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, Fredericksburg Literary & Art Review, Ghost Town, Haunted Waters Press, Map Literary, and Pembroke Magazine, among others. Her short stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, her creative nonfiction has been anthologized, and her plays have been staged. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Writing at VCU, a recent recipient of a Gulf-South Summit Award for excellence in community-engaged teaching, and on the Executive Committee for RVA LitCrawl. 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).
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, Fine Artist, 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.