Category: Bios

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, our global collective of women writers provide unique perspectives and quality analysis on the issues and events that figure prominently in their communities and countries.

Kelley Calvert

Kelley Calvert is an Assistant Professor of English for Academic and Professional Purposes and the director of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She has worked as a professional writing tutor at California State

Swati Sanyal Tarafdar

Swati Sanyal Tarafdar is a freelance writer, instructional designer, and content developer born and brought up in Calcutta, India. She writes educative material and content for clients all over the globe and her feature articles have appeared on several reputed

Riham Alkousaa

Riham Alkousaa is 24-year-old Palestinian Syrian Journalist based in Berlin, Germany. She holds a BA in Faculty of Media from Damascus University. She was previously employed at Sham FM Radio in Damascus, Syria; Syria Today Magazine, and by the online

Brittany Lane

Brittany Lane is a graduate with distinction candidate for a M.A. in International Policy and Development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She earned her B.A. in International Relations and Economics from the College of William and

Moraa Obiria

Moraa Obiria is a writer based in Kenya. She is currently a Masters student in Gender and Development Studies at Kenyatta University, Kenya. She has published in local and international newspapers as well as magazines. She has an interest in

Zofeen Ebrahim

About the Author: For Pakistani journalist, Zofeen Ebrahim, the path to journalism was never a “carefully thought out” or a “planned” career choice. It was as if she was being led towards it. After graduating, and completing her master’s degree, she

Lubna Reshi

Lubna Reshi is a researcher and a journalist who believes her pen is a weapon to fight against oppression. Being from a conflict zone, she believes it is her responsibility to be a voice of the Kashmiri people so that they

Christine Stark

Christine Stark is a speaker, organizer, trainer, and an award-winning writer and visual artist of Anishinaabe/Cherokee ancestry. Her essays, poems, and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous publications. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a Lambda Literary

Shazia Yousuf

Shazia Yousuf was born in downtown Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir. When she was three, armed war broke out in the valley against Indian occupation. Her childhood only reminds her of empty classrooms, bolted doors, friendlessness, and

Meltem Ağduk

Meltem Ağduk is Gender Programme Coordinator for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Turkey. She is a graduate of Journalism and Public Relations. After getting her MSci on Media Studies, she is now preparing her PhD dissertation on “Women

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