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 signs off all content on the website and our Twitter and Facebook, works with writers to shape and strengthen their work, and takes care of as much behind the scenes admin as possible. This is a brand new line of work for Amelia, and she is grateful for the support of all our readers and patrons while going through such a steep learning curve.
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.
Favorite anime of the season: BBK/BRNK, Poco’s Udon World, Yuri!!! on ICE
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 heroineproblem.com and can be reached on Twitter at @alltsun_nodere.
Favorite anime of the season: Flip Flappers, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Yuri!!! on ICE
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.
Favorite anime of the season: ClassicaLoid, Flip Flappers, Yuri!!! on ICE
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.
Favorite anime of the season: Keijo!!!!!!!!, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Natsume Yuujinchou
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.
Favorite anime of the season: Girlish Number, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Yuri!!! on ICE
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.
Favorite anime of the season: Drifters, Flip Flappers, March Comes in Like a Lion
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.
Favorite anime of the season: Yuri!!! on ICE
We welcome submissions from guest contributors, especially those whose voices are currently under-represented on AniFem, but we are just in the process of reworking and formalizing our submissions process – more updates on this soon!
If you have contacted us already and are waiting for a response, please accept our apologies, we will be in touch shortly. AniFem’s first month has been an incredible experience and we can’t wait to be able to bring you in as a part of it, but we want to make sure we’re completely ready to support you.
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