Lindsay A. Chudzik

Editor in Chief

Lindsay A. Chudzik (she/her/hers) grew up just outside of Philadelphia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Anti-heroin Chic, The Chiron Review, Clementine Unbound, 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. This summer she will launch STORYBOOK, a book club and writing collective for middle school girls living in public housing. When she's not eating pizza or listening to punk records, she's busy querying her new YA novel, The Most Cake, and her short story collection, Check 'Yes' If You Like Us. Social justice is her love language. 

Emily Kelly

Managing Editor

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 genres, Emily hopes to one day create her own tv show. Favorite storytellers include Mindy Kaling, Kate Tempest, John Mulaney, and Regina Spektor.

Tiffany Marcus

Managing Editor

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

Senior Literary Intern

Kayla Aldrich grew up in Prince George, VA and graduated from VCU with a BA in English in 2020. Currently, she’s a Program Specialist at Read to Them, an RVA-based non-profit dedicated to early childhood literacy. Her writing has appeared in West Trade Review, Variant Literature, Pwatem Literary Journal, Emerge Literary Journal, and others. She is querying her first novel, Halos & Blades, and actively drafting her second novel, The Soft Animal. Her hobbies include being horribly aware of her excessive use of semicolons, weeping over the fumbled arcs of her favorite characters, and buying books she won’t read for 5-7 months. 


Delaney Burk

Senior Literary Intern

Delaney Burk grew up in Alexandria, VA and graduated from VCU in 2019. Some of her work has been published/is forthcoming in Crab Fat Magazine, From Whispers to Roars, Cleaning Up Glitter Literary Journal, Gravitas Magazine, Bottom Shelf Whiskey, Coffin Bell Journal, Defunkt Magazine, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and Lunch Ticket. 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 attending George Mason University's MFA program with a Fiction concentration, teaching Composition, and preparing for hand-to-hand combat with Stephen King.

Cailin Bownas

Literary Intern

Cailin is a junior at VCU, majoring in English and Philosophy while minoring in German and Creative Writing. She’s incredibly passionate about depicting accurate women in her writing—accurate meaning diverse and all over the place! From amor to armor, she loves switching up reader perspectives and showing women of all different kinds of personalities and archetypes. Her favorite genres to read and write are Fantasy and Contemporary Fiction. Currently, Cailin is working on publishing her poetry anthology and finishing up a Dark Fantasy manuscript. Lots of her free time is spent playing Dragon Age and Skyrim, or making Viking Era weapons with her dad. Some of her other hobbies are language-learning, playing with her cat Merlin, and making loads of banana bread. 


Carole Skrbin

Literary Intern

Carole is a senior at VCU. She is working on her BA in English with a Creative Writing minor. She works as a professional writing tutor and loves working with students. She hopes to work in education in the future, but she also plans to pursue a degree in creative writing. In her free time, she tries to keep her plants alive, work on her novel, and play far too many video games.

Julia Weichlein

Literary Intern

Julia Weichlein is a student at VCU, studying Art History with a minor in Creative Writing. She’s especially interested in depictions of women and the influence of literature on art. She is currently researching the femme fatale trope during the Art Nouveau movement, studying how psychology, visual art, and the written word created the archetype of the dangerous woman. Within her writing, Julia hopes to deconstruct the male gaze and center her stories on complex female characters. A few of her literary inspirations include Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt, Junot Diaz, and Virginia Woolf. When she’s not concocting half-baked book ideas, she can be found gushing over cute animal instagrams, hoarding candles of all shapes and sizes, or perfecting her lemon scone recipe.