Celebrating Cringe's Contributors
GEMICA B. ROSENBERG
Gemica B. Rosenberg is an ecofeminist interdisciplinary artist working mostly in collage, but also whatever medium moves her to create in the moment. She is also a poet and author of Sticks, Stones published through Free Witch Press exploring the intersections of femininity, spirituality, and ecology with gothic undertones.
She's also the cover artist of this issue.
I am a photographer and an Industrial Designer from the Bay Area in California. I’m really into art, music, fashion & photography. I spend most of my free time thrifting for vintage pieces, shopping at the record store and going to local coffee shops.
Currently I am a third year community college student working on getting my certificate in photography and my industrial design degree!
"Born in 1998, Selina Wagner is an artist known for autobiographical drawings in graphite and charcoal. Her work can be seen as an intimate exploration of a multiple and evolving identity. Selina has exquisitely mastered the genre of portrait on paper as much as on canvas, creating a body of autobiographical pieces that are dense and as genuine as they could possibly be.” - Macarena Deij Prado
CHRISTOPHER R. MOORE
Writer & artist, he/him
Christopher R. Moore is a socialist writer based in Leeds. He makes lino prints of sea creatures and writes songs about ghosts. He is a long-distance runner and has a mean backhand slice. He interviews zealots and has won the Christchurch International Poetry Prize. He has strong views on the present continuous
This is his third time contributing to Cringe.
I am a multidisciplinary artist originally from the Midwest but currently located in the Pacific Northwest. My work generally features themes relating to gender identity, sexuality, and mental health/neurodivergence, and is frequently autobiographical. In my spare time I enjoy making stickers, watching bad movies, and taking trips to the coast as often as possible.
MARIA HELENA SOLOWEJ
I’m a creative from Warsaw, still looking for my place as an artist, but not willing to put myself into any frames. I constantly develop myself in different disciplines, such as photography, collage, styling. Apparently a poet sometimes if the words compose right. Various content creation ideas are running through my head as my eye never stops to travel being inspired by high fashion, classical art to garbage bin.
Simran Kaur is a surrealist still life and creative portrait photographer and artist currently based in London. She is Punjabi and she was born and raised in Italy.
Simran's main objective is to make the viewer's dreams come true by creating intriguing setups, but she also creates mental health and environmental awareness with her experimental photography. At the same time, she also creates dreamlike abstract visuals to make the viewer explore another reality.
I’m a writer based in Portsmouth. My writing focuses on working class issues as well as mental health and relationships.
I write both fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and occasionally create my own 3D art to accompany my writing.
Dédé, the artist behind Atelier Dédé, is an interdisciplinary painter and writer based in Europe.
He started painting as well as writing at a young age. His works can be found in collections worldwide. His essays, prose and short fiction were published in American and European magazines and anthologies and were rewarded with several literary awards.
After a hiatus of almost two decades Dédé started painting in 2021 again. He uses his work to process his experiences with abuse in his childhood, loss, racism and living with severe PTSD.
STELLA ANNI SCHMIEDER
Multimedia journalist, she/her
Originally from Germany, Stella is a journalist studying at the University of the Arts, London. She focuses her writings on relatable everyday topics. As a type one diabetic and young journalist, she believes it’s important to raise awareness about situations in life that are often overlooked.
This is her second time contributing to Cringe.
ALEXANDRA R. CIFRE
Multimedia journalist, she/her
I’m a multimedia journalist from the Canary Islands, currently living in the English seaside town of Folkestone. I am a Millenial fascinated by the courage and the energy of Gen Z, which is why I love my day job as a communications professional at a London university. I love interviewing people and sharing their stories with the world, especially putting the spotlight on those within the creative industries. I’m terrible at anything artistic, so I really admire those who can paint, compose, create or design. Sometimes I get out of my journalistic comfort zone and write about my own stories.
Sylphia is a writer and journalist who splits her time between Toronto and London. She writes about the things that interest her and that is many. She couldn’t pick a favourite thing to write about if she tried, her focus is primarily to feel like she’s doing some good in the world.