Who Are We

GrrlPunch is an online magazine made for grrls, by grrls, but not limited to girls. A grrl is a leader seeking to empower others through their personal art form. He or she is someone who is unafraid to speak up and speak out, but in an educated, conversational manner. A grrl would never speak with ill-intent or use their voice to tear others down. GrrlPunch is a compilation of those insightful and inspiring words created by our grrls, through our board of contributors and reader submissions. These are our opinions, joys, fears, questions, goals, and memories. We share them to highlight the importance of what women have to say.
Calling all GrrlPunchers!!!
Much love,


Lucy Hargrove

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Emily Zachry

Managing Editor

Samantha Wischmeyer

Associate Editor

Jada Akoto

Co-Artistic Editor

Abby Baskind

Copy Editor

Caleb Pepperman

Director of Marketing

Ruby Liles

Creative Strategist

Christina McBride

Social Media Editor


Alex Palacios

You could most likely find me in a library with my nose in a book or daydreaming about my next story.

Aly Brandon

A girl who spends too much time obsessing over cats, fangirling, and trying out new curly hair products.

Cecilia DiMeglio

I go to SAA, am slightly obsessed with Post Malone and I enjoy playing with dogs in my spare time.

Chelsea Larson

Chelsea loves dogs and The Office and would probably rather be at a park right now.

Emily McFarland

Emily keeps Grrlpunch up to date with the outside world, when she's not watching cooking videos on Facebook.

Emma Pounders

Dog lover, lifelong vegetarian, and film dork. 

Grace Korsmo

A pacific northwest girl, Grace loves [good] coffee, [good] books, and rainy days.

Grace Lee

Grace is an author for GrrlPunch and she's addicted to doing her eyebrows.

Jailenn Scott

The number one fan of the potato and Shia LaBeouf.

Jean Jackson

Jean: a melanin poppin', YouTube lovin', K-pop extraordinaire.

Jordan Cardell

Jordan has over forty scrunchies, is not a particular fan of Hawaiian pizza, and says "yeet" way too much.

Langston Myers

Langston spends most of her time writing and binge watching Stranger Things…never at the same time. 

Lauren Asam

She's a seventeen-year-old michigander who wants to start a revolution with words and a pen.

Lucy Callicott

Lucy is an author for Grrlpunch and isn't ever afraid to make a fool of herself for a little fun!

Maddie Howe

Madeleine is an actress, singer and a professional ice cream scooper. She has a strange obsession with cows and an insane love for all music.

Mia Wilson

If you buy her makeup, green tea, tickets to a broadway show, and/or a guitar, she will love you forever.

Mikayla Bruendl

Mikayla Bruendl is an online journalist and mental health activist. Her free time is spent yelling at misogynists and eating plants.

Nina Kumar

If she had extra hours in a day, Nina would try to create her own tea blends because her wish in life is to truly capture the essence of a fictional character in a tea.

Reed Winckler

Reed is an ambassador for GrrlPunch, and she really likes ice cream and sleeping in the car.

Sabrina Spence

Sabrina can't reach most of the top shelves in her house, but she fills the gap by *mostly* writing weird poems for Grrlpunch.

Sage Scott

I am just a renaissance grrl with nostalgia for decades I have never lived in.

Samantha Finley

Sam is a NYC girl but her heart is in California. She’s a poet who knows it and loves to read anything by Lang Leav.

Samantha Lee

I’m a really cool, interesting, fun person! That’s it, no need to do any further digging. Let’s just stop here.

Sarah Boxer

Sarah writes about the ups and downs that come with being a teenage girl 

Sidney Parish

I'm just a girl with an atrocious obsession with Post Malone and a burning passion for the revival of Vine.

Smith McWaters

I'm basically a giant teddy bear with a dad bod for days. My voice begs for me to stop, as I'm constantly singing and acting.

Zoe Boggs

Zoe writes for Grrlpunch in between making Spotify playlists she only listens to once and being anal about her hair.


Abigail Snow

Abigail is an abstract and surrealist artist that loves Dostoevsky, indie folk records, and being extra.

Angela Xu

Angela is an avid artist who's probably obsessing over cute aesthetic things and secretly a master at Fireboy and Watergirl. 

Bella Cheng

Bella makes art with her little dead corpse hands and likes going to the movies alone

Catt Weglicki

Catt frequently draws hands and faces for GrrlPunch. She has to say hi to every dog she sees.

Ellen Nikbakht

Ellen is going to be in college forever but she's having fun doodling and dressing up in the meantime. 

Grace Hall

On my days off I enjoy shopping at thrift stores, exploring the city, and meeting new, exciting people

Grace Porter

Grace spends her free time with her plants, watching history documentaries and listening to nostalgic 60’s pop music. 

Hope Taylor

Hope is an artist who loves plants, frogs, and bad jokes. She is super passionate about female-fronted rock and feminism.

Izzy Gregan

Real life Magical girl and illustrator

Jazmine Boykins

Buy me a bouquet of sunflowers and I'll love you forever.

Katy Cotten

I enjoy mom jeans, napoleon dynamite, and playing music. You will usually see me at a rehearsal.

Lauren Ledger

Lauren spends most of her time pretending to be people she is not at local playhouses. Her subconscious favorite colors are red, orange, and yellow and she will not drink a hot drink...even if it is cold out.

Layna Hayes

Layna's favorite color is pink. She has never broken a bone and can lick her elbow

Lily Cloud

I have a passion for girls, grrls, animals, makeup, art and equality. Plus, I really enjoy a good bath.  

Maloree Powers

Maloree has more plants in her room than she can count on two hands

Meredith Hood

Meredith makes messes and moved from Memphis to Massachusetts. Say that five times fast.

Molly Allen

In my spare time, I like to draw, paint, listen to music/go to concerts, and watch movies, as well as volunteer at my local art gallery/museum

Nat Ware

I'm a blue-haired Portland kid who does nothing but start new art projects and drink chai lattes.

Olivia Dailey

I enjoy buying books I'll never read, making art, and listening to my favorite band The White Stripes.

Syd Sanders

Syd is an illustrator at GrrlPunch. She is a self proclaimed dweeb, comic book aficionado, and aspiring story artist.

Photographers & Videographers

Brenna Pepke

All I want to do in my life is find the connections that humanity shares and make them known and give them a voice.

Jordan Grimaldi

Jordan is new to film photography so what the heck here it goes! She also loves writing, distance running, and hummingbirds.

Raine Hood

Raine's obsession over records, cameras, and concerts has led her to empty wallet.

Vivian Gray

Vivian puts photos and videos out there sometimes.