’s a board member of Nomadic Press. She travels and loves animals.
Dana Bowman is the author of How to Be Perfect Like Me. She is also the creator of the popular Momsieblog and leads workshops on writing and addiction, with a special emphasis on being a woman in recovery while parenting young children. One day she hopes to achieve peak human by making sure that dessert apportionment to her sons is exactly equal.
Daniel is the Managing Director and co-founder of Australian social enterprise Thankyou. Daniel co-founded Thankyou at the age of 19 (with his girlfriend and now wife, Justine, and his best mate, Jarryd) with a simple idea: what if purchasing everyday items, like bottled water, could provide life-changing solutions for millions of people in poverty? Today this award-winning consumer movement is likened to the ‘Apple’ of the consumer goods industry, thanks to Daniel’s disruptive approach to making ideas a reality, and his belief that there can always be a better way. Daniel and Justine have a 9-month old son named Jedediah.
David King is a private investigator and managing director of PI agency, Lipstick Investigations.
David Minerva Clover is a queer and transgender writer, covering everything from parenting to why dinosaurs are awesome. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, New York Mag, The Establishment, and many other places. He lives in beautiful Detroit Michigan with his spouse, one child, and an embarrassment of animals.
Dawn has written about addiction, domestic violence, and abuse for The Fix, Addiction.com, and RehabReviews. She is also the founder of Growing Up Chaotic, a community and educational resource for Adult Children Of Alcoholics, family and friends of addicts, and survivors of abuse. More info at www.growingupchaotic.com.
Dawn White is an entrepreneur, talent manager, freelance journalist, and mother to a dynamic 15-month old son. She is an avid yoga practitioner and in her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hosting dinner parties, and preparing for her upcoming appearance as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune.”
Deanna is a freelance writer who recently made the move from sunny Los Angeles, CA to Portland, OR. When she's not obsessing over her dog, waffles, she loves all-things-Harry Potter.
Dena Landon is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on The Washington Post, Salon, Good Housekeeping, Narrative.ly, Sheknows and more. She frequently writes about feminism and single momhood and blogs at www.femmefeminism.com.
Devan has been married for 10 years and 4 kids later, she's looking to make sure her marriage doesn't become the next sexless cliche. She now writes at YourTango sharing the tips and secrets she's learning as she embarks on a journey to bring to spice back into life. Follow Devan on Twitter.
Diana is a writer in the Charlotte area whose work has appeared in regional literary journals. She recently retired from a corporate job and is still happily unmarried to her partner of 20 years.
Denarii is an aspiring screenwriter, freelance writer, and a weirdo. She's written for BlogHer, Black Girl Dangerous, and Everyday Feminism, and loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as soul food, red wine, cooking and baking, and the blues. Hanson is her fave band ever (yes, that Hanson). Follow Denarii on Twitter.
Dorri Olds is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in book anthologies and multiple publications including The New York Times.
Dylan is a freelance journalist and editor living in London. She’s also a writer and site editor for the human rights charity RightsInfo. When she’s not writing articles, Dylan is working on her short story collection, with fiction appearing in the upcoming London Short Story Prize anthology. Read more of her work at dylanbrethour.com.
Elizabeth is a writer, wife and mother. She writes about what she knows best; complex relationships, blended families and the adventures of raising boys. She can be found at www.medium.com/@eb_page and on Twitter at @eb_pagemaster.
Elisa Cinelli is a loving wife and mother who believes that marriage is the most important worldly relationship we enter into. She is the creator of It's Toddler Time and Mom Life According to Elisa, and she is a regular contributor on San Francisco Moms Blog. She is a news writer for Babygaga and her work has been featured on Scary Mommy and Her View from Home.
Elise is the designer and founder of the Australian activewear brand, Tone Fitness Apparel.
Elizabeth is a journalist and editor who’s great at providing relationship advice… for everyone but herself. She’s happy to share her own hilariously bad attempts at finding love, and in her spare time likes long walks down the makeup aisle. Follow Elizabeth on Instagram (@thebeautypalate) for all the beauty product eye candy and mouthwatering food you can handle.
Elizabeth Kelly is a mother, yoga instructor and researcher of ancient goddess wisdom traditions. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Home to Her: Rediscovering the Ancient Wisdom of the Sacred Feminine. You can find her on Instagram.
Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn with two daughters, occasional mice and innumerable to-do lists. She runs a nine-minute mile, bakes a mean chocolate chip cookie, and can always be persuaded to sing at a karaoke bar. Follow her on Twitter.
Ellen Ricks is a freelance writer, blogger, and Hufflepuff living in Upstate New York. She has a BFA in Creative Writing which, despite popular belief, she has found useful. Ellen has been published in a variety of websites, journals, and writes her own fashion blog: Sarcasm in Heels. Her freelance work covers fashion, literature, mental health, pop culture, travel, and LGBTQ+ issues. When not writing, Ellen enjoys consuming pumpkin spice everything, frolicking in fancy dresses, and dismantling the patriarchy.
Emery is a professional napkin writer, turned relationship columnist. She may not have the answers, but gives it her best asking herself a million questions. Her writing is often a reflection of the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and the completely out of left fields.
Emilie is the founder of Bossed Up, a women’s holistic professional development group that empowers women to craft happy, healthy sustainable careers. She’s unapologetically obsessed with the psychology behind love and happiness, women and workplace culture, the changing nature of employer-employee relations, and her dog, Teddy.
Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter or on her website at www.emily-blackwood.com.
Emily Halnon collects and writes stories in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives in a barn surrounded by a six delightfully acrobatic goats. Emily is a big fan of mountain trails, the Oxford comma, and her sassy schnauzer Brutus. She could do without the patriarchy.
Emily is a professional caffeine queen. She enjoys long walks on the beach and smashing the patriarchy.
Emily is a 20-something mother who writes and captures moments to make sense of this messy world. She's also a cancer survivor and all-around badass who pretends to know what she's doing.
Emily Neie is a marketing account manager by day and a writer by night. She blogs about eclectic witchcraft, self exploration, and ritual as growth at her website, The Literateur. Her writing has appeared in Femsplain, Luna Luna Magazine, and Analecta Literary Journal. She lives in Austin, TX with her rescue dog and cat.
Emily is a published author and editor with 20+ years of experience writing for a wide variety of magazines, blogs, and books. She's collaborated with designers, illustrators, photographers, and other writers to develop quality content across multiple print and digital mediums.
Emily Withnall is a graduate student in the environmental studies program at the University of Montana. Her writing has appeared in High Country News, Mamalode, ZO Magazine, Pittsburgh Quarterly and Urban Campfire. Emily is currently at work on her graduate thesis, a nonfiction piece that examines the parallels between hydraulic fracturing and domestic violence.
Emma Laughlin is a lover of life. She is a Communications and Marketing major at Western New England University and hopes to make an impact on the world someday through her compassion for other humans (and a dash of sarcasm).
Emma is a Sydney-based content producer, writer and the founder of A Girl In Progress. She also has her own health and lifestyle copywriting business, Content in the City. When she's not playing with words, you'll find her eating pizza or doing pull-ups — it's all about the balance! She grew up in the beautiful Coogee Beach and is happiest when she's near a body of water. She developed the travel bug at a young age, having lived in Canada and Ireland, and can't seem to stay in one place for long. You can follow her on Instagram.
Emmy O'Neill is living with kidney failure, just taking it one day at a time, and capturing beauty amongst the daily chaos.
Erica Landis started her writing career in Mrs. Kelly’s second grade class with a tear-jerking essay about a No. 2 pencil. She went on to write herself and her friends into a 1980’s General Hospital storyline. The notebook pages were passed around the lunch table like wildfire. At that moment, young Erica knew she would pursue writing. With career pit stops in waitressing and retail, writing has been her saving grace and ticket to stardom. And by stardom, she means the moms at her daughter’s preschool think her writing is pretty cool.
Erin Heger is a freelance writer living in the Kansas City area where she also works in health care advocacy. Her writing on motherhood, maternal mental health, and reproductive justice can be found on Rewire, Refinery29, Motherly, HealthyWay, SheKnows and more.
Erin Khar lives, loves, and writes in New York City and sometimes other cities too. Her work has been featured many places, including Marie Claire, SELF, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, The Manifest-Station, and Cosmonauts Avenue. In addition to her Ask Erin advice column and her role as Managing Editor for Ravishly, her latest project is a forthcoming memoir that follows her recovery from a 15-year struggle with heroin addiction, as she learned to let go of shame, face the truth, and love and forgive herself. When she’s not writing, she’s probably watching Beverly Hills, 90210.
Erin McKelle is a feminist blogger, social media consultant, and body positive fashionista who is currently living nomadically (i.e. traveling the world). She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has a BA from Ohio University. When she's not writing, you can usually find her whipping up a vegan dish in the kitchen, creating an art project, or reading a book in bed.
Erynn has been published in Extract(s), The Mighty, and Quail Bell Magazine. She jumps between her interests of writing fiction and non-fiction, short stories and children’s books, and anything else that grabs her attention. You can often find her eating candy while editing her own work. When she isn’t editing, she’s reading with a cat curled up beside her.
Everly is a fierce freelance writer who conceives dispatches from the intersection of race and gender. She is committed to dismantling stigma around issues that affect women in harmful ways, and shares advice on how to generally joy the f*ck up.
Dr. Fabienne Slama (AKA Fab) has inspired hundred of women stuck in life to let go of a painful past, become clear and joyful in the present and create a future where they feel unstoppable. Born in France, biochemist by training, internationally collected bronze sculptor, mother of two, her life took a strange turn when her husband left their 20-year marriage from one day to the next. In the middle of turmoil, she learned that happiness was the only option, reinvented herself and became a Certified Core Energy Coach and Hypnotherapist guiding woman facing heartbreak to go from falling down to moving own and beyond.
Felicia Michaels is comedian, writer and filmmaker. Her comedy appeared on such networks as MTV, A&E, COMEDY CENTRAL, VH1 and SHOWTIME. Not to mention NBC, ABC and FOX. She soon found herself becoming a COMEDY GRAND CHAMPION on STAR SEARCH. Her first comedy CD, Lewd Awakenings, landed Felicia on XM Satellite’s list of top 100 jokes. She was nominated twice as Funniest Female by the American Comedy Awards before clinching it.
Felicia is a Sydney local who first showed an interest in social media and public relations, before making the leap over to writing. She now spends her days writing about a number of topics including beauty tips and tricks and runs an online fashion blog in her spare time. Follow Felicia on Twitter.
Gabrielle Sorto is an Atlanta-based freelance writer. She loves traveling and the challenge of keeping her many houseplants alive. She can usually be found writing with an overpriced coffee in hand or with her dog, Rihanna, who is named after exactly who you think.
Gayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother's Suicide. Other books include the poetry collection, The Selfless Bliss of the Body, the craft book Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, and the novels My Life with the Lincolns, Delta Girls, Self Storage, and The Book of Dead Birds, which won the Bellwether Prize of Fiction of Social Engagement. She teaches at Sierra Nevada College and Antioch University Los Angeles.
Gemma is a freelance writer with a BA in writing from The University of Nevada, Reno. She lives in Reno with her husband, three young kids, an awesome dog and a terrible cat. Follow her on Twitter.
Gemma is an enthusiast, an all or nothing girl. Her family is her priority, yet she is always seeking out new experiences, making sure life stays exciting. She writes about love, sex and marriage and how the three intertwine.
George Taylor is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, Marin County, CA. A couples’ counselor, George has taught conscious relationship classes for over 25 years. He is inspired by the love and healing that couples can create by using simple mindfulness and communication tools.
Gergana is a writer and marketer at heart who likes to take up any challenge. Her passion for words stirs her to write about any topic under the sun. She is an avid advocate of the plant-based lifestyle and loves all things fitness. When she isn’t doing her favorite asanas, she’s reading history books or basking in the beauty of nature. Follow Gergana on Twitter.
Gigi Engle is a writer, feminist activist and dick whisperer living in New York City. She is the sex and relationships writer for Thrillist and formerly Elite Daily. A former party girl she now enjoys reading, traveling and writing dirty, sexy things on the internet. Gigi is represented by DeFiore literary agency.
Gloria is a music, meme and Facebook fanatic. She manages SHESAID’s social media strategy, ensuring that our newsfeed-scrolling readers are up to date on the latest life advice, trends and recipes.
Glynis used to be an opera singer, but after her daughter begged her to stop singing and be quiet for the millionth time, she decided to use her inside voice and write instead. Now, she’s a freelance writer with bylines at The Washington Post, Scary Mommy, Romper, and CBC, as well as being a copywriter and ghostwriter for clients in various industries.
The Good Men Project was founded by Tom Matlack in 2009. Tom set out to collect stories about the defining moments in men’s lives. What he discovered was that the connected idea between all the stories of the men Tom talked to was that there was a moment when each man “woke up, looked in the mirror and said ‘I thought I knew what it meant to be a man. I thought I knew what it meant to be good. And I realize that I don’t know either.'”
#ActuallyAutistic lady from New York. Her work has been published in Slate, Broadly, Psych Central, ThoughtCatalog, Cleis Press, Erotic Review Mag & other places.
Gwen Luscombe has traveled the globe as an award-winning travel, food and lifestyle journalist and editor allowing her to swim with whale sharks, hike Machu Picchu, float in the Dead Sea, taste-test vodka in Russia and successfully initiate a month-long campaign to recover lost luggage in Italy. She lives in Melbourne, Australia and does her very best to read all the books she’s been hoarding in the garage.
Hannah is a writer, artist, photographer, and full-time ice-cream-eater based in Portland, Maine. Her work has most recently appeared in SELF Magazine, BUST Magazine and on McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She can usually be found in the woods with her dog, in the kitchen baking a pie, or on social media yelling about stuff.
Hannah is a writer, artist, photographer, and full-time ice-cream-eater based in Portland, Maine. Her work has most recently appeared in SELF Magazine, BUST Magazine and on McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She can usually be found in the woods with her dog, in the kitchen baking a pie, or on social media yelling about stuff.
Hannah Sward is a writer in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Antioch University.
Hashim ‘Shimbo’ Hathaway does a number of things, yet none of them particularly well. What he does like to do is talk, which lead to the creation of the Never Daunted Radio Network in 2013. In addition to broadcasting, he also writes for a number of publications and guests on talk radio in a number of markets.
Heather M. Jones is a writer, mother, Torontonian, and advocate. She can usually be found nagging her husband and two young boys, and arguing on the internet.
Heather Sommerlad is a writer, musician, and educator in Guilford, VT. She is currently working on a memoir about her emotionally abusive childhood, and her experience with familiar fraud.
People often ask Helen why she studies love. She wishes she had a sexy answer. But, oddly, this interest came from a childhood as an identical twin. Long before I heard of the nature/nurture debate, Helen was busy examining how much of her behavior was learned and how much of it stemmed from my biology.
Freelance Minnesota writer, author and die-hard word nerd, Hilary Lauren Jastram reads grammatical reference books in her spare time. She also operates J. Hill Marketing, a business specializing in digital media, copywriting and editorial services. She cannot stop writing. She simply has no control over love. And that is what writing is … love. Like any other kind of passion.
Holly is a relationships writer and the author of Badass Broken Girls, a book meant for every girl who has suffered from a ripped apart heart. Follow Holly on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Isabelle is a writer who has a hundred-and-one side-splittingly funny stories about growing up at an all-girls boarding school, with a chocolate habit that requires constant monitoring. Follow Isabelle on Twitter.
Jackie gave up a promising career in serious news to move to L.A. and report on celebrities like the Kardashians. She's very sorry about that now, and is paying her debt to society by writing about health and lifestyle topics. She also loves tennis.
Jade is a professional dancer, director and owner of Be Dance Fit, and the Clubbercise master trainer for the Pacific region.
Jamie Beth Cohen writes about difficult things, but her friends think she’s funny. Her work has appeared in TeenVogue.com, The Washington Post/On Parenting, Salon, and several other outlets. Jamie's debut novel — WASTED PRETTY, about a sixteen-year-old girl who has to deal with wanted and unwanted attention when she inadvertently goes from blending in to standing out — will be published in April 2019.
Jasmin Sandelson is a writer and a PhD student in sociology, researching urban poverty, female friendships, and social media. She grew up in London, spent five years in Boston, and now lives in Brooklyn — which she likes best of all — with her partner and their ridiculous dog.
Jeanne Joe is a staff writer and assistant editor for Quail Bell Magazine, a freelance writer, contributing writer for Elite Daily, freelance copy editor, author of several Amazon bestsellers (under pseudonym), and creator of popular blog Calamity Joe. Follow Jeanne Joe on Twitter.
Jed is the Founder and Director of MenAlive, a health program that helps men, and the people who love them, to live well throughout their lives.
Jen is a frequent storyteller, viral business creator, & heart-pumping speaker, here to empower people like you to never give up on your brain-knocking dreams.
Jenni Berrett is a 19 year old writer and dog walker living in the Central Valley of California. She is a big fan of all things literary, feminist, and featuring Amy Poehler. She has a knack for rap lyrics and a strange obsession with Werner Herzog documentaries (they are boring and exciting AT THE SAME TIME)
Jennifer Guinyard LMSW is a single mom living in Brooklyn. She has been featured on YourTango and XOJane. When she is not running after her rambunctious boy, you can find her highly caffeinated and over-analyzing text messages at her local coffee shop.
Jennifer is a 35-year-old attorney based in Los Angeles. She has been in remission from Stage 4 breast cancer since February 2016, and currently works as a Litigation Attorney for MGA Entertainment Inc. She moonlights as a travel blogger at adventuresincancer.com.
Jennifer R. Farmer is the author of “Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Strategy Guide.” She is a contributor for www.Lifehack.org, and a strategic adviser to socially conscious executives and celebrities. You can follow her www.jenniferrfarmer.org.
Jenny Block writes for a number of regional and national publications, including the Dallas Morning News and American Way. She also blogs regularly for huffingtonpost.com. Her essay "On Being Barbie" appeared in the anthology It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters and her essay "Portrait of an Open Marriage," originally published in Tango magazine, is scheduled to appear in Rebecca Walker's upcoming anthology Walk This Way: Introducing the New American Family in the Fall of 2008. Her new book, Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage is due out June 1 from Seal Press.
Jenny Splitter is a writer, storyteller, and mother of two living in Washington, DC. She loves writing about controversy but doesn't really enjoy arguing on Twitter, unless it's about the Real Housewives or avocado toast.
Jessica Wang is an Editorial Assistant at Mamamia writes across our lifestyle, beauty, fashion, celebrity and entertainment verticals. She enjoys reading a bit too much into her horoscope and will jump on a life hack bandwagon at a drop of a coin. All in the name of self care and a good story, of course. Before joining Mamamia, Jess interned in the online and beauty departments of Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Grazia and was also an editor at UTS' student publication Vertigo in 2016. For product reviews, 'brunch shots' and other self-indulgent, social-media content (yes, she is a millennial), you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
Jessica Wendroff is a writer, photo editor, and shopping goddess in NYC. She is Baby Spice with Ginger Spice's attitude, has been to 16 countries, and loves scary movies. Follow her on Twitter.
Jessie Stephens is a Weekend Editor and co-host of Mamamia’s flagship podcast, Mamamia Out Loud. She is also one half of The Twins, who offer a smart and funny take on reality television, pop culture and current affairs. She champions Sealed Section, and specialises in strong opinion, satire and humour content.
Joan Nosal is an executive coach and life coach specializing in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and focusing on areas of personal development, relationship building and stress management. She helps people who are struggling personally and professionally with strained relationships manage stress through Positive Intelligence (PQ).
Jody is a former techie turned freelance writer living in Seattle. Her online work has appeared on Time, xoJane, and Offbeat Home, among others. She writes primarily about food, family, mothering, and life with a chronic illness. Follow Jody on Twitter and Facebook.
JoEllen Notte is a writer, speaker and researcher. Since 2012, she has been writing about mental health and how none of us are broken on her award-winning site, The Redhead Bedhead. She is currently working on her first book, The Monster Under The Bed.
Jolene is a self-confessed seductress and professional escort based in the United States. She is currently working on her exit strategy from the sex industry and plans to attend graduate school and become a true working writer.
Joni is a body-positive intersectional feminist, wife, mother of five, Bibliophile and cake aficionado. She's also the editor in chief at Ravishly. Follow Joni on Twitter.
Jo proudly identifies as asexual, a feminist and an activist, and writes a blog titled A Life Unexamined.
Josephine Hendrick has a double major in English and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Alberta. She is currently enjoying finding her place as a writer, and mental health activist in the rainy city of Vancouver, Canada.
Josie is a Paris-based writer who has a disturbingly large collection of socks and is a self-professed bookworm with a genuine fascination for the weird and wonderful world of beauty products.
Julia is an award-winning newspaper and magazine reporter with 30+ years of staff and freelance experience. She is the author of the Veronika Layne mystery series as well as two biographies on women's lives in the 1920s (The Doris Diaries). Follow Julia on Twitter and Facebook.
Julia has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam, and New York, and is obsessed with food. She's either cooking or thinking about what to eat next. Follow Julia on Twitter.
Justine Cadwell is a former blogger at TheHungryGuineaPig.wordpress.com and ParentalAdvisorySite.wordpress.com. She is currently writing a book of essays: The ABCs of My Neuroses: Tales from an Anxious Life. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, daughter, and feline friend.
Karis Rogerson is an NYC transplant from South Carolina, Italy, Germany or Kentucky, depending on her mood and the depth of your conversation. She reads and writes about relationships, mental health and books, preferably young adult ones, which she is unequivocally obsessed with. Follow Karis on Twitter.
Karyn is stay-at-home mum and a freelance writer with a passion for travel, her family and writing. As well as being a regular contributor to SHESAID, she also contributes to Destinations Mag, Beamly.com and is currently working on her first romance novel. She loves sharing ideas and tips that people find useful and learns a lot along the way herself.
Kassi is SHESAID's Global Editor, a passionate and opinionated tea-drinker and cat-lover. She's always sleepy, loves politics and lives for writing about social issues. Follow Kassi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Kate is a writer at yourtango, and specializes in women's support, providing individual, group and couples therapy for teens and adults.
Kate enjoys writing about social justice and policy change. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking the mountains of Pennsylvania to find inspiration. If you like her work, feel free to visit her at onlyslightlybiased.com.
Kate Washington is a writer and essayist and the dining critic for The Sacramento Bee. Her work has appeared in Avidly, The Washington Post, The Billfold, The Toast, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Dame Magazine, and many other venues. She is at work on her first book, a memoir and feminist cultural critique of caregiving.
Katherine Emrick is a Los Angeles based writer and doula with focus on sexual assault survivor advocacy. She is the creator of the blog and social media movement Motherhood Rising and advocates for equal rights and transparency in the media. You can follow her on Instagram Facebook, and Twitter
Kathryn Buckley is a Brooklyn native who will likely never leave there except for vacation. She teaches writing at the college level and her work can be found in 34th Parallel, The Rumpus, XoJane, The Chaffey Review, Clash Media, Toad Journal and Eclectica. Some of her favorite things are people, the beach, anything pop culture related, creative writing and her cat Sam. Lately her friend calls her Taylor Swift because she works out heavy emotions through her writing. She can live with that.
Though a Southerner at heart, Kathryn Hively lives with her husband and two young daughters in New Jersey. Her blog Just BE Parenting promotes non-judgmental parenting and celebrates the beautiful chaos of modern families. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter when she’s avoiding the dishes. Her work has also appeared in Scary Mommy, mom.me, and the Mighty, among others.
Kelly is an emerging novelist, mother and retail manager who generally endeavors to spend as much time as possible in her pajamas.
Kelly is a writer and editor based in New Hampshire. She is the editor of Renew Magazine, a lifestyle publication for people who are in recovery from addiction. She writes frequently about mental illness and addiction issues, and anything else that catches her attention. Follow Kelly on Twitter.
Kelly lives in Brisbane, Australia, and has a toe in everything - study, freelance writing, starting her own business, and raising a family. A master procrastinator who lives by the deadline, she can regularly be found typing furiously at the thing that's due right now. Kelly also loves a glass of champagne, but makes poor choices and voices opinions perhaps best left unsaid after the second glass.
Kendra is a 30-something former attorney, turned higher ed work by day/freelancer by night. She likes to write about love, dogs, and food, and usually has some pretty interesting things to say about all three. Follow Kendra on Twitter.
Kerri Sackville is a columnist, social commentator, and author of The Little Book of Anxiety. She is divorced with three kids and may one day share the story of her first Tinder date. Or maybe not. Follow Kerri on Twitter and Facebook.
Kerry Graham lives, teaches, writes, runs, and photographs in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has appeared in The Three Quarter Review, Spry, elephant journal, A Quiet Courage and Vine Leaves Literary Journal, among others.
Kerry Neville was raised on Long Island, New York and now lives in Georgia where she teaches at Georgia College and State University. She is the author of two short story collections, Remember to Forget Me and Necessary Lies, which was named a ForeWord Magazine Short Story Book of the Year. Her work has appeared in various journals, including The Gettysburg Review, Epoch, and Triquarterly, and online in publications such as The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Fix. Her essays and short stories have been named Notables in Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories.
Kevin is an individual, couples, and family therapist in Ames, Iowa. His primary area of expertise is relationship quality, both between partners and among parents and children.
Khadijah White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. She is currently writing a book on the rise of the Tea Party brand in news.
Kim is a writer and SHESAID's resident psychologist. A self-proclaimed tomboy who understands more about relationships and men than she ever will about glitz and glamour. Follow Kim on Google+.
Kim Nelson is a writer and storyteller from Chicago, IL. Her work has been published by The Billfold, Hobart Pulp, and StoryClub Magazine. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.
Kira is a certified divorce coach® specializing in working with women who would like to get unmarried with clarity, compassion, and positive intention. Find her on Facebook.
Korey is a 76 year-old grandma stuck in a 23 year-old’s body. She prefers tea to coffee, Taylor Swift to Katy Perry, and her dog to just about anything else. She’s a rookie writer who’s written her whole life, and loves to describe herself in paradoxes. Follow Korey on Twitter.
Kristance Harlow is a freelance writer and mental illness advocate. She lives in a foreign land with her husband and rescue pupster. Follow Kristance on Twitter.
Kylee is from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, just trying to make the world a more creative place.
Kylie is a bit more sarcastic than most can handle, but her bark is worse than her bite. She is a bit of an introvert, lover of coffee, reader of books, yogini.
Kyli is a writer, activist, and manic pixie coffee drinker. In her spare time she runs her own art business, Papertrail Pendants, and can usually be found in SLC with her cats and a box of Piehole Pizza.
Lacey Johnson is a writer residing in Nashville, TN, has a degree in journalism from Belmont University, and founded TheDailyDoll.com in 2014. Her work has appeared on Cosmopolitan, Country Living, House Beautiful, The Huffington Post, Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Babble and in a variety of other magazines and media sources.
Laine is SHESAID's Editorial Assistant and has an unhealthy addiction to cuddling dogs and drinking strong peppermint tea. She loves exploring new countries and capturing the bliss of being somewhere new. You'll most likely find her hunting down the best vegan eats wherever she finds herself.
Laura Brodnik is Mamamia's Entertainment Editor and host of The Binge, Australia's number one entertainment podcast. She writes and reviews all things film, TV, pop-culture and celebrity. Laura's voice is an authority on entertainment in Australia and offers a unique, funny and smart take.
Laura is a Brooklyn-based writer, artist, and video producer specializing in body image, fitness, sexual health, travel, and personal essays. She's also a workshop presenter at the sexual wellness event SEX Expo NY. Follow Laura on Twitter.
Laura is a writer, mum and feminist with a penchant for coffee, swimming and champagne, but not necessarily in that order. Her work has been published by Mamamia, Sunday Life Magazine, Essential Kids, The Telegraph and The Guardian. She is currently part way through a mid-life crisis and one day hopes to have an emotional support squirrel to call her own.
As a certified divorce coach and mediator, Laura helps professional women get off the emotional rollercoaster of divorce, make better legal decisions, achieve better outcomes, accelerate the process and save big money in legal fees. Contact her for your free, 60-minute confidential consultation.
Lauren is a co host and producer of two monthly storytelling shows: Tenx9Chicago and Do Not Submit Old Town. She is also a featured writer for “Literate Ape” online magazine. Follow her on Twitter @huffypuffy21
Lauren is a journalist and writer living in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. She’s a country girl at heart, having grown up in Bathurst, NSW, but swapped her riding boots for working shoes when she got a job working for a women’s magazine in the city. Lauren is passionate about health, fitness and mental wellbeing. When she’s not writing about true crime or quirky animal adventures, Lauren is doing the things that make her soul happy like lifting heavy weights at the gym or cuddling with her dog, Ted.
Lauren Jonik is a writer and photographer in Brooklyn, NY. She is the co-founder and editor of TheRefresh.co and is completing her Master's degree in Media Management at The New School.
Lavelle is a twenty-something who identifies as an intersex woman and is currently lacking direction in life, but happy to admit it. Follow Lavelle on Google+.
Lea Grover is a writer, blogger, and speaker in Chicago. She started publishing poetry at nine years old but transitioned to predominantly writing prose after studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lea’s writing is featured in a dozen anthologies and textbooks, including “Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now,” and the upcoming 5th edition of "Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader." She speaks about sex positive parenting and on behalf of the RAINN Speakers Bureau as a survivor of multiple rapes. In 2007, her then-fiancé was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After a battle with Postpartum Depression, she began to understand the nuances of diseases of the brain, and how similar the effects of brain cancer and mental illness can be. Seeing her PTSD with the benefits of hindsight, reflecting on her mental illness experience and her husband's triumph over brain cancer, she sat down to write the story. Her memoir, “When and Always,” is coming soon!
A writer who has been lauded for her ability to pull people in with her words, Leah Campbell has experience composing articles on a variety of topics ranging from infertility, careers, parenting, relationships, adoption and overall health and wellness. Since publishing her first book, she has also found success working as a developmental editor for up and coming authors hoping to polish their work.
Living in Alaska, Leah Campbell has travelled the world and written extensively on topics relating to infertility, dating, adoption and parenting. A single mother by choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter, Leah is also author of the book Single Infertile Female.
Leah is a queer, genderfluid (she/they/he) writer and mentor, with passions surrounding sex & body positivity, mental health, and practical and achievable health & wellness. Leah has been writing online since 2002, has been published in books and magazines, and was asked by Diablo Cody to work with her on Showtime's “United States of Tara” because of a memoir Leah wrote about her mental health journey.
Leigh Campbell is Mamamia's Executive Editor. After a long stint as the beauty director of Cosmopolitan Leigh went on to become Head of Lifestyle at HuffPost Australia. At Mamamia she oversees the whole editorial offering but still writes about her favourite stuff - fashion, food, wellness, travel, homewares and of course, beauty. She's also the host of the beauty podcast, You Beauty. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.
LeoLin is a writer, public speaker and a mother of an 8-year-old son. She currently resides in Chicago and loves to visit her local museums, spend as much time as she can at the lake, and ensure that her library card gets good use. She writes about family, finances, and relationships.
Leslie Kendall Dye is an actress and writer in New York City. She has written for The Washington Post, Salon, SELF, Vela Magazine, and others.
Lindsay Curtis is an ex-pat living in Toronto and a queer single mom to one daughter. A writer by day and a reader by night, she spends her spare time overthinking the meaning of life, tending to her indoor plants, cycling, and spending time with the ones she loves. Learn more about Lindsay at www.curtiscommunications.org or follow her on Twitter.
Lindsay is a queer femme who does not have an indoor voice. Her writing has appeared in Bitch Magazine, Cosmopolitan.com, Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, and numerous other publications. She lives in Denver with her partner, a really cute baby, and two very spoiled cats. She is the author of Ask A Queer Chick (Plume, 2016).
Lindsay Smith believes that stories might just change the world. Her writing tackles issues around feminism, social justice, and parenting, and sometimes the intersection of all three. She is also a freelance editor and self-published novelist.
Lindsey Harris is a writer and MFA student in Kentucky, where she lives with her husband and a smelly meat bag disguised as a dog. She also teaches creative writing to middle schoolers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Story Collider Magazine and xoJane. Follow her on Twitter.
Lindsey Weedston is a feminist freelance writer from the less expensive area around Seattle, WA. She prefers to write on social justice and human rights topics but will also write about video games and pop culture if you ask nicely.
Originally from New Zealand, Liza Dezfouli is a Melbourne-based playwright, arts journalist, theatre reviewer and short story writer. Her plays, both full-length and short pieces, have been performed at the Arts Centre, Theatreworks, Gasworks, Cromwell Road Theatre, Kaleide Theatre, and the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, as well as at Sydney’s Newtown Theatre and the Edge Theatre. Her short stories have been published in Australia and in the UK.
Lisa Kaplin is a psychologist and life coach. She helps overwhelmed and exhausted women who have that “something’s missing” feeling. She helps them face their fears, step out of their comfort zones and walk right into true happiness and fulfillment.
Lisa Marie is a NYC-based poet, editor, and writer. She’s the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine, and her work has appeared in Bustle, Bust, The Establishment, Marie Claire, and Good Housekeeping, among other sites. She is the author of Apocryphal, (Noctuary Press) and a few other poetry collections. Her work as a poet and editor has been featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, The New York Daily News, Best American Poetry, BuzzFeed, and The Rumpus, among others.
Lisa Mattson is the author of The Exes in My Glass: How I Refined My Taste in Men & Alcohol. All proceeds from her book benefit Sonoma Family Meal, a non-profit that is feeding 80 families each week who are struggling to recover from the wildfires.
Liza Walter is a writer who focuses on current events, pop culture, and true crime. She loves cheese, Game of Thrones, her husband, and son. Not necessarily in that order.
Liz is the co-host of the Getting There podcast, the founder of Real Talk Magazine, and a rookie novelist. Follow Liz on Twitter.
Liz works from home as a freelance writer, grad student, and mother of 3, all of whom are being diligently trained to bring down the patriarchy, while her German Shepherd barks out the window at stationary vehicles.
Liz is a writer, mental health advocate/activist, and sometimes-model, based in North Carolina. She overshares about her bizarre journey through mental illness, recovery, parenting, and surviving Southern suburbia pretty much all over the internet.
Lola is a writer and blogger who likes to share her life experiences on the interwebs, and has been published on sites like yourtango.com.
Louise Watson is a member of the global SHESAID team based in Singapore. She talks way too much, loves to travel South-east Asia and would pick cheese over anything else in life.
Lucie Blush is a Berlin-based feminist porn director and sex writer who's passionate about gender equality and body positivity. Follow Lucie on Twitter.
Lucinda is a Sydney-based freelance writer and social media executive with over 5 years experience in digital publishing. She’s worked as a contributor to the likes of Concrete Playground Sydney and Broadsheet Media, with a focus on the cultural and culinary heartbeat of beautiful sunny Sydney. Away from her laptop, you’ll find her exploring the cafes of the Inner West with her new Bordoodle Puppy, Inka, in hand, finding zen at her local yoga studio or burried in a good book.
Luisa is SHESAID's beauty writer and a New Yorker who has been writing and editing professionally since 1997, when she started working at New York magazine. Since then, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, New York, USA Today, Family Circle, Glamour, and many more. Follow Luisa on Twitter.
Lynsey is a Fundraising Manager based in Glasgow who has been working in the third sector since 2012. A chance trip to Moniack Mhor, a writing centre in Inverness, in 2005 led to an English degree and love of creative non-fiction. When she’s not writing, Lynsey enjoys sewing, upcycling and cuddling her Guinea pigs, Peggy and Betty. Her work has been published in the Huffington Post UK and the Limping Chicken - a blog for the D/deaf community.
Maggie Down is a Trans storyteller, writer, and advocate. She is originally from New Jersey, has been to 45 states, and currently reside in Columbus, Ohio. She has self-published chapbooks of poetry, been included in several online literary journals, and is a cat person pretending to be a dog person.
Maggie May Ethridge is a writer and the author of Atmospheric Disturbances: Scenes From A Marriage(Shebooks, 2015) She can be found at Flux Capacitor.
Maggie has an MFA in writing and a tendency to spill things. She splits her time between writing for kids and adults, and her debut picture book, And Also an Octopus, is due out next year. Follow Maggie on Twitter.
By the time Marcia was a teenager, she had already endured a whole load of shit. Betrayed by every male in her life, her childhood of abuse, insecurity and self-loathing was spent in Sydney's inner west in the 1970s. Food was her only solace, a gypsy life her dream. Read her full story in her new book 'Every Shitty Thing – One Woman’s Journey Through Brothers, Betrayals and Botox'.
Marianna has always been determined to only work in areas she is passionate about, and is happy to say that she's done pretty well sticking to that.
Marie Southard Ospina is a Colombian-American writer and editor living in rural England (like, moorlands-and-sheep-in-the-backyard rural). Her words on fat positivity, body image, feminism, plus size fashion, literature, motherhood, sex, and relationships can be found on Bustle, Romper, The Establishment, Everyday Feminism, and Dazed, among others. You will most often find her eating cheese or chocolate, probably while covered in some kind of baby goop.
Marina knows the pain of a long relationship ending, and wants to help others struggling with the same thing -- both with what she shares in her writing and in her future career as a social worker.
Marissa is a proud pirate who bleeds purple, gold, and sometimes Sup Dogs. She has a lot of opinions, but the more opinions she comes across, the more she sees her mind evolving.
Marla Martenson is a matchmaker, author, & Reiki practitioner. She helps people connect with their soulmate through self-love and healing. To join like-minded people and discover how to truly love yourself, the real secret to finding love, join Marla’s Facebook group, Love Yourself, Love Your Life. And read more about Marla’s spiritual adventures in her memoir, The Buddha Made Me Do It, A Field Guide To EnLITEnment.
Marnie Goodfriend is an author, sexual violence intervention speaker, and 2016 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices fellow. She typically writes about women's health, mental illness, family, trauma, adoptee rights, and relationships. Her forthcoming memoir, Birth Marks, chronicles her journey as a child illegally sold to a family by an infamous baby broker.
Mary is a writer and comedian living in Chicago, IL. She is a regular contributor at Hello Giggles and Sapling.com. Her funny words can be found at Reductress and The Establishment. Follow her on Twitter.
Masha Rumer is a writer and former journalist. Her essays, articles and stories have appeared in The Washington Post, Quartz, Chicago Tribune, The Moscow Times, SFWeekly, ScaryMommy.com, Kveller.com, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Brit + Co and other publications, winning awards from the New York Press Association. She previously taught college English on both U.S. coasts and currently helps others tell their own stories.
Maxi Shield is one of Australia's most recognizable drag performers, MCs, and actors. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
She is a farmer's wife, mother, writer and actor who thinks too much, dreams too much and swears too much.
Megan Glosson is an avid writer, currently published on The Mighty, Project Wednesday, Thought Catalog, Unwritten, Your Tango, and MSN. She is an advocate for the mental health and LGBT communities and enjoys using her writing to educate and spread awareness. Megan is very open about her struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder and hopes to teach the world the truth about this illness so that the negative stigma can be diminished. Megan is a mother of two daughters who describe themselves as "beautiful, smart, and big-hearted." She resides in Murfreesboro, TN with her children, husband, and three cats. Megan loves board games, adventures to lands near and far, and a good bowl of ice cream.
Meghan Beaudry began writing as part of her rehabilitation from brain inflammation and simply didn't stop. Her essays have been published in Sum Journal and by Folks, an online magazine by Pillpack. Ms. Beaudry lives in Houston, Texas and blogs at handicappedinheels.wordpress.com. In her free time, she rescues three-legged shelter dogs and drinks too much bubble tea.
Meg has written for MindBodyGreen, xoJane, Elephant Journal, She Knows, Teen Vogue, and Tiny Buddha, among others. She wrote a book/experience called How I Lost All My F-cks and even got herself an agent. Social media support means the world. Follow Meg on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Mélanie adores the following, in no particular order: knee-high tube socks, acrostic poetry, and her little brother. Her book, Surviving in Spirit, is out now. Follow Mélanie on Twitter and Facebook.
Melanie is a writer, speaker, educator and advocate for children living with domestic violence. She’s also founder of the KYUP! Project, violence-prevention education that is giving girls a voice.
Mia Freedman is the co-founder and content director of the Mamamia Women's Network. The company publishes four websites and five podcasts and reaches an audience of several million Australian women each month.
Michelle Zunter is an artist, writer, podcaster, mom, stepmom, and wife living in California. You can read her blogs about life, love, sex, relationships, parenting, stepparenting, divorce, women's issues, and much more at The Pondering Nook, and you can also listen to her co-hosting The Broad's Way Podcast discussing similar topics. More of Michelle's featured work can be found at Huffington Post, Stepparent Magazine, Role Reboot & Parent.co.
Micki Spollen (n.): petite grammar freak and avocado enthusiast often found in her natural habitat — Taco Bell. Passions include animals, cheap fashion and tea. Lots and lots of tea. Will work for buffalo wings.
Miranda Mayle is a photographer, roller derby addict, geek and mother. She enjoys Excel spreadsheets, assembling IKEA furniture and ranting about gender stereotypes. She's super proud to be a This Girl Can Victoria Ambassador for VicHealth, an initiative that celebrates women who are all kinds of active. She's currently taking a break from the fast-paced IT cubicle to hang with her young daughter whilst she still thinks I’m cool.
Miriam Datskovsky is a writer living in New York. Her credits include New York Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Brides Magazine, The Daily Beast, Condé Nast Portfolio and Federated Media, and JFKLAX.com. She worked on the Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries and wrote two episodes of the ABC family comedy Speechless. Miriam is currently working on a memoir about her relationship with her Orthodox Jewish mother as she explores the world outside the confines of her religious upbringing.
Misha is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Ozy, Scary Mommy, The Establishment, Head Space, Club Mid, Mom.me, GOOD, Hello Giggles, Huff Post, Sammiches & Psych Meds, Role Reboot and Pregnant Chicken.
Monica is a recovering Mormon who stopped believing in her early 20s, was super-pissed about it throughout her mid-20s, came to grips with it in her latter-20s and officially resigned in 2008. She loves nachos, beer, music, books, and her two black labs. Oh yeah, she also likes wine. Follow Monica on Twitter.
Monique Ruffin is a native of Los Angeles. She attended Howard University in Washington D.C., where she received her B.A. in Political Science and History. She studied under the guidance of Michael Beckwith at the Agape Institute where she received her license in Spiritual and Metaphysical Studies. She received her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica under the direction of Ron and Mary Hulnick. Monique Ruffin is also a writer and blogger. She contributes at Huffington Post, The Fine Line and Mom.me,
Myisha Battle is a certified sex and dating coach, writer and speaker. Through sex coaching and her sex-positive podcast, Down for Whatever, Myisha provides accurate sexual information, instills pride in difference, and encourages the quest for sexual satisfaction no matter a person’s race, gender, orientation, ability or age. She empowers her clients, listeners and readers to embrace better sex for a better life.
Nadia is a journalist, media commentator and editor with a penchant for hoarding makeup and an opinion on just about everything. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, Cosmopolitan, and many more. She's a passionate advocate for destroying mental health stigma and sexually empowering women, and has absolutely no concept of TMI. Follow Nadia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Nadine is a beauty writer who's always on the hunt for the perfect nude lipstick and the best Instagram filter. She has a weakness for handbags and never says no to a cup of strong coffee. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
In 2015 Naomi Lambert had a hysterectomy at age 33, destroying her dream of having children. Now she has turned her own heartbreak into a movement spreading kindness and positive energy throughout the world - The Cool to Be Kind Project.
Natalie is a former Texan currently living in LA who enjoys politics, cooking, video games, comic books and spending more money than she should at ModCloth. She takes her nerd title as seriously as she does her writing and believes anything's a good story if you tell it right. Follow Natalie on Twitter and Facebook.
Nate lives in Pennsylvania with his girlfriend, trans vlogger Ty Kowalski, and is a passionate advocate for the LGBT community.
Nicola is a 21-year-old Aussie with a camera glued to her hands, and adventure glued to her feet. Sunshine, tea and adrenaline rushes are a few of her fave things. She's explored 31 countries so far... That's only 165 to go! Follow Nicola on Twitter and Facebook.
Nicole is a financial educator, commentator, and author, as well as a qualified financial adviser and stockbroker.
Nicole Bradley-Bernard is a writer who needs coffee more than she needs anyone’s approval. She enjoys putting bright colors in her curly brown hair, spending time outside on cool days and being with her partner in life, Eric, who she considers a continuing source of inspiration.
Nicole is a Queensland-based writer and bona fide word nerd whose first love (apart from heels) is feature writing. Follow Nicole on Twitter.
Nicole Guappone is a freelance writer living in Chicago, and has been previously published by Rolling Stone, Glamour, The Rumpus, The Establishment, and more. Much of her writing and research focuses on sex, sexuality, and kink. She writes a sex toy review column for Chicago-based Rebellious Magazine. Nicole earned her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia College Chicago.
Nicole Lee is a family violence survivor and passionate advocate. After suffering a decade of abuse at the hands of her former husband, Nicole now uses her lived-experience of family violence to speak out for those who don’t yet have a voice. She is a self-confessed crazy cat lady with a couple of hairless cats she loves dearly, studies social work, and is passionate about her advocacy work.
Nicole is a writer and copy editor in Brooklyn who enjoys a good ol' fashioned bike-venture, cuddling every animal she can, and writing about all her feelings and thoughts. Follow Nicole on Twitter.
Niesha Davis has published essays and articles for The Huffington Post, Narratively, Lenny Letter, Sixth Tone, Women's Health, Bust, Bitch, and many other publications. Check out her travels and life abroad at Brown and Abroad.
Located in Portland, OR, Olivia Pennelle (Liv) is an experienced writer, journalist, and coach. She is the founder of the popular site Liv’s Recovery Kitchen, a site dedicated to helping people flourish in their recovery. Liv is passionate about challenging limiting mentalities and empowering others to direct their own lives, health, and recovery. You can find her articles across the web on podcasts and addiction recovery websites, including The Fix, Recovery.org, Workit Health, and The Recovery Village. Liv was recently featured in VICE.
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a renegade writer who focuses on dating, relationships, love, and all sorts of lifestyle stuff. She writes about things she's experienced, things she finds interesting, and things that matter.
Paige is a writer and actress who looks great in hats, loves Game Of Thrones and is always up-to-date on the latest and greatest news. Follow Paige on Twitter.
Patrick aspires to inspire you to live your best life possible. He believes that balance is momentary, but it is the center to come back to in all circumstances that knock you off your game.
Paula Mooney is the author of several books (most written under pseudonyms to protect the guilty). Her essays and articles have been featured in national print magazines such as Writer's Digest, and in major online publications like Yahoo, Examiner, and more.
Pauline Campos is an artist, Aspie-Mom, and author of Be Your Own F*cking Sunshine: An Inspirational Journal for People Who Like to Swear and Babyfat: Adventures in Motherhood, Muffin Tops, & Trying to Stay Sane. ADHD is her superpower. Pauline Lives in Minnesota, but will always be from Detroit. Find her on Facebook and Twitter: @pauline_campos.
Peta Serras is a model and SHESAID’s dating expert who’s willing to go on as many bad Tinder dates as she needs to in order to find the perfect guy. In her spare time she loves drinking coffee, eating almond croissants and spending lots of money. Follow Peta on Twitter and Facebook.
When I lost my strength, I found my voice. Fibromyalgia, ptsd, partial blindness and deafness... plenty of bad luck branches but I've kept fighting for fair and equal treatment for invisible illnesses. Other than when sleeping, eating, or writing, I am never happier than when I have a camera in my hand and something beautiful before my lens.
Priscilla is a writer and Latina feminist based in South Florida. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, Redbook, Bustle, Vivala, and others. She mainly writes about feminist parenting and child loss, pop culture, and travel. Pris is a long-time vegetarian, wannabe yogi, TV addict, and rainbow mom to a race car-obsessed toddler. Follow Priscilla on Twitter.
Rachel E. Bledsoe is an Appalachian mama and misfit. She writes about her adventures and heartaches and details her life’s journey on her blog, The Misfits of a Mountain Mama. She also enjoys long walks on the beach, puppies and Marie Antoinette biographies. Her work can be found on Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day magazines.
Rachel has played matchmaker and dating coach to friends and colleagues, as well as written for xoJane, Thought Catalog and a handful of online blogs. She loves craft beer, the beach, and warm LA nights.
Rachel is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Playboy, Penthouse, Maxim, and Cosmopolitan among others. When she’s not writing or designing, she's busy drinking wine and singing off key, pretending she’s friends with Mindy Kaling, eating absurd amounts of cheese, or listening to rock music at an appallingly loud volume. Follow Rachel on Twitter and Facebook.
Rachel is the author of Sex & Cupcakes: A Juicy Collection of Essays and a sex columnist for Philadelphia City Paper and DAME. She teaches erotic writing workshops at colleges, conferences, sex toy stores and online, and has edited over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms.
Raven is just your average ordinary married but ethically non-monogamous bisexual Dominissive Kabbalist, Pagan HPS, Qadishtu, and mom who lives her truths out loud and proud.
Rebecca A. Marquis is the author of How to Be a Good Boyfriend, and offers dating humor and advice on her new Facebook page.
Rebecca Andrews is a slightly odd writer whose love for pretty much everything is evident in her story telling. With a confident, accessible and instantly endearing voice, she can make the mundane sound kewl, awesome sound extra and the totally irrational, absolutely logical.
Rebecca Houghton is a writer of personal essays and fiction, and a passionate advocate of women’s rights. She now volunteers regularly with LifeWire and acts as a survivor speaker on their behalf.
Rebecca Jane Stokes is a sex, humor and lifestyle writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cat, Batman. She hosts the sex, love, and dating advice show, Becca After Dark on YourTango's Facebook Page every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:20 pm Eastern. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr.
Rebecca is a Career Coach, HR Lady, the creator of Pop Your Career and an enthusiastic eater of Mexican food. Rebecca is committed to helping you discover, define and celebrate your own personal flavour of career fulfilment. Connect with Rebecca through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Rebecca is a Sydney-based journalist and Masters student. She has previously worked as a reporter for WIN News, and as a presenter on the Community Radio Network. She has interned at several women’s fashion and lifestyle publications, including 2threads.com, and Marie Claire. She recently returned from a year-long trip to Europe, and spends her spare time trying to relive this experience through Instagram.
Rebekah is a DC area writer with a background in non-profit management and advocacy. Her work has been seen at Babble, Scary Mommy, Huffington Post, The Mid, Redbook online and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and is a contributor to the upcoming book Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox. Follow Rebekah on Twitter and Facebook.
Reese is Brooklyn-based stripper and journalist. She frequently travels for work and has dabbled in other parts of the industry. She reports on sex work-specific challenges, migrant issues, and the secret lives of women with autism. She is one the founders of the FckShameProject, which is a space for sex workers to voice trauma without condemnation. Follow Reese on Twitter.
Renée is a Los-Angeles based writer and editor who covers everything from music, entertainment and the arts to the LGBTQ community and mental health. Also cats. Her work has appeared with The Culture Trip, Bestcovery, mxdwn.com and GLAAD.org, among others. Follow Renee on Twitter.
Renee Ruin is an Australian writer, poet and PR/social media maven known for her unique take on fashion, music, arts, and culture. A feminist, an avid Law and Order SVU watcher, chronic sleeper, anti-social socialite and an ongoing internal conflict with whether she loves Mulder or Scully more.
Robin is the author of the memoir Texas Girl (Demeter Press), and The Baby Book: Poems (CavanKerry Press), as well as co-editor of Reading and Writing Experimental Texts: Critical Innovations, released this fall from Palgrave. She is associate professor of English and at Michigan State University. A previous contributor to Role Reboot on issues of infertility and single parenthood, Robin collaborates with The ART of Infertility (www.artofinfertility.org) for advocacy and education. You can find her online at robinsilbergleid.com and on twitter @rsilbergleid.
Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a diversity content specialist whose work can be seen in The Washington Post, InStyle, The Guardian, and many other places.
Rocio is married to a viking descendant, fighting to leave South America. She works in software quality assurance and has been writing since her teens. Her dream is to live where it snows and to have an titanic library at home.
Samantha is a mental health blogger for www.rantsofanocdgirl.com. She has written for websites such as The Good Men Project and xoJane.
An author, single mother, journalist, madam and sexpert, Samantha X is a modern day woman who is dedicated to empowering other women. Follow Samantha on Twitter and Facebook.
Sam is a queer writer, editor, blogger, and weirdo living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He thinks way too much about mental health, body image, trans/gender identity, ice cream, and how badly he wants a cat. He regularly disappoints his parents by writing about his life on the internet.
Sian is a freelance writer interested in social justice and feminist activism. She's written for numerous publications, including Everyday Feminism, MassRoots, Matador Network, and Women24. She's currently based in Cape Town, where she spends most of her time reading, writing and kicking ass. Follow Sian on Twitter.
Sam Milam is a freelance writer, photographer, and attachment parenting advocate. You can find her over at her blog, Pocketful of Pebbles, or out exploring the Pacific Northwest with her two kids.
Samridhi Jamwal has been working for the last five years in large multinationals. She has always loved writing but has never really pursued it full time. The topic of love and relationships has multiple opinions and views and that's what drives her towards it.
Sarah Bregel is a mother, a writer, a feminist and a deep-breather based in Baltimore, MD. She spends her days typing, changing diapers, and avoiding the laundry. She has two kids, a two-year-old son and a six-year-old daughter. She has contributed to Vox, Today, The Washington Post, Babble, Scary Mommy, Parents and many more.
Sarah Doyel is a writer, activist, and health justice advocate making the connection between wellness and social change. When she's not freelancing, you can find her blogging as The Feminist Vegan and combating gender-based violence in her volunteer work
Sarah Fader is the CEO and Founder of Stigma Fighters, a non-profit organization that encourages individuals with mental illness to share their personal stories. She is an author and blogger, having been featured on Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, and Good day New York. Follow Sarah on Twitter.
Sarah is a writer and subeditor with a penchant for the finer things in life, as well as a serious addiction to shoes, chocolate, and travel. Follow Sarah on Twitter.
Sarah is a sex-positive feminist, a prostitute of letters and a Marxist of the Groucho tendency. Follow Sarah on Twitter.
Sarena Tien is a queer Chinese-American feminist and Francophile. Her work has appeared in online publications such as Transitions Abroad, The Feminist Wire, Bustle, On She Goes, and Argot. When she’s not trying to become a polyglot, she can often be found fighting for social justice or folding far too many origami stars.
SB Swartz is an author covering inclusive wellness, queer family, and reflections of our world as seen on tv. As a columnist with bi.org, SB writes the Step Bi Step series for bi parents. She would very much like to talk to you about queer tv characters, your pets, and the way you view the world. SB’s home is filled with an alphabetized record collection, Battlestar Galactica posters, and assorted members of her family both big and small. She adores them all.
Sevan completed a minor in Communication design; an area of design she's quite passionate about. She has interned and worked in both Dubai and Melbourne, and upon completion of her master's degree she co-founded CocoMingo Studios where she worked on interior design, project management and branding for a number of commercial clients.
Shannon is a relationship/life coach who helps clients escape or manage toxic relationships through her Asshat Recovery Program. Her relationship articles have been published in The Oprah Magazine and Soul Anatomy. She's also a regular contributor to HuffPo GPS-for-The-Soul, Healthy Living and Women's sections. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, HuffPo Live and NPR to name a few. Follow Shannon on Twitter and Facebook.
Shar Moore is a keynote speaker, author and multi-award-winning mentor. She is also the founder of YJuly, a nation-wide event created to help people living their true purpose in life… Their 'Y'.
Sharon is a writer and illustrator who has many opinions and loves to write fiction on her blog. She also once did a degree in a language she didn’t speak. Follow Sharon on Twitter.
L. Victoria is a former pizza guy, stormchaser and the author of the blog TheGrievingAtheist.com. In her spare time, she likes to run, kayak and ski, all badly. Follow L. Victoria on Twitter.
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Shona Hendley is a is a mother of six creative, imaginative, hilarious and beautiful humans and animals - two human girls, two goats and two fur babies (cats). She lives with them, her wonderful husband and mother on a property in regional Victoria. She is currently working on her first memoir, exploring her experience as the secret child of an affair and how that has impacted her life.
Simone is a domestic violence survivor, outspoken advocate for women against violence, and mother of three beautiful children. Follow Simone on Twitter and Facebook.
Originally from Cardiff (Wales, UK), Siri is a native Welsh speaker and bilingual writer currently living in Sydney. With a background in film and television production (particularly comedy), she loves to write and to make people laugh (usually at her own expense). An intrepid adventurer trapped inside the body of a couch potato, she is a copywriter, film critic and local news journalist by day and a comedy blogger by night. You can read more about Siri’s adventures in her Tales of a Welsh Lunatic blog.
Skylar Jones writes the stories for girls who can't publish them publicly. She provides them with a voice when it might not be safe for their relationships or career to share them themselves.
SGP is a sex-positive, feminist, judgment-free source of daily content designed to entertain, educate, and empower self-identified women to embrace their sexuality.
Solonge Italiano is a 32-year-old communications pro turned mama with a penchant for good fashion, good coffee and great people living in Perth. Through her blog, Simply Solonge, Solonge shares profound stories of life, love and loss, delving into topics often considered taboo to break the stigma and become a voice for those who have endured adversity. Solonge is urging people to make a donation to WA's Women and Infant's Research Foundation.
Sophia Kaplan is a Sydney based florist and co-owner of Leaf Supply, an indoor plant delivery service.
Sophie is a journalist and communication strategist with over six years experience in print and digital publishing. As the Lifestyle Editor at MyDomaine.com, she creates content across a number of women's interest verticals including home decor, health, career and travel. Follow Sophie on Twitter.
Stacey has 10 years experience in both print and digital media. Her many roles in the Australian media industry include being a freelance web editor for several women’s lifestyle magazines, editor and social media manager for leading fashion and beauty website, 2threads.com and deputy chief sub editor of madison magazine. She has also worked on The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and the Canberra Times.
Stephanie is proactive, witty, and innovative single mom to two boys and a part-time writer. She's a lover of literature and bookstores.
Stephanie Watson is a freelance journalist who is most passionate about feminism and pop culture. She also writers for HelloGiggles, xoJane, Bustle, and is the EIC for Fembot Magazine. She one day hopes to have her own column in a girly magazine, and have a few finished novels under her creative belt.
Suzannah is a writer whose work has been published in The Washington Post, Salon, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Paper Magazine, Yahoo!, and more. She holds degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which she uses mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics. She never outgrew 90s rock music and hopes she never will. Follow Susannah on Twitter.
Based in New York, Taara Mehta is currently studying at Parsons School of Design. She’s working to complete a degree in Fashion Business and Journalism. She’s enjoys challenging norms, especially within her strong Indian culture. Taara aims to be a voice for South Asian women worldwide. Her work has been featured in Vogue India and Honeysuckle Magazine. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Tahlia is a hopeless romantic and Tinder success story. She is a good vegetarian and a bad bike rider. Follow Tahlia on Instagram.
Talia is a young writer who's also a musical whiz who can belt out a tune, play guitar, keyboard, drums, and is seriously considering trying her hand at the ukelele.
Talia Liben Yarmush is a Jewish, infertile mother, married to her high school sweetheart; TV addict and film junkie; and Oxford comma enthusiast. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two IVF boys. Talia is writing a memoir about her experiences with infertility in the Jewish community. You can read more of her work at www.TaliaYarmush.com.
Tatiana is a long-time blogger and a mum of three living in Sydney. She is passionate about gentle parenting, creativity, dance and travel. Tatiana started her first blog as a way to distract herself from online shopping and she’s never looked back. In addition to writing for ‘She ‘Said’, she also helps small businesses run their blogs and spread the word about the work they’re doing.
Tawny is a Texan who’s living in New York City. When she’s not writing about sex, she’s writing about sobriety and mental health on her blog, SobrieTeaParty.com. She loves Mexican food, running, and carefully deconstructing song lyrics. Follow Tawny on Twitter and Facebook.
Tegan is a freelance writer and editor based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She gets fired up about gender equality, environmental justice, and The Resistance.
The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Thomas is a dad-joke connoisseur who loves scary things and writing about anything and everything. Follow Thomas on Twitter.
Tom Burns is a husband, a dad, and a veteran of the educational publishing industry, living just outside of Detroit Rock City. After years of obsessing about what his daughter was reading, he founded BuildingaLibrary.com, a website devoted to helping parents find the right books for their kids.
Tom Miller is the voice of Tomfoolery, YourTango.com's daily guy's take on all matters of the heart. He contributes to the YourTango’s videos as a writer, performer, and key grip (whatever the heck that is). Tom has an in-depth knowledge of pop culture (who doesn't these days) and is a self-described TV junkie. He enjoys watching and playing sports particularly football, baseball, and basketball. He would appreciate it if you didn’t bring up the fact that he got cut from his college baseball team at Furman University, thanks.
Tonilyn has always preferred writing in her room to playing kick-ball outside. She is the author of the humorous self-help book How to Raise a Husband: A Whole Bunch of Ways to Build a Strong and Happy Marriage. Her essays have been seen in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Elle, Woman's Day and other magazines her husband has never heard of. She lives in LA with her husband, pre-schooler, and never enough closet space.
Tracey is a writer, a marketer, a feminist and a sarcastic smartypants. She lives in New York City and writes mostly about relationships, mental health and all the intersections of her identity. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Elle and The Establishment. Follow Tracey on Twitter.
Trav Mamone is a queer trans blogger who writes about the intersections of social justice and secular humanism at Bi Any Means. They also host the Bi Any Means Podcast and co-host the Biskeptical Podcast.
Unwritten is a family of writers who come together to share their stories. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on, a laugh to keep you going, or a place to keep you entertained, Unwritten is that best friend who is always there for you. As young adults, we get ourselves into a lot of messy situations, so our mission is to help you turn your messes into messages because if you can learn from your messes, so can others. Read more of our musings at www.readunwritten.com.
Valerie is a freelance writer from Toronto with a passion for anything entertainment and lifestyle-related.
Vanessa is a Mexican-American writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Mexico City. She received an MFA from Northwestern University. Follow Vanessa on Facebook.
Vanessa de Largie is an actress, author, freelance journalist and sex-columnist. Her work is regularly published in Penthouse Magazine, The Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post.
Victoria Fedden is a writer and a mom from Fort Lauderdale, Florida who has a passion for finding the magic in everyday life. She believes her life’s purpose is to use her words and experiences to bring hope and to let people know that, yeah, we’re all pretty crazy and you know what? We’re going to be okay in spite of it. Victoria is the author of Amateur Night at the Bubblegum Kittikat and Sun Shower: Magic, Forgiveness and How I Learned to Bloom Where I Was Planted. H
Victoria is a western girl temporarily stranded on the US east coast. When not typing with a craft beer in her hand she can be found off-grid somewhere, also with a craft beer in her hand. Follow Victoria on Twitter.
Virgie Tovar, MA is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion (Seal Press, November 2012) and the mind behind #LoseHateNotWeight. She also recently published her book 'You Have The Right To Remain Fat'.
Vivienne Walshe graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 1997 and has appeared as an actress across the country. Her first play, Necklines, was broadcast on Radio National and workshopped for Playbox’s Theatre 'In the Raw' script development program. A participating writer in the 2004/5 STC/Blueprints Writers' Assembly, she is the recipient of the Sydney short play fringe festival competition, the Malcolm Robertson Prize and the inaugural Max Afford Award. Her most recent play was written for the Hardlines program at the Melbourne Theatre. Vivienne has written a television series for the ABC Drama Department and has had other television serials optioned and developed by Colombia Tristar, RDF Media London, and Allotria Productions.
Wendy Fontaine is a writer and writing instructor in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in many newspapers, magazines and literary journals including Full Grown People, Hippocampus, Huffington Post, Readers Digest, River Teeth and more.
Wendy is a mom, writer, and lactation consultant (IBCLC). Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Scary Mommy, The Mid, xoJane, Huffington Post, Role Reboot, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband and two sons in New York. She spends way too much time on Facebook, so connect with her there.
Zara Barrie is your internet lesbian big sister. She mostly likes to write about sex, mental illness, and antidepressants. Zara takes her lesbian big sister responsibility very seriously, so feel free to message her all of your problems. She currently identifies as a "mascara lesbian" and lives beyond her means in New York.
Zawn Villines is an Atlanta-based writer specializing in behavioral health and addiction
Zoe is a professional graphics and web designer, and creator of thecanadiancreative.com – a Toronto-based lifestyle blog. She loves sharing her knowledge, experiences, and enthusiasm with her audience in hopes that she can make someone’s day just a little bit brighter. When she’s not writing a new blog post, you'll likely find Zoe at some Toronto restaurant eating some form of noodles.