Roxane Gay is an American writer, editor, professor and activist. She is the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a collection of pioneering essays and memoir, Hunger. In April 2018, she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts. She is a leading contributor to The Guardian and The New York Times and has been featured on This American Life and NPR. She has also worked in academia, teaching at Purdue and Yale. She is currently at work on film and television projects, and has launched her own radical book publishing imprint.
Born in Nebraska to Haitian parents who moved to the US when they were 19 years old, Gay's work deals with the analysis and deconstruction of feminist and racial issues through the lens of her personal experiences with race, gender identity, and sexuality. Her widely acclaimed writing has won multiple awards, and her voice continues to be one of the most important in contemporary conversations on race and gender.
Claire Saunders is a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction for children, and has been editing for over 20 years. She is the author of We Are the United States Activity Book, Only in America Activity Book, Super Soccer Activity Book, and The Birthday Almanac and the co-author of The Power Book.
Georgia Amson-Bradshaw is a writer and editor based in Brighton, UK.
Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish author, social critic and international keynote speaker. Her award-winning blog, MsAfropolitan, connects feminism with contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. Her debut novel, Sensuous Knowledge, will be published by Zed and HarperCollins in 2020.
Mik Scarlet is a writer and broadcaster based in London, UK. He is an expert in the field of access and inclusion for disabled people.
Hazel Songhurst is an experienced writer and editor of non-fiction for children. Her interests span a wide range of topics and she enjoys creating books that stimulate and – in this case – empower young minds.
Joelle Avelino is London-based illustrator. She works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting. She is greatly inspired by phenomenal women and her African heritage, particularly the bold, empowering history her motherlands hold. Having grown up in the UK she aims to bring these two worlds together through her work.