So, what is Blossom?

We're an online publication that aims to tackle young adulthood from the perspective of other young adults. It is meant to be reflective, raw, and fun, diving into the nostalgia that old magazines give us. It’s for those who want to examine their emotions, feelings, and learn more about who they really are. It isn’t about answers, it’s about exploration through our personal stories.

Meet the Team

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Maddy Sutka

(she/her)

Maddy is a recovering homeschool kid from Dallas, TX. She is the definition of type-A and hopes to bring that focused energy into a TV writers’ room one day. In the meantime, she is working on trying to move to LA and finding ways to elevate her and her friends’ writing and art. 

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Lyvie Scott

(she/her)

Lyvie is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. When not obsessively consuming and critiquing films (in her own head… let’s not get crazy) she can be found creating content in an amalgamation of genres that puts women of color center stage.

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Lola Estok

(she/her)

Lola is a writer from Philadelphia, PA. She spends most of her time thinking of extremely specific pop culture takes, and is relived to finally have a place to organize all of those thoughts.

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Katie Wilkerson

(they/them)

Katie is a designer, poet, and filmmaker from an Air Force town in Georgia. Katie practices compassion in everything they create. They believe kindness is the root for all good art, and the goal of storytelling should be to help us connect and relate to one another. You can find them in Los Angeles, entertaining cats and staring at their fancy goldfish tank.

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Elizabeth Pamboukian

(she/her)

Elizabeth is a creative of all sorts but mostly a wannabe fashion journalist and historian. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Fashion and Textile Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. As a self-proclaimed “fashion nerd,” she is eager for more knowledge, passionate about storytelling, and the art of fashion.

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Taia Dominique

(she/her)

Taia is a novelist, screenwriter, and an avid fan of fantasy from Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys reading tarot for others and interpreting the stars. At the moment, she is exploring how her two interests collide in her fictional written work.

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Ines Maza

(she/her)

Ines is an international storyteller who is passionate about giving a voice to those who don’t have one. She has traveled to almost 20 countries in her 22 years and speaks four different languages which have allowed her to learn about so many different cultures. Her love of people is what pushed her to become a writer and share these stories.

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Adriene Vento

(Ze/Zir)

Adriene is an “offbeat” and “confrontational” artist who hates salad but loves the color green.

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Lauren Corrado

(she/her)

Lauren is an overall creative with passion for music, fashion, education, and fine art. She likes to take a light-hearted look at serious subjects - integrating social issues in her art as a commentary on society.

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Emma Oberle

(she/her)

Emma is that girl who hissed at people in grade school but then got hot so everyone forgot about it. Luckily, she got bullied just enough to still be kinda funny. These days she makes freelance art, works at Whole Foods, and hopes to maybe someday use her Dramatic Writing degree. 

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Josh Hoiem

(he/him)

Josh Hoiem is just a regular dude of no particular interest. He enjoys music and writing things from time to time, and is from Michigan, a fine state, but not overly noteworthy. Words used to describe him over the years are: Stoic, mysterious, bland, and pale. He is not good at writing bios, and we all hope he's better at writing articles. 

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Lauryn Jackson

(she/they)

Lauryn was born and raised in north-central Texas before moving to Savannah to pursue a career in filmmaking. Lauryn’s got a love for indie films, alternative culture, and books that have yet to be read. As a filmmaker, she believes in romanticizing every part of your life and living “cinematically.”

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Emma Oberle

(she/her)

Emma is that girl who hissed at people in grade school but then got hot so everyone forgot about it. Luckily, she got bullied just enough to still be kinda funny. These days she makes freelance art, works at Whole Foods, and hopes to maybe someday use her Dramatic Writing degree. 

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John Godspeed

(he/him)

John is a visual storyteller who always wished on a star for a ticket to art school. Among the many hats in his collection, his favorites to wear include Artist, Filmmaker, and Screenwriter. These days you can find him in Hilo, Hawai’i helping out on a commune, trying to con rich people into producing a film, and working on strange paintings to fill all the time in between.

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Lauryn Jackson

(she/they)

Lauryn was born and raised in north-central Texas before moving to Savannah to pursue a career in filmmaking. Lauryn’s got a love for indie films, alternative culture, and books that have yet to be read. As a filmmaker, she believes in romanticizing every part of your life and living “cinematically.”

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Dev Rheuby

(she/her)

Dev is an LA-based writer, fur momma, and plant parent. She plans to attend law school next year and one day finish her many half-started writing projects.

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Kate Saxton

(she/her)

Kate is a writer from Cedartown, GA currently based in Savannah, GA. She stays far too busy for her own good. Between working full-time at a local bed and breakfast, volunteering at her community radio station, and doing God knows what else, it’s really amazing she has time to sleep. A proud dog mom, she enjoys spending time with her Beagle-Dachshund named Bagel.

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Christina Lyn Jevicky

(she/her)

Christina is a writer and stay-at-home dog mother from Cincinnati, Ohio. Ever since she was a wee dingus, Christina has always been found writing poems, unfinished stories, and letters of indignation in her various notebooks. Christina currently resides in Hollywood, California with her chiweenie, “Sir Abner I”. 

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Meredith Waugh

(she/her)

Meredith is a writer and artist from Florida, based in New York. In 2019, she co-founded Undereye Productions, a collective for experimental films and music videos, with Kaitlyn Oliver. Currently, Meredith works as a freelance copywriter in Brooklyn, when she’s not painting, experimenting with fibers, or being cute as her instagram alter ego Lucy Lautrec.

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Lukas T. Woodyard 

(they/them)

Lukas lives in Queens, NY. They have two guinea pigs named Bart and Ernie as well as a rat named Corey. As a writer, they have been writing in a diary every day since they were eighteen. They used to do theatre but not anymore.

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Jessie Ballard

(she/her)

Jessie is a screenwriter and comedian based in Savannah, Georgia. She enjoys stand up comedy, long walks, and talking in accents. Jessie aspires to be a writer/performer whose work focuses on the absurdity of life in the digital age.

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Ellen Gillespie

(she/her)

Ellen Gillespie is a screenwriter, actor, and historophile who was unleashed from her stone tomb on the outskirts of Kansas City, KS. When she is not embroidering, she is consuming every period piece ever created, so someday, she can harness their power and write her own focusing on women, friendship, and platonic love. Though hard to define, she's easy to find on Instagram @itsmaebe_ekg.

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Liam Higgins

(he/they)

Liam is a writer and poet from San Francisco, California. He used to spin records at his college radio station, but then he went “all strange” and now he “just drives around a lot." He hopes to publish his debut poetry collection later in 2021. You can find him on Twitter @keepcalmklingon.