Krista Walton is the Digital Communications and Editorial Manager for the Global Fund for Women. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English and a minor in photography. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, L.A. City Beat, the Maui News, Washington City Paper, and Preservation magazine, among others. She's lived in Maui, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Washington, D.C., and now resides in San Francisco. Contact Krista by emailing
Kate Stence Kate Stence is the Executive Editor of Her Blueprint as well as a Contributing Columnist on human rights and public health. A writer, editor, and an avid endurance runner, she has studied 18th Century Literature at the University of California Berkeley, feminist theory at Mills College, the French language at the Sorbonne, creative writing at New York University and the University of Iowa, as well as poetry at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Recently, she completed a dual Master's degree in Public Policy and International Law at the American University of Paris and Oxford University. In 2010, she finished the 85th Comrades Marathon, a 56 mile endurance run in South Africa, for Girls on the Run International and SoleMates. In 2011, she returned to race Comrades for Women for Women International. 
Fortunata Calabro holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a Master's student in History of Art at Birckbeck University of London. Her passion for art and women’s rights drove her to combine her two fields of interest, specializing in gender. Her interests are the current situation of women artists in the Arab countries and South America. She is the Production Manager for Pinta The Latin American Art Show in London and New York, and has curated several independent shows in Rome and Barcelona. She is also an independent contributor for galleries in London as well as for art collectors and professional artists. She has worked at the Italian Cultural Institute in Barcelona and at the Vittoriano Museum in Rome. She had conducted research for the Wallace Collection in London and the Queen’s Museum in NY.

Deborah Espinosa is an attorney and a photographer, applying her legal and visual storytelling skills to document, advocate for, and advance social justice issues. She specializes in women’s rights and access to justice as well as pro-poor land tenure law, policy, and regulatory reform. She believes that the arts are a powerful tool for legal and economic empowerment. She has worked in Central Asia, Latin America, South Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a Certificate in Career Training from the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, a J.D. and a M.A. from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. Some of her work can be seen at:  

Rebekah Frank holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and a Master’s degree in International Relations from The New School in New York City. Despite her possession of pieces of paper that say she is qualified to work internationally, she continues to work as a bartender in Brooklyn, and expends considerable energy attempting to draw over-educated drinkers from far and wide in an effort to sate her desire for healthy debate and provide herself an audience for her never-ending supply of embarrassing stories. Rebekah is an avid runner and writer. She keeps a personal blog at
Loren Lynch is the fundraising/donor relations coordinator at The Nation magazine and a freelance writer. After graduating with BA's in English and Comparative Religious Studies, having minored in environmental and science writing, she attended the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School, where her research focused on media and culture. When she's not working or loudly serenading her two cats with singer-songwriter ballads, she's obsessively reading books about the history of Doctor Who, making gifs, and researching the representations of gender and sexuality in pop culture, specifically within genre television and film. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Guernica, and Africa is a Country.
Suzanne "Sioux" Mahadeo is a writer, editor, and international educator. She's lived and worked in the USA (NYC and Austin, TX), Thailand, China, Myanmar, Honduras, Mexico, and now calls Panama her home. She's travelled throughout Southeast Asia, volunteered in India, and WWOOFed her way through the north island of New Zealand, learning about sustainable agriculture. Suzanne is a strong supporter of women's rights and education, which led her to teach a Management class at a small women’s college in Central America. She has a Master’s degree in Writing and a Bachelor’s in Media Studies/Journalism. She was born and raised in Queens, New York.
Karen Offen is an historian and independent scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University. She holds a doctorate in modern and contemporary history from Stanford University. She has authored and co-edited many books, with a focus on the history of women, gender, and feminism from a political perspective. She writes Clio Talks Back, Her Blueprint's history blog.
SimbaSimba Shani Kamaria Russeau is a multimedia storyteller living in the Middle East North Africa. She has worked as a photographer, radio correspondent and writer in many countries, including East Timor, South Korea, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, the US, Lebanon and Dubai. She has conducted several workshops with streets kids, ex-prisoners, children of migrant workers and refugees on the use of photography and interviewing as a tool for self-empowerment in underrepresented communities as means of dealing with racism, poverty, prejudice and war. Simba recently completed a one year study on the culture of racism in Lebanon. She is currently working on multimedia essays documenting displaced faces around the world, migrant workers, Black Arabs and women in the MENA region, and is the founder and organizer of the "Taste Culture" events initiative and the 24/7 Campaign.
PriyankaPriyanka Sacheti is an independent writer based in Pittsburgh. Having earned a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and MSt in Women's Studies from Universities of Warwick and Oxford, UK respectively, Priyanka grew up and previously lived in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. She has published numerous articles in various publications such as Gulf News, Brownbook, and Khaleejesque, with a special focus on art and gender. She's author of three poetry volumes, co-authored an English-language instruction publication and two of her short stories have been published in international anthologies celebrating Indian immigrant writing. She was also the co-founder of a Muscat-based grassroots art initiative, Khayaali. She curates her visual world at her blog,
LisaLisa Wong is a writer and economist, covering Latin America and social and environmental investments across emerging markets at Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM). Previously, she was at Citi in the global Microfinance group. She co-runs the Women Advancing Microfinance UK network in London, one of fourteen international networks for women interested in financial inclusion and manages their communications and blog. She is also a contributing blogger for Business Fights Poverty. She holds a dual-degree Master of Public Administration (MPA) from both Columbia University and the London School of Economics in international finance and public policy respectively, a MA(Cantab) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and a French diploma from the University of Sorbonne. She writes on the topic of development finance and inclusive businesses.