Richelle Donigan is a masterful transformation guide, life coach, author and speaker. She has been in the work and study of transformation, yoga and meditation for more than 40 years and has practiced and studied under Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Mary Morissey, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Of African American and Native American ancestry, Richelle is passionate about bringing ancient practices to communities that have been traditionally underserved. She has led numerous retreats and workshops for the LGBTQI communities. Find out more at http://www.ojahlife.com
Victoria A. Brownworth is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Society of Professional Journalists Award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, DAME, The Advocate, Bay Area Reporter and Curve among other publications. She is the author and editor of more than 20 books, including the Lambda Award-winning Coming Out of Cancer: Writings from the Lesbian Cancer Epidemic and Ordinary Mayhem: A Novel and the award-winning From Where They Sit: Black Writers Write Black Youth and Too Queer: Essays from a Radical Life.
Merryn Johns is the Editor-in-Chief of Queer Forty. She is an award-winning journalist, as well as a broadcaster and public speaker. Originally from Sydney, Australia where she began her career in journalism in the 1990s, she is based in New York City where she became the editor-in-chief of Curve Magazine and wrote for a variety of publications including Vanity Fair, Vogue, Slate, and more. Follow on Twitter at @Merryn1
Wellness is the new Happy Hour and we’re drinking it in. It’s no wonder what we started at our award-winning boutique inn has extended to lifting spirits of a different kind. We launched Zest to share our inspiration for high-vibe living with essential oils. These beautiful oils unearthed extraordinary gifts for us: More vitality. Clearer thinking. A lifted spirit. We transformed our lifestyle, our medicine cabinet, the kitchen spice racks, and our health. For us, wellness comes when there is a perfect balance of mind, spirit, and body. http://www.thezestzone.com
Dudgrick Bevins is a queer interdisciplinary artist who infuses poetry into all other forms of art, including film, fiber, painting, and publishing. He is an MA candidate at Kennesaw State College in American Studies and an MFA candidate in Poetry at City College of New York. He is the author of the collaborative chapbooks Georgia Dusk with luke kurtis (bd studios), Pointless Thorns with Nate DeWaele (Kintsugi Books), the books Vigil (bd studios, forthcoming) and Route 4 Box 358 (bd studios), and the solo chapbook My Feelings Are Imaginary People Who Fight for My Attention (Poet’s Haven)
Marc Resnik earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Communication Theory from S.U.N.Y @ Albany, and considers community building an important social and political priority. He is excited to be contributing to the LGBTQ+ community through with Queer Forty.
Geoff Peckman is a Graphic Designer and Art Director for Queery. He’s over 40 (way over), gay and uses he/him/his pronouns. His creativity crosses from innovating distinct logos and artwork to writing entertaining and informative articles for the LGBTQ community.
David’s career started in IT during the technical revolution of the mid 1980’s. After living on the bleeding edge of all things techie for over 20 years, he morphed himself into a Technology Recruitment consultant, successfully starting his own Recruitment business in the UK, specialising in the Middle East region. Eventually, spending 8 years of his life in Qatar and Oman, he now lives back in his homeland of England with his ever increasing family. He started his journey into law in 2016 studying distance learning via Arden University and anticipates graduating in 2021 with a Law degree and will focus on Employment law and human rights.