Zahrah Abdulrauf is a writer and entrepreneur. She's currently a high school senior living in Mobile, Alabama, although it isn’t that uncommon to find her living out of moving cars on road trips along the Gulf Coast. You can find her previously published work online on Teen Ink, Transcendence, Lithium, Caged Bird, Affinity, and Google Arts + Culture. She is on Twitter and Instagram at @catchthesunco.

Originally from San Francisco, Avery Adams is a nineteen-year-old currently living out her days in Barcelona before resuming her studies. She will study journalism next fall at Northwestern University, and although she doesn’t know what her future will hold, she hopes it will continue to be filled with coffee, writing, sunrise chasing, and good music. You can find her on Instagram here

Meshall Awan is an eighteen-year-old creator based in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys writing and can often be found scribbling on the paper and napkin scraps that fill her bags. When she’s not writing or filming videos, she is most likely to be found binge-watching a show, scrolling through pictures of cats, listening to indie folk, or eating ramen. You can keep up with Meshall on Instagram here

Seventeen-year-old Faith Chandler is located in Dallas, Texas. Her dream is to move to New York City and attend NYU to work towards an English degree. Faith is crazy about contemporary poetry, thrifting, cats, concerts, indie/alternative music, and city life. Her writing mainly focuses on love and mental health issues. You can keep up with her personal life here.

For the better part of three years, Elijah Collins has been writing and acting. Her dream college would either be Savannah College of Art and Design, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, or New York University. Elijah absolutely adores history and loves writing about it even more. You can keep up with Elijah here.

Angelica Crisostomo is a seventeen-year-old writer based in New York. She aspires to be a professor following a happy career in journalism while somehow managing to travel the world, too, releasing music and books along the way. Keep up with her antics here and check out her creations here

Sofia De Ceglie is a lover of rock ’n roll, classic novels, poetry, vintage fashion, art, and life in every form. A spontaneous and empathic soul, she was raised in Rome, lived in Dubai, and is currently studying English Literature at university in London. She's passionate about human, animal, and environmental rights, and aspires to be an investigative journalist and writer. You can find some of her work here and here, and keep up with her on Instagram

Amelia Dogan is based on the East Coast with roots from all over. Her writing focuses on pop culture, feminism, art, and technology. Often, she is either reading, playing Scrabble, listening to podcasts, watching rom-coms, or plotting how to take over the world (she was voted most likely to become a dictator of a small European country in middle school). Her work has appeared in Polyester Zine, The Brave Some, and Redefy. You can keep up with her thoughts here and check out her work here

Connor Eccleston is a 17-year-old writer from New Hampshire who plans to study journalism in college next year. He loves music, traveling, and his two adorable cats. When he isn’t writing, he can be found sleeping, listening to music, and, well, mostly just sleeping. You can keep up with him in his brief waking hours on his Instagram.

Sixteen-year old Simi Fagbemi was born, raised, and schooled in America, Nigeria, Kenya, and England (figure it out!). The Nigerian-American’s hobbies include playing the flute and violin, reading classics that make your brain churn (think Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies), and pondering how every stranger around her carries their own lifetime of unique, shaping experiences (or experiences trifle to their character, depending, I suppose, on your take of Locke's Blank Slate Thesis). You can keep up with her here.

Bridget Fitzpatrick is an 18-year-old senior from Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. She has been a Lithium writer since the very first issue and is in love with creating content for the magazine. Bridget enjoys music, musical theatre, binging Netflix for hours on end, and makeup. She loves being a part of Lithium and is excited to continue her work when she moves on to college in the fall! You can find her on Instagram and Twitter

Dharma Gilley is an award-winning teenage writer with dreams of being an art therapist. She hopes to one day better her skills in art, filmmaking, and writing. Some of Dharma's passions include gardening, spoken word poetry, videography, tea, hats, and watching sunsets. You can follow her on Instagram @dharmatheegg and @theartofdharma.

Amanda Gordon is a sixteen-year-old writer from upstate New York. She loves music, Netflix (the list of shows is embarrassingly long), reading, and the occasional One Direction concert. Amanda dabbles in cinematography and graphic design classes. Amanda also just wanted to use the word "dabble". Overall, she strives to positively impact people doing what she loves.

Breia Gore is an eighteen-year-old tea witch majoring in Art Therapy and Creative/Professional Writing. She would trust Stevie Nicks with anything and has quite the attachments to crystals, Marvel, and 80's films. Her spookiness and pinkness can be followed here and here.

Wen Hsiao is a content creator from Taipei, Taiwan. She currently resides in Amsterdam, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information at the University of Amsterdam. Wen is a senior writer at Lithium Magazine, which she’s been working with since July of 2016. Wen enjoys writing about love, music, and culture. She hopes to publish her own collection of love stories and have a newspaper column one day. You can keep up with Wen on Instagram and Twitter.

Alana James is a seventeen-year-old based in Grove City, Ohio. Her hobbies include cuddling with her bulldog, fangirling over K-pop, and drinking milk tea. Her favorite colors are pastel pink and dark mahogany. Alana is an Aries who keeps up to date with her horoscope. Her favorite musicians are BTS, Halsey, The 1975, Melanie Martinez, Dean, Jay Park, and Zion-T.

BrĂ­gh Johnston is a transgender artist based in NYC. He currently attends the School of Visual Arts, majoring in Advertising. In his free time, he likes to read, play guitar, learn foreign languages, and explore and experience the diversity of the city. Loving, learning about, and serving others are the most important things in his life. He aspires to start his own nonprofit organization that would use art and creativity to help uplift impoverished and marginalized people groups of the world. You can keep up with his Instagram here.

Dvita Kapadia has been writing since she was thirteen and lives in the Middle East, near Dubai. Along with writing, her favorite things to do include reading, theater, spending endless hours on Netflix, and, most importantly, sleeping. Her favorite kind of writing, as of now, is creative nonfiction but she does write poetry and fiction as well. She is very excited to have people read her work and greatly appreciates the opportunity to be part of this great production.

Sarah Kearns is a seventeen-year-old writer and photographer from New York City. She loves thrifting, fashion, and dancing. Sarah is currently an intern at a local newspaper and plans to study journalism in college next year. You can check out her website here.

Megan Loreto is a nineteen-year-old writer originally from the Bay Area. She is currently attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she studies English and History. She enjoys driving on the 405 at night, taking photographs of her friends, reading in coffee shops, keeping up with all the new food trends, discussing social justice issues, and watching movies with her mom. Keep up with her on Instagram and Tumblr

Alana Rose Marcelino is a nineteen-year-old from San Diego, California. Love, culture, and self-awareness are very important to her. She likes to look at things differently, to better understand them from everyone's perspectives. Through writing, she is able to express not only herself, but how she sees the world. As a young, bisexual, Filipino woman she finds that being able to share her perspective is important because it creates a place that media normally would not have for her. You can keep up with her on Instagram and Twitter.

Kevin Martinez, 18, is a Utah-based fashion and art enthusiast. Kevin enjoys going out with friends, shopping, eating exotic foods, dogs and having meaningful conversations. Kevin plans on attending Pace University in New York City this fall and is currently trying to finish his final year of his school’s IB Diploma program while working part-time as a host at a local restaurant. Kevin is very social and extroverted so if you like his work, feel free to write him a comment or keep up with his life on Instagram and Twitter: @Kevinn0226.

Rachel Pfeffer is a Towson University student and writer who has been writing for eleven years. At twenty-one, she has experience writing fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves writing about mental health and relationships in her prose and enjoys experimenting with the formats she uses in her poetry. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @rachelperfff and read some of her older articles on her blog.

Elysa (pronounced elle-lih-ssa) Rivera is an NYC-based intersectional feminist and churro enthusiast. She best describes herself as a storyteller, a title she adopted after she discovered her love for and fascination with artistic narrative in all mediums. Elysa likes to spend her time writing and exploring the intersections of art and design. See what Elysa is up to on her Instagram

Charlotte Smith is a Baltimore-based student, artist, photographer, and writer. She studies at Towson University, where she majors in Mass Communications and minors in Creative Writing. Charlotte wants to use her art and writing to talk about important topics such as mental health, body positivity, and self-love. You can find her on Instagram and follow her on Twitter for some quality feminist rants.

When she's not writing, Brooks Sullivan can be found dancing around in a crazy pair of socks to songs from The Doors and The 1975. She enjoys creating playlists and adventuring around the city streets of her home in Atlanta. Brooks is ecstatic to be a part of the Lithium's family, and she hopes to inspire each and every one of her readers.

Claudine Urdaneta is a seventeen-year-old Venezuelan writer with a big love for all that is satirical comedy. When she's not writing, she enjoys acting, playing Pokemon, and listening to Panic! at the Disco, Linkin Park, and Bring Me The Horizon. Claudine hopes to someday become a journalist and publish a book of her own, as well as influence those around her to appreciate the small things that give us beauty in life. Keep up with her here!

Anna Vo is a nineteen-year-old college student based in San Francisco. She's currently attending the Academy of Art University and majoring in Fashion Journalism. In her free time, you can find Anna running around the city taking photos, catching sunsets, and cafe hopping. She hopes to one day be a contributor for i-D! You can find her on Instagram and Tumblr. Check out her portfolio here!

Ryan Vortisch is a sixteen-year-old aspiring writer from the West Coast. When not writing or crying over cute dogs, he's usually lost in a land of soft music and well-steeped tea. He loves Sunday mornings and the television show Friends, and will never forget to remind you that boys can love flowers, too. You can find Ryan here

If not for Sonia Wee’s romanticized version of New York, she’d still be in sunny Singapore. Nonetheless, she’s proud to call Syracuse University her home away from home. Sonia is a proud owner of eight stuffed sloths, a few too many yellow sweaters, and most Jane Austen collectables. She is also constantly stressing out over the new Instagram algorithm, crazily dancing to the La La Land soundtrack, and actively trying not to burn the food she puts in her Crock-Pot. You should check her out.

e.c. welsh is a nineteen-year-old queer poet from woodbine, maryland. his poetry is largely image-based; he hates writing rhymed poetry. welsh is not one to shy away from controversy—his work covers topics from homophobia to sexual assault. beyond poetry, e.c. welsh is a singer/songwriter, an amateur photographer, and a nature enthusiast. you can keep up with him here.

Colton Wills is a junior in high school in the Bay Area. He enjoys watching sunsets, eating avocados in all forms, and spending time with his cats. He's never read anything by Kurt Vonnegut he hasn't loved and (though he keeps it quiet) likes doing math in his free time. After high school, he plans to travel whenever he gets the chance. Colton thanks you for taking a few seconds to read about his life.