Here are the awesome women who contributed their art and creativity as rewards for theHustle Kickstarter campaign. Get some self-care points in for today and take a look at their work!
Delina Medhin is a makeup artist based in NYC. She loves beauty and fashion makeup and is slightly product obsessed. Delina encourages women to try new products at least once every 6 months. It can be the green eyeliner you aren't sure will look good or you, or you finally let go of that red lipstick and try a nude lipstick. Have fun and remember it's only makeup and if it's not the right fit, it washes off. :)
WENDY LOPEZ & JESSICA JONES
Registered Dietitians and BFFs. Healthy cooking and other lovely things. Join Wendy and Jess as they work towards making this world a healthier place, one meal at a time.
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has created and hosts several live shows around the city that usually fall under the genres of "low-brow" and "recurring". She can be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater hosting The Incredible Game Show Showcase and The Unexpectashow and at Littlefield hosting Punderdome 3000 with her dad, Fred. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city. Hope you like basements!
Anna Drezen is a comedian, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a writer for Saturday Night Live. She regularly performs standup and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the People’s Improv Theater, Union Hall, the Annoyance, and other clubs across the country. She is the coauthor of Reductress’ debut humor book, How to Win at Feminism (HarperOne). Anna co-wrote the viral Tumblr-turned-book How May We Hate You? (Potter Style) about her experiences working as a concierge in Times Square. She’s written for Cracked, MTV, Thought Catalog, Nylon, the Daily Dot, and has been featured in videos on CollegeHumor, Above Average, Buzzfeed, and the Funny or Die. Her sketch group Gentlemen Party (“intensely funny surrealist comedy" -Time Out NY) has performed at the PIT, Chicago Sketchfest, the Del Close Marathon, and the Museum of Modern Art. Anna is also a member of the Story Pirates, an educational organization that performs hilarious stories written by kids. NYU Tisch grad. She loves soup.
Jamie Li is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. She has been the director of photography for the documentary Why Do You Have Black Dolls?; the 2012 Student Academy Award-winning documentary Hiro: A Story of Japanese Internment; and various sketch comedy videos. Jamie is the producer of Ladypoints, a documentary web series highlighting creative women. She is also a freelance camera assistant working on commercials, music videos, and feature films.
Mindy Seegal Abovitz is the creator and editor of Tom Tom Magazine. A drummer who noticed a huge lack of representation for female drummers, she rose to the challenge and created a full color, beautifully-designed, totally engrossing and inspiring quarterly. She has been drumming for eleven years.
Lukey Walden is an artist and comedian living in Colorado. You can check out their sketchblog at lukeywal.tumblr.com.
Samantha Fairfield Walsh is an actor, artist, and writer. She spends equal time on stage and screen and occasionally forays into the world of voiceover. For more info: samanthafwalsh.com. Check out her newest project on Instagram @womanishdoc.
STEPH MANTIS / KIKKERLAND
Steph Mantis is a designer, maker, educator, and creative consultant. Her work focuses on creating products that provide an added moment of play or humor through our daily experiences.
You can find her products on Kikkerland, the world’s largest collection of ingenious items combining form, function, and delight in equal parts. If it’s inventive, witty, and smartly designed, Kikkerland Design will bring it to you.
EMILY YOST / GIRLS WRITE NOW
Emily Yost joined Girls Write Now after completing an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellowship with Citizen Schools, where she taught middle school students English Language Arts, Theatre. Emily is passionate about education and using the arts as an agent for empowerment and change.
Liz Prince was a Boston-area cartoonist until recently, when she relocated to Portland, Maine. She won the coveted comics' Ignatz Award so long ago that it doesn't even count anymore, but hasn't won anything since, so she still uses it to fluff up her bio. Liz's first graphic novel, Tomboy, is a memoir about her childhood and gender stereotypes; she is currently running a patreon for her daily journal comics. Feel free to tell her about your cats: she loves that shit.
Brooklyn Brainery hosts casual classes for curious adults about all sorts of things: from physics to Australian desserts, from HTML to shorthand and just about every nook and cranny in between. It was founded by Jen Messier and Jonathan Soma.
Katie Von Schleicher
Katie Von Schleicher is an American songwriter and musician based in Brooklyn, NY.
Von Schleicher is known for her impassioned, dark pop songs, more often than not recorded on four-track cassette.
RACHEL CHAPMAN is a writer, actor, and comedian originally from Merritt Island, FL (where the Space Shuttle launched). She graduated from NYU for Film & Television in 2012. Show now lives in LA but would rather be living in Tom Hanks' heart. She started taking classes at UCB for improv and sketch one week after spending time in Louisiana State Penitentiary (for a documentary, check it out.)
She has studied under such great teachers as Silvija Ozols, Brandon Gardner, Adam Conover, Ryan Karels, Michael Delaney, Abra Tabak, Frank Garcia-Hejl, and Achilles Stamatelaky, among others. You can catch her performing with her Mess Hall team, The Up and Up, at UCB Franklin and the Inner Sanctum. Her UCB credits include Dear Diary, The Gator, The Word, This Why We Cant Have Nice Things, Movie Cram II, and THAT'S BULLSHIT where she played a dancing Cold Stone Employee! You can also see Rachel perform with her indie teams Liam Got Coffee, Bush Administration, and Lady (Yeah!).
Reductress (Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo)
Reductress is the first and only satirical women’s magazine, Reductress was founded in 2013 by Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo. The mission of Reductress is to take on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.
Jules Slutsky is a Brooklyn-bred and based photographer, specializing in lifestyle and natural light portraiture. She loves photographing life-style and food, and is also available for weddings, engagements and events.
Gingerly Noted / Kaitlin Large
Gingerly Noted is a modern calligraphy and hand lettering shop started by Kaitlin Large, was born out of a love for the simple things in life. She specializes in handmade quotes that are perfect for hanging anywhere in your home or to give to a loved one. Each of her pieces are made uniquely for you and crafted with the utmost care and love.
Monica Ramos is a illustrator, born in Manila and living in New York.
She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design.
Clients include: The New York Times, Coach, Lucky Peach, McSweeney’s/Portlandia, Rookie Mag, Oh Comely! Hunter Boots x Urban Outfitters, Rachel Antonoff, Converse, and Good Magazine.