The Volunteer Team
Sea Together - The Print Magazine
Founder, Director, Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Event Planner, Email Communications, Marketing/PR, Social Media Person (Facebook/Instagram), Shipping Magazines: Brianna Ortega
Graphic Designer, Art Director, Emotional Support: Angela Blumen, aka Tumblr friend of Brianna for 8 years (Denmark - Since 1/2018)
Incredible Copy Editor, Assistant Developmental Editor, General Random Advice: Mikaela Horvath, aka Brianna's amazing cousin (U.S. - Since 1/2018)
Other Team Members
Current Blog Contributors: Alicia King and Oriana Poindexter
Email Newsletter: Jessie Taylor
Instagram Team Member: Jenny W.
Collaborators & Friends of Sea Together
Michael Swamer. Amy Rose Hewton. Nydia Gonzalez. Tyler Feague. Lisa Carolla. Brittni. Anna Biegalski. Joey Carnera. Jen Yih. Hansen Murray. Lauren of Oregon Surf Adventures. Alexa Gonzalez.
Past Supporters/Collaborators of Sea Together
San Diego Surf Ladies
Black Girls Surf
Margaret Seelie / The Other Side of Surfing
Tall Poppy Surf
Danielle Clayton of Salt Gypsy
Jen Yih of 90 Collective
Juneshine Co Kombucha
AMAZING HUMANS OF ISSUE 001
Anouk Corolleur, Becky Mitchell, Brooke Gudenau, Carissa Moore, Cher Pendarvis, Clare Sullivan, Chrystal Dawn, Colleen Conroy, Corina Barnick, Dominique Miller, Emi Koch, Eva Martin, Maggie Higgins, Megan Barnett, Megan Godinez, Mischa Davis, Sara Taylor, Shannon Cuadro, Olivia Schroeder, Oriana Poindexter, and Margaret Seelie interviewing Brown Girl Surf (Mira Manickam-Shirley), Ashley Lloyd Thompson, and Traveler (Julie Cox).
Brianna is an artist, 3rd generation surfer, MFA candidate, Colitis/Autoimmune Disease survivor and advocate, and environmental educator from Southern California and Hawai'i, but is now based out of the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
She created this project with one goal in mind--to do something different in surf culture and make a more inclusive women's surf magazine that isn't just about marketing and bikini butt shots. She wanted to learn more about the inspiring women surfers around the world in new ways that she had not seen in mainstream surf media or even in a magazine. Another aspect of this project is to highlight those not normally given the opportunity to share their voice or unique aspect of their identity.
Brianna believes that the tides are changing and that there is a new generation of women surfers rising up to defy the previous standards set before them and to challenge hierarchical power structures within the media to collaborate with each other through positivity and creativity. She believes that all individuals one day will be equal and have equal representation in surf culture everywhere, and that it will be normal to see diversity represented.
But, it will take us to get there. Every one of us creating community and change worldwide makes a difference and if this magazine inspires just one person, or one young girl, then it will be something worthwhile.
Thank you for your patience and support
This is currently an artist-run project. Brianna appreciates your patience with her as this is a side passion project and a learning experience. Brianna has a full-time job, full-time Autoimmune Disease/Colitis, and is studying in graduate school outside of volunteering on Sea Together. Our graphic designer, Angela, has a full-time job, her own publication Sucre, and is studying in graduate school outside of volunteering the design for Sea Together. Your kindness, patience, and understanding that this is currently a side-passion project helps us to continue moving forward.