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Shara Smith: Publisher

Shara Smith is publisher of Grit Post. She writes about politics, economics, and social justice issues. Her background is in communications and management. She founded Grit Post after a long career in academia and the nonprofit sector. Follow her on Twitter @writershara or email her at info AT gritpost DOT com.

Katelyn Kivel: Contributing Editor

Katelyn Kivel is a contributing editor for Grit Post in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Follow her on Twitter @KatelynKivel. You can contact her via email at info AT gritpost DOT com.

Arthur Louis: Contributing Editor

Arthur Louis is a contributing editor and video producer in New York City, and producer of the web series Dane and Dash. For all inquiries, email info AT gritpost DOT com.

Nathan Wellman: Contributing Editor

Nathan Wellman is a Grit Post contributing editor in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter: @LIGHTNINGWOW. You can also email him at info AT gritpost DOT com.

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