WRITERS


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



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






Sawyer Dixon is a seventeen-year-old aspiring writer and future New Yorker from Concord, North Carolina. He loves listening to podcasts and all different types of music. He’s an indie film junkie who’s obsessed with queer culture. He co-runs a new zine called Haloscope and you can find him on Instagram here! 






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


Samantha Fabian is a 19-year-old university student based in the Philippines. Asides from writing, she is fond of making illustrations, taking movie stills, and typography. Connecting with people around the world is one of Samantha's passions. If you enjoy puns, she’s already your friend. She hopes to publish her own collection of illustrations along with her writing pieces one day. You can connect with Samantha through Instagram.




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 an eighteen-year-old creator from Taipei. She is a self-proclaimed "rapper on paper." She enjoys writing sappy poems, interviewing her friends and to travel. Wen hopes to publish her own collection of love stories and have a newspaper column one day. You can find her on Tumblr, Twitter, and her blog.






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.





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.





Ilana Maiman started trying to write her thoughts before she could form letters (much to her mother’s chagrin). Now, she is a sixteen-year-old living in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., splitting her time between high school and having a lot of opinions. She loves teen movies, vintage sitcoms, pop music, and her friends. You can keep up with her on Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr




Rawan Olma is a teenage Egyptian-American writer currently residing in Ohio. She’s always open to discovering new music and artists! Her bad habits include: overusing her caps lock button, excessive pun making, and staring at imaginary cameras like she’s on The Office. Rawan is always up for an adventure and hopes to travel the world when she’s older. You can access her Instagram here.




Cortney Pruden is an 18-year-old author and college student. She focuses on topics such as girls’ education, LGBT rights, and cultural heritage. Cortney aspires to one day earn her Ph.D., travel the world, publish her books, and advocate for the rights of others like her inspiration, Malala Yousafzai. Follow Cortney on her journey through YouTube and Instagram!




Izzie Ramos-Foley is an innovative adolescent based in Toronto, Canada. She frequently finds herself obsessing over 90’s television shows and listening to jazz music. In only five years, Izzie has lived in three different countries and hopes to continue her travels. You can follow her adventures here.  





Elysa Rivera is a 20-year-old creator based in New York. When she's not brewing tea or watching Star Wars, you can catch her dancing along to her favorite K-Pop hits. She is constantly inspired by the production value of K-Pop videos and albums and hopes to incorporate that same creativity into her own work. Outside of intricate dance numbers and intergalactic space travel, Elysa enjoys spending her time writing and exploring the intersections of art and design. See what Elysa is up to over 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. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, making films with her film society, and spending all her money on her record collection. 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






RyLee Weatherby is a creative writing major. She loves writing poetry and working on photography, as well as editing herown magazine in her free time! RyLee enjoys writing about love and life experiences and experimenting with free verse. 







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.