Meet the crew

These are the brains behind Feminartsy!

Zoya Patel – Founder/Editor-in-Chief

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

Katelin Farnsworth – Co-Managing Editor

Hailing from the Dandenong Ranges, Katelin’s publications include The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, Overland Literary JournalLip Magazine, Tincture JournalAward Winning Australian Writing 2015, 2017, & 2018 and The Victorian Writer, amongst others. She has a degree in Professional & Creative Writing from Deakin University and is represented by Sarah McKenzie Literary Agency. Tweet to her @ktnworth.

Jessica Abramovic – Social Media Manager

Jessica is a communications specialist living in Canberra. Her academic and career focuses are diversity and inclusion, intersectionality, and storytelling. Jessica holds a BA majoring in communications and international studies, a Grad Dip of Professional Writing, and a Master of International Development.

Devana Senanayake – Editorial Assistant

Devana is a journalist and radio producer focusing on gender based violence, race and immigration in the Asia-Pacific region. Devana has reported for the South China Morning Post, VICE, ABC and SBS. In 2017, she won Writers Victoria Women of Colour Commission for her essay Misplaced in Pop about the misplacement of South Asian actors in Western media. In 2018, she produced a three part audio documentary about the immigration experience through the female lens called The Modern Odyssey for All The Best, 3CR Community Radio and Multicultural Arts Victoria. In 2019, her essay is slated to be published in the anthology We Are Here: Writing Place, edited by Meg Mundell.She also participated in documentaries made by the BBC, Aljazeera and ABC. Find her on: and on Twitter: @dsenanayake16

Kristy Kaden – Editorial Assistant

Kristy is a writer and editor based in Brisbane. Kristy has previously worked with Swedish international affairs magazine Uttryck, as well as editing for undergraduate academic and creative writing journal Jacaranda. She holds a BA in writing, journalism, and peace & conflict studies. Non-fiction is her weapon of choice, and her research and writing interests are varied but mostly focus on society, feminism, literature, and philosophy.

Lisa Jane Stelling – Editorial Assistant

Originally from Canberra, Lisa is preparing to move back to Australia after spending five years living abroad, in both the UK and Germany. Currently completing her Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing through Deakin University, Lisa has also gained valuable writing experience through her role as a Content and Communications Manager with an expat network organisation in Munich, Germany.

Adara Enthaler – Social Media Curator

Adara is a poet, editor and arts manager from the South Coast of NSW. She is currently a member of Enough Said Poetry Slam, Wollongong Writers Festival, South Coast Writers Centre and Society City Collective: a non-profit group that runs a second-hand bookstore and arts venue in Wollongong. She supports the literary arts in any way that is needed, having coordinated marketing, volunteers, fundraising, arts programs, and social media. Her freelance editing services are available at

Claire Farquhar – Social Media Curator

Claire is a freelance writer based near Wollongong, NSW. Her work has appeared in Junkee, the Tertangala and Twenty Something Humans. She is the editor for digital start-up magazine, Chattr, and is currently completing her degree in public relations and digital media. Lurk her on Twitter @silent_claire

Brooke Gillard – Social Media Curator

Brooke is a Melbourne based Graphic Designer who loves to draw colourful and emotive pieces of women, plantlife, and culture. She is a keen lover of books (currently working as a bookseller and aspiring to become a cover designer), music (don’t you try to tell her 1D isn’t getting back together), and dogs (she’s that person who gasps when one walks by). She is passionate about art as a form of resistance and inclusion. And she cares greatly about issues of women’s mental health and body image


  • Liana Joy Christensen commented on April 14, 2017 Reply


    Love the name.

    I’m keen to send an entry to the Feminartsy Memoir prize, but have a few questions. When will the prize be announced? What happens to the piece after that? Is the prize-winning piece published online? Would it then matter if the work appeared elsewhere in the future?



    • Zoya Patel commented on April 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Liana,
      Thanks for your comment! The winning entry will indeed be published online (with the author’s permission), but the author will retain copyright and is completely welcome to publish it elsewhere as well.

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