Philipe AbiYouness is a Lebanese-American writer and teaching artist. His work is featured in Muzzle Magazine, Porter House Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and Fugue, among others.
Fargo Tbakhi (he/him) is a queer Palestinian-American performance artist. He is the winner of the 2018 Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Prize, a Pushcart nominee, and a 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow. His writing is published or forthcoming in Strange Horizons, Foglifter, Hobart, The Shallow Ends, Mizna, Peach Mag and elsewhere. His performance work has been programmed at OUTsider Fest, INTER-SECTION Solo Fest, and has received support from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He is currently a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow and works at Mosaic Theater.
Hasheemah Afaneh, MPH is a Palestinian-American writer and public health professional based in New Orleans. The themes her works center on are social justice, identity, and day-to-day musings of the world. She has contributed to Glass Poetry, 580 Split Journal, Poets Reading the News, Shado Mag, This Week in Palestine, and others. You can find more of her work on norestrictionsonwords.wordpress.com. She tweets @its_hashie.
Diaa Alsersawi is an undergraduate at Seattle Pacific University, double majoring in English Literature and Social Justice & Cultural Studies. He works as a Library Assistant at Ames Library and as a Writing Tutor for the Library’s Research, Reading, and Writing Studio. He was born and raised in Gaza, Palestine. He has published in Novell Gaza and Cultural Consent.