The Period! Team
THE DAILY TEAM
Founding editor Paula Kragten (NL) has years of experience in the world of magazines. She wondered why every possible topic has its own magazine, except the one and only thing that all women have in common: menstruation. And that was the start of Period! Magazine.
Managing editor Yayeri van Baarsen (PT) writes, translates, edits and tests products. There aren’t many mistakes she doesn’t spot. Apart from freelance journalist, Yayeri is also owner/editor in chief of Enjoy the Algarve magazine.
Social Media Coordinator Facebook Mariëtte van der Lingen (NL) is the creative force behind the posts, promotions and competitions on both the Dutch and the English Facebook pages of Period! Magazine.
Social Media Coordinator Twitter Gerrit Wolters (NL) tweets, retweets, follows (and unfollows) at high speed. As a journalist he’s also always on the look for trending topics and ground-breaking news for Period! Magazine.
Charlot Verlouw (NL) is a freelance editor and journalist. She studies Journalism and Media at the University of Amsterdam and is also a committed Twitter feminist.
Hannah Whelan (UK) is a recent Master’s graduate based in Amsterdam. Her former research has explored the experiences of menstruation in India, where she collaborated with Eco Femme, a social enterprise that provide washable cloth pads and menstrual health education to rural women.
Kirstie McCrum (UK) is an award-winning Manchester-based news and features journalist. She mostly writes about social issues, feminism, art & culture, and health & wellbeing. Her writing has been featured in the New Statesman, Mirror Online, Wales Online, the Guardian and more. You can follow Kirstie on Twitter via @kirstiemccrum.
Sarah Sahagian (CAN) is a professional feminist and a PhD candidate in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Beaverton and She Does The City (amongst others).
Molly Aldrich-Wincer (UK) is a Sussex-based business development advisor and blogger who is passionate about equality and inclusion. Her guest blog series is called Project Lunar: Periods & Politics. Its aim: to start a global gender inclusive discussion about menstruation and why it’s still a taboo topic. You can find her on Twitter via @maldrichwincer
Andra Laarhuis (NL) does the honours in the Period! Magazine office when needed. Apart from all-round magazine editor and sports journalist, she’s also the founder of Theems Media and Done-That.nl.
Amy Verkerk (UK/NL) is a British expat, English tutor and blogger. She also works as an editor for the English edition of Period! Magazine.
Julia Banim (UK) is a Manchester based web content writer and researcher, mental health blogger and freelance writer.
Mary Novaria (USA) is a blogger and journalist. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Redbook, Country Living, Delish, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Good Housekeeping, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star and Huffington Post (amongst others).
Mariette Reineke (NL) gives one-on-one esoteric healing sessions, workshops/presentations on self-care, nutrition and womanhood. She also writes a daily blog in Dutch.
Robyn Jones B.Sc (AU) works in private practice, writes about women’s health, anxiety, children and motherhood, and runs a catering business that specialises in gluten free food.
Cruz Santana (USA) is a freelance professional writer and editor from San Antonio, Texas, with a background in science and medicine. She is also the founder of The Freelance Dance; a platform for freelance writers and bloggers.
Luisa Maria van Lieshout (Bonaire) spent ten years in the Netherlands as a self-employed copywriter. She then moved to Bonaire because ‘everything had to change.’ Now she’s a creative writing tutor and writes for her own blog (in Dutch).
Melonie Syrett (UK) is a holistic practitioner and founder of One Love Energy Healing in South London. She is specialised in Reiki, Indian Head Massage, Shamanic and Crystal Healing and more.
Marije te Raa (NL) is a respected European Athletics track & field athlete and founder of Re-Run Yourself. Apart from that she’s also a freelance journalist, specialising in sport, nutrition and health.
RESEARCH + ADVICE
Matthijs Wolters PhD (NL) is the founder of Analyseerkracht. He’s also tutor and consultant when it comes to mathematics, statistics, analytics, data science and (market) research, and the research wizard of Period! Magazine.
Mariola Wolters (CAN) is an all-round marketing specialist with several multinationals in her portfolio. She’s the founder of Hall of Aim Consultancy & Coaching and marketing advisor of Period! Magazine.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
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LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Period Media is a Dutch media company with a clear focus: women and hormones. This is the place to be for editorial and commercial content about puberty, menstruation and menopause. Online or in print. More information? Send an e-mail to info<@>period.media.
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