Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.
— Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me

She/Folk is a collective of women-identifying individuals who believe in the power of voice, who value creativity, who want to share their stories and listen to the stories of others, who engage in dialogue and contribute to a space where safety, strength, and solidarity are paramount.

Want to contribute?

There are a few different ways to get involved. In consideration for our monthly editorial column, She/Lore, you can submit a writing sample and/or prompt to us directly via email (shefolkshares@gmail.com). You can also share your own story to be included in our Anthology of Stories, or you can suggest a subject for our Creator Interviews series! And, of course, we are always interested in new projects/collaborations, so feel free to send us an email if you have any other ideas as well!

Contact Us

Email us at shefolkshares@gmail.com. Say hello, ask us questions, give us your suggestions and feedback. We want to hear from you!


The Team

Arianne Keegan

Co-Founder, Editor in Chief

Arianne is a writer and nonprofit development professional. She first joined the nonprofit sector during college through her work with Bridges Across Borders and the particular project, “Viva La Mujer: Honoring the Strength of Women”. Since then, she has worked for a variety of causes and organizations including The Children’s Place Association, The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, Literacy Partners, NPH USA, and the Legal Action Center. She is passionate about social justice, community development, and the arts, and her experience in communications and awareness-raising consistently informs her processes for interviewing, writing, and editing. She holds a BA from the University of Florida in Political Science with a Minor in History. Arianne loves to travel, read, meander, and people-watch.

Nico Mazza

Co-Founder, Art Director

Nico is a painter and mixed media artist. She uses historically female-dominated traditions, such as embroidery and weaving, to explore cultural and social strands of femininity. Her work is inspired by the various ways in which traditions are preserved, repeated, and fractured over time. Nico is also interested in how shapes, patterns, and colors have defined sects of social structure in varying cultures through art, architecture, fashion, and manuscripts. She creates her own catalog of patterns and representational imagery to form a narrative deeply rooted in the human psyche. Nico is based in Brooklyn, New York and holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a tango dancer and hair stylist.

Abigail DeAtley

Contributor

Abigail works in event planning and development at a reproductive health center that also conducts education, advocacy, and outreach work.  She graduated from New College of Florida with a BA in Sociology. Her interests focus on gender, feminism, and issues of intersectionality.  She is deeply committed to highlighting, exploring, and deconstructing the webs of oppression that are present in institutions, language, and shared experiences. The things that make her happiest are hikes with her dog, words, and visiting the Temple of Dendur at The Met. 

Rozalyn Crews

Contributor

Rozalyn is an artist and graduate student in the Art & Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University. Many of her projects are collaborative and socially engaged, concerned with making the invisible visible. Her current research interests include art and sports, non-religious shame and embarrassment in America, current feminist performance in art and society, music composition for pets, conversation as a mode for social change, “the college experience,” and email etiquette. Her job as the artist-in-residence in the Housing and Residence Life Department at Portland State allows her to work with first-year students and help develop their creative projects as well as co-create community projects with the students. Rozalyn is a native Floridian who appreciates the humidity of humility and knows there is always something to be learned from an embarrassing situation. She is driven by a curiosity of the world around her and enjoys exploring the outdoors in her free time.

Alessandra Villaamil

Branding & Logo Design

Alessandra Villaamil is an interaction designer working in the space where technology and narrative intersect. Her work challenges standard practices of journalism by developing experimental platforms to engage with content in new and delightful ways. She has worked for newsrooms and organizations like The New York Times, National Geographic, The Miami Herald, The Knight Center for International Media, MediaStorm, and the Special Olympics. She holds a Master's degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Visual Journalism and French Literature from the University of Miami. Alessandra also loves snorkeling and indoor gardening.