Allegra Lockstadt was born in Canada, grew up in Kentucky, and now lives in Minneapolis. She works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer while maintaining a personal fine-arts practice on the side. She will probably always love horses, coffee, and cakes. You can check out her work here.

Allyssa Yohana is an NYC-based artist originally from New Orleans. She’s a lover of pups, pizza, and makin’ art with her buddies.

alysonAlyson Zetta Williams is going about life (16 years of it so far) in southern California, making art, editing a zine, listening to Best Coast, watching her Daria DVD, and eating her vegetables (with hummus, of course).

Amber Humphrey is freelance burrito-eater, entertainment writer, and ’90s pop culture devotee from the Bay Area. A prolific doodler, Amber spends her evenings drawing intense crayon portraits of Bill Pullman. She blogs about the olden days at

Amy Rose Spiegel is a writer living in Brooklyn. Her main interests are the Replacements, Super Mario, and Roland Barthes. You can reach her on Twitter @amyrosary or at her website.

anastaff2Ana Hinojosa is a scrawny illustrator who never seems to keep her sketchbook at home. She enjoys all forms of comics, sour candies, spooky things, and anything pink and super cute. You can find her making all sorts of art on her blog, The Skinny Artist. And you can get in touch with her at

anaheedstaff2Anaheed Alani edits Rookie articles from her luxurious New York City abode.

anandastaff1Ananda Gervais has lived in London for every one of her 16 years on earth. Her favorite things are books, Superman, and math, and in her spare time she loves to write, take pictures, and make videos.

annie-headshot-bw-cropAnnie Mok makes comics both solo and collaboratively, draws illustrations, writes, and sings in the pop groups See-Through Girls and Wolf Thistle. She received a 2014 Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation. You can find her solo comics on her Medium page, her illustration work on her site, her blogging on Tumblr, and her tweets @HeyAnnieMok.

Arabelle Sicardi has an extensive dead-butterfly collection, likes to sleep in her closet on a pile of clothes, and has an obsession with reorganizing her makeup collection by height of product. She writes Fashion Pirate and runs a makeup Tumblr called powder doom.

arvida1Arvida Byström is a photographer, director, artist, and whatever comes along. Currently based in London and Stockholm, she’s still trying to figure things out. You can find her on Instagram and at

bethhoeckelstaff2Beth Hoeckel is a mixed-media and collage artist living in Baltimore. She has lots of freckles and vintage books. You can check out her work at

Bianca Valentino is the creator of award-winning zine series Conversations With Punx. She loves making mixtapes, crafting, sending mail, and dancing, and believes in PMA and magick! Follow her adventures at

BIMstaff2Bim Adewunmi is a freelance journalist and blogger who writes about popular culture, race, and feminism for the Guardian and the New Statesman. She enjoys the contours of Jesse Williams’s face and blogs at Yoruba Girl Dancing.

YIKESBriana Gonzalez is a high school student living in Los Angeles. She enjoys doodling on her schoolwork, collaging, attending events around the city, and coming up with soundtracks for imaginary teen movies. She has been documenting all of this and the rest of her life on Instagram since the seventh grade.

britney francoBritney Franco is a 15-year-old writer and NYC native obsessed with Kurt Cobain, Trent Reznor, Sylvia Plath, and Beck. She spends her time reading issues of SPIN from the ’90s, making mix CDs, and cataloging her life on the internet. You can email her at

brittany1Brittany Spanos is a writer and Cher fan based in New York City. Her hobbies include talking about being from Chicago, missing Shania Twain, and defending pop stars. She lives on Twitter and Tumblr.

brodiestaffBrodie Lancaster is a writer lady from Melbourne, Australia. She is the brains (and boobs) behind the zine Filmme Fatales, which is all about women in film. Her diet is 80% pad thai, and she’d like everyone to be nicer to Kim and Kanye. She is everywhere @brodielancaster.

caitlinstaff2Caitlin Hazell gets easily obsessed, likes to time her music to fit situations, and enjoys looking out for the small things in life people usually miss. She doesn’t mean to give people angry looks but does mean to get glitter in her eyebrows. She lives in a tiny, remote place in England and mainly blogs over here to interact with the outside world.

camille1Camille Klein is a collage artist from Portland. She cries tears of pure glitter and watches too much TV. See more of her work here.

chanel1Chanel Parks is a beauty/everything writer living in New Jersey, chillin’ in New York City. She’s written for The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Seventeen, and Woman’s Day. She kind of has a blog called Dirty Mouth, and you can follow her on Twitter and Tumblr.

chloewise2Chloe Wise is a stylist and painter from Montreal, currently based in New York City. Her hobbies include petting cats and texting. She is also ~casually~ dabbles in illustration, sculpture, and video art. You can lurk all of her stuff here.

Chrissie White is a visual enthusiast who has spent the last 18 years of her life in one Seattle neighborhood. Eventually she hopes to have her own travel show and every Led Zeppelin album on vinyl. You can view more of her work at her website or see how her day is going on her Twitter.

Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of, a web-meets-world platform that turns good intentions into action one microaction at a time, and of Make Love Not Porn.

Cynthia Merhej is an illustrator who likes to depict stories about the real and the imaginary. She lives back and forth between London and Beirut, and is currently attending the Royal College of Art. You can see her work here.

Dana Boulos is a photographer and visual artist living in Los Angeles. She is inspired by everything around her and obsessed with color, fashion, bunnies, and culture. You can find her work here, pick her brain at her blog, and follow her personal diary on Instagram @danaboulos.

derica-bio-picDerica Shields is a writer, editor, and film curator from London. She really loves a lot, but she’s especially interested in visual art, film, and cultural identity. She’s the co-founder of The Future Weird, a screening and discussion series focused on speculative and experimental films by black and brown directors. She’s also a contributing editor at The New Inquiry. Find her online at and @dericashields.

Dylan Tupper Rupert is a Bay Area design student, by way of Seattle. Maker-baker-thinker-feeler–puppy chaser. In love with the real world.

elleEleanor Hardwick is a photographer and perpetual multimedia-dreamer born in Oxford, England and living in London. Her existence is one long surrealist art project, with Kate Bush providing the imaginary soundtrack. You can see her visual work at her website, listen to her music project, Moonbow, here; or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Emily V. Gordon is an L.A.-based writer, live-comedy producer, and podcaster. You can find her talking about video games on the podcast The Indoor Kids, writing about relationships for HuffPo and xoJane, or otherwise on her laptop.

UntitledEmma Dajska is a collage artist and illustrator from Poland. She is part of the Ardorous collective and of the collage group Collection of the Collections. Obsessed with paper since 1992.

Emma Straub has written three books, which you can find at If you’d like Emma’s thoughts on chocolate, party dresses, and movie stars, follow her @emmastraub.

Erica Segovia is a beautiful photographer from San Antonio, Texas.

Esme Blegvad is a writer and illustrator from London who lives in Brooklyn. Stalk her on Tumblr and Instagram.

estellestaff1Estelle Tang is an Australian literary critic, essayist, and editor living in New York. She is a co-mouth at Flavour Palace and a bibliotherapist at the School of Life. Other serious things are here. Non-serious things are @waouwwaouw.

gabbynoonestaff2Gabby Noone is a writer and student living in NYC. Her main goals in life are to make teenage girls laugh, own a jumpsuit for every occasion, and have a member of One Direction tell her she has beautiful eyebrows. Catch her on Twitter or Tumblr, or sitting in front of any TV where the Food Network is playing.

Gabi Gregg is the stylish fat girl behind She has an unhealthy obsession with game shows and the Knowles sisters.

Hattie Stewart is an illustrator and artist based in London. She shows her work in Berlin and London and has worked with many zines, websites (including Urban Outfitters), magazines (e.g., Another Magazine), and fashion brands (including House of Holland).

hazelstaff2Hazel Cills is a writer and student based in NYC. She’s written for Paper, Oyster, Nylon, and more. You can find her at

unnamedHunter Schafer is a 16-year-old compulsive doodler and lover of fashion, photography, and collaging. She must wear a collar of some sort at least seven days a week and curls up with her two cats in her spare time.

indigo1Indigo Nelson is an illustrator who collects children’s books and loves crafting while watching The Office. She can be found on Tumblr and Instagram.

imageIsabel Ryan is a 16-year-old who is always out to try new things and loves a good ol’ pun. After starting out as a struggling tween on Neopets, Isabel is now fully capable of keeping up with her work, which you can find here and here.

Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. A proud member of Generation Catalano, Jamia loves cartwheels, waxing nostalgic about Judy Blume and Denise Huxtable, and talking about reproductive justice. Connect with her at or follow her on Twitter.

jane2Jane Marie is a writer, radio producer, beauty thingamabobber, and a former editor of The Hairpin. More at!

Jenny Zhang is a poet, writer, and performer living in New York. She’s the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find. You can find her at and on Twitter.

Jessica Hopper lives in Chicago, where she jams Dolly Parton LPs at top volume. You can follow her on Twitter @jesshopp.

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd is a writer and editor in Brooklyn who contributes to SPIN, VIBE, Interview, the New York Times, and other publications, and hosts Universópolis, a show about music from Latin America and the diaspora. She wants to go out dancing at all times, no question.

kaleemahKaleemah Morse is an East Coast–born visual artist who lives in Los Angeles. She has a blog and weird taste in music and clothing. Anything having to do with art, food, skating, and Japan is what she’s into.

Katherine Denney is a college student from Tennessee. Her Twitter is here.

Kelly Abeln lives in Minneapolis, where she draws, illustrates, and works in graphic design. When not making things, she enjoys playing video games and getting attacked by her cat, Pebbles. You can view her work here.

kendrayeestaff2Kendra Yee is an illustrator who lives in Toronto. Her hands are always stained with ink, and she never leaves the house without her backpack, a variety of pens, and multiple sketchbooks. She likes to post her drawings and musings at Unadoptable. Email her at

Kimberly Denson is a visual artist and all-around maker of things from Melbourne, Australia. She wishes it was summer all the time.

Krista Burton writes the award-winning blog Effing Dykes and lives in Chicago. When she’s not writing, she travels for her job, tries not to stare openly at cute girls, and spends inordinate amounts of time in drugstore makeup aisles.

Lauren Redding is Rookie’s managing editor. She calls Brooklyn home and loves reading books, fawning over dogs she meets, and eating french fries. She is dedicated to mastering the art of frying the perfect egg. After almost a year, she is a novice at best.

Leanna Wright was the girl in high school with pink hair who didn’t talk much, but filled every margin with doodles and punk lyrics. Her cat was her best friend, and she preferred tea to partying. Not much has changed since. She lives in San Francisco, and you can see her art at

Leeay Aikawa is a collage machine currently based in Toronto. To see more of her work, go to トロント在住中のコラージマシーン相川里絵です。Leeayとして活動中!

lena1Lena Singer was raised on a farm in central Illinois, where she lived on magazines, MTV’s House of Style, and Scholastic Book Clubs. Now she’s an editor who is based in New York.

LILLYstaff1Lilly Bralts-Kelly is a 15-year-old writer from the Midwest. In her free time she nutmegs people on the soccer field and reads books about physics for fun.

lolastaff2Lola Pellegrino was born on the same day as Dolly Parton and Edgar Allan Poe and now serves Rx realness as a Brooklyn-based nurse practitioner. She is passionate about driving very fast and the triumph of good over evil. Invoke her at Tumblr or elsewhere.

lucystaff1Lucy Betz is a teenage writer/illustrator/student from New York. She is very into Guy Billout, the Strokes, and Joan Didion, and she hopes one day to professionally curate Edible Arrangements. Find her here and here.

MADS1Mads Jensen is a writer and a nature enthusiast who is obsessed with playlists, paracosms, and all things lavender. She enjoys vagrant wanderings, impulsive road trips, and outdoor peeing. Currently probably couch-surfing with strangers somewhere. You can find her here and here.

Maggie Thrash is a YA writer leading a double life in Delaware. You can visit her at or on Instagram.

marah1Marah is an 18-year-old living in one of Syria’s besieged cities. For her own safety, she writes here under a pen name.

María Fernanda Molins is a person who does things—mostly photography. She likes to sing and loves her friends and the sea. She’s comforted by Hello Kitty and the combination of pink and orange.

María Inés Gul draws pictures for fashion editorials and has shelves full of books for children in her bedroom. She runs MARJAINEZ.

mariestaff2Marie Lodi is a writer and supa dupa fly girl who lives off tacos in beautiful Los Angeles. She is obsessed with vintage clothes, bad movies, cryptozoology, and red lipstick. Stalk her at and

Marlena Pope is a sewing enthusiast from Wisconsin. You can find more of her awesome D.I.Y. projects and Care Bear-inspired outfits over at her blog, Self-Constructed Freak.

meaganstaff1Meagan Fredette is a Chicago-based writer, photographer, occasional performance artist, and witchbabe. She likes shoegaze jams and nerding out about Game of Thrones. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @meaganrosae.

meredithMeredith Graves writes for many places, runs a record label called Honor Press, and sings in Perfect Pussy. She likes weird dresses, big words, disposable cameras, and tuna sandwiches. She can be found everywhere at @gravesmeredith.

Minna Gilligan is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. When she isn’t blogging at, she is usually daydreaming about the past and lamenting the impossibility of time travel. Please direct inquiries (personal or professional) to

monikaMonika Zaleska is a fiction writer and journalist from Narberth, Pennsylvania. She just spent a year in Poland on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching English by day and dreaming up stories by night. Interested in: watching movies about best friendship, learning Spanish, and reading everything. You can follow her @myszka_mz or at

naomichristinastaff2Naomi Morris is trying not to sleep through lectures in South London and loves long walks not on the beach. In an alternate life, she is a showgirl.

novastaff2Nova—aka Lebohang Masango aka Ingrid Donker aka Coltrane’s Naima aka the Gangsta Girl From Ipanema—is a poet, writer, and anthropology student from Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s passionate about jazz, gender equality, tattoos, and literature. She tumbls here.

Olivia Bee lives in New York and photographs everything around her—friends, family, strangers, places, events and, above all, memories. The visual diary she keeps has attracted clients like Nike, Converse, Fiat and TeenNick.

Petra Collins is a photographer from Toronto. You can see more of her work at her website and on The Ardorous.

pixie2Pixie Casey is a writer, reader, space cadet, and candy champion. When she was 18 years old, a drunken boy stumbled up to her at a high school party, told her she was “poetic, like Britney Spears,” and proceeded to vomit all over her shoes. She plans to spend the rest of her life living up to the compliment.

Rachael Prokop spent her teenage years in rural Ohio, but now resides just outside Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter.

RACHEL1Rachel Louise Hodgson is a photographer and illustrator based in London and Brighton, England. She enjoys coloring in her pictures with crayons, paint, and glitter. You can see more of her work here.

ragini1Ragini Nag Rao lives in Calcutta and writes pretty much anything for a living. She loves dogs, baking, and fashion and considers herself a cyborg because of the ancient iPhone attached permanently to her hand. She occasionally blogs about fashion and feminism at A Curious Fancy.

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 8.46.30 PMRian Phin is a student, activist, and DIYer who loves watching interviews and traveling by foot.

Rose Lichter-Marck writes about books and science. She wrote a movie called Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, which was in theaters in 2014. She also takes pictures, some of which are posted here. You can find her on Twitter @roseolm.

roxanestaffRoxane Gay lives and writes in the Midwest. She has a Tumblr, and two books coming out in 2014: An Untamed State from Grove/Atlantic and Bad Feminist from Harper Perennial.

Ruby Aitken is a graphic designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is a film fanatic and has an unhealthy obsession with color. You can see more of her work here.

Ruby Book is a 16-year-old nihilist and existentialist who likes incense, punk rock, books, and chai tea.

sandrewSandy Honig is an NYC-based photographer and comedian. Say hey on Twitter, Tumblr, or her website.

sarahSarah Rimington spends her nights illustrating. Her hands are usually laden with paint, and she has an obsession with cute stationery and flower fairies. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter.

savanaSavana Ogburn is a 17-year-old photographer, avid DIY-er, and pop music enthusiast. In her spare time she likes to dye her hair and analyze song lyrics. You can see more of her work on Instagram, Tumblr, and her website.

Shriya staff pic copyShriya Samavai is an artist and student based in NYC. She likes going to concerts and museums, skateboarding, and eating pizza with her pals. She writes about tunes for Noisey and makes clothes for her line Cote-Armour. You can see more of her work on her website and read her ramblings on Twitter.

simoneSimone Rembert loves pineapple chunks, the smell of Xeroxes, and Harry Styles. She lives in New Jersey with her family. You can watch her delete poorly received tweets @_carlosthedwarf.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetSofia Bews is a very bored girl who lives in Hawaii. She enjoys riding her bike past the ocean and going on picnics with her friends. She is in a serious relationship with her dog Milo.

Sonja Ahlers was born in 1971 in Victoria, British Columbia. She is the author-illustrator of three books—most recently The Selves. Her visual art and installation work has been exhibited internationally. Her website is at

Stephanie Kuehnert got her start writing bad poetry about unrequited love and razor blades in eighth grade. In high school, she moved on to punk rock and feminist zines. She’s published two young adult novels, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone and Ballads of Suburbia, and is at work on another.

suzystaff2Suzy X. is a Florida girlmonster trapped in Brooklyn, New York. She is a loyal volunteer at Girls Rock! Camp and the POC Zine Project. Her favorite pastimes include reading old diaries for laughs, wasting time at band practice with impressions of VH1 Divas, and taking selfies with her bunny rabbits. You can read her comics here.

Tavi Gevinson is the editor-in-chief and founder of this site.

taylerTayler Montague is a writer based in New York. Her many interests include conversation, hot wings, Chaka Khan, and coffee. Find her on Twitter at @tylrmntg.

tova1Tova Benjamin is a poet who lives in her library and is always cutting her hair. She can be found tweeting @drosophilala and arguing about books anywhere.

unnamedTyler Ford is an agender poet, lgbtqa consultant, and model living in NYC. They can be found @tywrent and

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetTyra Mitchell is a visual artist/cat lady based in New York City, by way of Washington, D.C. She keeps a camera glued to one hand, and a pizza in the other. You can creep on her via Instagram or get professional here.

upasnaUpasna Barath is a writer who enjoys reproducing Edgar Degas paintings, eating ice cream at 2 AM, and staring into an invisible camera like she’s in an episode of The Office or Parks and Recreation.