management

Karla Borg

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Administrative & Creative Director
Copenhagen

Sana Kothari

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External Advisor
Dubai

editors

Maedbh Pierce

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Features 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.”

Sesetu Holomisa

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Editor
Durban
"Until we accept that all oppressions are intersectional, everything we do will only be a scratch on the surfaces of the manifestations of imperialism. From the climate crisis, feminism and mental health issues to tackling human rights violations around the world, I would like to contribute to discourses on meaningful change through writing."

Caitlin Thorn

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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."

writers

Alli Kelly

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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."

Holly Hanau

she/her
Writer
Nice
"What makes the human experience so incredible is that we have the power to heal one another. By sharing our stories and embracing our differences we can confront the topics and paradoxes that make life both interesting and challenging. I love learning from and working with a diverse group of women from around the globe — we can embrace the unknown and explore the unfamiliar as we all navigate this world together."

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.”

Julia Plott

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Writer
Mexico City
"Seeing through modern self-help that distracts with pushing products or lifestyles, and realizing that a great deal of unlearning needs to be done is a big step. It’s important to ask yourself, “Why does this make me uncomfortable?” or “Am I the right person to take up this space?”. There is so much strength in knowing when to simply listen and uplift others, or when to amplify your own experiences."

Mae Goodrich

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Writer
Saint Paul
"When thrown around carelessly, as it often is on social media, the concept of self-love is reduced to a cliché. Embracing one’s own physical features, strengths, weaknesses, and other attributes is neither a simple nor a linear process. Recognizing the importance of striving for self-acceptance while acknowledging the difficult aspects of introspection is key to understanding our own inherent worth and that of others."

Maragatha Vadivu

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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

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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.”

Sofia Stiletano

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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

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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.”

social media team

Aleksandra Wytulany

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Content Creator
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."
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