Lindsay A. Chudzik
Editor in Chief
Lindsay A. Chudzik grew up just outside of Philadelphia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chiron Review, Clementine Unbound, Crabfat Magazine, Defenestration, Dogwood, FLAR, Ghost Town, Haunted Waters Press, Map Literary, Pembroke Magazine, Parhelion Literary, and Silver Needle Press, among others. Her short stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and her creative nonfiction has been anthologized. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University, a recent recipient of a Gulf-South Summit Award for excellence in community-engaged teaching, and the Assistant Director at RVA Lit Walk. She spends her free time contemplating creative ways to incorporate Kathleen Hanna and Courtney Love into her syllabi and working on her new YA novel, The Most Cake.
Emily moved to Richmond to go to school and decided it was the place she'd call home. After graduating from VCU with a BA in English, she found a creative outlet in Feels Blind. A fan of female stories across all generes, Emily hopes to one day create her own tv show. Favorite storytellers include Mindy Kaling, Kate Tempest, John Mulaney, and Regina Spektor.
Tiffany came to Richmond with the only intent of finishing her education at VCU, however after falling in love with the beauty that the city holds, she decided to make it her forever home. Feels Blind has given her not only a sense of purpose, but a place where she feels that she can be herself completely. She hopes to show the true and positive sides of feminism to the readers through submissions from people of various backgrounds and orientations. When she’s not binge watching shows such as Black Mirror or Handmaid's Tale, she can be found reading, jamming out to music, or watching odd films (her guilty pleasure).
Kayla Aldrich is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University, soon to be bursting into the world with a BA in English with minors in Art History and History. Currently, she works at Read to Them, an RVA based non-profit dedicated to early childhood literacy and aims to pursue a creative writing career post-graduation. In her free time, Kayla can be found juggling multiple ideas for short stories as well as polishing her first novel, Chronicle.
Delaney Burk grew up in Alexandria, VA and graduated from VCU in 2019. Her work has been published in Crab Fat Magazine, From Whispers to Roars, Cleaning Up Glitter Literary Journal, Gravitas Magazine, The Aurora Review, Bottom Shelf Whiskey, Coffin Bell Journal and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. A few of her many literary inspirations are Alice Walker, James Howe, Carmen Maria Machado, and Neil Gaiman. When she is not watching every Colin Firth movie ever made or hoarding lipstick like a really lame dragon, she is exploring the urban fantasy genre, finding ways to merge horror and humor, and writing run-on sentences. She is currently preparing for hand-to-hand combat with Stephen King and to attend George Mason University's MFA program in the fall.
Marianna Smith designs the web and print publications of Feels Blind Literary. She is also an Illustrator based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She specializes in narrative-driven, watercolor and inkwash paintings of fantasy and science fiction environments. Smith's illustrations explore quiet moments, asking viewers to pause and reflect on the conceptual subtleties lying below the surface.
Kara Rush is from Alexandria Virginia, and graduated from VCU with a B.A in English in 2019. In the year following her graduation, she has worked as a Veterinary Assistant at a general practice. In the fall of 2020, she will be attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute to pursue a M.A in English with full departmental funding as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her literary inspirations include Dorothy Alison, Octavia Butler, Neil Gaiman, and Jane Austen. In her free time, Kara likes to play videogames, practice Ukulele, wear earth tones, and hike (wearing flannel to achieve full lumberjack status).