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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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 graduated from The University of Texas with an English degree and has been living in Austin correcting people's grammar ever since. She works at SXSW on the Journalism track and spends the rest of her time loving on her dog, organizing socialist feminist action, and eating dessert.

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Irvianne Torremoro

Irvianne's time spent helping her grandmother cook spurred on a deep love and connection to the kitchen. After culinary school and stints at various restaurant in Las Vegas, she decided to return home to Texas—mainly for breakfast tacos and Topo Chico. Her love of food and words led to the start of the blog, Flavor and Bounty, where she documents her forays back into the kitchen.

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Collin Philips

Collin is a freelance writer currently living in Texas. He originally hails from Arizona and when he's not enforcing bag bans and fighting plastic, he can be found making music, playing guitar, and performing all over the Lone Star State. He is also a co-founding member of Selva Beat.

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Paula Farmahini

Paula begins thinking about food from the moment she wakes up. She loves to eat, cook, and style it. She believes that good food feeds the soul and brings people together. She is also a human rights advocate who loves to plan events, drink tons of coffee, and go on random adventures with her husband and two pups.

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Mika Locklear

Mika is a journalistically trained visual artist. Her goal is to effect positive change through her photographs. Human rights, environmental issues and fashion are always on her radar. You’ll typically find her running around the city with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other! Find her work on the internet here and here

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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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