Seventeen year old New York native Em Odesser has been a teen for most of her life and feels very strongly about guaranteeing the accurate representation of her generation. She joined the Teen Eye team at it's 2014 inception as the fashion editor, citing Tina Weymouth as her main influence, and wants more than anything to have a worldwide matriarchy where no one makes Lolita jokes and everyone understands the huge range of talents that teenagers worldwide have always possessed.
Clara Scott is an eighteen year old college student in the Midwest with a passionate interest in culture and all that comes with it. Whether that be the arts, sociology, media, or politics, Clara has always been committed to following the ripple effect that culture creates in modern society. The rich culture and history of her home in the Detroit area began this passion, and it has grown into a full-blown pursuit to share culture with the world. Her work with Teen Eye focuses on highlighting the experiences of diverse youth while giving them a platform to use their editorial voice in an encouraging environment of free thought.
Téa Lindsey is a seventeen year old artist and aspiring photojournalist with a love for art of all mediums, writing, travel, activism, comedians, murder mysteries, conspiracy theories, and anything paranormal. She is obsessed with the dreamy, the unusual, and the surreal. She’s had a fire burning in her since she was a small little thing to explore, and share her passions with the world. Having lived all over the country, she has grown fond of rapid change and spontaneity - and her adventures have always led her to pursue her love of documenting, writing and learning about new people and places.
Born and raised in Toronto, fifteen year old Furqan Mohamed has the big city experience, and as the teen daughter of two immigrants she's had her fair share of culture and the clashes that come with it. Having identities that cross multiple intersections, things can get hectic, which in turn makes for beautiful art and word play. Her favourite mediums are poetry and prose, using them to explain her views on beauty, feminism, love, politics, and religion. Inside the occasional rant and composed essay, she looks for inspiration from other powerful women and the world around her.
Sixteen year old Nyah Hardmon spends the majority of her time freeing her thoughts through her writing, whether it be spoken or written word. She is an avid fan of the arts and often finds herself re-watching Tarantino movies or getting lost in endless music playlists. Nyah resides in Miami, Fl where, like many of the places she’s travelled, she has fallen in love with the melting pot of cultures. Throughout the years, she has used her online platforms to voice her countless opinions on anything from social justice to fashion week. An aspiring journalist, Nyah has learned the value of screaming what’s important to you from the rooftops, and continues to make sure her perspective along with the voices of the unheard are accounted for.
Active on Instagram for over 5 years now, seventeen year old Sarah Issever has been practicing the fine art of social media since she entered teenhood. She has shown her various sides through her many Instagram pages; her personal @sissever, and her combined poetry and fashion account titled @bysuruh. Together, they unveil her true colors as an emotional, modish, and amusing girl. Sarah hopes to bring this electricity to the Teen Eye Magazine Instagram, by assembling the page into a mosaic of our generation of teen’s most raw, dynamic, and tasteful material.
Eighteen year old Jessie Gilles is a bay-area native and has lived on the outskirts of San Francisco for her whole life. Her passions include drawing, playing music, taking pictures of everything from the sentimental to the mundane, and fighting against fascist institutions. Now, by moving to New York City this year, she is pursuing her artistic dreams and expressing herself using the sidewalk as a runway for her eccentric wardrobe while also making a difference with her art. She attends School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and majors in fine arts with a small group of students. Above all of hopes and dreams, she wants to be a catalyst for change, by any means necessary.