Julia is a writer, multimedia storyteller and award winning photographer, as well as the creator and editor of Four Letter Word. Julia is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the New England School of Photography and Northeastern University. When not blogging or freelancing Julia teaches multimedia journalism and is always looking for interesting things to write about, new foods to try and amazing vacations to take. You can find more of her work on her website here.
Anna Rae is a member of the poprock band Hemway, releases solo music as Anna Rae, produces the inclusive multimedia event series All Together Now, and writes about the lives and fashion of queer performers for Qwear.
Kip Lyall is a Somerville-living artist, illustrator, and musician. He once spent a few weeks animating the adventures of Word Girl, a super-heroine who used her knowledge of grammar and language to defeat evil. Link: kiplyall.com
Nathan Langford spends his days sticking needles into people as a licensed acupuncturist in Boston, MA. An enthusiastic traveler, he spends his free time researching cheap travel ideas. You can find more of Nathan’s work here and on his blog A Nomad’s Way
Mekhala’s blog mohabhoj interweaves stories with food. She began her career as a journalist while pursuing her Master’s degree in English from Calcutta University. She was assigned to cover the food beat at her first job at Anandabazar Patrika, the largest circulated regional language newspaper in India. She later worked for the Times of India and EducationWorld in Bangalore. She earned her Master’s in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013 and has contributed articles to the Somerville Journal and Cambridge Chronicle, and Four Letter Word. She lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband.
Melissa Tabeek is a freelance journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. She reports on politics, culture and social issues in the Middle East. On her website, you can also find her blog, where she writes about her work and daily life in Lebanon. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. You can find her guest feature here and follow Melissa on her Facebook page or see more of Melissa’s work on her website: www.melissatabeek.com