About
Who We Are
Detester Magazine, founded in 2019, is a youth-led nonprofit platform dedicated to amplifying people of color youth activism and socio-political issues. We truly believe that art and writing are powerful mediums for change. We want to advocate issues that affect people of color communities around the globe, whether it concerns politics, society, culture, mental health, environment, and etc. We aim to push past the endless single stories to deliver a picture that expresses distilled human emotions and diverse perspectives.
*The name Detester Magazine reflects our goal to combat the hate and bigotry that stem from ignorance.
Our Mission
Our mission is to promote racial solidarity among youth of color through creative expression and intersectional advocacy.
Our Vision
Detester Magazine envisions a world where communities can celebrate each other’s similarities and appreciate differences through diverse representation and racial equity.
Our Goals
1. Amplify socio-political issues that affect people of color communities
We work to bring forward a diverse and inclusive representation of POC communities and build allyship as we educate each other on the unique experiences of each community.
2. Empower youth of color to raise their voices to combat social injustices
We strive to uplift the voices of marginalized communities and people of color that are often overlooked or underrepresented in our societies to diversify our perspectives and to build a more inclusive and equitable world.
3. Provide channels of action for youth of color to become more proactive in social activism
We create and share resources to inspire our and future generations to become changemakers in their communities and to bring together the power of grassroots, student activism.
Why did I Become a Detester?
Because…

I think it is brave to take action.

I think it is youthful to have a strong belief.

I think it is courageous to explore topics typically tip-toed around...
Meet Our Team
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Directors
Designers
Content
Project
Marketing
Web Developers
Huiwen Chen
Founder and Executive Director
Anju Meyer
Co-Founder & Editor-In-Chief
Theo Brandt
Co-Founder & Art Director
Ivy Jiang
Design Co-Director
Dorothy Chan
Project Co-Director
Mahi Jain
Design Co-Director
Sophie Xie
Marketing Director
Chloe Mshana
Project Co-Director
Kristy Lee
Graphic Designer
Ashleigh Vogel
Project Manager
Mary Balderas
Graphic Designer
Suzanna Chen
Writer
Newton Brophy
Writer
Lillian Hinojosa
Writer
Harvi Karatha
Editor
Anna Kwan
Editor
Vasco Vidal
Project Manager
Mary Mai
Project Manager
Roxanne Fernandes
Social Media Manager
Asma Husein
Social Media Manager
Joyce Huang
Editor
Danica Seto
Writer
Abbas Moosajee
Writer
Polina Protozanova
Writer
Ify Chidi
Video Editor
Grace Bennett
Editor
Michaela Capulong
Writer
Storm Butti
Video Editor
El Fahey
Social Media Manager
River Somerville
Writer
Maya Henry
Writer
Rohan Subramaniam
Writer
Jamee Ganal
Artist
Kareena Thakkar
Graphic Designer
Eeman Aleem
Editor
Aliza Shahab
Editor
Sophia Zuo
Podcast Host
Gabby Schmitt
Graphic Designer
Kenny Tung
Editor & Web Developer
Chloe Chen
Editor
Lucy Zhao
Script Writer
Elyssa Siblini
Podcast Host
Mazen Chouayeb
Web Developer
YanPing Pan
Graphic Designer
Sierra Smith
Project Manager
Allison Loudenback
Project Manager
Brian Nguyen
Writer
Kennedy Kelis
Staff Writer
Anushka Sonawala
Writer
Unmani Tewari
Staff artist
Alice Lei
Staff Editor
Riti Aggarwal
Script writer
Zeina Hijazi
Podcast Researcher
Bios Graphics Credit: Karen Choi, Rachel Zhang, Celine Yang, Gabby Schmitt