HANNAH SCHNEIDER is a creative writing and public communications student at Ball State University. As creator and director of thread, she hopes to make space for the intelligent and creative people broadening important social landscapes through poignant, vulnerable work.  She writes poetry and creative nonfiction in order to explore and parse her lived experience. Currently she is a competitor on Ball State's 2017 CUPSI team, has published art photography in InTransit Lit Mag and The Broken Plate Spring 2016 Issue. She has her first poetry publication forthcoming in this spring's issue of The Broken Plate.

To contact:  hmaschneider@gmail.com
Twitter: @hahahahannahess
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CHRISTINA THIBODEAU is a junior Economics and International Development & Relations student at Ball State University. She manages the thread's social media accounts and provides immense counsel and moral support to the director. They were part of the first collection of thread artists. Christina has poetry published in The Broken Plate 2015 Issue. 

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CONTRIbuting editor

MALIKAH MCMILLAN before they are a Black woman, student, and community-member-- they are someone constantly evaluating the interaction between what she has been told (about herself and otherwise) and what she is experiencing. The lyrics to "Carnival" by Natalie Merchant articulate this thing really well.

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Social Media Coordinator

Abigail Curdes is a senior Women & Gender Studies student at Ball State University. As the thread’s Social Media Coordinator, she hopes to lift up feminist works and contribute to the growth of thread. In 2017, she has already organized a Feminist Arts Show on her campus and attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. Her lifelong goal is to pursue work which empowers others and combats injustices. In her free time, she loves to go on adventures with Finn, her dog.

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HALEY HOPE GILLILAN is from Kansas City, Missouri and is a student at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana earning a bachelor's degree in English and Film Studies.

 As a writer, she's interested in themes of home, journey, and community. As a three-fourths white, one-fourth Asian person, she's curious about labels, family, and culture identity.  As a Christian woman, she loves exploring hard questions about faith, intersectional feminism, and female leadership in the church.

Currently, her favorite medium is television, and is interested in everything from good episode writing, to media representation, to the way our culture engages with our favorite shows. When she's not binge watching something new or reading a young adult novel, she's working as a RA in her residence hall, having deep conversations at her favorite Muncie coffee shop, and rooting for her favorite KC sports teams. 

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