Charlotte Eure is particularly interested in the reproduction and disruption of social norms in language and media, and she loves getting deep into feminism, veganism, and social justice. Her zine Disposable Bodies gives special attention to the human workers caught in the violent system of animal agriculture. Despite a storied career cuddling cats, she has re-entered the academic world and is currently working toward degrees in Women’s and Gender Studies and Communication Studies.
Aph Ko is a vegan, writer, and indie digital media producer. She’s the creator of two social justice web-series: Tales from the Kraka Tower and Black Feminist Blogger. Aph is on the editorial board for the F Bomb (Women’s Media Center) and was recently named the 2015 Anti-Racist Change-Maker of the Year by the Sistah Vegan Project and the Pollination Project. In 2014, Aph was named one of the top 10 indie creatives on IndieWire. In her free time, Aph loves reading, playing guitar, and trying to recruit people to act in her web-series.
Christopher Sebastian McJetters
Longtime vegan and social justice advocate Christopher-Sebastian McJetters currently lives in Prague with his rescue dog Orion. A copyeditor by profession, Sebastian is currently a staff writer at Vegan Publishers. In his spare time, he organizes events and discussions relative to exploring the intersectionality of veganism and other movements for social justice including women, the LGBT community, and people of color. He also bakes vegan cookies that are guaranteed to end wars, lower taxes, save marriages, and raise consciousness.
Brenda Sanders serves as Executive Director of Better Health, Better Life, a public health organization, and is Co-Director of Open the Cages Alliance, an animal advocacy organization in Baltimore, MD. Through Better Health, Better Life, Brenda runs the Eating for Life program, a series of free workshops aimed at teaching people in low-income communities how to prepare healthy vegan food. With Open the Cages Alliance, she co-organizes the Vegan Living Program, a six-week education program that teaches the basics of transitioning to the vegan lifestyle. Brenda is also co-creator of Vegan SoulFest, an annual festival that celebrates culture and the vegan lifestyle, and she’s a founding member of PEP Foods, a collective of food justice activists and business owners whose goal is to bring affordable vegan food to low-income communities in Baltimore City.
Justin Van Kleeck
Justin Van Kleeck has a Ph.D. in English but left academia in part to work on veganism, the environment, and other social issues. He is a freelance writer who has written for Our Hen House, Vegan Publishers, Project Intersect, and others. He and his wife. Rosemary, founded Triangle Chance for All, a non-profit organization that runs a small microsanctuary for rescued farmed animals and promotes ethical veganism, as well as The Microsanctuary Movement to help inspire others to use what resources they can to provide sanctuary to animals in need. Despite all of that, Justin is an extreme and unapologetic introvert.