From Houston (like Beyoncé), Barbara is a queer ace television writer by trade, a cake baker by choice, and a soccer player by birth. She is also a compulsive tooth brusher who still sleeps with a baby blanket. She looks forward to the day when art authentically reflects the world we live in across all creative platforms.
Celia Inside she/her/ella
After emerging from the Soundcloud ether with a Drake cover or two, singer-songwriter/rapper/producer Celia Inside has been steadily gaining a following with her soulful voice and hip-hop sensibility. Before that, she was rocking out with indie pop-rockers Miss Geo around Boston. All of these influences come to life in her sound, which lives somewhere between soulful r+b and the inventive, melodic hip-hop of today.
Scholar, poet, dreamer, and the rest!
Maiah Wynne she/her
Maiah Wynne captivates audiences worldwide with the alluring and enigmatic duality present in her music. An award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Maiah delivers powerful and universally resonant lyrics with a hauntingly beautiful voice layered in sophisticated and emotive folk/pop soundscapes. Her vocal quality conveys a rare combination of opposing elements that contribute to a timeless and genuinely unique signature sound with wide appeal - simultaneously delicate and strong, light and dark, “pretty-but-raw.” (The Missoula Independent)
In addition to finalizing her first full length album, Maiah’s currently collaborating on an EP with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alex Lifeson of Rush, and Juno Award winner Andy Curran. Her numerous accolades include winning The Burl Audio Covid19 Songwriting Contest (2020), the International Music from the Moon Contest (2019), the Claim to Fame International Song Contest (2018), and the HATCH Groundbreaker Award for Music (2016). She has featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered (2019), at Sundance (2016), SXSW (2017), and in-studio on KEXP (2018).
With a passion for social justice, Maiah has donated time and funding to organizations including the Arts Fund Seattle, Black Resilience Fund, First Aid Arts, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA, the Misool Foundation, NAACP, UNCUT Youth Programs, and WaterWatch.
Michael Colbert loves coffee (his favorites are Costa Rican and Ethiopian) and horror films (his favorites are Candyman and Silence of the Lambs). He is an MFA candidate in fiction at UNC Wilmington, and his writing appears or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Southern Humanities Review, and Avidly, among others.
Molly Savard is queer writer, cynical optimist, and 800-year-old millennial who has written for Slate, Vice, Shondaland, and more. She's interested in questioning (and tearing down) the systems and structures that shape our lives. She was raised by mail carriers in Manville, Rhode Island and lives in Los Angeles with every stray that’s shown up at her door.
Samsoun any pronouns
Samsoun is a Lebanese-American transgender artist from Boston, MA.
Rachel grew up in a small Florida town between two rivers, downstream from an enormous spring with mastodon bones at the bottom. She works as a cinematographer and director and likes to surf, take photos, learn about plants and animals and make projects about environmental and social issues.