Got a Girl Crush is a blog and annual print magazine about women, by women, for everyone.

We feature the badass accomplishments of women in hopes to inspire others to do the same.

We aim to disrupt the broken narrative of most women's publications and tell stories of all ages, races, and backgrounds of women all over the world. We believe that print is not dead and that there is value to having a tangible medium to read, digest, and share--rather than sharing a link online that is easily forgotten tomorrow.

It all started in 2009 as a blog by internet pals from opposite sides of the US (Meg Wachter in Brooklyn and Andrea Cheng in San Francisco) to celebrate the inspiring women out there today that manifest and empower us to go out and accomplish cool things. In 2011 we brought this project to its physical form and got started on Got a Girl Crush Magazine. Partly because it was the perfect excuse to meet our lady crushes in real-life, but mainly to celebrate the inspiring women out there today who are doing cool ass shit. In 2015 Andrea left to take on a position at Facebook and Amanda Stosz stepped in as our Creative Director. We are now Brooklyn-based, with help from all over the globe!

In addition to the blog and magazine, we aim to bring connectivity beyond the page and screen by hosting events and pop-ups to bring our audience together and build community. 


Boss Ladies

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Meg Wachter

is a photographer, retoucher, avid cyclist, community organizer, ice cream enthusiast, and Editor-in-Chief of Got a Girl Crush. She lives in Brooklyn with her two dogs, a 14-year-old turtle, and her husband. She perpetually has Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” stuck in her head.
WEB: megwachter.com
INSTA: @moonbeam_sega_genesis

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Amanda Stosz

is a person living in Brooklyn. She is a photographer and retoucher, bike rider, hike taker, adventure haver, cat fancier, buddy to all dogs, nature, animal and science nerd, fan of rad ladies, and Creative Director of GAGC. 
INSTA: @amandastosz  
TWITTER: @amandastosz

INTERNS

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Rachel Lee

is Got a Girl Crush's first Editorial Intern! Rachel is a University of Chicago student and amateur ceramicist living in Brooklyn. She currently works as a nanny and children's art teacher, and enjoys knitting, small dogs, and SZA.                  INSTA@rachelk.lee
WEB: scobyworld.tumblr.com

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Nyomi Warren

is the first Got a Girl Crush Social Media Intern and currently a senior majoring in Graphic Design at Penn State. I also stay in touch with my passions: figure skating, feminism, cooking & burning candles. Psyched to be a part of this amazing organization!
WEB: nyomiwarren.com
INSTA: @veggiepinktaco

ONLINE Contributors

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Hannah Brashers

is a 20-something freelance writer from the midwest with publications in Teen Vogue and Got a Girl Crush. She’s also a college student pursuing a double major in Piano Performance and English Literature. In her free time, she is a grassroots organizer, board member for her local chapter of the National Organization for Women, and campaign manager for a Missouri state representative. 
WEB: theculturecolumns.com
TWITTER: @hannahbrashers

 

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Reemé Idris

is a freelance writer based in London. She works with her brother on creative projects and co-owns a children's day nursery with her mother.
INSTA: @reemeidris 
TWITTER: @Reeme

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Lauren Murray

Lauren is a content editor and digital marketer, focusing on holistic wellness, body positivity, culture, and spreading awareness of the diversity of afro-textured hair. When she isn't obsessing over the latest tech trends, she can be found curating playlists on Spotify, meditating over a cup of coffee, or owning the social media profiles for Impact Hub Houston.
INSTA: @whatsuplauren 
TWITTER: @whatsuplauren

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Emily Simpson

Emily is an experiential marketing director in New York, as well as a writer and maker. With years of experience in the book industry, including coordinating author/artist events, she has a special fondness for reviewing new titles.
INSTA: @srrrslyemily
TWITTER: @srrrslyemily

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Gabrielle DeStefano

 

is a government lawyer by day, and a freelance writer and Editor in Chief of supremecourtreview.com by night. When she’s not working, you can find her reading, practicing yoga, hiking, playing soccer, using her MoviePass, at a literature reading, occupying the center of a dance floor, or in her Brooklyn apartment snuggling her cat, Willow.
WEB: gabrielledestefano.wordpress.com
INSTA: @gab.dee

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Daniela Jungova

is editor-in-chief of Femag.cz, an interviewer of awesome women, reader of nonfiction books, and rider of rollercoasters. She works for a literacy nonprofit in Washington, DC.
WEB: femag.cz

 

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Sonia Ortiz

is American made with Cuban parts. She does our monthly #crushascope and as been reading tarot for over 20 years. She is a licensed Reiki Practitioner, Bruja, and Guacamole Champion.
INSTA: @soniaotarot
TWITTER: @soniaaortiz

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Michele Zipp

is a mother of twins, seasoned writer and editor, Reiki Master, Ritualist, and Wedding Officiant. She is the founder of Resisterhood: New Paltz and is famous among local kids for her cupcakes.
WEB: michelezipp.com
INSTA: @michelezippofficiant