Theresa De Benedetti
EDITOR IN CHIEF
Theresa (she/her) is a sophomore studying journalism at Wayne State University. She was the editor in chief of her high school newspaper "The Generator" for two years and in 2020 was awarded membership on the MIPA Allstate Student Journalism Staff. Theresa founded Velvet Fields in September 2021 to pursue her life long dream of working for a magazine.
Wendy (they/she) is a student at Temple University studying sociology and communication studies. They're a writer for Temple's newspaper and Voices for Gen-Z as well as an editor for Café Au Lait Magazine. Some of her interests include LGBTQ+ issues, mental health, abolition, and music. You can find them on Instagram @wendyqarcia.
Meet CJ- She is a 20 year old English major student who loves to write poetry and songs. She also creates graphics and art on her art page @mangochikn! On her free time she likes to roller skate, try new boba places, and create fun makeup looks. She's also a big advocate for mental health and AAPI support.
Saige Cooke is a writer at Velvet Fields, writing mainly personal essays. She's an incoming freshman to St. Johns University, majoring in childhood education. She's into social justice, politics, fashion, arts, makeup, & activism. In her free time, she love to write, listen to music, and cook.
Simona Filiposka is a 16 years old poet/writer based in North Macedonia. Her poetry, which is mostly about love and mental health, is inspired by nature, music and life. Her work has been published by several online magazines, but you can also check it out on her instagram page:@poetic.simona. Except for writing she also likes reading books and learning foreign languages.
I'm Software Engineer I graduated in 2018 and one of my passion in my life is modeling, painting, and traveling around the world, I like to meet people and new cultures. I love photography and graph design and working in VF is like a dream to me because I always dreaming working for a magazine as well and I love both sides of my life (my professional career and my hobbies). As a Website Manager in VF, I feel I can contribute to the team and the magazine to improve any necessary to grow together.
Will(he/him) is a photographer and a senior in high school. He loves to share his message through his artistic vision and ideas. As well as photography he loves to use other mediums like sculpture and paint. You can find his work on his website: williamkoning.com or on his instagram @williamkoning.photos.
Daniel Elias Velasco
Daniel is a Research Journalist out of Tucson, AZ. He has experience working as a researcher at the University of Arizona's Archaeology Department, and in the School of Natural Resources. His favorite authors are Philip K. Dick and Hunter S. Thompson, and his favorite hobby is wheat pasting.
Madison is a 16 year old creative who strives to make change through her artistic expressions. Some of her current endeavors include founding her own magazine “For The People,” creating a guided journal, and starting her own clothing line. She often addresses issues around racism, mental health, and fast fashion. Madison believes that through art, she can advocate for the many people whose voices are not heard.
Maya Hollingsworth is a high school student in Oakland, California. As a writer here at Velvet Fields, she mainly puts together personal essay and other literary journalism pieces. Along with writing, Maya enjoys getting boba around town, watching baseball, and listening to Taylor Swift.