Jenna Browne is a writer, actor, high school student, and baking enthusiast based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves dogs, Bob’s Burgers, and fighting for social justice. Prior to ForthWrite, she was a contributor to Bold Magazine. She is opinionated, quirky, loud, and one day hopes to be a writer/actor for SNL.
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Alexandra Miller is a 17-year-old writer, student, and actor based in Los Angeles, California. She has a passion for feminism, psychology, filmmaking, social activism, and petting every dog she walks by on the street. Prior to creating ForthWrite, Alexandra worked as a writer for Bold Magazine. She hopes to one day be a writer/director/actor/therapist and still have enough time to re-watch The Office.
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Allyson Roche is an aspiring journalist/writer from Los Angeles, California. She spends her time writing, reading, listening to St. Vincent, and watching Mamma Mia! and the news. Before creating ForthWrite, Ally worked as contributing writer for many publications including Grl Mag and Bold Magazine. She is a member of WriteGirl and is on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Youth Council.
Terry Ayzman is a 17- year-old, ambitious, investigative journalist, who enjoys conducting interviews with inspirational leaders in his school club, “Find Your Calling”. As well as continually watching the news, he is the Editor-in-Chief of his blog, TeaWithTerry.Com, and has interviewed numerous individuals, such as Co-Founder of LegalZoom.com, Robert Shapiro, and ABC7’s George Pennacchio.
Ellen Blunsdon is a history and politics student at The University of Edinburgh. When she is not being Editor in Chief of their student newspaper or presenting her radio show on FreshAir, she can be found buying books she never reads, cooking vegetarian food to questionable success and ranting about neo-colonialism in inappropriate situations. Her articles focus on everything from British current affairs to mental health with a healthy dose of feminism thrown in too. You can find her on Instagram.
Nadia Farjami is a sixteen-year-old writer who lives in California, where she attends high-school. Writing holds a tremendous role in Nadia’s life. As well as writing for Forthwrite Magazine, Nadia serves as a writer and editor for GLUE Magazine, a first reader for Polyphony H.S., and a newsletter editor for the American Heart International foundation, among other publications. Nadia’s work has also been recognized in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. When Nadia isn’t writing or editing, you’ll find her organizing book drives for her club Spreading Literacy & Love, which donates books to underprivileged schools across the globe. You can find her on Instagram.
Courtney Felle currently studies English and Politics at Kenyon College. In addition to writing for ForthWrite Magazine, she edits Body Without Organs Literary Journal, reads poetry for Helen: a lit mag, and campaigns for local Democrats running for office. She loves eating breakfast food at inappropriate times, listening to the Japanese House on early evening walks, and discussing the weird blend of gender, queerness, and disability she exists within.
Bella Minicucci is a 21 year old student studying French in Toronto, Canada. With a strong passion for creative writing, she spends most of her free time concocting stories that focus on the art of being a woman. Over the past few years, Bella’s gained an immense interest in cinema which has led her to explore the medium and review countless films. Though her biggest dream is to be a reclusive writer who lives in a cozy cottage, she’s on track to become a French teacher and direct her students in as many school musicals as possible. You can follow Bella on Twitter (@isvbella) or on Letterboxd (@isvbella).
Katerine (Katya) Rashkovsky is kept busy by her studies, tennis, and her love for cats, kpop, and writing. In hopes of pursuing writing in the future, she expresses her love for journalism by taking on the challenge of simultaneously being Yearbook editor and a contributor for ForthWrite magazine. A 16-year-old aspiring clinical psychologist/literary author/journalistic writer, Katya wants nothing more than to intertwine her passion for mental health and writing, while also somehow having the energy to care for at least two cats.
Mya Reyes-Rios is a 17-year-old writer/poet and Beyoncé enthusiast from the San Gabriel Valley. She spends most of her time screaming about post-colonial concepts of race and cultural hybridity. Through her writing, she hopes to capture the intricacies of brown identity and gender. She credits all of her work to the those before her whose labor allowed for her writing to exist.
Isabelle Schmeler is from Pittsburgh, PA. She has a passion for politics, feminism, and writing. She is also the host of her school’s current events podcast, RadiOC, where she has interviewed the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, along with other local figures. Isabelle loves traveling, reading, photography, and trying out new local restaurants. When she’s not writing articles or rambling on the podcast, you can find her swimming laps with her school’s swim team or binge watching Friends for the hundredth time.
Images of co-founders taken by Hannah Hotchkiss.