Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief
Amanda is a writer, journalist, and community organizer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. She was born in New Jersey and raised in the Dominican Republic. Amanda writes about the intersections of gender and race from a political and personal perspective. She is the author of the blog Radical Latina. Her work has appeared on Feministing, Guerrilla Feminism, and El Diario La Prensa. Amanda also does community theater and writes poetry. She’s a firm believer in healing through art and in fighting for liberation. A map of the world turned upside down hangs on her wall.
Co-Founder and Executive Administrator
Isabel Cristina is a 25 year old Afro-Dominicana. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the City College of New York. She is a lover of books and an aspiring writer, who writes stories inspired by the Dominican diaspora. Having emigrated from the Dominican Republic as a young girl, the process of immigration and her memories of the homeland inspire her writing. She is a core sister of the Sister Circle Collective and a firm believer in creating safe spaces where women could come together, organize, share stories, and empower one another.
Co-Founder and Associate Editor
In 2016, Castillo was selected as a Penny Bender Fuchs Diversity Fellow by the Society for Features Journalism and by the International Center for Journalists to participate in a minority women entrepreneurs story contest. In 2017, she was chosen as an Adelante Reporting Fellow by the International Women’s Media Foundation, an opportunity that brought her to Honduras to report on migration.
Castillo’s work has appeared in The Lowell Sun, Bradenton Herald, Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, Latina Magazine, Fusion, Vivala.com, The Huffington Post, Flama, and more.
Forever a Brooklyn girl, she holds degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and University of South Florida.