Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Kristi DiLallo is a writer, teacher, and editor based in Northern California. She teaches writing at California State University, Monterey Bay, and she writes about her experience navigating the grief of parental incarceration and the stigma around families of murder victims. To find out how and why she created The Grief Diaries, click here. Follow her on Twitter: @k_dilallo.
Managing Editor, Poetry and Art/Photography Editor
Mina Hamedi grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and is of Turkish/Iranian descent. She holds a BA from NYU's Gallatin School and an MFA from Columbia University. She is currently working at Writers House supporting literary agents and writing a memoir about her family that begins with her grandfather and spans over four generations. She has had essays featured in Arcturus, EuropeNow and the Columbia Journal. Follow her on Twitter: @mina_hamedi.
Addie Tsai holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She has collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel. Addie is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Dance at Texas Woman's University. She teaches literature, dance, humanities, and creative writing at Houston Community College. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction has been published in such journals as Fifth Wednesday Journal, The Volta, The Offing, The Feminist Wire, Banango Street, and The Collagist, among others.
Emma Wenninger graduated from Indiana University, where she studied creative writing. While there, she received the 2014 Myrtle Armstrong Undergraduate Fiction Award and her work appeared in Indiana University's on-campus magazine, Canvas. Her fiction has been featured in BlazeVOX16, Menacing Hedge, and The Southampton Review. She lives and works in New York City.
Christine Bae is a junior in high school of Korean descent currently living on Long Island, New York. She has a great interest in modern literature, specifically the representation of minority groups in Young Adult fiction.
Angelica DeDona is based in Schenectady, New York for the majority of the year pursuing a B.A. in English and Political Science with a Minor in Environmental Science and Policy at Union College. She identifies as a masochistic for knowledge, and in true form is attempting to write two theses in her final year of undergrad.
Poetry Editor In Memoriam
Lindsay Kahn is a graduate from the University of Central Florida and a survivor of stage two refractory Hodgkin's lymphoma. She runs a blog titled Kindred alongside her best friend and is currently working on a memoir detailing her personal battle with cancer. She has a serious case of wanderlust and wants to travel the world someday.