These are the brains behind Feminartsy!
Zoya Patel – Editor-in-Chief/Founder
Zoya founded Feminartsy in 2014, following four years as Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. Zoya was Highly Commended in the Scribe Publishing Non-Fiction Prize 2015, was the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship, and was named the 2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year. Her debut book, No Country Woman, a memoir of not belonging, is out now through Hachette Australia. @zoyajpatel
Camilla Patini – Co-Managing Editor
Camilla Patini is a Masters student at the the University of Sydney. She has a First Class Honours degree in English Literature from the Australian National University. She has edited for Express Media, Scissors Paper Pen and Demos Journal. Her work has been published in Verity La, rip publishing, Purple Sneakers and Bossy, among others. @camillapatini
Gemma Killen – Co-Managing Editor
Gemma Killen is a PhD candidate in Sociology and teaches Gender Studies at the Australian National University. In 2015, she moved to Canberra from Adelaide where she wrote for the Adelaide University magazine OnDit. In 2016, she was a writer in residence for Feminartsy. Her words have also been published in Wet Ink and Autostraddle. Outside of writing, her interests include cats, queers and various crafts.
Verity Cooke – Social Media Manager
Verity has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Gender Studies (First Class Honours) from The University of Sydney. She is interested in feminist and queer autobiography. She has previously edited for Growing Strong and ARNA: The Sydney Arts Student Society Creative Journal.
Jessica Abramovic – Social Media Coordinator
Jessica works by day as a Policy Officer at the Australian Research Centre, and studies a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing by night. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications, International Studies, and Literature, and a Masters in International Development.
Tara Presnell – Social Media Coordinator
Tara is a mover and creator from Melbourne Australia. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. In addition to Feminartsy, Tara is also on the Ramona Magazine social media team. @tarapre