Magdalena Antuña

After years of being a conflicted primatologist who consumed products that directly endangered primates, Magdalena set out to rid her life of conflict palm-oil, a lifestyle change that soon evolved into the magazine you see today. She loves Buffy the Vampire Slayer, punk music, and horror movies.

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Brianna Carney

Brianna’s a Texpat currently living and working in NYC in the film industry. Her interests include hanging out with her dog, dismantling capitalism, and eating dessert. Her favorite eco-friendly activities include thrifting and confounding cashiers everywhere with the phrase “no thank you, I don’t need a bag.“

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Meggie Copeland

Meggie is a freelance wardrobe stylist and character creator with a thrifty eye & eclectic soul. Relocating from a small town outside of Waco, she packed up her closet to enter the world of film and fashion. Since then she’s written articles, worked on sets with up-and-coming directors, and even stepped in front of the camera for editorials. On the daily, you can catch her chuggin’ coffee & slingin’ fabrics across the heart of Texas.

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Rachel Lees

Born and raised in England, Rachel has freshly set foot on South Africa's east coast. During the day you'll find her putting pen to paper as a freelance writer or finger to shutter as a photographer; around it, she's finding the inspiration for her words and pictures by exploring her new home turf. You can get a glimpse of those adventures over at The Foraged Life.

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Rimsha Syed

Rimsha is the unapologetic daughter of two Pakistani Muslim immigrants, studying journalism and women and gender studies in the hopes of using her voice to disrupt imperial influenced media and rewrite history from the perspective of all those affected by exploitive and capitalistic systems of power. She is an abolitionist and community organizer who enjoys embroidery and radical politics in her free time. You can read more of her work here.

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Victoria Jameson

Victoria is a second year student at the University of Texas pursuing a degree in Advertising. Her passion is sharing and educating others on ethical and environmental issues in a fun way. She enjoys trying new recipes, traveling and photography. You’ll often find her seeking new vegan finds around the city.

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Aaliyah Jenkins

Aaliyah, a Nutrition major at the University of Texas, spends most of her time eating Thai food and drinking Matcha Soy milk lattes. When she’s not preoccupied with classwork, she enjoys writing poetry, stage-managing plays, exploring Austin, improving her photography, and sporadically posting on her blog.

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Dominique Drakeford

Dominique Drakeford is currently a leader in environmental education, ethical fashion and community advocacy. She has worked as a creative publicist for conscious brands and committed over 10 years to encourage stewardship. Currently, Dominique is the chief curator of MelaninASS — a platform that discusses the issues and celebrates the success of communities of color in sustainable fashion and beauty spaces.

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Danielle Magee

Danielle is a conscious consumer, storyteller, and activist from New York City who designs consciously made backpacks that advocate for girls education, create jobs in the USA, and empower girls across the globe.

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Izzy McLeod

Izzy is an ethical fashion blogger and astrophysics student dividing their time between trying to peruse passions in writing and photography with getting an astrophysics degree. Izzy saves most of their money to travel the world and experience new things, and is also a soy-free vegan.

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Mary Taylor

Mary has a BS in Nutrition + Food Science from UVM and is often found at a show or trying that new restaurant. She writes about nontoxic beauty and skincare, nutrition, cycle + hormone support at HEALTHWITCH, a website dedicated to holistic healing and sharing ancient knowledge for a modern world.

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Florine Hofmann

Florine Hofmann is a passionate German zero waste lifestyle blogger, student, foodie and creativity enthusiast with an environmentally friendly agenda. The Wasted Blog follows her progress living a zero waste lifestyle, including the obstacles she's overcome and the joys this lifestyle has brought her. 

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Stephanie McLean Villano

Stephanie has a deep love for the natural world is an advocate for compassionate and eco-friendly living.  She writes about vegan and eco-friendly fashion, lifestyle, and travel over at her blog My Kind Closet, is a style writer for Vilda Magazine, and is a member  of the Ethical Writers Coalition. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband, eating vegan donuts, and surfing.

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Becky Chung

Becky is a storyteller, environmentalist, and climber with a love for playing in high altitudes. She’s adventured on 6 continents, sharing and gathering stories of people affected by climate change. When she’s not on the road, she can be found growing her library of mountaineering history and playing with her dog Simba. Follow her on Instagram here

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Chloé Lepeltier

Chloé is a French globetrotter. Her passions span multiple disciplines — from classic literature to sustainable fashion to backcountry snowboarding— with curiosity & creativity as the common thread. Read more of her writing here

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Nicki Patel

Nicki is a personal stylist, avid runner and the founder of milo+nicki, a sustainable women’s ready to wear line designed to empower the ever-evolving woman through the vibrant colors of her culture, traditions, and life experiences. 

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Ask Gaia

She’s the punky goddess girlfriend you can confide in. Wondering how to travel more eco-friendly? Having trouble finding a vegan Tinder date? Palm-oil free shampoo? From composting to carbon offsets, Gaia has the answer. Confess your eco-centric woes and let her work her immortal magic for you, sweet earthling — submit a question here.

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