Founder, CEO, & Editor-in-Chief   Ayika Tshimanga   Ayika is a midwest-raised Congolese-American writer and creative entrepreneur. In the fall of 2017, she founded The Femme Oasis, a feminist magazine geared towards the actualization, progression, and elevation of all women and femmes.  Ayika's dedication to the marginalized is rooted in feminism—specifically the work and ideas of Black women artists, scholars, community organizers, activists and freedom-fighters. Since coupling her intuitive recognition of the disparities yielded from social stratification and academic nomenclature, Ayika has committed her work and art to the survival of oppressed people within dominating systems of power.

Founder, CEO, & Editor-in-Chief

Ayika Tshimanga

Ayika is a midwest-raised Congolese-American writer and creative entrepreneur. In the fall of 2017, she founded The Femme Oasis, a feminist magazine geared towards the actualization, progression, and elevation of all women and femmes.

Ayika's dedication to the marginalized is rooted in feminism—specifically the work and ideas of Black women artists, scholars, community organizers, activists and freedom-fighters. Since coupling her intuitive recognition of the disparities yielded from social stratification and academic nomenclature, Ayika has committed her work and art to the survival of oppressed people within dominating systems of power.

 
 
 Managing Editor   Claire Caplis   Claire Caplis is a Chicagoland native and a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in English with minors in Social Work and Spanish. She is passionate about feminism, social justice, literature and media, traveling, learning languages and writing.  Claire is interested in pursuing a career in the book publishing industry or in the social work field as a bilingual counselor.

Managing Editor

Claire Caplis

Claire Caplis is a Chicagoland native and a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in English with minors in Social Work and Spanish. She is passionate about feminism, social justice, literature and media, traveling, learning languages and writing.

Claire is interested in pursuing a career in the book publishing industry or in the social work field as a bilingual counselor.

 
 

 
 

Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.

- Assata Shakur

 

 

 
 
 Social Media Director   Alexandria Ianco   Alexandria Ianco is currently a student studying communication studies at Montclair State University. Her only pastimes include hanging with her friends, reading and bingeing shows. She can always be found at Barnes and Noble buying books to add to her ever-growing collection.

Social Media Director

Alexandria Ianco

Alexandria Ianco is currently a student studying communication studies at Montclair State University. Her only pastimes include hanging with her friends, reading and bingeing shows. She can always be found at Barnes and Noble buying books to add to her ever-growing collection.

 Social Media Coordinator   Bre'Yana Williams   Bre’Yana is a recent graduate from Montclair State University with a Bachelors Degree in Communications & Media Arts. She has an extensive background in social media and digital editorial due to her four year involvement with the online publication Her Campus Media. In her free time, Bre’Yana can be found with a good book in hand or shopping!

Social Media Coordinator

Bre'Yana Williams

Bre’Yana is a recent graduate from Montclair State University with a Bachelors Degree in Communications & Media Arts. She has an extensive background in social media and digital editorial due to her four year involvement with the online publication Her Campus Media. In her free time, Bre’Yana can be found with a good book in hand or shopping!

 
 

There’s a saying in Africa, if you give a woman empowerment, you empower a community, you empower men, you empower man. When women become empowered and live in their strength it’s beneficiary to others, and I think as young women today we sometimes forget that we are standing on the struggle of other women. Those women had to stand up to make a change, and they were not popular, and now we’re making them unpopular again.

- Danai Gurira


 
 
 
 Site Publisher   Alaa El-Mahrakawy   Alaa was awarded her MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2015. She also holds a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.  Her research interests include social movements; feminist and post-colonial theories; the intersections between gender, race and class and gender mobilization in the Middle East, and the struggle for domestic worker rights. Outside of her work, she can be found practicing yoga and making too much Tiramisu!

Site Publisher

Alaa El-Mahrakawy

Alaa was awarded her MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London in 2015. She also holds a BA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo.

Her research interests include social movements; feminist and post-colonial theories; the intersections between gender, race and class and gender mobilization in the Middle East, and the struggle for domestic worker rights. Outside of her work, she can be found practicing yoga and making too much Tiramisu!

 Site Publisher   Tiana Mangual   Tiana is a freelance web designer/developer and site publisher for The Femme Oasis. Her love for all-things-tech and error-proofing lead her to study web development. When she isn’t glued to her computer screen, she spends time reading, thrifting and practicing self-care.  She can be reached at tianamangual08@gmail.com, and her work can be viewed at  www.tianamariah.com.

Site Publisher

Tiana Mangual

Tiana is a freelance web designer/developer and site publisher for The Femme Oasis. Her love for all-things-tech and error-proofing lead her to study web development. When she isn’t glued to her computer screen, she spends time reading, thrifting and practicing self-care.

She can be reached at tianamangual08@gmail.com, and her work can be viewed at www.tianamariah.com.

 
 
 

 

I know and do what is right better than many big men who read.

- Sojourner Truth

 


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 Career Contributor   Crystal Carter   Crystal is originally from Illinois, but is exploring a new life in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University & works as a Creative Content Developer for a cyber security firm.

Career Contributor

Crystal Carter

Crystal is originally from Illinois, but is exploring a new life in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University & works as a Creative Content Developer for a cyber security firm.

 Career Contributor   Gabby Gonzaga   Gabrielle is a freelance writer based in New York City. On her free time, she likes to experiment with photography, explore bookstores, and pet other peoples’ dogs.

Career Contributor

Gabby Gonzaga

Gabrielle is a freelance writer based in New York City. On her free time, she likes to experiment with photography, explore bookstores, and pet other peoples’ dogs.

 Culture Contributor   Ariana Memishi   Ariana is a Chicago grown, Albanian-American Muslim creative. She is the first woman in her family to obtain a college degree. After obtaining her B.A. in English, she now volunteers at Chicago Public Schools while conducting research on femininity through modern literature.

Culture Contributor

Ariana Memishi

Ariana is a Chicago grown, Albanian-American Muslim creative. She is the first woman in her family to obtain a college degree. After obtaining her B.A. in English, she now volunteers at Chicago Public Schools while conducting research on femininity through modern literature.

 Culture Contributor   Danielle Owensby   Danielle "deo" Owensby is a queer writer, photographer, and educator living the artist grind in Chicago, IL. She holds a BA in English, a BFA in Studio Arts, and a MFA in Photography. When she isn't absorbed in reading theory and criticism (always with a highlighter in hand), she enjoys taking naps and daydreaming.

Culture Contributor

Danielle Owensby

Danielle "deo" Owensby is a queer writer, photographer, and educator living the artist grind in Chicago, IL. She holds a BA in English, a BFA in Studio Arts, and a MFA in Photography. When she isn't absorbed in reading theory and criticism (always with a highlighter in hand), she enjoys taking naps and daydreaming.

 Culture Contributor   Brianna Torres   Brianna Torres is a freelance journalist from Long Island, New York. With a major in Music Industry and minor in professional writing, Brianna loves to write about all topics concerning entertainment, music, and culture. On her free time, you can catch her writing poetry on her Instagram account @bri_poetry.  Feel free to check out her professional work at  http://torresbrianna16.wix.com/briannamtorres  or shoot an email out to  torresbrianna16@gmail.com .

Culture Contributor

Brianna Torres

Brianna Torres is a freelance journalist from Long Island, New York. With a major in Music Industry and minor in professional writing, Brianna loves to write about all topics concerning entertainment, music, and culture. On her free time, you can catch her writing poetry on her Instagram account @bri_poetry.

Feel free to check out her professional work at http://torresbrianna16.wix.com/briannamtorres or shoot an email out to torresbrianna16@gmail.com.

 Lifestyle Contributor   Alicia Caffero   Alicia Caffero studied Writing and Art History at the Savannah College of Art & Design, all while hosting a sexual education radio show. Now that she’s graduated, she writes for an at-home STI testing company called Fig. She is both the “cool mom” and “man’s best friend,” and with that comes plenty of free condoms and unbridled enthusiasm. Tell her stories or ask her questions, she doesn’t bite. Just be careful: she’s not potty trained yet.

Lifestyle Contributor

Alicia Caffero

Alicia Caffero studied Writing and Art History at the Savannah College of Art & Design, all while hosting a sexual education radio show. Now that she’s graduated, she writes for an at-home STI testing company called Fig. She is both the “cool mom” and “man’s best friend,” and with that comes plenty of free condoms and unbridled enthusiasm. Tell her stories or ask her questions, she doesn’t bite. Just be careful: she’s not potty trained yet.

 Lifestyle Contributor   Aziza Hassan   Aziza Hassan is a Writer, professional Content Producer and competitive Fencer! Aziza graduated from Temple University‘s School of Communication and Theater in Philadelphia   with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. When she's not producing content for popular websites including Genius, Time Out New York, HollywoodLife and SOHH.com ,  Aziza enjoys keeping readers informed on all things trending in the news via her blog #BrooklynGirlCode which she started in 2016.

Lifestyle Contributor

Aziza Hassan

Aziza Hassan is a Writer, professional Content Producer and competitive Fencer! Aziza graduated from Temple University‘s School of Communication and Theater in Philadelphia with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations. When she's not producing content for popular websites including Genius, Time Out New York, HollywoodLife and SOHH.com, Aziza enjoys keeping readers informed on all things trending in the news via her blog #BrooklynGirlCode which she started in 2016.

 Lifestyle Contributor   Kira Rice-Christianson   Kira Rice-Christianson is a 23 year old creative writer and intersectional feminist living in Chicago, IL. She's currently working toward her bachelors in English at UIC, and hoping to challenge and promote healing at The Femme Oasis.

Lifestyle Contributor

Kira Rice-Christianson

Kira Rice-Christianson is a 23 year old creative writer and intersectional feminist living in Chicago, IL. She's currently working toward her bachelors in English at UIC, and hoping to challenge and promote healing at The Femme Oasis.

 Spirituality Contributor   Camille Benz   Camille is an Italian/American graduate from Virginia Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's in English (creative writing). Having lived most of her life in Italy, she loves sharing her travelling experiences and cultural traditions. In her free time she enjoys reading European literature and writing young adult fiction. She hopes to publish many books in the future that will make young girls smile, laugh, and believe in themselves.

Spirituality Contributor

Camille Benz

Camille is an Italian/American graduate from Virginia Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's in English (creative writing). Having lived most of her life in Italy, she loves sharing her travelling experiences and cultural traditions. In her free time she enjoys reading European literature and writing young adult fiction. She hopes to publish many books in the future that will make young girls smile, laugh, and believe in themselves.

 Spirituality Contributor   Clarissa Cottrill   Clarissa Cottrill is a multimedia journalist who seeks to uncover the stories of many intersectional identities. She has roots in the heart of Appalachia and identifies as interfaith, with Jewish and Christian background. Finding out how cultures vary and impact the lives of people from all walks of life is part of her love of storytelling. In her spare time, she’s enjoys traveling, relaxing with her cat and Netflix and partaking in a political debate or two.

Spirituality Contributor

Clarissa Cottrill

Clarissa Cottrill is a multimedia journalist who seeks to uncover the stories of many intersectional identities. She has roots in the heart of Appalachia and identifies as interfaith, with Jewish and Christian background. Finding out how cultures vary and impact the lives of people from all walks of life is part of her love of storytelling. In her spare time, she’s enjoys traveling, relaxing with her cat and Netflix and partaking in a political debate or two.

 Spirituality Contributor   Gracen Hansen   Health enthusiast, avid reader and yogi here to bring new perspectives and ideas with an open mind and open heart .

Spirituality Contributor

Gracen Hansen

Health enthusiast, avid reader and yogi here to bring new perspectives and ideas with an open mind and open heart.

 
 

Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.

- Alice Walker


 
 
 Copy Editor   Laurie Bullock   Laurie is a freelance writer and social media editor in Long Beach, California. She is passionate about writing and sharing stories to help people feel connected and inspire change. When she's not sitting in front of a computer, she's most likely to be found outside running, hiking, or swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Like most Southern Californian transplants, she's always on the hunt for the best taco place in the area.

Copy Editor

Laurie Bullock

Laurie is a freelance writer and social media editor in Long Beach, California. She is passionate about writing and sharing stories to help people feel connected and inspire change. When she's not sitting in front of a computer, she's most likely to be found outside running, hiking, or swimming in the Pacific Ocean. Like most Southern Californian transplants, she's always on the hunt for the best taco place in the area.

 Copy Editor   Nicole Calabro   Nicole Calabro is an artist, visual culture writer, intersectional feminist, and living millennial stereotype. A twenty-something Brooklyn-based Hudson Valley native, she is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz. As an artist, she explores the intersections of feminist millennial life: how her generation navigates social justice through contemporary visual culture utilizing painting, drawing, printmaking, and embroidery. As a writer, she loves analyzing visual culture such as art, film, the Internet, and the media through an intersectional lens, and connecting it to everyday contemporary life.  View her work on  nicolecalabro.wordpress.com  or find her on Twitter and Instagram @nicole_m_cal

Copy Editor

Nicole Calabro

Nicole Calabro is an artist, visual culture writer, intersectional feminist, and living millennial stereotype. A twenty-something Brooklyn-based Hudson Valley native, she is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in visual arts at the State University of New York at New Paltz. As an artist, she explores the intersections of feminist millennial life: how her generation navigates social justice through contemporary visual culture utilizing painting, drawing, printmaking, and embroidery. As a writer, she loves analyzing visual culture such as art, film, the Internet, and the media through an intersectional lens, and connecting it to everyday contemporary life.

View her work on nicolecalabro.wordpress.com or find her on Twitter and Instagram @nicole_m_cal

 Copy Editor   Camille Frigillana   Camille hails from Los Angeles, CA, where she was born and raised. She has a B.A. in Journalism and is currently working at a beauty company as a copywriter along with being an editor here at The Femme Oasis. When she’s not correcting people’s grammar, you can find Camille eating at Disneyland, listening to her Spotify party jamzz playlist too loud, or binge watching Anthony Bourdain on Netflix.

Copy Editor

Camille Frigillana

Camille hails from Los Angeles, CA, where she was born and raised. She has a B.A. in Journalism and is currently working at a beauty company as a copywriter along with being an editor here at The Femme Oasis. When she’s not correcting people’s grammar, you can find Camille eating at Disneyland, listening to her Spotify party jamzz playlist too loud, or binge watching Anthony Bourdain on Netflix.

 Copy Editor  Sumaita Hasan  Sumaita Hasan is a sophomore at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. She plans to pursue a double major in English and Music and a minor in Film. She enjoys singing and watching movies (especially horror).

Copy Editor

Sumaita Hasan

Sumaita Hasan is a sophomore at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. She plans to pursue a double major in English and Music and a minor in Film. She enjoys singing and watching movies (especially horror).

 Copy Editor   Shacara Ledbetter   Shacara is a detail enthusiast and fierce expressionist. Together these attributes thrive as the foundation for the fruit of her creativity. As a wearer of many hats, her sole devotion is to help people help themselves. She's a DIY aficionado that believes some things are best done when you do them for yourself, instead of waiting for things to be done for you.

Copy Editor

Shacara Ledbetter

Shacara is a detail enthusiast and fierce expressionist. Together these attributes thrive as the foundation for the fruit of her creativity. As a wearer of many hats, her sole devotion is to help people help themselves. She's a DIY aficionado that believes some things are best done when you do them for yourself, instead of waiting for things to be done for you.

 Copy Editor   Samantha   Mitchell   Samantha is a senior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign majoring in sociology with a minor in English. She serves as editing director for The Academic, an online zine that focuses on issues concerning student life, academia, and mental health. On campus, Samantha is involved with Alpha Kappa Delta, the national honors society for sociology. This semester, she is interning through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and instructs a section of LAS 101, a class designed to help first-year students Liberal Arts and Science students acclimate to university life. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and drawing.

Copy Editor

Samantha Mitchell

Samantha is a senior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign majoring in sociology with a minor in English. She serves as editing director for The Academic, an online zine that focuses on issues concerning student life, academia, and mental health. On campus, Samantha is involved with Alpha Kappa Delta, the national honors society for sociology. This semester, she is interning through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) and instructs a section of LAS 101, a class designed to help first-year students Liberal Arts and Science students acclimate to university life. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and drawing.

 Copy Editor   Annie Monge   Annie grew up in South Gate and Cudahy, California where she learned and perfected her skills in people-watching. These skills have served her well in life, as she enjoys using all that she observed in her work. These observations have also helped her understand many things, including, her Salvadoran parents, why the voice in her head is louder than the one she attempts to speak with, and her obsession with stories.

Copy Editor

Annie Monge

Annie grew up in South Gate and Cudahy, California where she learned and perfected her skills in people-watching. These skills have served her well in life, as she enjoys using all that she observed in her work. These observations have also helped her understand many things, including, her Salvadoran parents, why the voice in her head is louder than the one she attempts to speak with, and her obsession with stories.

 Copy Editor   Megan Noone   Megan Noone is an almost college grad from the suburbs of Chicago. She’s the oldest of four girls, and the shortest of them too. When she’s not writing queer feminist fantasy, she’s crocheting while listening to true crime podcasts with her dog snuggling next to her.

Copy Editor

Megan Noone

Megan Noone is an almost college grad from the suburbs of Chicago. She’s the oldest of four girls, and the shortest of them too. When she’s not writing queer feminist fantasy, she’s crocheting while listening to true crime podcasts with her dog snuggling next to her.

 Copy Editor   Mia Pidlaoan   Mia Pidlaoan is currently working on her B.A. in English at Northern Illinois University. During her time at community college, she held the role of secretary in the feminist club, Womyn 4 Womyn, as well as a role as editor in the creative writing club’s “Horizons,” the college’s literary magazine. Her hobbies include reading fiction novels, watching anime, and being the best person she can be.

Copy Editor

Mia Pidlaoan

Mia Pidlaoan is currently working on her B.A. in English at Northern Illinois University. During her time at community college, she held the role of secretary in the feminist club, Womyn 4 Womyn, as well as a role as editor in the creative writing club’s “Horizons,” the college’s literary magazine. Her hobbies include reading fiction novels, watching anime, and being the best person she can be.

 Copy Editor   Almudena Rincon   Almudena is a senior from Madrid, Spain at Loyola University Chicago studying Journalism and English. In her three years at Loyola, she has been involved with various news organizations, writing, editing, and telling stories that give a voice to those who haven't been given one before. When she's not writing or editing articles, Almudena is drinking tea, going on road trips, studying French and Chinese or writing stories about her semester abroad in Beijing.

Copy Editor

Almudena Rincon

Almudena is a senior from Madrid, Spain at Loyola University Chicago studying Journalism and English. In her three years at Loyola, she has been involved with various news organizations, writing, editing, and telling stories that give a voice to those who haven't been given one before. When she's not writing or editing articles, Almudena is drinking tea, going on road trips, studying French and Chinese or writing stories about her semester abroad in Beijing.

 Copy Editor   Tess Rosinsky   Tess is so excited to be a copy editor for The Femme Oasis! She supports the values, mission, and work that The Femme Oasis promotes. In the past, she has volunteered at a nonprofit by being the editor of the E-newsletter. Tess has a Master’s Degree in Technical Writing and Information Design, and her professional writing focuses on healthcare literacy. During her free time, she loves building muscles at the gym, watching tv game shows from the 1950s to 1980s, and exploring vegetarian restaurants and recipes.

Copy Editor

Tess Rosinsky

Tess is so excited to be a copy editor for The Femme Oasis! She supports the values, mission, and work that The Femme Oasis promotes. In the past, she has volunteered at a nonprofit by being the editor of the E-newsletter. Tess has a Master’s Degree in Technical Writing and Information Design, and her professional writing focuses on healthcare literacy. During her free time, she loves building muscles at the gym, watching tv game shows from the 1950s to 1980s, and exploring vegetarian restaurants and recipes.

 Copy Editor   Etienne Smith   Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Etienne has been a writer all her life, finding comfort in poetry, songwriting, and storytelling. Her journalism background and roots in the creative arts influence how she writes and how she reads. She joined The Femme Oasis team because she believes there is nothing more powerful than the voices of women. In her free time she enjoys singing, watching cartoons, and eating all the chocolate she can get her hands on.

Copy Editor

Etienne Smith

Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Etienne has been a writer all her life, finding comfort in poetry, songwriting, and storytelling. Her journalism background and roots in the creative arts influence how she writes and how she reads. She joined The Femme Oasis team because she believes there is nothing more powerful than the voices of women. In her free time she enjoys singing, watching cartoons, and eating all the chocolate she can get her hands on.

 
 
 
 

Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.

- Frida Kahlo


 
 
 Head Graphic Designer   Utsah Pandey   Utsah Pandey is a graphic designer from Kathmandu, Nepal, currently living in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Knox College in 2018 with a BA in Studio Art and Design. She specializes in two-dimensional design, illustration and typography.

Head Graphic Designer

Utsah Pandey

Utsah Pandey is a graphic designer from Kathmandu, Nepal, currently living in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Knox College in 2018 with a BA in Studio Art and Design. She specializes in two-dimensional design, illustration and typography.

 Graphic Designer   Kylie Akia   Kylie is a freelance illustrator currently residing in Chicago, IL. She studied Illustration and Business at the Savanah College of Art and Design. Her creative work aims to uplift and represent minorities in a way that challenges stereotypes in the current social climate. You can view her work at  kylieakia.com .

Graphic Designer

Kylie Akia

Kylie is a freelance illustrator currently residing in Chicago, IL. She studied Illustration and Business at the Savanah College of Art and Design. Her creative work aims to uplift and represent minorities in a way that challenges stereotypes in the current social climate. You can view her work at kylieakia.com.

 Graphic Designer   Carolina Alatriste   Carolina was born and raised in the south side of Chicago. She recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of design in graphic Design. She's currently trying to figure out how to survive life after college.

Graphic Designer

Carolina Alatriste

Carolina was born and raised in the south side of Chicago. She recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of design in graphic Design. She's currently trying to figure out how to survive life after college.

 Graphic Designer   Natashna Anderson   Natashna is a current undergrad at SAIC, studying Illustration, Graphic Design as well as Fine Arts. She likes her coffee iced, her personality strong and her confidence very, very high.

Graphic Designer

Natashna Anderson

Natashna is a current undergrad at SAIC, studying Illustration, Graphic Design as well as Fine Arts. She likes her coffee iced, her personality strong and her confidence very, very high.

 Graphic Designer   Rachel Bishop   Rachel Bishop is a junior at Ohio University studying interactive media design. She plans to minor in computer science and enjoys taking additional courses in strategic communication and political science. Her extracurricular activities include being the public relations chair for Blue Pencil Comedy, being a cast member on Friday’s Live, and producing The Women’s Comedy Show. She enjoys cooking, hiking, gardening, and fully justified text.

Graphic Designer

Rachel Bishop

Rachel Bishop is a junior at Ohio University studying interactive media design. She plans to minor in computer science and enjoys taking additional courses in strategic communication and political science. Her extracurricular activities include being the public relations chair for Blue Pencil Comedy, being a cast member on Friday’s Live, and producing The Women’s Comedy Show. She enjoys cooking, hiking, gardening, and fully justified text.

 Graphic Designer   Grace Bulabula   Grace Bulabula is a 22 year old born in Congo, Kinshasa. She's passionate about art in general and would like to run an advertising company in the future.

Graphic Designer

Grace Bulabula

Grace Bulabula is a 22 year old born in Congo, Kinshasa. She's passionate about art in general and would like to run an advertising company in the future.

 Graphic Designer   Bell Favakeh   Bell Favakeh is an artist and designer with a passion for painting and studio art. As a graphic designer for The Femme Oasis, Bell strives to use their art to empower femmes and women and help them find a voice. Bell is pursuing a B.F.A at Savannah College of Art and Design, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Graphic Designer

Bell Favakeh

Bell Favakeh is an artist and designer with a passion for painting and studio art. As a graphic designer for The Femme Oasis, Bell strives to use their art to empower femmes and women and help them find a voice. Bell is pursuing a B.F.A at Savannah College of Art and Design, and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

 Graphic Designer   Jacqlin Ha   Jacqueline Jun Ha is a freelance illustrator currently wrapping up her BFA at Art Center College of Design in Illustration. At the moment she is concentrating on experimentation and storytelling. Her hope is to push limits in her work, so that she can create pieces that are both informative and relevant.

Graphic Designer

Jacqlin Ha

Jacqueline Jun Ha is a freelance illustrator currently wrapping up her BFA at Art Center College of Design in Illustration. At the moment she is concentrating on experimentation and storytelling. Her hope is to push limits in her work, so that she can create pieces that are both informative and relevant.

 Graphic Designer   Shanelle Jacobs   Shanelle Jacobs is a creative artist working in photography, graphic design and writing. Her passion for different art forms help her create and inspire her work.

Graphic Designer

Shanelle Jacobs

Shanelle Jacobs is a creative artist working in photography, graphic design and writing. Her passion for different art forms help her create and inspire her work.

 Graphic Designer   Anna Warfield   Anna Warfield is a recent graduate of Cornell University where she obtained a B.F.A. and a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. This eco-friendly product of upstate New York can be found, coffee cup in hand ordering a cappuccino in the nearest not-Starbucks. She nurtures a passion for the arts, culture, and the intricacies of identity. As a practicing artist, her work, which centers on themes of femininity and the body, can be viewed at  annawarfield.com .

Graphic Designer

Anna Warfield

Anna Warfield is a recent graduate of Cornell University where she obtained a B.F.A. and a B.S. in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. This eco-friendly product of upstate New York can be found, coffee cup in hand ordering a cappuccino in the nearest not-Starbucks. She nurtures a passion for the arts, culture, and the intricacies of identity. As a practicing artist, her work, which centers on themes of femininity and the body, can be viewed at annawarfield.com.

 Graphic Designer   Carolina Malagamba   Carolina is a Mexican-German artist whose main media are embroidery on paper, collage, and book-art. When she is not working on her art she is in the kitchen making up new recipes. In the past 10 years, she has lived in 4 different countries. She has lots of love for all things animal print, books, museums, plants and for great design.

Graphic Designer

Carolina Malagamba

Carolina is a Mexican-German artist whose main media are embroidery on paper, collage, and book-art. When she is not working on her art she is in the kitchen making up new recipes. In the past 10 years, she has lived in 4 different countries. She has lots of love for all things animal print, books, museums, plants and for great design.

 Graphic Designer   Nelsa Richardson   Nelsa Richardson is a melting pot of ethnicity. She was raised in a Thai, Puerto Rican, and black household and is very proud of her many cultures. She graduated from Saint Peter's University with a BA in Graphic Design. She loves to paint and create illustrations for her Webtoon comic "Caroline." When not working on her art, she enjoys playing with her cat, watching K-dramas, and taking short walks to the fridge.

Graphic Designer

Nelsa Richardson

Nelsa Richardson is a melting pot of ethnicity. She was raised in a Thai, Puerto Rican, and black household and is very proud of her many cultures. She graduated from Saint Peter's University with a BA in Graphic Design. She loves to paint and create illustrations for her Webtoon comic "Caroline." When not working on her art, she enjoys playing with her cat, watching K-dramas, and taking short walks to the fridge.