Samantha McLeod is a travel and food writer based in Vancouver. Her work has taken her across Asia, Caribbean, North America, South America and Africa. She has a curious nature for searching out and documenting new places, spaces and food. ‘Sam’ is also an avid photographer whose work on sustainable, organic and local/seasonal foods has been internationally acclaimed. Sam does not only promote the merits of ethical clean foods and ethical businesses. She breathes it and helps others live it with her global culinary adventures.
Tess Bacchus is a writer based in Chicago who graduated with a B.A. in History and Philosophy. She also studied American Literature. She was also, briefly, a PhD student where she focused on American politics in African American literature. Tess grew up, and lived until 17, in Guyana. Her write-ups are her experiences and impressions both in South and North America. It covers not only her stories but those of her mother, sister, and various other women life. She grew up as an ‘outside’ child of mixed-race parentage and belonging to no religion. Tess work at jobs simply for the sake of paying the bills. It allows her to live her passions, reading and writing as much as she can fit into any given day. Her life in her words “Feelings of homelessness and of always walking on quicksand.”
Maria Filippou is a freelance writer based in Athens, GR and Berlin, DE. She recently published her first poetry collection on Amazon KDP and is working on her first fiction novel. Maria grew up in rural Greece, therefore relocating to the capital was enough of a change for her. Hence, she has been spending her time in the chaotic city of Athens. After many years as a barista and after a brief career as an art curator, she decided to accept her destiny and devote herself in the monastic life of writing. When she is not attending jazz concerts and writing her book, she teaches Spanish, English, Greek, and does yoga. Maria has written under the alias of CAROLINE.
Brody Rokstad is a Vancouver-based writer and an inconsistent dabbler. He’s musician at heart and an irredeemable devotee to the arts. He pledges full allegiance to incremental self-improvement.
AJ Kim is a mindful thinker, passionate wanderer, and dreamer who loves learning, exploring, observing and documenting human stories and beauties, all with a camera. Years of professional field work in Non-Governmental Organizations handling global humanitarian issues in Asia. Travel & documentary photography and film making is a big part of her passion. Her raw and authentic visual storytelling is to emphasize diversity and humanity.
Amit Bhaskar is an experienced multimedia content producer, PR & social media strategy builder, marketing & communication strategist with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry. He is based in India. He has experience of working in BBC and ICRC.
Jennie Orton has been a freelance writer for 12 years in the Vancouver and Calgary area. When not writing adventure fiction about her dog, she covers music, film, travel, and the fruits of the food and beverage scene in Vancouver. She lives downtown with her handsome partner and with the memory of her Pomeranian muse.
Greta is a writer and teacher based in Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Singapore, and has always been an avid traveler. She has explored Southeast Asia, Australia, and Canada. On her recent trip to the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, and Spain, she fell in love with Europe.