WHO WE ARE

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ALL ABOUT AMY

Amy lives in Chicago by way of Dallas, Athens, GA, and New York City. Having been involved in the food, music, and media industries have brought together her favorites things: good food, good tunes and looking up stupid shit on the internet. She finds joy in all sorts, but finds that a glass of wine with dazzling conversation does the trick 100% of the time. Amy helps write cookbooks for a living and would love to talk about the time she FTFO meeting Anthony Bourdain with you. 

@amellerman

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT ELLIE

Ellie is a writer, creative and Chicago native. She spends her days crafting branded content and events while her nights are filled with music, yoga or trying to cook Indian food. She's fascinated by people and will probably try to discuss the meaning of the universe over wine. A good cup of coffee and a comfy sweater can make her endlessly happy. 

@jellie_beanzz

 

 

ALL ABOUT RYAN

Ryan is a California native who recently left the Windy City for nicer winters in her homeland. She spends her days surfing, teaching yoga, bringing women together and working on several of her entrepreneurial and startup projects. Although Ryan is a vegan, she surprisingly does not want to talk about it with you. 

@ryan_shandy_pants

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT ALLIE

Allie's a born and bred Chicago native, proud of her deep Midwestern roots and values: that all pizza should come with a side of ranch, beer, and family/friends (in that order). The aforementioned combo in abundance will usually bring out her Cartman-voice. She's a freelance event producer who is passionate about bringing people together and supporting women from all walks of life. She loves traveling, camping, bonfires, cartoons, funky music, and knows your spirit animal.  

@allienew

 

 

 

ALL ABOUT HANNAH

Hannah is a Austinite living her best life in Chicago. She spends her time hunting for queso, doodling, and seeing too many concerts. When she's not designing stages and merchandise for music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, she's freelancing and staying up too late for no reason. 

@hannahelainesmith

 


CONTRIBUTORS


 Amelia Hruby is a writer and artist living in Chicago, IL. She recently launched Fifty Feminist States, a multimedia storytelling project interviewing feminist artists and activists across the United States. It was named a Kickstarter “Project We Love” and will soon be a podcast you can listen to!    @fiftyfeministstates      @ladyameliaa

Amelia Hruby is a writer and artist living in Chicago, IL. She recently launched Fifty Feminist States, a multimedia storytelling project interviewing feminist artists and activists across the United States. It was named a Kickstarter “Project We Love” and will soon be a podcast you can listen to!

@fiftyfeministstates

@ladyameliaa

 Rachel McBath lives nomadically throughout Texas, and interests include venturing through obscure countries (what’s up, Bosnia!) and getting masochistic with her tastebuds (she's a hot sauce enthusiast). At any time, you can find her waist-deep in Reddit threads, theorizing about bad television with anyone who will listen, reading, or briskly walking at random.    @mcbitchin

Rachel McBath lives nomadically throughout Texas, and interests include venturing through obscure countries (what’s up, Bosnia!) and getting masochistic with her tastebuds (she's a hot sauce enthusiast). At any time, you can find her waist-deep in Reddit threads, theorizing about bad television with anyone who will listen, reading, or briskly walking at random.

@mcbitchin

 Living and working in Chicago, Kate is an interior designer, certified yoga instructor, energy healer, intuitive medium and french fry enthusiast. She would like everyone to know that she is extremely tan in this photo and that you, too, can achieve this level of bronzed goddess-ness with a little patience and commitment to a solid base burn.    @keruocco      Website

Living and working in Chicago, Kate is an interior designer, certified yoga instructor, energy healer, intuitive medium and french fry enthusiast. She would like everyone to know that she is extremely tan in this photo and that you, too, can achieve this level of bronzed goddess-ness with a little patience and commitment to a solid base burn.

@keruocco

Website

 Alexandra Watt mindlessly roams around New York City shamelessly snap chatting various alter-egos and brainstorming which movie scene the song she is listening to belongs. While not hunting where the f*ck they serve queso, Alex balances her love affair with both her HBO subscription and any type of sauce while giggling to herself about nothing. Or something. She forgot.    @_alexandrawatt

Alexandra Watt mindlessly roams around New York City shamelessly snap chatting various alter-egos and brainstorming which movie scene the song she is listening to belongs. While not hunting where the f*ck they serve queso, Alex balances her love affair with both her HBO subscription and any type of sauce while giggling to herself about nothing. Or something. She forgot.

@_alexandrawatt

 Caitlin is a designer born and raised in Chicago. She currently works at Superfly. When she isn't in front of her computer she is exploring every new bar/restaurant/coffee shop that pops up around the city. She is a self-professed plant lady (see: cat lady, but with succulents), and an amateur nartist (nail artist.)    @cee.aye      Website

Caitlin is a designer born and raised in Chicago. She currently works at Superfly. When she isn't in front of her computer she is exploring every new bar/restaurant/coffee shop that pops up around the city. She is a self-professed plant lady (see: cat lady, but with succulents), and an amateur nartist (nail artist.) 
@cee.aye
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 Terra is a Portland-based writer and editor exploring language, culture, and media. Those closest to Terra describe her as crafty; she knows this word has more than one meaning and considers both characterizations very flattering. When she’s not analyzing prose, she can be found wandering the PNW with her partner and their incredibly gifted dog-child.   Website       @terradig

Terra is a Portland-based writer and editor exploring language, culture, and media. Those closest to Terra describe her as crafty; she knows this word has more than one meaning and considers both characterizations very flattering. When she’s not analyzing prose, she can be found wandering the PNW with her partner and their incredibly gifted dog-child.
Website 

@terradig

 Carmen Bojanowski is a Detroiter living in Chicago. She is a houseplant and dive bar enthusiast, and it’s a safe bet that at any given moment, she’s either writing, cross stitching or playing with her puppy, Seth Cohen.    @_carrrmen        Website  

Carmen Bojanowski is a Detroiter living in Chicago. She is a houseplant and dive bar enthusiast, and it’s a safe bet that at any given moment, she’s either writing, cross stitching or playing with her puppy, Seth Cohen.

@_carrrmen

 Website 

 Andrea is a designer, art director and illustrator currently based in Chicago. She works as a designer at EnergyBBDO. In her spare time, she plays with her furry babies’ Scout, Taco, and Leo, and tends to her many plants (she hopes to one day have a real garden).  She also co-runs a freelance design studio called Blind Hour Studio with her boyfriend. And when she's not doing any of that she usually tries to make sure she's travelling somewhere in the world. One of her favorite things is discovering a new place for the first time.  Recognitions: Comm Arts 2016 Design Annual, Creativity International gold and platinum, silver and bronze Addy Awards.    @heyitsdre_      Website

Andrea is a designer, art director and illustrator currently based in Chicago. She works as a designer at EnergyBBDO. In her spare time, she plays with her furry babies’ Scout, Taco, and Leo, and tends to her many plants (she hopes to one day have a real garden).

She also co-runs a freelance design studio called Blind Hour Studio with her boyfriend. And when she's not doing any of that she usually tries to make sure she's travelling somewhere in the world. One of her favorite things is discovering a new place for the first time.

Recognitions: Comm Arts 2016 Design Annual, Creativity International gold and platinum, silver and bronze Addy Awards.

@heyitsdre_

Website

 Brittany is a Chicago-based writer/ producer following her love of television & film beyond the comfort of her couch (often with no pants). From award-winning independent short & feature films (like  Reversal ,  Miriam is Going to Mars  and Two in the Bush), music videos and parodies to web series, commercials and more, including her own darkly comedic web series,  Raising Adults , which follows two girls raising their crazy, disabled parents just trying to grow up themselves. Currently in post-production and crowdfunding  here .     Likes: intensely detailed stories, manners, movie-quoting and the cold side of the pillow.

Brittany is a Chicago-based writer/ producer following her love of television & film beyond the comfort of her couch (often with no pants). From award-winning independent short & feature films (like ReversalMiriam is Going to Mars and Two in the Bush), music videos and parodies to web series, commercials and more, including her own darkly comedic web series, Raising Adults, which follows two girls raising their crazy, disabled parents just trying to grow up themselves. Currently in post-production and crowdfunding here.

 

Likes: intensely detailed stories, manners, movie-quoting and the cold side of the pillow.

 Sami is a Chicago-based copywriter by day and Creative by night. Outside of her writing career, she likes to express her creativity through her yoga practice, and is working towards her teacher certification. Currently, her favorite word is  erleichda - a Tom Robbin’s creation that means “lighten up.”     @beetliever      W  ebsite

Sami is a Chicago-based copywriter by day and Creative by night. Outside of her writing career, she likes to express her creativity through her yoga practice, and is working towards her teacher certification. Currently, her favorite word is erleichda- a Tom Robbin’s creation that means “lighten up.”

 @beetliever

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 Fran is a designer, illustrator, and amateur calligrapher based in Chicago. She works as a Senior Product Designer at Devbridge Group and teaches User Experience at the Chicago Portfolio School. When she’s not deep into prototyping or designing an interface, you can find her cooking, checking out a show with her fellow XCC mamis, attempting to not die at Shred 415 or hand-lettering up a storm.     @regina_pinkerton

Fran is a designer, illustrator, and amateur calligrapher based in Chicago. She works as a Senior Product Designer at Devbridge Group and teaches User Experience at the Chicago Portfolio School. When she’s not deep into prototyping or designing an interface, you can find her cooking, checking out a show with her fellow XCC mamis, attempting to not die at Shred 415 or hand-lettering up a storm. 

@regina_pinkerton

    Part time living in her cosmic imagination, full time Chicago native. Diana is an art director working in the ad world but really enjoys exploring her passions in illustration + photography. She has a love for things that twinkle and glow.     @    dyanapyehchek      Website

 

Part time living in her cosmic imagination, full time Chicago native. Diana is an art director working in the ad world but really enjoys exploring her passions in illustration + photography. She has a love for things that twinkle and glow. 

@dyanapyehchek

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