Matt Godbey is a lecturer at the University of Kentucky. His work focuses on race, popular culture, and contemporary American literature.

Leigh M. Johnson is a native Memphian and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Christian Brothers University. Her research and teaching focuses on moral and political philosophy, race, gender, technology, human rights and democracy. She blogs about all that and more at ReadMoreWriteMoreThinkMoreBeMore and tweets straight truth at @DrLeighMJohnson.

Ryan Koch is the founder and director of Seedleaf, a community gardening organization in Lexington, Kentucky, dedicated to cultivating a local food system that works for everyone.

Steven Mangine practices clinical psychology in Lexington, Kentucky. He also teaches mind-body aspects of healing at Full Circle Massage School, studies the Enneagram and other sacred geometries, and writes when the spirit moves.  

Aparajita Sengupta writes from Kolkata, India. She is co-founder of Smell of the Earth, a family farm in Birbhum, West Bengal, where they grow chemical-free food and spread the message about natural farming and simple living.

Tara M. Tuttle writes from Bardstown, Kentucky. She is the Director of the Honors Program and an Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at Saint Catharine College, Kentucky’s only Dominican college. Her research examines the impact of religious belief on expressions of female sexuality in 20th century American literature.