Jessica Baumgardner is a writer who lives in Los Angeles.
Marilyn Hacker is the author of nineteen books of poems, most recently Calligraphies (Norton, 2023), as well as the translator of twenty-four books by French and Francophone poets, including Samira Negrouche and Claire Malroux.
Debbie Stoller is the cofounder of BUST magazine and served as its editor-in-chief from 1993-2023. She holds a PhD in the Psychology of Women.
Laurie Stone’s most recent book, Streaming Now, Postcards from the Thing that is Happening, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, Laurie was theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large for NPR’s Fresh Air. She writes the Substack “Everything is Personal” at lauriestone.substack.com.
Bekah Waalkes is a PhD candidate in literature at Tufts University.
Bett Williams is the author of The Wild Kindness: A Psilocybin Odyssey (Dottir Press, 2020), which has been optioned for television by Amblin Entertainment. Her other books are Girl Walking Backwards (St. Martin’s Press) and The Wrestling Party (Alyson Press).
Deborah Williams is a clinical professor of liberal studies at NYU and author of The Necessity of Young Adult Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2023). Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Rumpus, Inside Higher Ed, and elsewhere.