Our Team

Mixed Mag is an online multimedia magazine dedicated to uplifting creatives of color, celebrating our multicultural/multiethnic identities, and featuring intersectional perspectives on Politics, TV/ Film/Theater, Creative Writing, Music, Art/Fashion, Food, Health/Sex/Wellness. Founded by Kimber Monroe, Joana Meurkens and Carolina Meurkens, Mixed Mag uplifts the voices of the underrepresented, marginalized artists and thinkers who feel like they never quite fit in anywhere. Our publication transcends national borders, it's an exploration of identity, of cultural heritage and artistic expression.​

Carolina Meurkens

Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief

Carolina Meurkens (she/her) is a writer, musician, and educator living in Washington, D.C. Her artistry is an exploration of her Brazilian-German intersectional identity and what it means to be a multiracial woman in today’s society. Carolina is also the co-founder of An Indivisible Art Collective, an arts non-profit offering accessible arts-education workshops and creating community for local D.C creatives. Carolina is getting her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College. www.carolinawrites.com

Email me: carolina@mixedmag.co

Joana Meurkens

Co-Founder/ Creative Director

Joana Meurkens (she/her) is a Brazilian and German photographer, writer and actor. She is a born and bred New Yorker who spends most of her time on the Q train making playlists. joanameurkens.com

Email me: joana@mixedmag.co

Kimber Monroe

Co-Founder/Director of Operations

Kimber Monroe (she/her) is a Black biracial actor and writer. She was born and raised in NYC (South Bronx represent!) and started her acting career at the age of 12 in the Broadway revival of South Pacific. Since then, she has appeared in multiple Off-Broadway and regional productions, independent films and national commercial work (most recent work including the Super Bowl LIV Poptarts spot with JVN!) She currently travels between LA and NYC for work.

kimbertaimonroe.com

Email me: kimber@mixedmag.co

Selvi Bunce

Prose Editor

Selvi M. Bunce (she/they) is a forever-student and poet currently living in Dublin, Ireland. She was born and raised in a predominantly white suburb in Minnesota and explored and found her own identity during her family trips to India. The first to laugh too loud at a restaurant, she is proud to tell you she comes from a long line of strong women – both in heart and voice. Her most treasured hobby includes curling up on the couch with a good book, her dog, and a hot cup of masala chai. 

Email me: selvi@mixedmag.co 

Laila E. Dreidame

Art Editor

Laila E. Dreidame (she/her/they) explores art, style, and culture from a global minded perspective, always seeking to expand human understanding and connectivity with the artist, their personal approach to their craft, and its relevance to society. Dreidame is an Amazigh-Moroccan woman, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She studied art in Spain and has worked with local artists for annual art auctions in both New York and California since 2014. She currently lives with her spouse, child, father, pup, and kitty in San Francisco, CA in a home full of joy, art, and love. 

Email me: laila@mixedmag.co

Stephanie Eyocko

Food Editor

Stephanie Eyocko (she/her) is an environmentalist, foodie, and urban gardener. Born in Cameroon, she has lived in Berlin and parts of China, but still considers herself a Dallas Texas hottie. When she’s not researching clean-energy technologies, she’s birding, biking, or at your neighborhood farmers market!
Email me: stephanie@mixedmag.co

Tatianna Jefferson

Editorial/Administrative Assistant

Tatianna Jefferson (she/her) is a multifaceted visual artist living mostly in her head, but presently residing in Portland, Oregon. So far, she lived half her life in Ohio and the other half in Arizona, both of which shaped her experiences in the arts as she sang in choir, played the clarinet, and ultimately found her passion for visual arts. Her work is deeply reflective of her experiences in life in an attempt to understand her emotions, and thus help others begin to understand and reflect on their own. She enjoys making playlists, cooking, singing, dancing, spending time with her family, and traveling.

www.missmalee.com

Email me: tatianna@mixedmag.co

Annie Lian

Social Media Manager

Annie Lian is a sustainable fashion designer based in New York. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fabric Styling and Fine Art. She loves turning old clothes into new ones by painting, screen printing, or embroidering onto them – turning clothes into art. Her style usually consists of a black and white color palette, and is heavily inspired by the DIY scene as well as her intense Scorpio moon emotions. She loves food, traveling, intimate conversations, thrifting, and going to museums. 

Email me: annie@mixedmag.co

 

Fefi Martinez

Art Assistant/Graphic Designer

Estefania Martinez, or Fefi (she/her), is a Venezuelan/American designer. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she gets a lot of inspiration from the tropical weather and oversaturated coloring. Fefi moved to NYC for college and is now living in Brooklyn where she obsesses about rearranging her apartment and going on long walks all over the city. She loves to be outside and is incredibly passionate about the intersectionality of climate/civil/and women’s rights issues.

fefimartinez.myportfolio.com

Email me: fefi@mixedmag.co

Mimi Mutesa

Poetry Editor

Mimi Mutesa (she/her) is a writer, illustrator, and recovering podcast producer, recently relocated to Uganda after having covered US politics in Washington DC. She draws and writes poetry that reflects on the range of experiences of women of color in the diaspora have. She, her partner, and puppy live by the River Nile and Mimi’s favorite thing to do is sunbathe after a swim! 

Email me: mimi@mixedmag.co

Anisha Patil

Fashion Editor

Anisha Patil (she/her) is an Indian/American writer and photographer raised in Cincinnati and based in Los Angeles. Her art often intersects with music and focuses on multidimensional identity, cross cultural narratives, and the lived experiences of marginalized communities. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California Los Angeles and when she is not writing research papers, she can be found drawing, traveling, or dancing in the photo pit at a concert.

www.anishapatil.com

Email me: anisha@mixedmag.co

Elizabeth Thompson

Politics/ Advocacy Editor

Elizabeth (she/her) is a Creole- Ghanaian writer and educational equity researcher. Born in Louisiana, raised in Ghana, Maryland, and Washington D.C., Elizabeth enjoys connecting with others interested in uplifting underserved and marginalized communities through civic action.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizthom/

Email me: elizabeth@mixedmag.co 

Justina Tran

Video Editor

Justina Tran (she/her) juggles her time between making music and editing videos. She has been living in NYC for the better quarter of her life where she has found her passion for amplifying voices that deserve to be heard through a creative lens. She consistently searches for unique content in every genre of every form to not only inspire herself, but everyone involved.

Email me: justina@mixedmag.co