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 Call Them Out, Florida!, the Legal Action Center, NPH USA, Literacy Partners, The Florida Center for Survivors of Torture, and the Children's Place Association. 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, tend to her plants, cuddle with her cat, snack, 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.

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Stella Hartmann

Contributor

Stella is an art enthusiast, poet, world traveler, and full-time aspirational woman. Graduated with a degree she never uses, she's pulled together her resources to create a special space for herself in the world. Her passions lie in finding out what connects people. Experiences that make her happy are: witnessing people supporting one another, traveling to countries with one backpack then coming back with two, eating amazing foods, and being one of the last people on the dance floor. 

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Rozalyn Crews

Contributor

Roz Crews is the Artist in Residence (AIR) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2017-2018) where she founded the Center for Undisciplined Research, a nine-month public artwork sited on campus as a tool for people to critically examine what and how they want to learn. She was the AIR at Portland State University’s Housing and Residence Life Department (2014-2017), and she is involved in creating an artist residency program at the Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland, Oregon. She co-founded Sunday Painter Press with Spencer Byrne Seres in 2016. She received her MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State (2017), and she holds a BA in Public Archaeology and Anthropology from New College of Florida (2012). 




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.