Contributors

Afieya KippAfieya Kipp (206)

Artist, writer, editor, LGBT activist and punk rock junkie.

Alexis FootmanAlexis Footman (19)

I recently graduated from UC Merced and I hold a B.A. in Psychology. I am an aspiring journalist and human rights advocate. I spend quite a bit of time researching and analyzing the disparities and conflicts that arise in impoverished communities.

Allison RigneyAllison Rigney (8)

I'm a freshman at UMass Amherst, hoping to help 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 McClureAndrew McClure (46)

I graduated from Western Carolina University with a major in English, a concentration in professional writing, and a minor in biology. I am passionate about animal rights and human rights. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and studying alongside my dogs, Pepper and Little Ann.

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

Barney MitchellBarney Mitchell (3)

Once an activist, always an activist. If I'm not organizing, you'll find me at home with my dog, a lab-rot mix.

Coral CannonCoral Cannon (44)

San Francisco State University graduate with a degree in cinema, emphasis in screenwriting. Passionate writer and film buff.

Corin CookCorin Cook (140)

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 (306)

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 contributes to numerous online platforms. In her free time she can be found outdoors, thrift finding, exploring, writing to save the world or engrossed in a great book.

Eavie ArntzenEavie Arntzen (133)

Every generation seems to have left a stamp behind, an arrow in the woods pointing us in one direction or another. One of my greatest fears is that the most significant thing my generation will leave behind is apathy. I believe you only become desensitized when you stop thinking you can make things better.

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 (182)

I am a recent graduate who 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.

Jackie IpJackie Ip (144)

I am currently studying to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. I enjoy spending my free time trying to make a difference in the world. I am very passionate about animal welfare and human rights.

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 IpJennifer Ip (643)

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 (356)

A writer that's always unsure what to write about herself. Journalist and film producer.

Kari MazeKari Maze (35)

I enjoy writing and public speaking more than anything else. Writing in order to try and produce positive change is one of the things I love doing the most, as being part of something that makes a difference is of the upmost importance to me. In addition to doing this type of writing, I also really enjoy playwriting, and other forms of creative writing. As far as my experience in public speaking, I have given many educational tours and presentations on animal conservation and other essential environmental issues. I feel lucky to have had these experiences, as educating people about such issues helps to better ensure that more people will do what is necessary, in order to preserve our magnificent species here on earth, and the beautiful earth on which they live.

Katie TejedaKatie Tejeda (2)

A person who desires to positively impact others through the power of awareness and words

Kelsey SuttonKelsey Sutton (12)

Compassionate about all things living. I write about ecofeminism, animals, LGBTQ stuff, and holistic wellness. Save the trees!

Kristin HarknessKristin Harkness (87)

Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. ~Albert Schweitzer

Lauren FamiliaLauren Familia (23)

Graduate with a BA in Communication Media and a minor in Sociology. I'm a writer and animal lover. I'm passionate about helping people and animals.

Lindsey HimphillLindsey Himphill (52)

Lindsey Himphill is currently finishing a Bachelor's degree in Communications. She has a particular interest in human rights, however advocates for all species alike. Lindsey hopes that her involvement with ForceChange can help promote change throughout the nation and also help to inspire others to stand behind important issues.

Lindsey WeedstonLindsey Weedston (113)

Lindsey is a Seattle-based activist who became interested in human and animal rights and environmentalism while she attended college at Western Washington University. She now spends her spare time writing about worthy causes around the globe as a part of the growing online activism community.

Madison DragnaMadison Dragna (83)

Madison is a freelance writer and devoted yogi. If she's not traveling, she is spending her days in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is an environmental advocate and outdoor lover. Follow her on Instagram: madidragna

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.

Megan SmithMegan Smith (77)

Just a girl looking to improve her writing.

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 (296)

Renée is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in English. She is a freelance writer and editor who spends her free time traveling, reading, making music, and perfecting her macaron recipe.

Robyn GreenfieldRobyn Greenfield (41)

Student at the University of Florida majoring in Sustainability Studies. Interested in urban planning, sustainable agriculture, books, and poodles.

Rodney MacMasterRodney MacMaster (178)

Reed College graduate and aspiring crowd psychology and international affairs researcher! Writer on behalf of religious freedom, separation of church and state, interfaith support and engagement, and sound foreign policy. Please see http://about.me/rodneymastick for a more detailed background!

Samantha ChingSamantha Ching (169)

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.

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.

Thomas KingThomas King (0)

A freelance journalist living in Chicago, Thomas is a passionate writer dedicated to making change wherever he can.