Drew Pham (They/She) is a queer, transgender writer of Vietnamese heritage. A child of war refugees, her work centers on legacies of violence in times of conflict. She has published in Blunderbuss Magazine, McSweeny's, Slice Magazine, Foreign Policy, Time Magazine, The Daily Beast, and Columbia Journal, among others. She lives with her two cats in Brooklyn, NY, and she serves as an adjunct English lecturer at CUNY Brooklyn College.
Simon(e) van Saarloos (They/She) is a writer and artist. They published several books, among which Playing Monogamy. Her most recent book in Dutch, Herdenken herdacht, is a non-fiction work about queer forgetfulness, whiteness and embodied commemoration. Together with Kübra Uzun, Simon(e) recently created an audio installation work called Cruising Gezi Park (Amsterdam Museum) and she is the host of The Asterisk Conversations podcast. From May to October 2021, they are the guest curator of an ABUNDANCE themed exhibition at Het Hem, Zaandam.
Raphael Amahl Khoury (They/He) is a trans artist hailing from Jordan and who lives between Berlin and the Middle East. He is the author of various plays and documentaries having queerness as the central theme. Among his works figures She He Me, staged at Vienna’s Kosmos Theatre in 2019. Khoury is also of the Climate Change Theater Action that takes care of representing environmentalism on stage.
Allison Grimaldi Donahue (b. 1984, Middletown, Connecticut) is the author of Body to Mineral (Publication Studio Vancouver, 2016) and the co-author of On Endings (Delere Press, 2019). Her writing and translations have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Words without Borders, Flash Art, BOMB, NERO and Tripwire, and her performances have been presented in Italy at Gavin Brown's enterprise, MAMbo, MACRO and Short Theatre. She is a 2021–22 resident of Sommerakademie Paul Klee, Bern. She lives in Bologna.
Natalia Borges Polasso (She) is a researcher,writer, and translator. She published Amora (2015), winner of Prêmio Jabuti; Controle (2019), shortlisted for Prêmio São Paulo de Literatura; and, Corpos Secos (2020). In 2017, Natalia was included in the list Bogotá39, which brings together the 39 most prominent writers under 40 in Latin America. Her work is translated into several countries, such as Argentina, Spain and the United States.
System Hardware Abnormal (They) is a multi-faceted musician. As Demented Burrocacao he is co-founder of the magazine Droga and conducts the column Italian Fologorati for Vice Magazine. With the fake name of Stefano di Trapani he is the author of Si trasforma in un razzo missile, recently published for Rizzoli Lizard.
Comm•e is only a year and a half old, but it is full of curiosity for the world, if somebody is willing to possess it.