management

Karla Borg

she/her
Administrative & Creative Director
Copenhagen
“Prioritise your energy, value your time and protect your peace. I used to let everything in and everybody walk all over my boundaries. Then I realised that I was allowing others to drain me and take advantage of my non-existing walls. And once I realised that and started to put myself and my goals first, that’s when I finally felt that my life makes sense.”

Sana Kothari

she/her
Content Director
Dubai
"Social and news media has historically been dictated by western cis-male perspectives — I think we’re the generation to see that change. I want to see Muslim women directing the narrative on hijabs in public places, to hear from the disabled community about how to ensure their equality.  The moment we choose to respect and represent unique outlooks no matter how divergent they may seem, that’s when we achieve real inclusivity."

Aleksandra Wytulany

she/her
Social Media Manager
Aarhus
"I believe that diet is what you watch, listen to and read. So as an empowered woman, I want to empower women by delivering inclusive and feminist content. Because we're strongest when we cheer each other on, especially in an era full of toxic and fake media. The future is female - and I want every human being to believe that."

editors

Caitlin Thorn

she/her
Editor
Berlin
"Women’s rights and sustainability are two topics with surprising overlaps that I’m incredibly interested in. Did you know female farmers are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change than their male counterparts? And that most underpaid garment workers are women? Overcoming these issues start with women’s empowerment. Taking small steps every day to educate ourselves is the key, and I’m proud of artil’s part in that."

Maedbh Pierce

she/her
Editor
Berlin
“Here at artil, my goal has centered around bringing various LGBTQ+ creatives to light. Within SMC, the content we choose to share reflects our values and intentions. artil magazine, as I do in my work, strives to create a safe space for all women and nonbinary individuals. Sharing the phenomenal work of creatives like Jenifer Prince, The Queer Nomads, and Jay Page - to name a few - with our audience and offering them the platform they deserve is not only a joyful act but a necessary one.”

writers

Joyce Aerts

she/her
Writer
Malta
"Saying “don’t compare yourself to others” is easy. It’s inevitable, we all do it. Therefore, there’s great power in the realization that others aren’t as perfect as they appear. Edited online images don’t have dimples, bumps or wrinkles, but humans do. In order to protect ourselves, we need to change our mindsets. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then that is where we’ll start."

Alli Kelly

she/her
Writer
Wisconsin
"Feminism is for everyone. We all need to take an active part in deconstructing the way the patriarchy has shaped us as women. Get educated, get out there, and make a difference for yourself and your sisters."

Micaela Shirley

she/her
Writer
Maryland
"I think one of the most beautiful things to witness is someone's authenticity. When someone is comfortable sharing their hopes and passions with you, you can feel their excitement through a social media post or an in-person interaction. I think this is where authenticity tends to shine the most. When a person is comfortable expressing their passions, without worrying what other people will think."

Valentina Pérez Sánchez

she/her
Writer
Paris
"I joined artil mainly to channel my discontent and frustration with today’s world. Through my words, I expect to advocate equality for people of all genders, to fight for a greener environment, and to challenge the current capitalistic system from which most of our problems as a society come. Let’s change the current narrative and live in a fairer place!"

Nadia Mailanchi

she/her
Writer
Malmö
“I don’t think we celebrate intelligence and critical thinking as much as we should. If we did, there wouldn’t be so many people who confuse self-love with narcissism! Self-love is not just about accepting and loving ourselves. It should also be about how well we use our intellect and our creativity in making the world a kinder, more forgiving and fun place for everyone.”

Maragatha Vadivu

she/her
Writer
Dubai
"To bring about lasting change, we need to be unapologetically authentic; being true to ourselves and others. We need to celebrate the journey we take to reach our goals and share our experiences with one another, building bridges and come together in a world where our differences are made more prominent."

Emily Reed

she/her
Writer
Nova-Scotia
“There’s always room for more mental health advocacy. Mental health looks different on everyone, and I feel that if I can write about my experiences, surely someone will be able to relate. Sometimes I struggle with my mental health when I’m doing something I’m supposed to love, like traveling, and although it seems weird at the time, it’s totally okay -- our emotions and feelings will always be valid.”

Ida Falbe Hansen

she/her
Writer
Copenhagen
‘’I think most women know the feeling of holding back in conversations, doubting whether their opinions are valid, and being insecure about their intellect. I for one do. I hope we can create a space where we can get to know the things that we weren’t traditionally taught, and ultimately take the competition out being together so we can better learn from one another.’’

Reem Bitar

she/her
Writer
Beirut
"It is time to love and protect ourselves as it affects our mental health and our relationships with others. You are your own home. I have seen a lot of women suffering from mental health issues. We need to empower ourselves. There is nothing more powerful than an independent woman who decided to rise & succeed. Let's start today."

Sofia Stiletano

she/her
Writer
Buenos Aires
"The beauty of writing is that it can silently create a ripple effect. This is why I choose this medium to contribute to defend individual rights; by raising my voice to create awareness about the importance of representation and being kind and considered towards others and oneself. So that all of us can rise cooperatively and find a space in society that makes us happy, especially in this times of dehumanization and disconnection from the organic world."

Erica Markert

she/her
Writer
Munich
“I love how experiences through film and art expose us to the world in ways that connect us more deeply to ourself and our surroundings. To me, life is a journey of gaining deeper understanding and awareness. That’s why my aim here at artil is to inspire you to be true to yourself and explore the you you feel you most are through themes of pop culture, feminism and self-love.”

Lyn Dean

them/they
Writer
Alabama
"Recognizing that you will never understand the experiences of others is where human compassion begins. I believe we share compassion through storytelling. I offer the side of the story I see; the labyrinth of mental and physical health issues, the fog that surrounds gender identity, and the endeavor of navigating modern society. Most importantly, I am here to show others they aren't alone and are worth listening to."

illustrators

Shikha Tiwari

she/her
Illustrator
Gorakhpur
"In the chaos that is this world, I find a ray of positivity and hope in women. It's amazing and mesmerizing how we as women are bringing change to the world and making our way through all the hurdles. Through artil I'm trying to embrace the energy inside me more and to capture the energy inside you through visuals."

Romina Karegar

she/her
Illustrator
Berlin
"Individualism and diversity are keywords to modern feminism. Social Media has the tendency to drift into the direction of a dull and homogenous bubble of what beauty looks like and what you are supposed to care and be concerned about, putting immense pressure on all of us but especially on females in a world where women serve men. Our To-Do? The constant effort to shift the limits of what’s "normal" and acceptable as a woman in our societies."

Carley Uys

she/her
Illustrator
Lusaka
“Change is a concept that dominates our generation. The change faced by society today is greater and wider than ever. Evolving technology, structural changes in society, and increasing expectations has affected us all. These changes have made it mandatory for us to alter our lives in some way. Having support for today’s pressures is so valuable.”

content creators

Marga Intan

she/her
Content Creator
Indonesia

Carolina Diaz

she/her
Content Creator
Berlin
"Working in a team full of intelligent women around the world is what I call lucky. I believe that in order to be able to talk about the problems that surround modern women today, it is necessary to listen, to learn from each other, and to fight for the causes of all of them without exception."
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