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Contact Us | Meet The Team

Content inquiries? Contact our managing editors, Larissa at larissa@quirktastic.co or Lauren at lauren@quirktastic.co

Social media inquiries? Contact our social media director, Xero at xero@quirktastic.co

Wanna know about our Patreon? Contact our community manager, Candice at candice@quirktastic.co

Brand partnerships? Speaking engagements? Founder questions? Email Bryanda at bryanda@quirktastic.co

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Lauren Grant

Chief Content Officer

DC based nerd who navigates life by singing stress-induced jingles

Larissa Irankunda

Executive Editor/Producer

Atlanta based starchild with an insatiable love of all things sci-fi, rock, geeky, and Jeff Goldblum.

Xero Gravity

Social Media Director

New York City based blerd who dreams in 90's kung fu fight scenes...

Candice Johnson

Promotional Events Director

SC based faerie who enjoys reading, writing, and gaming. Most days you can find her at a quaint coffee shop behind her laptop, listening to an indie artist or chasing her cat around her childhood home.

Neka Wright

Features Contributor

Neka is a gamer, blogger and avid graphic novel reader. She loves her rottie and her rats but, cannot wait to add more fur babies to the mix. She hopes to one day appear in at least one Power Rangers episode just to complete her childhood dream. Is she too old to do that now? Probably.

Anje McLish

Associate Editor

Cute and Depressed Black Girl is a grad student who binges anime when she's supposed to be studying. She also reads and re-reads a lot of Gambit x Rogue fanfic after watching the Cajun Spice episode of X-Men Evolution multiple times. When she's not reading or binging, she's in the dance studio getting her queen on.

Asia Minor

Contributing Writer

Hi! Asia Minor here - I enjoy anything history, fantasy, and sci fi...its even better when its all combined. I am working on acquiring beautiful huskies for my pets, constantly watching movies (and plan on making them), and reading/writing. My musical choices limit to Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Lamar - enough said.

Cierra Mercier

Contributing Writer

A quirky creative, animation-lover, and foodie who never totally "got over" her Myspace scene days. On her blog Ditching Adulthood (a #WIP), she documents her journey into an intentional, creative, and self-expressive life, and empower those who want to do the same.

Keila J. Brown

Fandom News Contributor

Writer, Actor, Sci-fi & Superhero Blerd trying to escape the Matrix!

A. Jordan Lambert

Contributing Writer

I was born in the late 1980’s to a fashion designer/theologian mother and Poseidon off of the coast of California. I was raised in a suburb of Los Angeles and grew up on fairy tales, museums, theme parks, classic literature, pulp movies, The Cure, and mismatched Chuck Taylors. I won my first writing award as a pre-teen. My educational background was devoted to the arts and the media; I’ve got a Bachelor of Arts in Directing Theater and a Master of Arts in Media Studies. I’m a Jane of all trades and a master of none, and yes - I’m oftentimes better than a master of one.

Abena Atiemo

Contributing Writer

Just a quirky black college kid making her way through the world~

Aitza B

Contributing Writer

A native Floridian with a love for taking photos, drinking tea, blogging about blackness, lurking in fandoms, and hoarding gifs.

Akilah Brittian

Contributing Writer

Self proclaimed Diet alternative black girl with a passion for music, comics,books and animation.

Aquillia Mikel

Contributing Writer

Call me Q. I read books way more than I talk to people- I'm working on it. I love cartoons and practicing my twerk face (with the tongue out!) in the bathroom mirror. I write a lot about humans and our connection to Other, but I also stuff my face with Kit Kats and Lays and NEVER go to the gym, so who says I'm an expert on anything? And, hey, I treat my Instagram like Snapchat, but you can still follow me there @waitfortheq.

Atiya Irvin-Mitchell

World's okayest weirdo who enjoys writing about pop-culture by moonlight and covering local government by daylight.

Black Girls Anime

Content Partner

Black Girls Anime celebrates quirky girls of color who like anime, manga, cosplay, and so on! Share anime/manga obsessions, cute art, your latest quirky obsession, incredible cosplay looks, etc.


Content Partner

We are Blerd.ish! We are a couple of "blerds" who love Marvel, DC, movies, and various TV shows. One of our goals is to highlight as many independent creators through our podcast. We enjoy the things we love and want to share them, while having as much fun as possible.

Bruce Walton

Contributing Writer

Professional journalist and writer as well as nerd and gamer. Lover of memes, video games, comics and Dungeons & Dragons/ tabletop games.

Calvin Patterson

Contributing Writer

A kid from Chicago that enjoys writing, gaming, and living life. I hope to publish a book one day soon for people to enjoy.

Chelsea Redding

Contributing Writer

26, Witch, Writer, Passionate Panelist, Creative, Owner of a sassy subconscious. Chelsea is a Baltimore native who has been writing as long as she can remember. When she's not off on a rant or educating the twenty-somethings on life, she's torturing sims, eating snacks, and being a generally smol and angry lump.

Chelsea Stanford

Contributing Writer

Born and raised Florida based geek girl who suffers from severe #BatPrivilege and an obsession with all things indie, Comic book junkie. Nostalgic Potterhead. Believer in musical diversity. Podcaster of the ranting diversity and feminist kind.

Danielle Awogbemi

Contributing Writer

Danielle is a superhero nerd with a love of anime and all things Hello Kitty. You can find her playing retro video games, trying out new fashion styles, or changing wigs. Online, you can find her on strange (non)fiction.

Elizabeth Howie

Contributing Writer

Esohe Osabuohien

Contributing Writer

Freelance writer, street art lover, and cauliflower rice convert learning how to practice mindfulness one Savasana at a time.

Gothic Lamb

Alternative Content Contributor

Black-owned alternative brand; Gothic Lamb. Created for the misfits looking for representation in the alternative community.

Grace Elelu

Texas-based creative writer. Semi-professional thrift-shopper. Still adjusting to the fact that “weird” is the new cool and embracing her quirks regardless. Usually scrolling through fashion blogposts, bingeing k-drama/Netflix, finishing a book, or avoiding that pesky existential dread.

Thaddeus Coates

Content Partner

Imani O'Blige

Contributing Writer

Holistic Enthusiast & Writer into witchy - quirky fun.

Morgan West

Contributing Writer

I'm a freelance artist that loves kpop and anime and chicken

Nicole Guyton

Contributing Writer

Black Bruja Bae 24. Middle of Nowhere, Mississippi. Free-spirit quirk and just a lil bougie. My major interests are traveling, healing, football, writing, learning and experiencing all life has to offer, and of course, all things spiritual. Email or DM me on Instagram if you have specific spirituality/healing/ self care questions or topics you'd like to see covered.

Nicole Gibson

Contributing Writer

Southern-born creative with a knack for geeking out about anything. Probably reading fiction, if not writing it.

Nyasha Green

Contributing Writer

Sugar, Spice and a Vodka Cranberry with light ice all make the lovable Ny. I hail from the Southern United States and I'm a lover of food, music, traveling, comic books, movies, and anime. I also love to cosplay and I write southern Gothic stories about black women in the South!

Ren Majid

Contributing Writer

Chai. Not "Chai Tea" OK. Trekkie. Bengali. Film reviews @ Layali Webzine.

Ryan Kim

Contributing Writer

East coaster chilling in the west. An MFA student in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.

Sanae Lahgazi Alaoui

Contributing Writer

Geographical jitterbug, chronic dancer/shaker, and sensitive writer, I am trying to see how long I can live a creative life in this labor market while writing my scratch and sniff poetry. I love writing about local POC art, music, and DIY scenes as well as mental health and spirituality. Follow me @orangesunaa

Shannon Rodgers

Contributing Writer

24 years young, witch, atheist, leasing agent, writer, YouTuber (aspiring!), introvert, crystal lover, potions maker, anime watcher, and so much more. If you guys want to get in touch don't hesitate I have two new spots available for friends!

The Cocoa Chronicles

Content Partner

Nerdy traveling Duo. Encouraging and inspiring more people of color to get outside of their comfort zone and explore the world. Coco is the nerd and Marrista is the witch. Stay Nerdy, Travel often.