Peace, Love & Magazines • @brianti
Brianti decided to be a journalist at 11. She attended the University of Florida and earned a degree in journalism with outside concentrations in English and African-American studies. On top of founding/editing/launching a magazine, she works at an international news wire service, freelances and facilitates self-esteem workshops for teenaged women. And sometimes she sleeps. Brianti is a self-diagnosed magazine addict and her vast collection includes every issue of Seventeen since the first issue she read in May 2004. After a really cliche awakening while studying abroad in Paris, she decided to live free and fearlessly. She started Feather Magazine to help other twenty-something women do the same. Want more? Read Brianti's Career and 'Oh, Yes,' or 'Oh, No' posts.
Sarah Kester, Executive Editor, Health Director
Sarah Kester is a Bachelor of Public Relations student at Mount Saint Vincent University. In addition to being the Executive Editor of Feather Magazine, she has contributed as editor for UZURI Magazine, staff writer for The Twenty Life and College Gloss, as well as Beauty/Fashion Editor of Blissful Belle. In her downtime, (What’s that?!) she has a heart that longs for New York City, interviews famous models, singers and designers, dreams of being an Editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, and writes YA novels, which, will get published. With passion being at the root of every move she makes, watch out, as you definitely will be seeing this Canuck strutting into Hearst Tower one day.
|Catrina met Jay, a winner of "Project Runway,"while|
reporting on NYFW for Feather!
RE-vAmPInG • @thistlesNthorns
A small town girl with big city dreams, New York City dreams that is. Catrina's story is a cliche of so many young women from sunny suburban havens. Catrina moved to the Big Apple in search of love, happiness, and fashion! After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Fashion Design in '09, she knew the city had to be the place for her. After two years struggling to make the rent and four jobs later, Catrina finally finds herself at a prestigious fashion trade show company, enjoying the city and her new sense of confidence. Want more? Read Catrina's Fashion posts.
Sara's first fashion experience involved pushing her feet through the bottom of trash bags, pulling the drawstrings over her shoulders, and proclaiming she made overalls at age 5. She grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut, a 45 minute train ride away from New York City, with her father, who worked in the fashion industry, and mother. She sadly moved to Greensboro, North Carolina when she was 10- far away from the cold weather she was used to. She supplemented her fashion knowledge with a subscription to Harper's Bazaar. Sara attended Meredith College in Raleigh and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for a year each, majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology and planning to go to Med School. She has since decided to take a break from school and pursue a more creative path; Sara now lives in Asheville, North Carolina with her fiancé. She is a freelance writer and stylist, blogger, and the fashion editor of Poppy Magazine.Want more? Read Sara's Fashion Posts.
Jill O'Rourke, Entertainment BloggerEntertainment Posts.
Live X Lady • @livexlady
When Jasmine first stepped foot on Temple University’s campus, she was undecided about the career path she wanted to follow. After exploring her options and discovering more about herself, she knew she wanted to help women who had been in tough situations like she had. After long consideration, she decided to pursue her fashion dreams and changed her major to marketing! Jasmine is now an aspiring stylist who is out
to help women develop a more positive self-image. She is a lover of self-help books, fashion magazines, and finding beauty in everything (Oh, and don’t forget crab legs). She holds two internships, an on-campus job, and is starting her own company, Live Lady. She is truly beginning to step out of her shell and blossom into a lovely lady. Jasmine is anticipating enjoying her summer, but also working extremely hard before she departs for a semester in Paris. Want more? Read Jasmine's Fashion Posts.
Ciaran Rhodes, Life Blogger
Ciaran Rhodes is a fashion enthusiast, a pop culture connoisseur, and a fiery feminist. Growing up outside of Philadelphia, Ciaran dabbled in all forms of writing; fiction, nonfiction, stage writing, screen writing and journalism. Not long ago she found her voice as a feminist blogger on tumblr and has been heavily bound to issues of gender and sexuality ever since. Studying at Sarah Lawrence College, her course load has been as varied as her writing experience, but she has recently decided to focus in gender and sexuality studies, keeping in mind her future goals of working with queer youth and teaching young people to love themselves as fiercely as she has come to love herself. Want more? Read Jasmine's Life Posts.
Kristyn Pankiw, Life Blogger
My Boyfriend's Apartment • @kristynpankiw
Kristyn has wanted to be a writer since age 7. After many short stories, poems, and one yet-to-be-published novel, she discovered her passion for home design. Kristyn dabbled in journalism internships and Women's Studies at Dickinson College before deciding to transfer to Flagler College to pursue her dreams in English. An avid lover of weddings, traveling and English Breakfast tea, Kristyn currently works as a marketing intern in the outdoorsy town of Mt. Gretna (where she attempts to avoid the wildlife) and writes a personal blog about interior decorating. She is a passionate Jane Austenite who hopes to someday work for a magazine and run her own wedding planning business--while designing her dream home, of course. Kristyn is also terrible at making up her mind.
Monique decided to pursue a career in journalism at 12 years old. She is a sophomore journalism major, with a minor in social welfare and justice, at Marquette University in Milwaukee. In addition to her work with Ruffled Feathers' social networking, Monique maintains social media for Marquette’s journalism department and writes for The Marquette Tribune and The Marquette Journal, the university’s newspaper and magazine.
@rufflings Twitter from time to time, so watch your back. The one thing we know for sure is she's definitely here to ruffle your feathers.