Aliya Bashir

Aliya Bashir is an independent journalist covering India and Indian-administered Kashmir and focusing on human rights, gender justice, women’s issues, the environment, healthcare, education, and minorities. She has written for The GuardianTimeThe Lancet Psychiatry, The New Humanitarian, Reuters, Global Press Journal, TRT World, and more. In 2015, she won the Schizophrenia Research Foundation-Press Institute of India Media for Mental Health Award for her reporting on mental health issues in India. A Hostile Environment and First Aid Training trainee, she has received reporting grants from Journalismfund Europe, the Internews Health Journalism Network, the International Women’s Media Foundation, and the Population Reference Bureau.

Alyssa Wright

Alyssa Wright is an award-winning artist, social impact strategist, philanthropic advisor, fundraising consultant, speaker, and writer. Having spent time as a human rights activist in Eastern Europe and East Africa, Alyssa brings decades of experience in international philanthropy to Wright Collective, a collaborative social impact agency she founded in 2014 that has mobilized over $100 million for grassroots movements. Alyssa is a powerful millennial voice in philanthropy, writing for many prominent platforms, including ForbesWomen. She resides in Maine with her husband, William, and their three wonderful children.

Anna Lind-Guzik

Anna Lind-Guzik is founder and board chair of The Conversationalist. She is a writer, former attorney and scholar of rule of law, authoritarianism, feminism and human rights, with degrees from Duke University, Harvard Law School and Princeton University. She has written for The Conversationalist, The Daily Beast, Vox, and OpenDemocracy Russia, and hosts the podcast “Unbreaking Media” which examines politics and culture through an intersectional feminist lens. She lives in New York City with her dog, Niko, a cloud on legs.

Aviva Dove-Viebahn

Aviva Dove-Viebahn is an assistant professor of film and media studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University, a contributing editor to Ms.magazine, and a screenwriter. She has a PhD in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester and an MA in art history from the University of Virginia. She is also the author of There She Goes Again: Gender, Power, and Knowledge in Contemporary Film and Television Franchises (Rutgers University Press, 2023) and co-editor (with Carrie N. Baker) of Public Feminisms: From Academy to Community (Lever Press, 2023).

Brenda Gazzar

Brenda Gazzar is a freelance reporter who has worked for a variety of news outlets in California and the Middle East for more than two decades. She has covered everything from breaking news to immigration to law and order, as well as race, religion, gender issues, and politics. Her work has been published by TheWrap, Reuters, Ms. magazine, USA TodayThe Christian Science MonitorThe Jerusalem PostThe Denver Post, the Los Angeles Daily NewsThe Orange County Register, and other outlets. Brenda speaks Spanish, Hebrew, and intermediate Arabic and is the recipient of national, state, and regional awards.

Brett Simpson

Brett Simpson is a writer covering the intersections of climate, the environment, and human rights. Her pieces have appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticNational GeographicForeign Policy, and The Nation and on NPR. Brett’s work covering communities on the front lines of climate change has been supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation Fund for Women Journalists, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center. In 2022, Brett moved to Germany on a Fulbright fellowship to cover the European energy transition. She extends this work as a current European Journalism Fellow.

Carrie N. Baker

Carrie N. Baker is a lawyer and the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Chair of American Studies and professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. She teaches and writes about gender, law, and public policy; feminist social movements and public writing; reproductive justice; and sexual harassment. She regularly writes and edits for Ms. magazine; has a monthly column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette; and has a monthly radio show, Feminist Futures, on WHMP 101.5 FM in Northampton, Massachusetts. She co-founded the Five College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice.

Cecile Garcia

Cecile (Cece) Garcia is a writer and editor with a penchant for puzzles. She specializes in personalized crosswords for clients and has been published on Cece’s writing runs the gamut from copywriting websites to ghostwriting autobiographies. However, her true passion is writing science fiction television. She was a finalist for what is now called the Paramount Writers Mentoring Program and a semi-finalist for the Moonshot Pilot Accelerator. Cece is based in Los Angeles.

Dayna Bowers

Dayna Bowers is a visual artist and improv coach based in Los Angeles who prioritizes anti-racist, queer-affirming, feminist-led collaborations. In addition to designing infographics like the one found in the centerfold of this publication, Dayna is a live scribe (or visual notetaker) who listens deeply and illuminates the content of your meeting in real time. Dayna can also be found performing improvised musical comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.

Ebony Osun Morris

Ebony Osun Morris is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Her artistic work interrogates the intersection of racial and cultural identity, femininity, familial ties, love, and memory. Using oil paints and figuration to elevate the understanding of portraiture within her community, Morris explores the positive aspects of Black cultural heritage. Morris uses painting to emphasize the importance of tending to our relationship with ancestors. Her work constructs a reality beyond imposed narratives of Black American identity. She also contemplates the historical significance of photography in Black American homes as a tool of representation and access.

Elizabeth Long

Elizabeth Long is the coordinator for the Giving List Women. She plans to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, with honors with degrees in Public Affairs and English in 2024. Elizabeth is passionate about collaborating with others for the communal greater good, and during her time at UCLA, she interned at the UCLA Global Lab for Research in Action. She also held a Global Internship position under a policy development and research advisor. In this role, she contributed to the creation of a social impact manual for the ethical implementation of AI.

Hannah Murphy

Hannah Murphy is a technology reporter at the Financial Times (FT) covering social media companies, as well as trends in internet culture, creators, and misinformation. She won the MHP Group 30 to Watch: Journalism award in 2018. Before moving to California, she covered financial services at FT’s London office and did a stint as a data journalist on the world news desk. Hannah regularly moderates panels for FT and at external conferences. She has also appeared on live slots and in documentaries with national broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4.

Holly C. Corbett

Holly C. Corbett is a Forbes contributor who covers gender equity and a multi-platform storyteller and leader for social impact. Holly was recognized as the 2023 Women in Content Marketing Awards Content Marketer of the Year. Her work experience includes being an editor and writer at national outlets ranging from USA Today to to Redbook. She is also co-author of the memoir The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. She received her master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Isabella Rolz

Isabella Rolz is a bilingual writer and producer from Guatemala City based in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about covering gender equality, poverty, immigration, culture, and climate change. Her work has been published in The Washington PostThe Boston Globe, ABC News, Univision, The New Humanitarian, and other media outlets. Isabella completed her master’s at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a Maria Moors Cabot Fellowship recipient.

Janell Hobson

Janell Hobson is a professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany and a contributing writer at Ms. magazine. She is the author of several works, including Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular CultureBody as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender, and When God Lost Her Tongue: Historical Consciousness and the Black Feminist Imagination. She also guest-edited the commemorative Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Project (2022) with Ms. magazine and is currently working on a new project about the heroic icon. Hobson specializes in research on Black women’s histories and popular representations.

Jen Christensen

Jen Christensen has worked as a writer and producer for CNN for over 20 years. Her work producing Christiane Amanpour’s documentary God’s Warriorsearned the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards for broadcast journalism. She has traveled the world interviewing everyone from failed suicide bombers to feral cat wranglers to three U.S. presidents to the Dalai Lama. She has earned dozens of leadership awards for civil rights work and is vice president of broadcast for NLGJA: the Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bennington College and a BS in radio/TV from Butler University.

Lauren Brathwaite

Lauren Brathwaite is a writer and editor for Candid insights showcasing thought leadership, trends, issues, and data in the social sector. With over a decade of experience, Lauren’s portfolio includes news exclusives and executive interviews spanning topics including feminist philanthropy, reproductive health equity funding, and Black philanthropy. Lauren has collaborated with publications including Philanthropy News Digest and O, The Oprah Magazine and written about numerous nonprofit luminaries and leaders in the field. Lauren holds a master’s degree from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the U.S.’s first degree-granting historically black college and university.

Lisa Kristine

Lisa Kristine has photographed in over 150 countries, capturing the emotional narratives of Indigenous populations and social issues, notably human trafficking. Esteemed by luminaries and organizations like Pope Francis, the Dalai Lama, and Amnesty International, her work has earned her the Lucie Humanitarian Award at Carnegie Hall and the International Understanding Through Photography Award from the Photographic Society of America. As a speaker, her voice resonates from the United Nations to TED stages, inspiring millions. The founder of the Human Thread Foundation, Lisa leverages photography to fuel global movements. Her work is the subject of four documentaries.

May Jeong

May Jeong is a writer for Vanity Fair. She received the 2022 Ida B. Wells Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Her upcoming book on sex work won a 2022 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award and a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant. Her reporting from Afghanistan, where she lived from 2013 to 2017, was awarded the South Asian Journalists Association’s Daniel Pearl Award and the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for War Correspondents Young Reporter Prize. She lives on land ceded by the Lenape people in the Treaty of Shackamaxon in 1682.

Nadra Nittle

Nadra Nittle is an award-winning veteran journalist who is currently the education reporter for The 19th News, which focuses on the intersection of gender and justice. She is a former senior reporter for Civil Eats and a former staff reporter for Vox Media. In addition to education, she has covered a wide variety of topics, including food, the environment, consumerism, politics, music, business, and health. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, NBC News, The AtlanticBusiness Insider, and other outlets. She is the author of bell hooks’ Spiritual Visionand other books. She lives in Los Angeles.

Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson is a writer, illustrator, and author based in New York. Her debut anthology, Black Love Letters, which she co-edited and illustrated, was published in October 2023 by John Legend’s imprint with Zando. As an artist, Natalie focuses on social justice through digital and traditional media. She is a former segment producer for MSNBC, Vice TV, and Black News Channel. Her various writings can be found at’s “Know Your Value.” Natalie holds a master’s degree in sociology from Columbia University, where she studied gender, sexuality, and economic sociology.

Rob Okun

Rob Okun is editor emeritus of the profeminist magazine Voice Male, which he edited for three decades, and a former executive director of one of the earliest men’s centers in North America. His anthology Voice Male: The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men’s Movement chronicles the evolution of masculinities. A syndicated columnist with PeaceVoice, he writes commentaries that appear in newspapers nationwide, including The Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and The San Diego Union-Tribune, and in digital publications including Ms. magazine, Common Dreams, and CounterPunch. His greatest pleasure is spending time with his family, especially his five grandchildren.

Wendy Eley Jackson

An award-winning producer, Wendy Eley Jackson received the prestigious Producers Mark (p.g.a.) for her producing work on the critically acclaimed and award-winning feature-length documentary MAYNARD (Netflix). She served as executive producer of feature documentaries Welcome to Pine Lake (CBSN) and CARTERLAND, the official documentary of President Jimmy Carter (Gravitas Ventures). Currently, Wendy is a writer and director for Counting the Ballots and Protect & Serve with Martin Luther King, III, while also developing with Living Popups and Rock’n Robin Productions the limited series she co-wrote with Gigi Levangie, Ella & Marilyn.