Contributors

Afieya KippAfieya Kipp (90)
Artist, writer, editor, LGBT activist and punk rock junkie.
Allison RigneyAllison Rigney (8)
I'm a freshman at UMass Amherst, hoping to help make the world a better place.
Alyson GinesAlyson Gines (71)
Alyson holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional writing, with an emphasis in editing and publishing. She has worked as a writer for nonprofits, magazines, higher education departments, and businesses. Her writing philosophy is the idea that every written piece needs to have two things: purpose and passion. She loves sundresses, used books, the sea, traveling, almost any type of food (but especially crêpes), and working to make the world a better place.
Andrea PerezAndrea Perez (7)
I'm a vegan college student trying to do good in the world.
Andrew CarrAndrew Carr (53)
My name is Andy, a native of Poquoson, Virginia, and a political and new media junkie. I hold a BA in Government from Christopher Newport University and an MA in Political Science from Penn State. I am a longtime activist and advocate for civil and political rights, especially minority group, LGBTQ, and prisoners' rights. My research and career interests focus largely on community-level economic development, sustainable urban planning, and public education.
Andrew HeltonAndrew Helton (163)
I currently hold a BA in English Literature, an MA in Writing and Book Publishing, and am an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University. I currently work as a freelance writer and tutor. When I am not writing you will find me exploring the forests of the Pacific Northwest with my dog.
Andrew ORourkeAndrew ORourke (50)
I am a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Mathematics-Economics. My main areas of interest are natural resource and health economics. Follow me on twitter: @acorourke and check out some of my other writing at http://divisiblehand.com & http://wewerevisitingfriends.wordpress.com
Brianna JohnsonBrianna Johnson (40)
Freelance writer & supporter of all things humane. Visit: www.theabsurdistchronicles.wordpress.com
Chelle KChelle K (7)
A recent college graduate striving to change the world, one word at a time.
Corin CookCorin Cook (87)
Student based in New England with a general passion of knowledge. Life-long reader/writing with a focus on politics, food safety, environment, and human rights, hoping to someday find a way to positively impact the lives of many.
Courtney HeitterCourtney Heitter (123)
Courtney is a twenty something woman who is in love with the environment. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her fiancé and beloved miniature schnauzer. She is almost finished with a degree in English and is a barista on the side. In her free time she can be found outdoors, thrift finding, exploring, writing to save the world or engrossed in a great book.
Dan PattersonDan Patterson (18)
I hold a BA in English - Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I currently work as a librarian and freelance writer. I enjoy a good book, a strong cup of coffee, and supporting the environment and animal welfare.
David EiranovaDavid Eiranova (5)
A journalist and sailor, David is also a chorister who has seen many years of grassroots efforts to bring green changes to the ways this country lives and does business, and he heartily applauds all of them.
Edward MainwaringEdward Mainwaring (57)
Would like to convince others to get cool with dogs, trees, and the rest of the natural world.
Elizabeth KoonceElizabeth Koonce (6)
I am a college student currently studying biology with a focus in animal behaviorism. I have a passion for conserving wildlife, and live with a menagerie of animals myself.
Hang Lisa HuynhHang Lisa Huynh (87)
I am a graduate from San Francisco State University and received my degree in Sociology and Labor & Employment Studies. I have a strong passion for human rights, social justice, and consumer safety issues. In my free time, I love to write, draw, and read contemporary fiction.
Heather RoseHeather Rose (105)
Heather is freelance writer and behavior therapist in the Ann Arbor area. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, with honors. A vegetarian for more than 10 years, Heather is passionate about animals and the environment, as well as education and children's issues.
Jana LusteJana Luste (53)
From Latvia, currently a college student in the US, who wants to make a difference in the world. I focus my petition writing on human rights, health and education, however I like to educate myself on any current and past world issues. I post my ramblings on Twitter (@SugarSpiceStuds), my favorite quotes and epiphanies on Tumblr and my most personal writing has yet to see the light of day. I have an intense passion for the written language, books and I think grammar is sexy.
Jazmine OsierJazmine Osier (39)
I am 18, tall and in college. I do yoga in the mornings to make life a little easier. I also write poetry/spoken word to alleviate my mind. I'm just trying to make life a little better.
Jennifer HartmannJennifer Hartmann (182)
I recently graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a major in Anthropology and some English on the side. My favorite things include Dorothy Sayers novels, an open mind, milk chocolate, my two rabbits, empathy, and sustainable living.
Jennifer IpJennifer Ip (266)
Jennifer is currently attending community college in the hopes of transferring to a state college to get her degree in Journalism. She is a writer and an artist who survives off of good food and good thoughts. She is a passionate individual who cares more about making a difference in people's lives - big or small - than making it rich.
Jennifer SchwagerJennifer Schwager (132)
A writer that's always unsure what to write about herself. Journalist and film producer, music lover, dreamer. Twitter @jenisthebatman
Justin WilderJustin Wilder (128)
Graduated from American University with a degree in History and a minor in American Literature. My writing typically focuses on international human rights issues.
Kaley AndrewsKaley Andrews (53)
Aspiring vet tech student
Katie TejedaKatie Tejeda (2)
A person who desires to positively impact others through the power of awareness and words
Laurie FanelliLaurie Fanelli (71)
I am a vegetarian, writer and photographer who loves to spend time with my hubby and our three adopted cats.
Matt BurdaMatt Burda (51)
I am a senior literature student at University of California, Santa Cruz. I enjoy reading, coffee, motorcycles, playing guitar and bass, and all sorts of music.
Matthew FisherMatthew Fisher (32)
I am a young man from England, living in the USA, trying to do good in the world. Humans, animals, and the environment are high on my agenda, as is living a free, happy, sustainable life. I listen to music a lot, and I play it - mostly on the drums, but also the ukulele and whatever else is handy (usually my vocal chords in the shower). I have probably listened all the Alan Watts lectures in existence.
Rachel MacielRachel Maciel (96)
twenty one year old student in boston trying to make it in publishing
Ray PittmanRay Pittman (2)
Ray is a college student in the Bay Area who lives with his two dogs, Roxie and Taco. He is interested in gender, the environment, and politics.
Renee GauthierRenee Gauthier (191)
Recent college grad with strong interest in women's rights.
Robyn GreenfieldRobyn Greenfield (41)
Student at the University of Florida majoring in Sustainability Studies. Interested in urban planning, sustainable agriculture, books, and poodles.
Samantha ChingSamantha Ching (88)
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Samantha studies Comparative Literature, Asian American Studies, and Public Health at UCLA. One day she hopes to dream in Spanish and to see a whale.
Sarah WilhoitSarah Wilhoit (53)
I am an English major at the University of Northern Colorado and I hope to attend graduate school following my graduation. I am married and have two wonderful dogs, a German Shepherd and a Staffordshire Terrier, as well as two cats. I love animals and have a passion for human rights activism.
Serenity ManziesiiSerenity Manziesii (106)
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Serenity learned the importance of conservation and stewardship at an early age. She expresses her passion for environmental and social justice through her poems, photographs, paintings and activism. In her free time, she can likely be found exploring the many hiking trails in her native Oregon.
Sky FisherSky Fisher (14)
Sky is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter school, a current college unschooler, activist, and traveler.
Stephanie ChalkStephanie Chalk (24)
I hold a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University and work as ABA Therapist (Applied Behavior Analysis) in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Some of my interests on Force Change include animal welfare and conservation, human rights, and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Stephanie MannStephanie Mann (182)
I'm a college student. I want to make the world a better place.
Tara DelaneyTara Delaney (25)
Tara holds a BA degree in History and Women's Studies from SUNY Oswego and an MA in History from UMass Amherst. She resides along Boston's North Shore with her husband and young daughter.