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. It's a space where third culture kids and their stories are celebrated. Our publication transcends national borders, it's an exploration of identity, of cultural heritage and artistic expression.
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
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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
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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.
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Laila E. Dreidame
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.
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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.
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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.
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Monique Murad (she/her) is a Brazilian-American researcher, writer, and facilitator. She is passionate about community building and data-driven research and programming in the social impact space. Living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil you can find her swimming in the ocean, dancing, cooking a family recipe, making coffee or climbing.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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