MEET OUR TEAM
Editor & Publicist
With a strong love for writing, Morgan has always been a storyteller. An avid reader, a passionate thespian, and an expressive dancer, Morgan is a well-rounded and driven artist. With all the political turmoil and hurt in the world, she felt she had to do something to help others, and decided she would try to speak out against injustice with the only tool she knew how to fight with - storytelling. Coming from a matriarchal all-female family in Los Angeles, she quickly became an outspoken feminist with a want to produce art that could create change and bring some kind of equality to the world.
KAILAH PETERS (KP)
Editor & Treasurer
Growing up as a black queer woman in the south, KP felt small and silenced. She moved up to Chicago for college and discovered the potential art has to shape society. She is still small, but never quiet. With poetry as her medium, KP uses her poignant writing to question identity, human connection, and social order in her endeavor to create a better world. She joined They Call Us to amplify other minority voices and develop a space for literary activists to work together. KP hopes this project sparks dialogue and leads to great changes.
Meg's devotion to womxn’s rights grew with her age as she learned about how many rights womxn are too often withheld. Idealistic as it may be, Meg is someone who holds hope that politics can be an effective avenue for change. She has strived to be a foot soldier for womxn’s rights on the political battlefield by co-organizing the Chicago Period Rally and co-founding Power of World Women. Meg was approached by the other members to join They Call Us and could not be more thankful. Her inspiration for this work stems from historical movements. Change is possible because throughout history we’ve seen it happened before and she believes their work here can help it happen again.
Coming from a family where she was constantly surrounded by women, Arran led a relatively sheltered life when it came to the idea of feminism. She was always told womxn should be loved, that they are loved. She heard it again and again from her sister, her mother, her all-girls high school. In college, however, Arran realized that even though womxn should be loved, they seldom are, and there’s a lot more to gender than anyone had ever let on. She joined They Call Us to use her creativity and passion for the arts, hoping to give a voice to those who feel like they don’t have one. To prove that womxn should be loved, and they need not have fear.
Growing up in a straight-laced corner of suburbia, Anna has been drawing for as long as they can remember. Now an animation and game design student in Chicago, they have fallen in love with using their art to express not only their own experiences but to amplify the voices of other creatives; voices that they didn't get the chance to hear growing up. When they were approached to join the They Call Us team as an illustrator, they were excited to share their passion with like-minded feminists. In today's climate, it is vital to empower and encourage female creatives to share their stories - especially those of non-white, queer, and disabled womxn - in order to carve out a space in a world designed to silence us.
Cassidy is an undergraduate studying health sciences with a minor in biology at DePaul University. In her pursuit of this degree, her hope has been to help make the sciences a more welcoming space to allow everyone to feel comfortable learning more about the world around them and how it functions. As a queer womxn, Cassidy has spent a lot of time talking about and understanding the complexities of gender and sexuality, and she hopes to be a part of integrating that knowledge into the way science is studied, taught, and applied. She joined They Call Us to further this mission and to be a part of a space that values all kinds of voices.