Catalina Ruiz-Navarro, is a Colombian feminist and journalist based in Mexico City, she is the co-founder and directress of the magazine Volcánicas (volcanicas.com) and creator and directress of the feminism training workshop for young Latin American digital content creators, Crearas Camp. She is also one of the founders of the Colombian feminist collective Viejas Verdes. She has been a columnist for the newspaper El Espectador since 2008. In December 2020, she was one of the first place winners of the journalism contest "It's not time to shut up." Her work as a journalist has been published in international newspapers such as The Guardian and The Washington Post. In November 2016, she gave the TEDx Talk “Let's talk about feminisms” in the city of Bogotá.
Catalina Ruiz Navarro
Eaint Khaing Oo
Eaint Khaing Oo has over 10 years experience in journalism and has made remarkable achievements so far. In 2008 Nargis Cyclone, she supported and reported on victims and was jailed for 1 year and half by the military. She is a founding member of two journalist association in Myanmar: Myanmar Journalists Network (MJN) (the first ever journalists association in Myanmar) in 2011, and Myanmar Women Journalists Society (MWJS) in 2015. After 5 years of hard work, when the MWJS (Myanmar women Journalist Society) was institutionalized, she stepped back to nurture emerging female journalists by providing spaces for them. She is currently working for BBC Burmese news and providing training on safety and security.
Hellen Njeri Mwangi
Njeri Mwangi is the Co-Founder of PAWA254, Nairobi's first unique social enterprise that uses Art for Social Change in what is now widely known as ARTivism. Njeri has vast experience in event planning and management. She is a frontline activist who has been seen in the activism arena fighting for Human Rights and against corruption and impunity in Kenya. She is passionate about family, women's issues and youth empowerment.
Njeri is a Road Safety Ambassador in the East Africa Region, a lover of motorcycles and adventure. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree (Public Relations) from Daystar University. When not working, Njeri enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, hiking, photography, a good read, and a great story on paper, on stage or on-screen.
Jessa Jordan (noun) – A fearless, sarcastic, non-monogamous bi Black femme learning, living and loving in Philadelphia, PA, USA making ends meet as an independent model, actress,performer, writer, sexuality educator, indie event coordinator and Reproductive Justice, Human Rights and Sex Worker’s Rights advocate. Tiny and powerful, Jessa swapped climbing trees in her youth for climbing poles in her 20’s and is usually found dancing to equal parts Kidneythieves and Jhené Aiko on any given night but especially at all Inversions pole performances! She is now working on several future publications, and the I’ve Got A Playlist For That!Podcast.
Joana Karla de Lima Gomes Suarez
Joana Karla de Lima Gomes Suarez is a Brazilian freelance award-winning reporter, focused on in-depth investigative journalism, having produced articles for independent, national, and international platforms. She has had over 12 years of experience as a reporter, 7 of which she worked in press media. Since 2018, she has been a collaborative reporter, writing articles about human rights (health, gender, violence against women). In 2020, she began producing the podcast Cirandeiras, which focuses on women and the consequences of the coronavirus. She has recently founded Redação Virtual, which brings together a group of over 250 independent journalists from all corners of Brazil. She is also one of the creators of the Cajueira newsletter.
Katrina Stuart Santiago
Katrina Stuart Santiago is an independent writer of the essay in its various permutations, across cultural criticism, popular iconographies, political commentary, opinion, and creative non-fiction. She’s written for mainstream and fringe publications, in print and online, exploring possibilities of form and expanding on content, given particular readerships. Her criticism fuels her activism, seeking practices that delve into systemic dysfunctions and institutional crises, and championing a lived feminism interested in questions of sisterhood given inequality and privilege. She founded PAGASA-People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action towards forming a new civil society that forges issue-based solidarity across diverse sectors. The core of all her work is built upon telling silenced stories and seeing through willful blindness. She’s been writing at katrinasantiago.com since 2008.
What you see is what you get. Lice Movono (pronounced Lee-there Moh-voh-knaw) is the new face of news media in Fiji following the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Pacific island country. Having worked in the media industry for a better part of two decades, Lice’s uncanny ability to stay on top of digital news trends makes this single mother of two a media powerhouse. The Suva, Fiji-based Journalist and Communications Specialist with over 20 years of experience runs Today Media Fiji, an independent media outfit and is currently the Fiji correspondent for Radio New Zealand Pacific and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her work has also featured on Al Jazeera, BBC, The Guardian and other regional media.
Fatou Warkha Sambe
Fatou Warkha Sambe is a Senegalese feminist journalist who uses her profession as a lever to fight against inequalities and combat gender-based violence in Senegal.
She founded the digital platform Warkha Tv which produces among other things "Waxtaan", a program of debates on feminism with activists from the country and the diaspora.
Fatou is also a founding member of the Dafadoy collective which is a leading organization in the fight against Rape in Senegal.
Lisa María Montaño Ortíz
Lisa María Montaño Ortíz, is an Afro-Colombian trained journalist, from Cali by birth. She graduated in Audiovisual Communication but also in Migration, Territory and Human Rights. From her position as a communicator, she aims to offer visibility to Afro-descendants in the broad sense. She took the challenge of contributing and promoting the rights of Afro-decendent women, encouraging cooperation and solidarity, working to eradicate negative stereotypes towards this ethnic group in Latin America, claiming equal rights and their fulfillment, and fighting to eliminate discrimination. In 2017, she received a certificate of recognition in the framework of the Lola Mora Prize, an award granted by the General Directorate of Women in CABA in Argentina.
María Florencia Alcaraz
María Florencia Alcaraz (1985) is a journalist and has a degree in Social Communication from the National University of La Matanza (UNLaM). She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Gender Studies and Policies from the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). She is co-director and founding member of the digital native media outlet LatFem. In 2018 she published "What is law! The fight of feminisms for legal abortion", by editorial Marea. As a journalist, she collaborates with different media: Washington Post, Anfibia Magazine, Cosecha Roja, Infojus Noticias, among others. She worked on radio at Nacional Rock and El Uncover
Namupa Shivute is a non-binary Namibian griot, freelance writer and documentarian. Deir work is often focused on queer socio-politics and gender justice on the African continent and includes personal stories that offer honest reflections and valuable insights from a genderqueer and decolonial perspective. They are driven by their dedication to African sovereignty, internationalist socialism, trans liberation and the spirit world. Namupa-dem believe in magik and the creative possibilities of better worlds for all.
Nazima Raghubir is a print and broadcast journalist based in Guyana. She has been in the media all her working life as a writer, reporter, managing editor and news presenter with stints at Prime News, as editor of “Insight” public affairs journal, and as a stringer/correspondent for several regional and international news organisations. In 2018, she became the first woman to head the 76-year-old Guyana Press Association and in 2020 she was elected to head the Association of Caribbean Media Workers which represents national media associations across the Caribbean. Ms Raghubir has also authored and edited several print and multimedia productions including a published guide to the Parliament of Guyana, documentaries covering development and human rights issues, and numerous conference presentations. In her native Guyana, she is viewed as a reliable resource for the mentoring of new and young journalists and as a supporter of human rights.
Saif (Nazlee Arbee)
Saif is a journalist, activist, and multi-disciplinary artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Reporting under their legal name, Nazlee Arbee, they are passionate about gender justice reporting and LGBTQ+ representation in the Global South. A year prior to their graduation at The University of Cape Town, they almost burnt the institution to the ground in protest. Their activism in the Rhodes Must Fall and Fees Must Fall protests have inspired their journalism and art, fueling them to cover the need for decolonization through a multi-disciplinary approach. Saif is a Muslim, Trans Non-Binary person of mixed Khoisan descent. They have published their investigations in collaboration with organizations such as The Other Foundation, and have shared their art in institutions such as Stanford University.
Jamilah King is a writer who is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on how Black women navigate race and power in America, and her project will retrace her family's migration West from rural Mississippi in the 1930's. She is currently the race and justice reporter at Mother Jones magazine and host of the Mother Jones Podcast, where she was recently shortlisted for a National Magazine Award. She's an avid pet parent, a runner, and a nascent gamer.
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker widely recognized for her work in favor of race, gender and religious equality. She is a contributing writer to the Washington Post, a researcher in residence for the Gender+Justice Initiative at Georgetown University (Washington DC) and was a host for BET channel (VIACOM/MTV group). In France, she is a commentator for leading radio RTL and for leading news channels BFM and LCI. Rokhaya Diallo has authored over 10 books and directed several documentaries. She has also created the podcast Kiffe Ta Race (Binge Audio) along with Grace Ly, a show dedicated to addressing racial issues that was ranked amongst the best Apple podcasts.