Julia is a writer, photographer and multimedia artist, as well as the creator and editor of Four Letter Word.  Julia works as a freelance writer, photographer and multimedia artist.  She is always looking for interesting things to write about and new things to explore.  You can find more of her work at


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:


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.


Mekhala Roy got 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 and later worked for the Times of India and Education World 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. She lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband. Mekhala’s blog is mohabhoj.

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:


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2 Comments Add yours

  1. MaldivesDreamer says:

    Hi Julia 🙂 What a great blog you have! Well done! Irene


    1. JuliaSwanson says:

      I’m glad you like it, thanks for following!


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