Arlene Mejorado is a documentary photographer and artist based in Los Angeles and the US-Mexico border. She is inspired to create new visual narratives and experiment with nuanced forms of storytelling while building relationships and trust with the people and communities she photographs.
Jessica Alvarenga is a visual geographer and freelance journalist from Houston, Texas. Their interests include urban political economies; religion and sexuality; diasporic identities and volcanoes. By using the critical lens of geography, they are able to document and reimagine narratives that dismantle existing power relations.
Mayowa WilloughbyMayowa Willoughby (aka Wawa) is a Houston native currently residing in upstate New York where they are pretending to complete their PhD. They enjoy eating legumes of all kinds, imagining liberatory other-worlds, playing with their pup, hanging with friend-loves, and administering scathing tongue lashings to all of their enemies.
Vicko AlvarezVicko Alvarez is a graduate student at University of Illinois at Chicago, aspiring middle school teacher, and the creator and illustrator of ScholaR Comics. She has an immense respect for the youth of color leading our movements today and a strong but often unspoken love for the elders in her life who have shown her what it means to stay resilient in the face of struggle. In her writing, her art, and her activism, Vicko is most critical of what she most loves. Texas raised but Chicago livin’, she’s forever reppin’ for the hociconas and the pissed off nerdas who put the “chola” in “scholar”.
Gabrielle SteibGabrielle Steib is a 22 year old printmaker, model, eternal student, devoted to commemorating her maternal heritage through photos and writing. Based out of New Orleans, and frequenting Nicaragua, she works at the local darkroom, and writes for Antigravity a magazine for New Orleans' alternative culture. In her free time she plays drums for some friends' bands at d.i.y. events and makes killer pupusas y gallo pinto