We work hard to make the best possible content for all you wonderful readers. Our team is filled with women who care about feminism, fashion, fancy cupcakes, and all things in between. Allow us to introduce ourselves!
Samantha Escobar, Managing Editor
Sam has been working at The Gloss since 2012. She’s also contributed to YourTango, HuffPo Live, Puttenham Limited and Lovelyish, as well as The Gloss’s sister sites Blisstree and Crushable. After being a makeup artist for several years, she now enjoys sitting at a computer and typing her thoughts in sweatpants rather than touching people’s faces. She is a “cat person,” but also likes dogs and sloths more than anyone she knows.
Elizabeth Licata, Contributing Editor
Liz was born in Chicago and studied costume design and art history at Dartmouth and Stanford. She lives in Germany but still thinks of herself as a New York-based writer and she puts avocado on absolutely everything.
Heather Cichowski, Contributing Editor
Heather is a writer who feels it is a job requirement to own every shade of nail polish. She thinks any bad day can be improved by a trip to Sephora–provided there aren’t 10 people giving themselves makeovers, in front of the new lipsticks.
Kristyn Filip, Contributing Editor
Kristyn Filip is a Toronto-based writer who is on a mission to meet every single cast member of Degrassi: The Next Generation. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. in English and French, which means she can profess her undying love for Khloe Kardashian in two different languages. She likes reading, kayaking, drinking matcha green tea, and eating smoked salmon (all at the same time).
Kelsey Manning, Contributing Editor
Kelsey is a NJ/NYC based writer and book publishing person, meaning that she works in the publishing industry, not that she publishes her own books (yet). She is a regular contributor at Levo League and her work has appeared on Fast Company, Business Insider, and Refinery 29. She takes pride in her Sephora VIB card, unabashed love of crop tops, and willingness to try any trend once.
Sara Steinfeld, Contributing Editor
Sara Steinfeld is a recovering Jonas Brothers addict with a penchant for chicken nuggets and correcting other people’s grammar. She graduated from Colgate University in 2014 with a BA in English and a minor in Toothpaste. Likes include the men of MTV’s Teen Wolf, fat corgis, and April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold—all you need is a light jacket. Dislikes include excessive heat, Teresa Giudice’s hairline, and any combination of the two.
Lisa Marie Basile, Contributing Editor
Lisa Marie Basile is a NYC-based writer. She’s contributed to lots of sites (xoJane, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Billboard + others) about lots of random things. She edits Luna Luna Magazine, has recently had her first full-length poetry collection published (Apocryphal, Noctuary Press) and she’s completely, unapologetically obsessed with Lana Del Rey, vampires and anything with cheese. She is lactose intolerant but it’s OK.
Ashley Reese, Contributor
Ashley Reese is a certified black weirdo who knows too much about Harry Potter and too little about the metric system. Her interests include good music, bad dancing and eating a lot of tacos in one sitting. One of her proudest moment was tying for last place in a Pulp karaoke contest judged by Jarvis Cocker. Tacky clothes are her kryptonite. She hates mint chocolate. Might be a witch.