Contact Us | Meet The Team

Content inquiries? Contact our managing editors, Larissa at larissa@quirktastic.co or Lauren at lauren@quirktastic.co

Social media inquiries? Contact our social media director, Xero at xero@quirktastic.co

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Lauren Grant

Managing Editor

DC based nerd who navigates life by singing stress-induced jingles

Larissa Irankunda

Managing Editor

Xero Gravity

Social Media Director

New York City based blerd who dreams in 90's kung fu fight scenes...

Candice Johnson

Community Manager

SC based faerie who enjoys reading, writing, and gaming. Most days you can find her at a quaint coffee shop behind her laptop, listening to an indie artist or chasing her cat around her childhood home.

Neka Wright

Features Contributor

Neka is a gamer, blogger and avid graphic novel reader. She loves her rottie and her rats but, cannot wait to add more fur babies to the mix. She hopes to one day appear in at least one Power Rangers episode just to complete her childhood dream. Is she too old to do that now? Probably.

Abena Atiemo

Contributing Writer

Just a quirky black college kid making her way through the world~

Alie Jones

Contributing Writer

Anje McLish

Contributing Writer

Cute and Depressed Black Girl is a grad student who binges anime when she's supposed to be studying. She also reads and re-reads a lot of Gambit x Rogue fanfic after watching the Cajun Spice episode of X-Men Evolution multiple times. When she's not reading or binging, she's in the dance studio getting her queen on.

Aquillia Mikel

Contributing Writer

Asia Animenesia

Contributing Writer

Asia Minor

Contributing Writer

Aubrie Johnson

Contributing Writer

Black Girls Anime

Content Partner

Calvin Patterson

Contributing Writer

Cierra Mercier

Contributing Writer

Creator, cartoon and anime-lover, writer, foodie, and practicing developer who runs the blog, DitchingAdulthood.com. On the blog, she shares her journey toward finding success through unconventional creative paths, as well as self-care and intentional living tips to help empower other creatives wanting to do the same.

Danielle Awogbemi

Contributing Writer

Danielle is a superhero nerd with a love of anime and all things Hello Kitty. You can find her playing retro video games, trying out new fashion styles, or changing wigs. Online, you can find her on strange (non)fiction.

Devin Holt-Zimmerman

Contributing Writer

Mother of cats. Quoter of obscure pop-punk and trap lyrics. Breaker of gaming systems. Watcher of cartoons. Working her way through a Masters to make education accessible. Always has her nose in a book. Look for the really short brown ginger with the Vader daith ring. #AnakinDeservedBetter

Esohe Osabuohien

Contributing Writer

Freelance writer, street art lover, and cauliflower rice convert learning how to practice mindfulness one Savasana at a time.

Francais Salamalay

Contributing Writer

Jaren Mitchell

Contributing Writer

Kayla Amber Chung

Contributing Writer

“Jack of all trades, master of none. But better than a master of one.” I have an adoration for Korean music and all things Hallyu, fashion, and makeup, along with a creative soul that loves using her words.

Nicole Guyton

Contributing Writer

Nicole Gibson

Contributing Writer

Southern-born creative with a knack for geeking out about anything. Probably reading fiction, if not writing it.

Nyasha Green

Contributing Writer

Sugar, Spice and a Vodka Cranberry with light ice all make the lovable Ny. I hail from the Southern United States and I'm a lover of food, music, traveling, comic books, movies, and anime. I also love to cosplay and I write southern Gothic stories about black women in the South!

Rachel Perry

Contributing Writer

Avid LARPer and fashion designer who plays Overwatch and watches too much TV in her spare time.

Sanae Lahgazi Alaoui

Contributing Writer

Geographical jitterbug, chronic dancer/shaker, and sensitive writer, I am trying to see how long I can live a creative life in this labor market while writing my scratch and sniff poetry. I love writing about local poc art and DIY scenes as well as mental health and spirituality.

Shannon Rodgers

Contributing Writer

24 years young, witch, atheist, leasing agent, writer, YouTuber (aspiring!), introvert, crystal lover, potions maker, anime watcher, and so much more. If you guys want to get in touch don't hesitate I have two new spots available for friends!