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Becky Harrison

Becky Harrison, OWTL Contributor

Certified klutz, free-spirited, go-get-em goofball. Loves writing poetry and the beach. Strong believer in bucket lists.

Kara Crutcher


KFC. Barefoot walking, music playing heroine enthusiast. Loves all things yellow, uncontrollable laughter, staying up to watch the sunrise, travel, and tacos. UPenn alum, Chitown native, trying to be a citizen of the world.

Twitter: @eyeheartchi

Sahar Dika

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Actress. Singer. Writer. Certified manicure junkie. Chips and salsa enthusiast. Will dance for film and food. Bedtimes are for babies. Mine is 10PM.

Brandy Lewis


23-year-old with a 55-year-old soul, trapped in an 80-year-old body still trying to figure it out. Music Junkie. Wannabe fashionista. Enjoys sharing her handicap perks with her friends and family.

Katie Simpson

Katie Simpson Bio

Can’t leave her house without a camera, pen, and notebook. Committed journaler, sometimes doodler. Dreams of being a cat lady someday.

 Megan Cox

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East Coast woman living in a West Coast city. Sometimes writer, and habitual ruckus-causer. Enjoys traveling, history, music, cinema, literature, hockey, and beverages that are warm.

Sarah Muzzillo


Writer. Feminist. Student. Lover of Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls, and iced coffee.

Katharine Donohoe


Lives and works in Virginia. She (sometimes) has very little chill but enjoys the simple things like GChat, Trader Joe’s frozen snacks, and listening to a healthy amount of podcasts.

Lisa Hooper


Book, TV, & movie enthusiast. Stuck in a ‘beginners guide to running’ cycle of fitness. The type of person who has a face for hats but has never actually bought one. Opposed to flying but ultimate dreamer of traveling.

Caitlin Zaugg

Usually found quoting movies and laughing at her own jokes. Very good at pretending her life is not a total mess. Always oversharing about her non-existent love life on her personal website, 
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 Thuc Doan Nguyen

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Thuc Doan Nguyen lives in Los Angeles where she runs TheBitchPack.com and writes for The Toni Lahren Show (don’t worry- it’s a one-letter off parody). Thuc believes that women’s voices and the power of storytelling can change lives and society.

 Marissa De La Cerda


Fast-talking, film loving Latina with a deep abiding love for pugs, Queen, and screenwriting. Striving to speak, verbally and visually, for those who have been silenced by different systems of oppression.

 Leila Mustafa
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Will get into a street fight and cry to a Coke commercial in the same hour.

Rachel Hensold

Rachel Hensold Contributor
Mac and cheese loving, impatient, emerging free-spirited social butterfly, and five-time proud auntie learning to fall in love with my own imperfections through stubbornness and kindness. Forever trying to find balance in a world where my feels are too much, but my strength is too fierce.

Amber Mottram

Amber Mottram, Obvi, We're The Ladies Contributor

Overly passionate 20-something with a sword at her fingertips. Womanist, poet, lover of all things sunny and warm. Her only regret is that she is (still) not a dog mom… (yet).

Mimi Haze


Writer. Lover. Feminist. Proud Fatty. If “Netflix and chill” was a profession, I’d be all over that shit.

Twitter: @miryamdelirium

Alex Nowling


Rock climber by night, marketing student by day – always planning her next adventure while sipping coffee & watching The Office.

Danii Gallegos

Danii Gallegos

A stand-up comedian and storyteller proudly from New Jersey, but currently drinking in Chicago. She’s the co-creator of the live show and podcast We Still Like You. @Daniilion_ on Twitter, @Daniilion on Instagram.

Elena Bruess


Book Advocate, Political Writer Enthusiast, And Sunny Day Expert. Dance Like Everyone And Their Entire Family Is Watching And It’s Honestly Getting Wild

Twitter: @ellevarela

Meggie Gates

Meggie-Gates-OWTL-ContributorWriter. Comedian. Loves Her Mom So Much And Is Likely Twirling Really Fast To Some Celine Dion Song. Oh God, She’s Twirling TOO Fast. Oh God, Make It Stop.

Sarah Walz

Walz_Sarah_BioConstant reader, sporadic writer. Always wants to eat fries and watch movies. Non-profit coordinator with more than a healthy dose of idealism. Book recommendations are my love language. 

Yumna Samie


Storyteller by nature and student by trade. Runner. Reader. Enthusiast of messy buns and pajamas. Is usually found
listening to a podcast and/or burning herself while attempting to


Kathleen Katsikeas

Kathleeen Katsikeas Contributor PhotoSober psychic yogi; Mother of Cats; lover of Riot Grrrl, Battle Star Galactica, bubble teas, and all things French.

Megan Convey

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Artist, feminist, yogi, lover, fighter, free-spirited Irish-Puerto Rican chick whose ginger carpet definitely matches the drapes.

Meg Crane

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A homebody usually found curled up knitting with her cats and dog or experimenting with strange vegan recipes.

Laura Bishop

Laura Bishop OWTL Contributor Storyteller, Wellness Babe, Self-Love Warrior, Yogi, Recovery & Life Coach, Dog Obsessed.