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MISSION

Make/shift magazine creates and documents contemporary feminist culture and action by publishing journalism, critical analysis, and visual and text art. Made by an editorial collective committed to antiracist, transnational, and queer perspectives, make/shift embraces the multiple and shifting identities of feminist communities. We know there’s exciting work being done in various spaces and forms by people seriously and playfully resisting and creating alternatives to systematic oppression. Make/shift exists to represent, participate in, critique, provoke, and inspire more of that good work.

 

WHO WE ARE

Make/shift is made by a diverse, international community of feminist writers, artists, academics, and activists.

EDITORIAL/PUBLISHING COLLECTIVE

Jessica Hoffmann is a freelance writer/editor and activist. She has contributed to
numerous publications, including ColorLines, AlterNet, the Scholar and the Feminist, and the anthologies We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists and Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. She is active in local and national organizing around food, housing, and more. In 2008, Utne named her one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

Daria Yudacufski received a master’s degree in art history from UCSB, focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary art and culture. She has worked in cross-cultural education for more than a dozen years and was formerly the publisher of LOUDmouth and director of the Cross Cultural Centers at Cal State L.A. She is currently the managing director of Visions and Voices, an arts and humanities initiative at USC.

SECTION EDITORS

Jade Brooks (Scraps assistant editor) is a queer, anti-zionist Jew who lives in Durham, North Carolina, and does editing work for Duke University Press and activist work with Southerners on New Ground and other brave folks in the South. She grew up behind the railroad tracks in Eugene, Oregonby way of the dusty, crooked bookshelves of City Lights in San Francisco. Her favorite flower is the moonflower, and her second favorite is the honeysuckle.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (reviews) is the editor of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, and That's Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation. Her second novel, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, was published by City Lights in fall 2008.

COLUMNISTS

Erin Aubry Kaplan is a contributing editor of the L.A. Times op-ed section and a contributing writer for Essence. She has contributed to numerous publications, including the anthologies Body Outlaws and Mothers Who Think.

Nomy Lamm is a writer, singer, and accordion player.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (reviews editor) is also a columnist at make/shift.

ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER

David Janik

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Giuliana Maresca

STAFF LIBRARIAN

Lia Friedman is a librarian living in California. She has an MS in library and information science from Pratt Institute, and she is the lead contributor at The Experiment and a proud member of Radical Reference. She loves bird-watching and swimming in the ocean.

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