from the community, for the community!
Amanda is a community organizer and writer who thinks a lot about oppression, the economics of things, and femme as a political identity. For her, optimism is necessary.
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Ad techie, community activator, and photographer with writerly tendencies. Her favorite activities include listening to podcasts and hollowing cantaloupe with a large spoon.
Rob enjoys fixing things, inspecting things, organizing things, and generally the world of things. And people too, they are extremely awesome. He also drums, hikes, canoes, and drinks lots of milk.
East Meets Words Program Lead
Rich moved to Boston From Cali at age 6. EMW Graphic Designer, DJ, and sleep deprived student. He just wants to nap, make art, and make a difference.
Simone Labony Labbance
Wellesley College graduate passionate about Asian American Studies and music. Hardcore Vermonter. Plays the flute, sitar, and dances Bollywood. Simone also performs with the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band.
East Meets Beats Organizer
Producer, Podcaster, and Video Editing Enthusiast! Ludjy is the current curator for the East Meets Beats producer showcase and loves terrible puns.
EMW Gallery Co-Lead
Hongye Wu recently graduated from Tufts University with Political Science and Art History degrees. She intends to tell stories in a both political and artistic way.
EMW Gallery Co-Lead
Melissa is a time-traveling 20-something who, after a brief romantic coming-of-age space western in Houston, is back in Boston working as a web designer.
Storyteller, musician, curator of whimsy, and staunch defender of art as a healing power. Sruthi works for a behavioral marketing startup and is lowkey panicking at how many books she owns.
Ally Ang is a fourth-year student of Sociology and Asian American Studies at Wellesley College. Ally also loves writing, singing, and snuggling with their dog Bandit.
Julianne is a high school English teacher and art enthusiast who dabbles in various creative pursuits from writing to visual art and everything in between. She hails from Provincetown, MA and ever will be "The Kid at the Beach
EMW Media Team | Borderlands Co-Director
Lover-hater of political theory, connoisseur of wistful words, hiker of hikes, biker of bikes, and occasional rhymer of rhymes. She would like to un-creepily append you to her mental Atlas of the Human Condition (aka she would like to get to know you), so hit her up if you have extra bubble wrap.
Assistant Building Manager | Borderlands Editor
Board Certified Awkward Turtle. biology student and stage manager with Artist's Theater of Boston. dabbler in things (art, music, dance, stuff). cuddly chronic insomniac who likes pasta, writing angsty poetry, hugs, and dank memes.
Borderlands Co-Director & Beats Editor
Jammin' jazz pianist, sleepless scientist, aspiring healer-educator, and nationally-ranked tetris champ from South Central Los Angeles. He has a deep disdain for wet socks and endless love for rainy days.
Artist in residence
Spoken word poet. Fourth-year Harvard medical student. Likes Tribe and Wu-Tang. Dislikes old people. Shout out to H-Mart Cambridge. Shout out to Korean girls who wear snapbacks.
Artist in residence
AKA goyama AKA yungluffy AKA kawaii. Possibly world's only beat maker / future speech language pathologist / and ramen connoisseur <3<3
An excessively time-conscious developing audio enthusiast fascinated by all forms of art. Coming from the west coast to make the coolest studio and label on the east coast.
Illustrator | Designer
Artist, designer, and part time procrasti-napper. Sparks dialogue about race and class by spray painting fried chicken. Likes fight movies, comic books, and vanilla pudding.
Graphic Designer | Photographer
A freelance graphic designer, photographer, painter, drawer. Joined EMW team 2014 and has never looked back. Active, open, creative, jack of all trades, and fun sized!
Polymath, polyglot. Progeny of Pacific paradise. Purveyor of pastries and Pilipino pamangan. Peter Piper peer with a palate for politics and a penchant for pedals, percussion and puzzles.