Meet The Team

Senior Staff

Marie (Riese) Bernard

Co-Founder / CEO / CFO
Los Angeles, CA

Carmen Phillips

Editor in Chief
Detroit, MI

Anya Richkind

Director of Brand Partnerships
Brooklyn, NY

Nico Hall

A+ & Fundraising Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Managing Editor
Miami, FL

Heather Hogan

Senior Writer + Editor
New York, NY

Vivienne Le

Art Director
Social Media Manager: Instagram
Berlin, Germany

Laneia Jones

Director of Operations
Phoenix, AZ

Tech

Tracy Levesque

Co-owner YIKES, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

Subject Editors

Ro White

Sex & Dating Editor
Chicago, IL

Shelli Nicole

Culture Editor
Chicago, IL

Vanessa Friedman

Community Editor
Portland, OR

Staff Writers

Abeni Jones

Portland, OR

Amari Gaiter

New York, NY

Analyssa Lopez

Los Angeles, CA

Ashni Mehta

New York, NY

Casey Stepaniuk

Nanaimo, BC

Christina Tucker

Philadelphia, PA

Dani Janae

Pittsburgh, PA

Darcy Cooper

Chico, CA

Drew Gregory

Los Angeles, CA

Em Win

North Hollywood, CA

Himani

Jersey City, NJ

Julie Gentile

San Francisco, CA

KaeLyn Rich

Rochester, NY

Lily Alvarado

Bronx, New York

Meg Jones Wall

New York, NY

Natalie Duggins

Raleigh, NC

Niko Stratis

Toronto, ON

Sa’iyda Shabazz

Los Angeles CA

Sally Neate

Winchester, UK

shea martin

Columbus, OH

Stef Rubino

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Valerie Anne

Social Media Manager: Twitter + Facebook
Astoria, NY

Yash Canter

Portland, OR

Visual:

Dickens

Cartoonist
Fresno, CA

Yao Xiao

Cartoonist
New York, NY

Support:

Bren

Editorial Assistant
Florida