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 Univeristy, 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 grew up in Alexandria, VA and recently graduated from VCU. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Crab Fat Magazine, Cleaning Up Glitter Literary Journal, Gravitas Magazine, and various VCU projects. 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 currently is working on grad school applications and preparing for hand-to-hand combat with Stephen King.
Imaan Shaikh is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University, and first came to Richmond five years ago. Her passion is creative writing. Her poems have been published in VCU’s Pwatem art magazine. After graduation, she aims to pursue a graduate degree in writing and follow her dream of becoming a screenwriter. When not working towards her degree, you can find her reading or writing fiction/poetry, listening to music, or painting.
Marianna Smith is an Illustrator and Concept Designer based in Richmond, Virginia. While she specializes in traditional ink wash and watercolor paintings of landscapes and figures, Smith is flexible and works with other media and subjects. She finds excitement in experimentation and is always playing with different media to discover interesting ways of conveying visual messages.