Crew & Contributors

Focus is made possible by these hard working crew members. Without them, none of this would be possible. Thanks.
Crew & Contributors

Crew

Ray-Rico

Ray Rico

Publisher
Chellie Bowman

Chellie Bowman

Managing Editor and Digital Media Content
The occasional writer, writing about special occasions around town and other sundry affairs. Doesn’t go anywhere without her camera. 
Daphne Butler

Daphne Butler

Creative Director
Randall Sloan

Randall Sloan

Distribution Manager
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Leila Hinkle

Finance Manager + Advertising
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Moth Moth Moth

Program Director

Contributors

Chellie Bowman

Chellie Bowman

Managing Editor and Digital Media Content
The occasional writer, writing about special occasions around town and other sundry affairs. Doesn’t go anywhere without her camera. 
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Chris Reeder Young

Contributor
Is an applied anthropologist and has lived in Memphis for 16 years.
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GK Gurley

Contributor
GK Gurley (they/them) is a teacher, writer, and comedian in Nashville, TN. Others know them as science camp teacher extraordinaire, Herb Ology. When not glued to their computer writing, you can find them performing at Third Coast Comedy Club or painting in some state park.
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Greg Campbell

Contributing Photographer
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Leila Hinkle

Finance Manager + Advertising
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Moth Moth Moth

Program Director
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Mud

Contributor
Ethan James “Mud” McVay is a writer, stagehand, and interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, performance, and installation art.
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Nick Lingerfelt

Contributor
Attended the University of Memphis as a journalism major, where he edited the campus newspaper. He has contributed to StyleBlueprint, Salon, and At Home Memphis & Mid South. He is now pursuing an M.S. at UofM.
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Phillis Lewis

Contributing Writer
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Ray Rico

Publisher
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Robin Beaudoin Ownby

Contributing Journalist
Is a lifelong Memphian by choice. She received a B.F.A. from Memphis College of Art and studied Special Ed at the Univ. of Memphis. She enjoys time with her husband and two teenagers.
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Sarah Rutledge Fischer

Contributing Journalist
Is a Memphis native who now lives in Fairhope, Ala. She pens the Allie column and writes other stories. She leads her local chapter of Prism United, and is also an artist and art teacher.
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Savannah Bearden

Contributor
Is a writer/performer/video editor/producer/LGBTQ+ ally who was born and raised in Memphis. She’s the Director of Communications for Planned Parenthood of TN and & North MS.
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Star McGill Goudey

Contributor
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Tiffany Day

Contributor
Tiffany Day is an academic librarian and lives in midtown with her girlfriend, a clowder of cats, and a rabbit.
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Tricia Dewey

Contributor
Is a longtime Memphis transplant, who has grown to admire the ‘grit and grind’. She is also a mom, wife, runner, reader, recovering lawyer, tree hugger, and ally.
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Vincent Astor

Contributing Writer
Local historian, especially of the GLBT community, a long-time contributor to GLBT community publications.
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Whitney Carter

Contributor
Whitney is a native of Mississippi, who’s been able to call the Memphis-area home for almost seven years. She is a poet, writer, and deep thinker who genuinely loves to love. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in human and social services.