Role: Contributors

A’Driane Nieves

A’Driane Nieves (she/her/hers) is a United States Air Force veteran, writer, artist, speaker, and postpartum depression and anxiety survivor living with bipolar disorder. My writing has been featured on BlogHer, Upworthy, EverdayFeminism, and Postpartum Progress. I am the founder and creative director for Tessera Collective, an online platform and nonprofit dedicated to empowering women of


MK is a Vietnamese-American scholar, teacher, and writer on race and religion, queer of color politics, mental health, and Asian-American motherhood. (MK is going by initials for privacy reasons.)

Tyrese L. Coleman

Tyrese L. Coleman (she/her/hers) is a writer, wife, mother, and federal employee living in Hyattsville, Maryland. Because she’s not busy enough, Tyrese is also a student in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and fiction editor for District Lit. Her writing has appeared in PANK Magazine Online, BuzzFeed, the Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, the

Sharline Chiang

Sharline Chiang (she/her/hers) is a Berkeley, California–based writer, editor, book coach, public relations strategist, and maternal mental health advocate. Sharline has written about PPD experience for Mutha and Hyphen. Sharline has also written for BuzzFeed, OZY, and Center for Asian American Media.

Pooja Makhijani

Pooja Makhijani (she/her/hers) is an American expatriate living in Singapore. She writes children’s books, essays, and articles; develops educational media and curricula; and has written about her mental health for Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Rumpus, Quartz, and elsewhere.