Meet the folks that make Postloudness run.
FOUNDER/COO/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of postloudness, host of roboism, refresh, & i need an adult
Alexandra Cox is the Senior Producer at Cards Against Humanity and loves Robots. This is her Twitter.
FOUNDER/CMO/DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OF POSTLOUDNESS, HOST OF OPEN ENDED, GOSSIP GIRLS, & i need an adult
HOST OF HIGHWATER
Chakka Reeves is the HCIC (Head Curator in Charge) at Highwater Mag, a resource and email-based inspiration journal for artists and creatives. Chakka is a Chicago native who creates digital storytelling solutions for brands, fellow artists, and youth. This is her website and Twitter.
HOST OF DEVIL'S AVOCADO & Podcast Club
Molly Marshall lives in a reasonably-priced apartment in Chicago with a dog, a cat, a fish, and 17 plants. She works in digital marketing now after a few years in finance and real estate, but her pets think she's a superhero. This is her website and Twitter.
HOST OF DEVIL'S AVOCADO
Sharlene King is a senior UX designer at Morningstar, Inc. where she is currently working on the managed investment products and previously worked on the flagship retail site with a focus on redesign. She's worked the agency circuit in Chicago trying everything from freelancer to senior art director at small boutiques to large e-commerce firms. In her free time, she volunteers regularly with the Adler Planetarium and Chicago Public Schools and focuses on educating teens in design and technology. This is her website and Twitter.
HOST OF BLACK GIRL IN OM
Deun Ivory is a multifaceted creative entrepreneur most-recognized for her aesthetic as a photographer + illustrator. She is the Art Director for Black Girl in Om + the Co-founder of Lifestyle with Ivory + Ash. Through the arts, she cultivates communities and experiences that promote self-care, women's empowerment + affirmation for women of color. This is her website and Instagram.
HOST OF BLACK GIRL IN OM
Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. This is her website and Instagram.
Katherine Thornton Best
Host of UnLearned and I need an adult
Katherine is following her passion to make people’s work life better through her career in HR after tirelessly working in nonprofit and community organizing for several years. In her free time, you can catch her on the volleyball court, on the dance floor or attempting DIY projects with varying success. UnLearned is Katherine’s personal baby and is proud to see it grow.
HOST OF AIRGO
Damon Williams is an actor, rapper, poet, comedian, teacher, public speaker and activist hailing from the south side of Chicago. He is the co-chair of the Black Youth Project-100 Chicago chapter, and is the cofounder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective. This is his Twitter and Instagram.
Host of The Ajumma Show
Peter is a Chicago based writer, performer, comedian who was recently featured on SeeSo's 'Shrink' and NBC's 'Chicago Justice'. When not on screen, he performs stand up at his show 'The Kiki' at the The Laugh Factory and has recently headlined the IFC stage at Oddball Fest. His other stage credits include The Second City e.t.c. - where he was nominated for a Jeff Award in the critically acclaimed revue: 'A Red Line Runs Through It' - hosting 'The Moth' at Lincoln Hall, improvising with Baby Wine at The Annoyance, podcasting with the Ajumma Show on iTunes. This is his Twitter, Website and Instagram.
Host of The Ajumma Show
Eunji Kim is a comedian and writer based in Chicago and currently a Mercenary Writer for Cards Against Humanity. She was named a 2017 Bob Curry Fellow at Second City and was most recently featured in the 2017 Break Out Comedy Festival (Second City/NBC Universal). 'KIM KONG:A Comedy Monster', her solo show at the Annoyance Theater was Reader Recommended and described by her mom as, "Oh, gawd." She can be seen around town performing improv at iO Chicago (Armando Diaz Experience, Dynasty) and doing stand-up/solo sketch at Zanies, Paper Machete and Laugh Factory. Her other stage credits include, A Jangleheart Circus, The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Chicago Sketchfest and the Detroit Improv Festival. This is her Twitter, Website, and Instagram.
Host of VS
Franny Choi is the author of the collection Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014) and the chapbook Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). She has been a recipient of Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock Prize, as well as fellowships from Kundiman, VONA, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Indiana Review, Drunken Boat, The Poetry Review, The Abolitionist, and elsewhere. As a Project VOICE teaching artist, she has taught students of all ages and levels of experience. Franny is an MFA candidate at the University of Michigan's Helen Zell Writers Program and a member of the multidisciplinary artists of color collective Dark Noise. This is her website and Twitter.
Host of VS
Danez was born St. Paul, Minnesota. They are the author of Don't Call Us Dead (2017), [insert] Boy (2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and the chapbook hands on ya knees (Penmanship Books, 2013). Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Cave Canem, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), and elsewhere. They are a founding member of the multigenre, multicultural Dark Noise Collective. Their writing has appeared in many magazines and journals, such as Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Kinfolks. In poetry slam, Smith is a 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and the reigning two-time Rustbelt Individual Champion, and was on the 2014 championship team Sad Boy Supper Club. In 2014 they were the festival director for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, and were awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Smith earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they were a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar. This is their website and Twitter.