Culture War Reporters welcomes guest writers who care to stop by and add their voices to the conversation. More information can be found here. Tune in to read what they have to say on the second and fourth Thursday of every month!
SARAH is a 24-year-old want-to-be journalist journalist and photographer who is passionate, above all else, about people’s stories. She wants to share experiences that bring humanity closer to what they read on the news, to give conflicts and disasters a name and a face. She has travelled every continent (minus Antarctica) and realized that in times and places of suffering can come the true beauty of humanity. While she is currently revamping her website and blog, you can find the old one at swallensteen.wordpress.com.
EMILY was born and raised in British Columbia. She majored in English, Visual Art, and Graphic Design. She currently works full time providing Design and Marketing services for an Engineering firm while drawing, painting and writing instead of sleeping. Her desk is the one with the dinosaurs on it. Follow her on Twitter for opinions on art, design, and her ongoing Star Trek TNG rewatch.
JESSE is a born and bred BC-er and a full time Nursing student. Her rare spare time is spent with her beautiful, boisterous family. She likes the idea that your attitude shapes your reality. Positive thoughts heal. Her greatest joys are cookies with tea, toast and tea, or books and tea. She looks forward to a life of freedom to travel and see the world because it looks real fun in the movies.
KATIE is a Yale sophomore majoring in Literature with a focus on French and Ancient Greek. She spends her free time yelling about feminism and LGBTQ+ issues on the internet, and her primary life goal is to one day knit a sweater for her hometown hero, Drake.
PHOEBE LAU is a Masters of Art Therapy candidate based in Montréal, Québec. She is an omega-level plant lady who also writes about her wildly varied experience in an interracial relationship at Hair of Oil, Hair of Water.
BETH is a lover of life and all things that grow. Born and raised in Vancouver, she is an Island girl at heart and calls Victoria home. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and has a passion for encouraging and enabling youth. Beth spends a lot of her time teaching teenagers to sail around the Southern Gulf Islands on a tall ship. When she is back on land her life is filled with good people, good books, hiking trails, and the occasional climbing wall.
JON MARKS is a 26-years-young, flamboyant, micro-writer who works in the garden and irrigation industry. He is a hobbit at heart and loves a good cup of tea. He is often a quiet fellow, but some situations can cause him to voice his opinions. He has no problem dishing the T.
RACHEL is (you guessed it) a doula and perpetual student (no really, 4 different schools in four years, but finally nailing down that undergrad at UVic). She battles with ‘writers stage fright’ despite her perpetual infatuation with words, especially storytelling. She thinks humour paired with raw and heartfelt experience is an unbeatable combo, and that connecting through weird and wild stories is at the heart of social change.
CASEY BENNETT is a human being currently residing in British Columbia. He has a beard. He works as a freelance designer and as a photographer, shooting with an old ancient medium called film. He listens to Soul, Motown, Hip-Hop and Electronic music. He watches movies with subtitles at the bottom of the screen. You can see his photography work here. Contrary to popular belief, he does not have Facebook.
ALICIA is a-20 year-old Beninoise-American, currently majoring in Early Childhood Education in NW Arkansas. In addition to her love for little kids and spicy food, she spends her free time re-reading and re-watching her favorite books and movies as well as spending hours trying to maintain her unruly afro puff. Alicia uses her blog to speak out against social injustice.
HANNAH ROBERTS is a TCK-turned-reading-teacher who lives in Texas with her husband and son. She gets disproportionately passionate about literacy, equal opportunities, and The Lord of the Rings. Her main writing focus is poetry and you can read more of her work at Dear Void.
KATIE MCBETH is a freelance writer out of Boise, ID. She is an intersectional feminist, owner of a small private zoo, and can occasionally be found at music festivals cheering on her favorite indie acts. You can follow her animal and writing adventures on Instagram or Twitter: @ktmcbeth.
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From time to time, for one reason or another, our guest writers will choose to remain ANONYMOUS.