Allegra Lockstadt was born in Canada, grew up in Kentucky, and now lives in Minneapolis. She works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer while maintaining a personal fine-arts practice on the side. She will probably always love horses, coffee, and cakes. You can check out her work here.
Amber Humphrey is freelance burrito-eater, entertainment writer and ’90s pop culture devotee from the Bay Area. A prolific doodler, Amber spends her evenings drawing intense crayon portraits of Bill Pullman. She blogs about the olden days at nostomanic.blogspot.com.
Anaheed Alani is Rookie’s editorial director and one of its story editors. She lives in New York City.
Ana Hinojosa is a scrawny murky green-haired girl who draws as much as she breathes. She enjoys antique stores, all-black clothing, and crafts. You can find her latest drawings on her blog, The Skinny Artist.
Anna Fitzpatrick is a Toronto-based writer/bookseller/expert sleeper. Her contributions have appeared in WORN Fashion Journal, The Hairpin and Shameless Magazine. Get in touch with her at email@example.com.
Anna McConnell writes and farms and travels. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arabelle Sicardi has an extensive dead-butterfly collection, likes to sleep in her closet in a pile of clothes, and has an obsession with reorganizing her makeup collection by height of product. She writes Fashion Pirate and runs a makeup Tumblr called powder doom.
Beth Hoeckel is a collage and mixed-media artist living in Baltimore. She has a massive collection of vintage magazines and old books, and likes taking pictures with crappy point-and-shoot cameras that she collects from thrift stores.
Bianca Valentino is the creator of award-winning zine series Conversations with Punx. She loves making mixtapes, crafting, sending mail, and dancing, and believes in PMA and magick! Follow her adventures at conversationswithbianca.com.
Britney Franco is a 13-year-old feminist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She spends her time writing, making collages, taking photos, reading zines, and neglecting/obsessing over her Tamagotchi. She has a blog called The Style Aviator. You can email her at
Caitlin Hazell likes to idolize, obsess over, and pretend to be her favorite celebrities. She lives in the middle of nowhere in England, which is handy for hill rolling, sheep chasing, and drawing anything she sees. She really likes sequins, glitter, and new packs of pens. She mainly blogs over here.
Camille Klein is a 17-year-old collage artist from Portland. She cries tears of pure glitter and watches too much tv. See more of her work here.
Chrissie White is a visual enthusiast who has spent the last 18 years of her life in one Seattle neighborhood. Eventually she hopes to have her own travel show and every Led Zeppelin album on vinyl. You can view more of her work at her website or see how her day is going on her Twitter.
Cindy Gallop is the founder and CEO of www.IfWeRanTheWorld.com, a web-meets-world platform that turns good intentions into action one microaction at a time, and of www.makelovenotporn.com. She will be launching makelovenotporn.tv in summer 2012.
Cynthia Merhej is an illustrator who likes to depict stories about the real and the imaginary. She lives back and forth between London and Beirut, and is currently attending the Royal College of Art. You can see her work here.
Dana Boulos is a photographer and visual artist living in Los Angeles. She is inspired by everything around her and obsessed with color, fashion, bunnies, and culture. You can find her work here, pick her brain at her blog, and follow her personal diary on Instagram @Danajetaime.
Danielle Henderson is a dedicated feminist, freelance writer, and graduate student based in Madison, WI. Her first book, Tales From Fish Camp, was published in 2004, and she writes Feminist Ryan Gosling when she should be doing homework or grading papers. You can find out more about her here.
Dylan Tupper Rupert is a Bay Area design student, by way of Seattle. Maker-baker-thinker-feeler-puppy chaser. In love with the real world.
Eleanor Hardwick was born in Oxfordshire, England. She and her photography have been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, British Vogue, Dazed & Confused and the Independent in London, among other places. When she’s not taking pictures, she enjoys making films, painting and going to music festivals.
Emily Condon has clerked at a video store and a comic book shop and run a single-screen repertory movie theater and runs the office at This American Life. She likes to make the trains run on time and infrequently shares her obsession with early 20th century baseball here.
Emily V. Gordon is an L.A.-based writer, live-comedy booker, and podcaster. You can find her talking about video games on the podcast The Indoor Kids, writing about relationships for HuffPo and xoJane, or otherwise on her laptop.
Emma Straub is the author of a short-story collection, Other People We Married, and the forthcoming novel Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures. Her earliest crushes were River Phoenix, Joey McIntyre and Andrew McCarthy, and her most recent crushes are her husband, her cats, and cheese.
Erica Segovia is a beautiful 21-year-old photographer from San Antonio, Texas.
Esme Blegvad is an illustrator and book-hoarder who lives in South London. She is generally a cat person, but sometimes can’t help kinda liking dogs too. Stalk her on Tumblr!
Gabby Noone is an 18-year-old college student in NYC. When she’s not busy writing to support her glamorous waitressing career, you can catch her tweeting, embroidering, blogging, or definitely not reading Food Network fan fiction.
Gabi Gregg is the stylish fat girl behind GabiFresh.com. She has an unhealthy obsession with game shows and the Knowles sisters.
Hannah Johnson is the associate beauty editor of xoJane and runs the style blog An Aesthetic Feast. She loves writing, acting, beauty, film, fashion, creating things, cooking & eating, history and art & design.
Hattie Stewart is an illustrator and artist based in London. She shows her work in Berlin and London and has worked with many zines, websites (including Urban Outfitters), magazines (e.g., Another Magazine), and fashion brands (including House of Holland).
Hazel Cills is an 18-year-old writer who is currently attending college in NYC. She loves gory horror movies, art museums, and awkward-looking dogs. You can also find her at her blog Bonjour Girl or on the Urban Outfitters blog.
Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. A proud member of Generation Catalano, Jamia loves cartwheels, waxing nostalgic about Judy Blume and Denise Huxtable, and talking about reproductive justice. Connect with her at www.jamiawilson.com or follow her on Twitter.
Jenny Zhang is a poet, writer, and performer living in New York. She’s the author of the poetry collection Dear Jenny, We Are All Find. You can find her at jennybagel.com, at her blog, Fashion for Writers, and on Twitter @jennybagel.
Joe Coscarelli is a 24-year-old boy living in Brooklyn. His writing has been in various publications, including New York, the Village Voice, Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times. He has a Tumblr and a Twitter.
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd is a writer and editor in Brooklyn who contributes to SPIN, VIBE, Interview, the New York Times, and other publications, and hosts Universópolis, a show about music from Latin America and the diaspora. She wants to go out dancing at all times, no question.
Katherine Denney is a student in Tennessee. She always says that she hates everything, but she secretly likes a few things. Justin Bieber’s music is one of those things; free food and people who tell good stories are others. Her Twitter is right here.
Kelly Abeln lives in Minneapolis, where she draws, illustrates, and works in graphic design. When not making things she enjoys playing video games and getting attacked by her cat, Pebbles. You can view her work here.
Kendra Yee is a 16-year-old alien dreamer who lives in Toronto. Her head is in the clouds and her hands are stained with ink. She never leaves the house without a sketchbook. She likes to post her drawings and musings on Unadoptable.
Krista Burton writes the award-winning blog Effing Dykes and lives in Chicago. When she’s not writing, she travels for her job, tries not to stare openly at cute girls, and spends inordinate amounts of time in drugstore makeup aisles.
Laia Garcia grew up on a tropical island obsessing over magazines, fashion, and music. She’s still obsessed with all those things, except now she lives in Brooklyn with two black cats!—although only one belongs to her. She writes and styles and sings in a band.
Lauren Redding is Rookie’s managing editor. She calls Brooklyn home and loves reading books, fawning over dogs she meets, and eating french fries. She is dedicated to mastering the art of frying the perfect egg. After almost a year, she is a novice at best.
Leanna Wright was the girl in high school with pink hair who didn’t talk much, but filled every margin with doodles and punk lyrics. Her cat was her best friend, and she preferred tea to partying. Not much has changed since. She lives in San Francisco, and you can see her art at leannawright.tumblr.com.
Leeay Aikawa is a collage machine currently based in Toronto. To see more of her work, go to leeayaikawa.com. トロント在住中のコラージマシーン相川里絵です。Leeayとして活動中！
Lilli Carré is an artist and illustrator currently living in Chicago. She primarily works in animation and comics, and is the co-founder of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Bits of her work can be found here.
Lola Pellegrino was born on the same day as Dolly Parton and Edgar Allan Poe and now serves Rx realness as a Brooklyn-based nurse practitioner. She is passionate about driving very fast and the triumph of good over evil. Invoke her here.
Maggie Thrash is a YA writer leading a double life in North Carolina. You can visit her at lonercomics.com.
María Inés Gul, aka Marjainez, draws pictures for fashion editorials and has shelves full of books for children in her bedroom. She runs MARJAINEZ.
Marie Lodi is a writer and supa dupa fly girl in Los Angeles. She is obsessed with vintage clothes, bad movies, and the supernatural, collects thing in the shape of corn and vintage Lisa Frank stickers, and can turn anything into a hat. Come stalk her at agentlover.com.
Marlena Pope is an 18-year-old sewing enthusiast from Wisconsin. You can find more of her awesome D.I.Y projects and Care Bear-inspired outfits over at her blog, Self-Constructed Freak.
Minna Gilligan is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. When she isn’t blogging at minnagilligan.com, she is usually daydreaming about the past then lamenting the impossibility of time travel. Please direct inquiries (personal or professional) to email@example.com.
Nova—aka Lebohang Masango aka Su$ie Somalia aka Coltrane’s Naima aka the Gangsta Girl From Ipanema—is a 22-year-old poet, writer, dancer, and anthropology student from Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s passionate about jazz, tea, cake, literature, and Africa. She Tumbls here.
Olivia Bee lives in Portland, Oregon, and photographs everything around her—friends, family, strangers, places, events and, above all, memories. The visual diary she keeps has attracted clients like Nike, Converse, Fiat and TeenNick.
Phoebe Reilly is a writer and Rookie editor. She is moving to L.A., where she imagines befriending a girl named Star and spending every night at the boardwalk listening to a greasy, shirtless guy sing “I Still Believe.”
Rachael Prokop spent her teenage years in rural Ohio, but now resides just outside of Washington, D.C. She likes faeries, whale sharks, and writing essays on obscure topics. You can find her on Twitter or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roxane Gay lives and writes in the Midwest. She has a Tumblr, and two books coming out in 2014: An Untamed State from Grove/Atlantic and Bad Feminist from Harper Perennial.
Ruby Aitken is a graphic designer who lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is a film fanatic and has an unhealthy obsession with color. You can see more of her work here.
Ruby Book is 14, likes to play bass and ukulele, has an intersex dog, and enjoys Thai food. She has a phobia of butterflies and a blog called The Ruby Lotus.
Sady Doyle started Tiger Beatdown so she could talk about lady issues online. She is still talking about them now.
Sonja Ahlers was born in 1971 in Victoria, British Columbia. She is the author-illustrator of three books—most recently The Selves. Her visual art and installation work has been exhibited internationally. Her website is at www.sonjaahlers.com.
Stephanie Kuehnert got her start writing bad poetry about unrequited love and razor blades in eighth grade. In high school, she moved on to punk rock and feminist zines. She’s published two young adult novels, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone and Ballads of Suburbia, and is at work on another.
Suzy X. is the Florida-bred cartoonist behind Riot Grrrl Problems. She shares an apartment in Brooklyn with her punk band and her two fluffy bunny rabbits.
Tavi Gevinson is the editor-in-chief and founder of this site. She is 16 and lives under your bed, so she can eavesdrop on teenage girls and then report back to Rookie’s advertisers and the Walt Disney Corporation with her findings.
Taylor-Ruth Baldwin is a high school senior best known as the chick from Hanging Rock Comics and a devout regular in eighth-period detention. When she’s not posting comics, illustrations, or mix CDs to her blog she’s avoiding responsibility and causing a general ruckus wherever she can.
Tyler Ford is a 22-year-old trans guy who physically resides in L.A., but is always mentally in London or New York. He made his TV debut on The Glee Project 2 and now spends his time feeding his brain, writing, and working on music. You can stalk him on Twitter or Tumblr, or at your local bookstore.