Amelia Cook is the editor-in-chief of Anime Feminist. She bought the domain name, contacted potential team members (many of whom were complete strangers whose work she admired), introduced her vision and set up the website to launch on 11th October 2016. Amelia works with writers to shape and strengthen their work and signs off all content on the website and our Twitter and Facebook. Amelia does not receive Patreon money for her writing on AniFem; the money saved when she publishes posts is redirected to pay for essential running costs, admin support, and extra payment to certain contributors in extenuating circumstances.

Amelia has a degree in Japanese Studies and is working towards a master’s degree in film and television. When not working on AniFem she is a freelance writer for websites and magazines on film, television, anime and manga. You can find her on Twitter @neutralfemale.


The core team work behind the scenes to run AniFem with Amelia. This involves debating and approving major website decisions, contributing writing, organizing interviews and roundtable discussions, editing contributor posts and moderating comments.

Caitlin Moore is a Seattle-based preschool teacher and amateur critic with an academic background in linguistics and Japanese language and culture. She runs the blog and can be reached on Twitter at @alltsun_nodere.

Dee is a nerd of all trades and a master of one. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and East Asian studies and an MFA in Creative Writing. To pay the bills, she works as a technical writer. To not pay the bills, she devours novels and comics, watches far too much anime, and cheers very loudly for the Kansas Jayhawks. You can hang out with her at The Josei Next Door, a friendly neighborhood anime blog for long-time fans and newbies alike, as well as on Tumblr and Twitter.

Lauren Orsini is a Gundam pilot who writes about geek culture at Forbes, geek careers at Otaku Journalist, and reviews at Anime News Network. She lives in an apartment full of Gunpla in Washington, DC.

Molly Brenan is a lifelong anime fan whose interest in the medium only grew through studying art history and Japanese. She now works in the manga industry and actually owns the Evangelion pancake pan that looks like Zeruel. You can find her on Twitter @Molly_Anne_Bee.

Peter Fobian has been an anime fan for 20 years and a professional writer working in anime, video games, and esports for five years. You can follow him on Twitter @peterfobian.

Vrai Kaiser is a queer author and pop culture blogger; they’ve fully embraced their lifetime role as a lover of trash. You can read more essays and find out about their fiction at Fashionable Tinfoil Accessories, listen to them podcasting on Soundcloud, support their work via Patreon or PayPal, or remind them of the existence of Tweets.


We welcome submissions from guest contributors, especially those whose voices are currently under-represented on AniFem, and will pay US $50 per published post. Please read our contributor guidelines for more detailed information.

Still have questions? Contact us!