Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Kristi DiLallo is a writer, teacher, and editor with a personal and professional interest in the intersection of grief and art. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University, 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. Contact her directly: email@example.com.
Mina Hamedi is an MFA student at Columbia University and is currently working on a memoir about her family. She is interested in how grief is a necessary step in life, how it can drive you forward and especially, how it can tell a story.
Supipi Weerasooriya is a Columbia MFA student. She worked as a medical assistant for two years, before transitioning into a life of writing. She is intrigued by the ways in which art can reduce the isolation of grieving.
Poetry and Nonfiction Editor
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.
Social Media Editor
Karmen Cook is a 2014 graduate of Agnes Scott College and the Denver Publishing Institute. She currently volunteers with system-involved youth of color in Charleston, SC, and she is a writer for Citrine Magazine and Modest Truth Magazine. She maintains a blog called Mamie's Baby that discusses everything from her mental health journey to product reviews.
Alanna Cahill is a high school senior residing in Boxford, Massachusetts. She is an aspiring writer and an English tutor.
Annie Fang is a senior in high school living in Shanghai, China. She enjoys exploring the intersectionality of the media and literature while utilizing different mediums to reflect the complexity behind human emotions.
Nikki H. Huang is a 16 year old from the Philippines, currently suffering under the rigours of the IB DP program. She has a passion for literature, social studies, travel, and environmental conservation. She is constantly in awe of the ways in which people deal with the highs and lows of being alive.
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.